After all the upsets and last second winners in the round of 32, the Sweet 16 splits the college basketball viewing public into three separate categories:
- Those still clinging to their improbably perfect bracket choices, hoping that their luck holds out until the final game.
- People who are watching the tournament out of spite and hate because their team was eliminated, their bracketis busted or both. These people are waiting for baseball season or spring football to start
- Confused TBS viewers wondering why college basketball is cutting into their American Dad/Family Guy/Seinfeld reruns.
NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Schedule
Thursday, March 24th
|7:10p||CBS||Louisville||South||(2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (3) Miami-Florida Hurricanes||Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson|
|7:37p||TBS||Anaheim||West||(3) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (2) Oklahoma Sooners||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce|
|TBD||CBS||Louisville||South||(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (5) Maryland Terrapins||Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson|
|TBD||TBS||Anaheim||West||(4) Duke Blue Devils vs. (1) Oregon Ducks||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
Looking at Thursday, Wisconsin will look to continue their run of good luck against Notre Dame after advancing on a buzzer beater versus No. 2 Xavier. The Fighting Irish are not without their own run of good fortune, as they rallied from five points down with against 12 seed Stephen F. Austin to avoid an upset.
The rest of the slate is also worth a watch, including a late matchup between high seeds Gonzaga and Syracuse out of the Midwest division and potential upset material between top seed North Carolina and No. 5 Indiana.
Friday, March 25th
|7:10p||CBS||Chicago||Midwest||(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (4) Iowa State Cyclones||Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson|
|7:27p||TBS||Philadelphia||East||(6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. (7) Wisconsin Badgers||Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson|
|TBD||TBS||Philadelphia||East||(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (5) Indiana Hoosiers||Anderson/Smith//Jacobson|
|TBD||CBS||Chicago||Midwest||(11) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. (10) Syracuse Orange||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson|
While all of this week's games being at night won't allow you to procrastinate at work (We're sure you'll find another way to), you will be able to talk trash and react to the games in the comments below.