Open Thread: March Madness Day 1

I don't care what the NCAA tries to tell us, today is the first round of NCAA action. As always, you can watch every game from MMOD. But this year, games will be broadcast accross 4 networks: CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV, which I'm told is an actual station that I get, unlike, HDNet (*shakes fist at sky* CUBAAAAAANNNN!). With 4 games in each time slot, this should work out very well.

There should be some solid games today. The day kicks off with Clemson/West Virginia, but doesn't get really interesting until the evening. Wisconsin/Belmont is being touted as an upset special, and that starts at 4:30. But the evening games should be the top games of the night. Michigan St./UCLA, Gonzaga/St. Johns, Missouri/Cincinnati, and Utah St./Kansas St. all have the possibility of being exciting.

After the jump, today's full schedule, and broadcast information. Stick around and discuss the days action and your upset picks. 

  • 9:15 a.m.: (12) Clemson vs. (5) West Virginia (CBS) -- Ian Eagle, Jim SpanarkelDavid Aldridge
  • 9:40 a.m.: (9) Old Dominion vs. (8) Butler (truTV) -- Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Lewis Johnson
  • 10:40 a.m. (13) Morehead St. vs. (4) Louisville (TBS) -- Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser
  • 11:10 a.m.: (10) Penn st. vs. (7) Temple (TNT) -- Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Sam Ryan
  • 11:45 a.m.: (13) Princeton vs. (4) Kentucky (CBS) -- Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, David Aldridge
  • 12:10 p.m.: (16) North Carolina-Asheville vs. (1) Pittsburgh (truTV) -- Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Lewis Johnson
  • 1:10 p.m.: (12) Richmond vs. (5) Vanderbilt (TBS) -- Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser
  • 1:40 p.m.: (15) N. Colorado vs. (2) San Diego St. (TNT) -- Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Sam Ryan
  • 3:50 p.m.: (15) UC Santa Barbara vs. (2) Florida (TBS) -- Ian Eagle, Jim SpanarkelDavid Aldridge
  • 4:15 p.m.: (14) Wofford vs. (3) BYU (CBS) -- Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser
  • 4:20 p.m.: (14) Bucknell vs. (3) UConn (TNT) -- Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Lewis Johnson
  • 4:27 p.m.: (13) Belmont vs. (4) Wisconsin (truTV) -- Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Sam Ryan
  • 6:20 p.m.: (10) Michigan St. vs. (7) UCLA (TBS) -- Ian Eagle, Jim SpanarkelDavid Aldridge
  • 6:45 p.m.:  (11) Gonzaga vs. (6) St. John's (CBS) -- Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser
  • 6:50 p.m.: (11) Missouri vs. (6) Cincinnati (TNT) -- Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Lewis Johnson
  • 6:57 p.m.: (12) Utah St. vs. (5) Kansas St. (truTV) -- Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Sam Ryan
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