The NCAA tournament schedule 2010 now moves to the second round. Today’s NCAA tournament schedule 2010 follows a different pattern, now that there are less games. It all starts with just one matchup at 1 pm est, followed by two at 3 pm, three at around 5:30, and two more in prime time. The lineup features several teams that thrilled the nation on Thursday, as they try to complete unlikely runs to the Sweet 16, or survive another scare. Few expected this kind of lineup for the NCAA tournament schedule 2010 today, but now that they have it, they expect a few more twists to start round two.
At 1 pm est, only one game will start the action in Providence. By most accounts, Villanova is considered lucky to be here, after the second seed needed overtime to beat Robert Morris. So given the Wildcats’ struggles, 10’th seeded St. Mary’s may be a popular upset pick today. However, Villanova has a recent history of recovering from first round scares.
After the first Sweet 16 bid is secured, the NCAA tournament schedule 2010 moves on to multiple points of action. At 3:20 pm est, two mid-majors will square off, as Butler takes on Murray State. The Bulldogs are looking for their second Sweet 16 bid in four years, while the Racers are just coming down from their buzzer-beater over Vanderbilt.
30 minutes after the Villanova-St Mary’s game, Tennessee faces Thursday’s other major Cinderella. Ohio was a longshot to even make the NCAA tournament schedule 2010 weeks ago, but with another upset over the Volunteers, the Bobcats can make the Sweet 16.
Three showdowns make up the busiest part of the NCAA tournament schedule today, just after 5:30. Top seeded Kansas got a brief scare against Lehigh, but ninth seeded Northern Iowa looks to do more at 5:40 pm. At 5:45, Baylor will take on Old Dominion, while New Mexico tries to hold off Washington minutes later.
After 8, the first day of round two concludes with two top seeds in action. Kentucky takes on Wake Forest, while Kansas State faces Jimmer Fredette and BYU. Kentucky and Kansas State were among the only favorites that had no trouble on Thursday, but they might have tougher opponents today.
The NCAA tournament schedule 2010 has most of its highlights so far from Thursday’s action. Now those teams return to either provide more thrills, or settle down for more conventional games – like the ones from yesterday. St Mary’s, Ohio, Old Dominion, Murray State and Washington would be stunning Sweet 16 teams – but after what they did in round one, they won’t be taken lightly today.
The second round also makes it more likely for top seeds to get threatened, as Kansas, Kentucky and Kansas State try to avoid major upsets. If Villanova loses, however, it won’t be a shock to many people anymore. Their game against St. Mary’s may set the tone for today’s NCAA tournament schedule 2010 – whether it is surprising or a bit more comfortable for favorites this time
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