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English HS instructor I do know. Duke-Mercer on the projector within the classroom. Teacher of the month pic.twitter.com/29o1upR4au
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 21, 2014
2:05 p.m.: Duke leads Mercer by three on the underneath-4 timeout. The Blue Devils proceed to shoot three-pointers and crash the offensive glass, Mercer continues to assault the rim and exploit the non-existent interior protection of Duke. – Jeff Borzello
2:02 p.m.: Neither Andrew Wiggins nor John Calipari look totally comfortable in this image. (h/t KSR) – Jeff Borzello
1:54 p.m.: Stanford has come out on fire against New Mexico. Up sixteen-four early, and Alex Kirk already has two fouls for the Lobos. – Jeff Borzello
1:40 p.m.: Duke may be tied with Mercer proper now, but Quinn Cook dinner had a highlight-level crossover in the first half. Ankle-breaking. – Jeff Borzello
1:36 p.m.: Stanford and New Mexico getting set to tip shortly. WATCH DWELL. – Jeff Borzello
1:35 p.m.: It’s formally time to get the #UpsetAlert on the market. Mercer leads Duke by three, has the momentum – and Jabari Parker has three fouls. – Jeff Borzello
1:28 p.m.: Mercer massive man Monty Brown bought hit within the head within the first half, and Rachel Nichols reviews that he is out the remainder of the sport. – Jeff Borzello
Mercer has dominated out C Monty Brown for the rest of the game (concussion). You’ll see him on the bench w/earplugs resulting from noise sensitivity
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) March 21, 2014
1:23 p.m.: Rico Gathers and Cory Jefferson are offering up a measurement advantage that Nebraska can not match up in opposition to – in any respect. Typically these games can turn right into a battle of DNA down low, and Baylor so clearly outclasses Nebraska there. It is 23-11 at the underneath-4. The Bears will have to actually go cold, and Nebraska the alternative, for one thing to show right here. – Matt Norlander
1:06 p.m.: Duke up 35-34 on Mercer on the half. We had a sense this would be close for most of the recreation, and Mercer is hanging right there. It regarded just like the Blue Devils would prolong the lead toward the tip of the half, however a late eleven-3 run gave Mercer a one-point lead before Jabari Parker’s layup put Duke back on prime heading into the break. Duke has taken a watch-opening 21 3-pointers in the present day, though its eleven offensive rebounds have additionally played a huge position. – Jeff Borzello
12:58 p.m.: Okay, so it is ugly in San Antonio. Baylor leads 10-three on Nebraska at the below-12. Huskers very much appear like a crew unfamiliar with the NCAA stage at the moment. We’ll see if they’ll settle. That Duke-Mercer sport is a fun watch, although. Blue Devils lead 30-27 with 2:20 to go. – Matt Norlander
12:40 p.m.: Baylor-Nebraska is a really intriguing game. And it’s about to start. I feel Baylor wins by 10, though. WATCH ONLINE HERE. – Matt Norlander
12:13 p.m.: Additionally, Thursday saw its highest rankings in 23 years (since the event expanded to 4 telecast windows for all the day in 1991). Thursday’s video games averaged a 6.0/14 in a single day rankings/share, up 3%compared with a 5.eight/14 in 2013. – Jeff Borzello
12:12 p.m.: Duke and Mercer about to get occurring CBS. Or WATCH HERE. – Jeff Borzello
12:10 p.m.: Earlier than we actually get going, take a look at the Viewer’s Guide for a fast preview of the day. – Jeff Borzello
eleven:50 a.m.: Welcome again in, everyone. I am not entirely prepared for no matter’s about to happen. However that’s why these first two days are so nice. Before we begin, Steve Fisher ranted towards the NCAA’s coverage that forced New Mexico State to leave in the middle of the night time – after a loss – late final evening on the West Coast. This is spot-on and deserves a number of attention. Fisher put a defense for NMSU, Marvin Menzies and that faculty. And he ought to have. Ridiculous that a shedding group has to shuffle home within the cowl of darkness. – Matt Norlander
Oh hey March: pic.twitter.com/lHT8KF4ncG
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 21, 2014
“Rick Patino” is trending. What? Tom Ezzo did not need any of that?
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) March 21, 2014
Rick Pitino just asked the media for the San Diego State-New Mexico State rating. This is March Insanity.
— Tim Rohan (@TimRohan) March 21, 2014
1:34 a.m.: CLOSING: San Diego State 73, New Mexico sixty nine. The night is over. And we’re simply hours from day two. Thank you for studying. When you’re simply coming to this within the early morning. Give it a scroll. What a memorable first day. Gotta be among the best of the past twenty years. 4 OTs alone. The live blog will boot up once more at midday on Friday. – Matt Norlander
1:23 a.m.: OK, SDSU kind of wants this? It is too laborious to tell. Eyes starting to glaze. This may be setting a new file for longest first day of the NCAAs ever. What an introduction. – Matt Norlander
1:08 a.m.: Ahahahahahaha!!! New Mexico really just despatched this thing into time beyond regulation. It is an NCAA Event report: four in someday.
@MattNorlander I had a son born this morning. I’ve seen parts of only 4 games. They’ve all gone to OT.
— RyanHester (@footballbrackts) March 21, 2014
1:04 a.m.: ULTIMATE: Louisville 71, Manhattan sixty four. Cardinals will play Saint Louis on Saturday. Pitino says on TELEVISION afteward: “That’s probably the greatest coaching jobs I’ve seen in my 39 years… That’s why I didn’t need to play them. Proper now, we won, I am excited, but I really feel sick inside… I am on the edge of my bed when Travis Ford coaches, when Billy Donovan coaches, when Steve Masiello coaches. I don’t sleep when they lose. Though I’m elated, it damage me tonight, going towards him.” – Matt Norlander
12:58 a.m.: Luke Hancock with a devastating double dose of three-point photographs to present Manhattan a 68-sixty two lead. Oh, man, that was ice water. Hancock you’ll recall won the MOP award ultimately 12 months’s Last Four. Barring some dangerous turnovers, Louisville is going to escape. – Matt Norlander
12:50 a.m.: A SCENARIO IN ORLANDO! Manhattan leads Louisville on the under-four timeout, a fifty eight-fifty five edge. Those watching have to like how the Jaspers are taking part in the Cardinals. Aggressive and confident. Louisville not folding, but certainly not matching composure. – Matt Norlander
RT @jdemling: Masiello calling out each single factor the Cardinals are doing on offense.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 21, 2014
12:37 a.m.: HUGE BOY. Thanks for this, @bubbprog. – Matt Norlander
12:22 a.m.: I can’t deny, I wouldn’t misinform you if I said I’d be OK with a San Diego State romp over New Mexico State. That is not occurring in the intervening time. Aggies path Aztecs 37-31 at the 15:34 mark. Gonna be an extended night time. We’ve nonetheless acquired a podcast to file! – Matt Norlander
12:18 a.m.: OKAY, I’m all in for a Jaspers upset right here. Louisville leads 47-forty three with 12:20 to go. But Russ Smith may need a wrist subject. We’ve had a tremendous day. What’s another thriller? There’s also this. – Matt Norlander
Gorgui Dieng had 22 pts and 21 rebounds tonight for TWolves. oh.
— Chris Vernon (@ChrisVernonShow) March 21, 2014
12:14 a.m.: Here was the video of Cameron Ridley’s buzzer-beater. – Jeff Borzello
Video: Texas wins at the buzzer https://t.co/0rodAggDo2
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 21, 2014
12:05 a.m.: CLOSING: Villanova 73, Milwaukee fifty three. Generally it’s good to have a blowout or two amid all the other ridiculousness that is happening. That Texas recreation-winner was straight-up weird. – Matt Norlander
12:01 a.m.: ULTIMATE: Texas 87, Arizona State eighty five. Cameron Ridley picks up a unfastened ball and lays it in as time expires for the win. – Jeff Borzello
RIP Solar Devils pic.twitter.com/z2Bm1iYG26
— Andrew DeWitt (@DeWittCBS) March 21, 2014
11:53 p.m.: This might be one thing value watching. – Jeff Borzello
Russ Smith has his wrist and thumb taped after half time. Playing cards are taking pictures round now. Russ is not.
— Howie Lindsey (@howielindsey) March 21, 2014
Russ Smith has spent the halftime break speaking to assistants & Pitino – along with his hand & wrist wrapped. Has 4 TOs, took nasty fall on foul.
— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) March 21, 2014
eleven:34 p.m.: Texas and Arizona State getting fun in the second half. The Longhorns opened up a double-digit lead, however the Solar Devils have been chipping away. They minimize it down to 2, though it is now at six. Jahii Carson’s complementary pieces have been helping, especially Jordan Bachynski (20 points). It has been Carson who must be extra of a factor. He’s 6 of 15 from the floor. – Jeff Borzello
eleven:31 p.m.: Yeah, it has been a nice half. If you go against the same thing you’ve been working towards against all season, you’re not going to be intimidated. Louisville leads Manhattan by six at halftime. The two groups are mainly mirror photos of one another, however Louisville is doing every part just a little bit higher. The Cardinals have pressured 10 turnovers, while coughing it up six instances themselves. One other increase for Louisville has come on the offensive glass. The Cardinals have 11 offensive boards, taking advantage of their edge inside. – Jeff Borzello
eleven:30 p.m.: Villanova now getting some separation. Now 1 for 17 from deep and leads Milwaukee forty two-33. Elsewhere, issues are very attention-grabbing. Borzello, Manhattan’s not taking place simple. I didn’t think it would. – Matt Norlander
11:21 p.m.: Stat that’s been tossed out: The NCAA Tournament’s had 4 OT games this yr. The previous two tourneys had two total. So things are going nicely. In Buffalo, Villanova leads 34-29 on Milwaukee with 15:forty to go. Preserving an eye. That is closer than I expected. The Wildcats have shot 14 3-point pictures.. and made none of them. – Matt Norlander
11:18 p.m.: And now we have totally entered into the final window of the day. San Diego State and New Mexico State are underway on truTV. It may get bizarre. Watch online here. – Matt Norlander
eleven:05 p.m.: And this is the GIF of the day, with out question. North Dakota State’s Saul Phillips. Through Michael Shamburger. – Matt Norlander
10:fifty eight p.m.: SURE! Dance videos/GIFs have change into a thing prior to now two years, and we’re completely OKAY with that. Love the BI-ZUN. GIF through @cjzero – Matt Norlander
10:38 p.m.: Not a ton of protection being performed in Arizona State and Texas, but the Longhorns are up at halftime by five. Texas is shooting 59 percent from the sector and 50 percent from three-point vary, while Arizona State is making fifty two percent of its area targets and almost sixty seven percent of its 3-point photographs. Jahii Carson should be a distinction-maker within the second half for the Solar Devils; he is three of seven in the first half. – Jeff Borzello
10:30 p.m.: Manhattan and Louisville needs to be a quick-paced, up-and-down sport. WATCH. – Jeff Borzello
10:28 p.m.: FINAL: North Dakota State eighty, Oklahoma 75. In extra time. The Bison are the second 12-seed to win immediately, and so they advance to play the winner of San Diego State-New Mexico State. Most impressively, North Dakota State pulled off the upset with out getting big performances from its stars, Taylor Braun and Marshall Bjorklund. Lawrence Alexander had 28 points, eight rebounds and four assists – and the tying 3-pointer in regulation. – Jeff Borzello
10:10 p.m.: EXTRA TIME in North Dakota State and Oklahoma. That is how NDSU tied it up. – Jeff Borzello
10:00 p.m.: LAST: Saint Louis 83, N.C. State eighty. Vomit-worthy for State Fan. That’s an all-timer. – Matt Norlander
9:54 p.m.: Each games coming all the way down to it an dfijajpeajpafoijea – Matt Norlnfpaienap
9:49 p.m.: That is going to be an all-time meltdown by N.C. State if the Wolfpack lose. So many missed foul photographs. Down 77-73 with 1:45 to go. It’s been a depressing watch. – Matt Norlander
9:forty three p.m.: While everyone else has been watching St. Joe’s and UConn and now NC State and Saint Louis, North Dakota State and Oklahoma are in one other battle. NDSU has been main many of the evening, at the moment up by three with 5:10 left. – Jeff Borzello
9:42 p.m.: Arizona State and Texas are preventing for the correct to play Michigan. WATCH RIGHT HERE. – Jeff Borzello
9:27 p.m.: LAST: UConn 89, Saint Joseph’s 81. The Huskies hit 15 free throws in a row to help get distance in overtime. The three-point play by Brimah near the top of regulation saved the sport. – Matt Norlander
9:sixteen p.m.: UConn leads by six with a minute to go in OT. We’ll finish up with them in a second. Checking in on N.C. State-Saint Louis, the game is now at 60-fifty two with 2:forty to go. Not over. – Matt Norlander
9:11 p.m.: ULTIMATE: Michigan 57, Wofford 40. This never seemed like much of a aggressive game, although Wofford hung across the 10-12-level vary for most of the second half. The Terriers shot simply 1 of 19 from the 3-level line, which was too troublesome to overcome. Nik Stauskas had 15 factors and Glenn Robinson III went for 14 factors. The Wolverines play the winner of Texas-Arizona State. – Jeff Borzello
9:01 p.m.: OH MY. We’re going to OT, however UConn simply ran a good looking inbounds set that beat Saint Joe’s – alas Napiers three-level attempt does not fal. Tied at 70, into free basketball. However, man, if that shot had fell: prompt basic. No one has played extra overtime games up to now four years than UConn, by the way in which. – Matt Norlander
eight:52-eight:57 p.m.: Right here we go. DeAndre Daniels drains a trey to present UConn a sixty seven-sixty six lead with two minutes remaining… Chris Wilson hit a tricky-however-pretty floater to take the lead again. Enjoying this. Wilson will get two fouls photographs – and stinks them – after a Napier turnover. UConn ball with 49.2. I smell one other three. Nope. Napier drives, misses, and Amida Brimah gets fouled near the hoop – and hits! Brimah, a fifty seven-p.c foul shooter, makes the shot. Tie recreation. – Matt Norlander
eight:forty eight p.m.: Wofford continues to be inside striking distance of Michigan, hanging around with a ten-point deficit at the beneath-eight timeout of the second half. – Jeff Borzello
8:46 p.m.: We might be in retailer for yet another 12-over-5 upset as North Dakota State leads Oklahoma at the half, 37-29. The Bison’s pack-line defense has let Oklahoma get some open looks from the perimeter, and the Sooners are 6 of sixteen from behind the arc. But they are just 5 of 18 contained in the arc, and do not get out in transition for straightforward baskets as a lot as they would like. For North Dakota State, stars Taylor Braun and Marshall Bjorklund have not been the main cogs; Lawrence Alexander and TrayVonn Wright have 10 points apiece. – Jeff Borzello
8:44 p.m.: By the best way… – Jeff Borzello
Think Martelli’s grandson was cute? Should have heard him inform me this: “I can’t discuss to u throughout a time out as a result of I am drawing plays” haha
— Allie LaForce (@ALaForce) March 21, 2014
eight:36 p.m: B.J. Anya has three blocks, and N.C. State leads 36-29 on SLU. It seems like twice that. Recreation is airing on TNT. – Matt Norlander
Secure to say we’ve yet one more enduring second for Phillip Martelli, the grandson of the Saint Joe’s coach. UConn leads Saint Joe’s fifty seven-56. – Matt Norlander
Holy cow Phil Martelli’s grandkid is one of the best. @ALaForce simply landed one of the best interview of March Insanity.
— Jameson Fleming (@JamesonFleming) March 21, 2014
If Saint Joe’s by some means makes the Candy sixteen, Phil Martelli’s grandson is going to be on each morning present in America.
— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) March 21, 2014
We must always have Martelli’s grandson as our in-studio guest tomorrow.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 21, 2014
Phil Martelli’s grandson simply kills it.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 21, 2014
Martelli’s grandson simply won the NCAA Event. It’s over. Carried out. Superior.
— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) March 21, 2014
eight:19 p.m.: I like watching Halil Kanacevic play. He is obtained 5 assists and 4 boards and looks like an important participant on the floor. Saint Joe’s leads 49-forty five. – Matt Norlander
8:09 p.m.: OK, dying right here. Whoever that State fan is – attempting to distract Saint Louis from taking free throws – you have made the evening worthwhile. Video by way of Scott Van Pelt. – Matt Norlander
eight:07 p.m.: North Dakota State’s TrayVonn Wright confirmed his dunking means towards Oklahoma already – though he gave a preview when our personal Doug Gottlieb tossed him an alley-oop in apply on Wednesday. – Jeff Borzello
8:05 p.m.: Michigan is up 34-20 on the half on Wofford. The Terriers are zero of 8 from 3-point range and are letting Michigan get far too many open photographs on the different end. The Wolverines are capturing 14 of twenty-two from the sector, with Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas combining for 20 points. – Jeff Borzello
7:forty four p.m.: Some wild stats on Adreian Payne’s forty one-point performance. – Jeff Borzello
Tourney viewing expertise will increase by 25% at any time when big hair is an element. Thank you, DeAndre Bembry pic.twitter.com/6iqnzukISP
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 20, 2014
7:sixteen p.m.: REMAINING: Michigan State ninety three, Delaware seventy eight. Adreian Payne goes for forty one factors and shoots 17-for-17 from the free-throw line. – Jeff Borzello
6:26 p.m.: Delaware can’t handle Michigan State down low. When the Spartans go to Adreian Payne (23 first-half points) or Branden Dawson in the mpaint, the Blue Hens are helpless. This seems like a game the place Michigan State keeps the Hens at an arm’s size but not a blowout. – Jeff Borzello
5:33 p.m.: LAST: Oregon 87, BYU 68. Though 7/10 video games on the floor all the time look attention-grabbing, we’re assured at the least one snoozer every year. This was that recreation. Ducks received 23 from Elgin Cook off the bench. By the way, Borzello, that picture is wonderful. Wake Forest followers were genuinely unhappy with Bzedelik virtually from the beginning. Now they’re reacting like the staff’s headed to the Ultimate 4. – Matt Norlander
5:28 p.m.: Wow. Wake Forest college students are thrilled concerning the resignation of head coach Jeff Bzdelik. – Jeff Borzello
wake forest quad right now through http://t.co/DmaWdsHZEx pic.twitter.com/gCtmiWfcLQ
— martin rickman (@martinrickman) March 20, 2014
Goodbye Xavier, Ohio State, Cincinnati. Dayton has the state of Ohio to itself now.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 20, 2014
5:00 p.m.: REMAINING: Syracuse seventy seven, Western Michigan 53. The Orange misplaced 5 of seven getting into the NCAA Event, but they appeared to snap out of their funk – although it helped Western Michigan could not do something against the 2-three zone. Syracuse will face Dayton on Saturday afternoon. Trevor Cooney’s 18 points led 4 players in double-figures for the Orange. – Jeff Borzello
four:fifty five p.m.: I penned some words on Harvard, Tommy Amaker, the Ivy League, and 12s over 5s. – Jeff Borzello
four:forty one p.m.: What I want I may’ve squeezed into this Vine: Ian Eagle saying, “THAT IS A MAN’S JAM!” Oregon leads forty seven-35 with somewhat more than 16 minutes to go. – Matt Norlander
four:28 p.m.: CLOSING: Harvard 61, Cincinnati fifty seven. The Crimson have now received NCAA tournament games in back-to-back seasons. – Jeff Borzello
three:51 p.m.: Put up a submit on the largest margin of victories ever in an 8/9 game. Pittsburgh-Colorado is available in at No. 2. – Matt Norlander
three:27 p.m.: Coaching change at Wake Forest: Jeff Bzdelik is out as head coach. The varsity is expected to make it official at a 5 p.m. press conference. – Jeff Borzello
three:22 p.m.: Aaron Craft’s profession coming to an finish has brought about expected schadenfreude. Here’s the one Craft meme from at this time worth sharing that I’ve seen so far. All others enjoying for second. We miss you, Huell. – Matt Norlander
@dougigem @GoldAndOrSmith you imply…. pic.twitter.com/OYNdXP76AO
— Quentin Holtz (@Qholtz) March 20, 2014
2:fifty one p.m.: A lot of heartbreak for the Buckeyes over the past several seasons. – Jeff Borzello
In response to @EliasSports, Ohio State’s 6 straight NCAA Tourney losses by 5 points or fewer is the longest such streak all-time.
— Jason McCallum (@ESPNJMac) March 20, 2014
2:29 p.m.: What on EARTH is occurring in Orlando? Pittsburgh leads Colorado forty six-18 on the half. Goodness gracious sakes alive. – Matt Norlander
2:10-18 p.m.: OK THIS IS FUN. Sam Thompson hits a go-forward shot for Ohio State, however Shannon Scott simply fouled Dyshawn Pierre whereas Pierre was taking a three! On the line, 26.three to go. He cans all three foul photographs. Dayton up one, Ohio State ball… Timeout, Buckeyes. Let’s do this… Craft with the go-ahead shot and wow was that a toughie. Timeout Dayton… Then Vee Sanford hits the winner! Craft’s profession ends on a missed shot, and No. 11 Dayton has crushed No. 6 Ohio State. The afternoon is already awesome. GIF below. – Matt Norlander
Backside GIF by way of The Large Lead.
1:12 p.m: American is hanging with Wisconsin, taking an early punch however responding with a 14-3 run. One factor to control can be Frank Kaminsky’s foul bother. He has two fouls already. But the battle between Kaminsky and Tony Wroblicky has been enjoyable.
Also, here’s a video of Wroblicky training his one-handed free throw. – Jeff Borzello
12:forty five p.m.: Raftery not making an attempt to say “Ameleo Della Valle” with an Italian twist has already made this afternoon window worth it. – Matt Norlander
“Verne Lundquist” and “Invoice Raftery” are trending and I’ve never been prouder of you, Twitter.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 20, 2014
12:15 p.m.: The ball is tipped, and the NCAA Tournament has begun in earnest. No better method than to start out with Invoice and Verne. I feel Ohio State wins but wins close. Looks like the first recreation of the NCAAs almost every year is pretty close as it will get to the tip. – Matt Norlander
11:15 a.m.: Solely an hour to go. Let’s play this on a loop till then. – Matt Norlander