It's liftoff time for UConn. After an afternoon of upsets and wild finishes, I'm slightly more trepidatious than I was this morning. One Big East team is done, and another looked awfully shaky in winning. For the sake of my heart, I'm hoping Kemba and Co. put a potentially-tricky Bucknell Bucknells squad away early.
We've got you covered for this one: for some pregame reading, check out both Justin's post on UConn's offense against the zone and my game preview; below the jump, we've got your full Thursday night TV schedule.
The Huskies play the No. 14 Bison starting at 7:20, and it will be televised on TNT (or March Madness On Demand). This is your OpenThread, and we invite you to stick around to talk about the late games. Hopefully we'll all be happy when the late games start.
Let's go Huskies.
|6:50 p.m.||Southeast||Tampa, FL||#2 Florida vs. #15 UCSB||TBS||Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel|
|7:15 p.m.||Southeast||Denver, CO||#3 BYU vs. #14 Wofford||CBS||Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery|
|7:20 p.m.||West||Washington, DC||#3 UConn vs. #14 Bucknell||TNT||Tim Brando, Mike Gminski|
|7:27 p.m.||Southeast||Tucson, AZ||#4 Wisconsin vs. #13 Belmont||TruTV||Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner|
|9:20 p.m.*||Southeast||Tampa, FL||#7 UCLA vs. #10 Michigan State||TBS||Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel|
|9:45 p.m.*||Southeast||Denver, CO||#6 St. John's vs. #11 Gonzaga||CBS||Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery|
|9:50 p.m.*||West||Washington, DC||#6 Cincinnati vs. #11 Missouri||TNT||Tim Brando, Mike Gminski|
|9:57 p.m.*||Southeast||Tucson, AZ||#5 Kansas State vs. #12 Utah State||TruTV||Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner|
All times are Eastern; an asterisk (*) indicates that either a John Calipari team had a Final Four stripped, or that those games begin 30 minutes after the end of the previous game.