NCAA Tournament Friday Late Games: Open Thread

Friday, March 21, 2008


(16) Play-In Winner (TBD) vs (1) North Carolina (32-2) 7:10 PM East (Raleigh): Jim Nantz and Billy Packer
(11) St. Joseph's (21-12) vs (6) Oklahoma (22-11) 7:10 PM East (Birmingham): Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery
(13) Siena (22-10) vs (4) Vanderbilt (26-7) 7:20 PM Midwest (Tampa): Tim Brando and Mike Gminski
(9) Oregon (18-13) vs (8) Mississippi State (22-10) 7:25 PM South (Little Rock): Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel
(9) Arkansas (22-11) vs (8) Indiana (25-7) 9:50 PM East (Raleigh): Jim Nantz and Billy Packer
(14) Boise State (25-8) vs (3) Louisville (24-8) 9:50 PM East (Birmingham): Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery
(12) Villanova (20-12) vs (5) Clemson (24-9) 9:50 PM Midwest (Tampa): Tim Brando and Mike Gminski
(16) UT Arlington (21-11) vs (1) Memphis (33-1) 9:55 PM South (Little Rock): Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel

I'm going to be out of pocket for tonight's contests and most of tomorrow's. S2N will be pinch hitting tomorrow, but tonight you're own your own. If you hear/see something crazy please let me know about it in the comments and I'll be sure to post it during the Day 2 Quotes Post. Thanks a ton for sticking around and I'll see you late night tomorrow and/or Sunday.

Cheers,
AA

P.S.- I thought the Mormon girl was worth another look.

P.P.S.- Here are the assignments and game times for tomorrow.....

West Virginia vs. Duke (2:10pm)- Craig Bolerjack and Bob Wenzel
Kansas State vs. Wisconsin (4:20pm)- Kevin Harlan and Dan Bonner
Purdue vs. Xavier (4:40pm)- Craig Bolerjack and Bob Wenzel
Notre Dame vs. Washington State (6:40pm)- Gus Johnson and Len Elmore
Marquette vs. Stanford (6:45pm)- Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas
Kansas vs. UNLV (6:50)- Kevin Harlan and Dan Bonner
Michigan State vs. Pitt (9:10pm)- Gus Johnson and Len Elmore
UCLA vs. Texas A&M (9:15pm)- Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:47 PM

34 Comments:

CBS, why must you give us UNC v. Mount St. Mary's when there's OU-St. Joe's on at the same time? I mean, outside of fans of those two schools, absolutely no one wants to see that game.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 7:11:00 PM  

My directv lists the upcoming game as Mt. Saint Mary's versus UNC-Wilmington.

Even they wish Chapel Hill would have a fence around it so no one could get out.

Dr Old School said...
Mar 21, 2008, 7:12:00 PM  

"The Sooners go manaman!" -Raftery (thank God for MMOD, it's 7-0 1:15 into the UNC game)

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 7:13:00 PM  

Mercifully, we get switched over at 37-23 UNC; headed for St Joe's-OU (tied at 20).

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 7:41:00 PM  

Is it just me (and Dish Network) or is everyone else not getting any of these games in Hi-Def?

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 21, 2008, 7:43:00 PM  

Ugh, another afternoon of Wenzerjack.

I'm still puzzled why CBS put them in Washington and Gus in Denver. I know it was before Selection Sunday, but it was obvious Denver would be the site for the #4 seeds.

Leena said...
Mar 21, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

Brando just said Vandy was looking to give the SEC its first win in the tourney when Tennessee won about 6 hours ago... Brando is having a rough day

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 8:14:00 PM  

A UNC guy (Ginyard, I think) just completely blew a dunk. Would be a lot funnier if they weren't up 70-43 when it happened. (CBS, seriously, can you show us a game that isn't already over? Please?)

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

I've got the joy OU-St Joseph's in stereo since it is on the local CBS station and CSTV

jg said...
Mar 21, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

Does Lundquist really need to say "Longar Longar" all the time? Just say "Longar", It's like he's mocking it, saying it for his own enjoyment.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

Aside from UNC-MSM, all these games have gotten interesting all of a sudden at the end. MS State has come back to take the lead, St Joe's was down 19 and has cut it to 6, and Siena still leads by 14 over Vandy.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

Did Raftery just say "Soomer Boomers"?

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

Vandy trying to make a little comeback here...

SportsFanatic said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:17:00 PM  

You weren't hearing things, spartandan. Raftery also made sure he used "alacrity" again earlier in the game.

Mar 21, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

Spanarkel: "The Ducks just ducked one, Ian."

SportsFanatic said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

That's it, I'm officially picking Villanova to win tonight. There is something funky going on in Tampa tonight.

Willmott said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:35:00 PM  

Sorry, Willmott, that's the one I picked. So they'll be the only one in Tampa that doesn't make it.

I need every game the rest of the way tonight just to match my worst first round ever.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:38:00 PM  

Uhhh... you keep track of your past bracket success spartandan? That's cool, I guess...

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:47:00 PM  

"You know, with that hairdo there he doesn't have very good peripheral vision." - Billy Packer

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

Is it just me, or does CBS have an incredible knack for switching to a game 30 seconds before a TV timeout?

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

Joe, I just happen to remember what my worst is. I have an absurd memory for random details like that.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

Quote of the night

Tim Brando to Gminski after "saving" him from a loose ball

"I love the way you take care of me at night"

Wow....

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

Jim Nantz and Billy Packer are busy calling what happened at indiana with Sampson a tragedy. How's it a tragedy? He broke the rules and lost his job, no one died, no one's life was ruined--Sampson's got a job with the Spurs--how is there a tragedy here?

the great bambi said...
Mar 21, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

Tim Brando in the Nova-Clemson game just said "I love the way you take care of me this late at night" to gminski

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

"He suffered from Tommy John disease" -Verne Lundquist on Tyler Tiedeman of Boise St.

Eric said...
Mar 21, 2008, 10:35:00 PM  

any idea as to the regional distribution of the games tomorrow?

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 10:36:00 PM  

Here is window 3, but I can't seem to find the others.

http://www.muscoop.com/pickem/322-2-prelim.map.pdf

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

"Whew! The Whole Fucking Country Gets to Watch Duke--AGAIN"

I hate television programmers

J.J. said...
Mar 21, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

i'm voting that goddamn "jailbreak" dogs and beer commercial for most annoying advertisement of the tournament so far. It may not be the Applebee's commercial of '06 but it is REALLY getting on my nerves

Evan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

No. I vote for the Georgetown/Appalachian State/Boise State/Georgetown/obligatory Michael Jordan shot Nike commercial.

Nothing like watching Nike jump on the bandwagon of the underdogs.

J.J. said...
Mar 21, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

"All these buckets are coming Reynolds wrapped!" - Tim Brando

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

Indiana really can't rebound when Tubbo isn't in the game.

I don't know what it is about it, but that Chinese mail order bride advertisement on the page is mesmerizing LOL.

J.J. said...
Mar 21, 2008, 11:24:00 PM  

"All these buckets are coming Reynolds wrapped!" - Tim Brando

hmm see this is bad he used this last year in Colombus when Virginia's Reynolds played good, thats not acceptable...re-using cheesy catch phrases.

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Mar 22, 2008, 1:50:00 AM  

Regional distribution for ALL games tomorrow (Saturday):
http://www.hdsportsguide.com/news/2008/march-madness-round-two/

I don't know why they don't just release maps for those two-game timeslots...

Morgan Wick said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:24:00 AM  

Post a Comment