Super Saturday! Must See 2nd Round March Madness Games!
It’s time for the second round! Every single bracket besides one person in the entire world was busted when the number 15 seeded Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders earned the “W” and shocked the nation against the number 2 seeded Michigan State Spartans. Many of us were shocked by the outcome of the Dayton vs Syracuse game. Today, the winners from Thursday night’s match ups will square off. Here are the top games to watch for on your Saturday!
#11 Wichita State Shockers vs #3 Miami Hurricanes 12:10pm CBS
The underdog could possibly pull off the victory in this one. The Shockers are coming off back-to-back victories in the First Four, winning by 20 against Vanderbilt, and stunning the nation by walloping number 6 seeded Arizona. They look to continue their momentum against a Miami Hurricane team that was behind throughout most of the game against a Buffalo Bulls team, who came into the tournament with a 20-14 record. The Shockers were strong off the bench scoring 27 of their 65 points. On the other side, Angel Rodriguez looks to continue his strong play for the Miami Hurricanes coming off his 24 point effort against Buffalo.
#5 Indiana Hoosiers vs #4 Kentucky Wildcats 5:15pm CBS
The Hoosiers demolished Chattanooga on Thursday by dropping 99 points on them. Yogi Ferrell was on fire for the Hoosiers going 4 for 7 from the three-point strike. He looks to continue his strong play against a Kentucky Wildcat team that broke an NCAA Tournament record Thursday night with a staggering 15 blocks against Stony Brook. Do not go into the paint against these bad boys. They will deny you. Kentucky destroyed Stony Brook by 28 points Thursday night. This match up should be a good one with these two historic programs. The electric offense of Indiana and the shut-down defense of Kentucky should make this one into a dandy!
#9 UConn Huskies vs #1 Kansas Jayhawks 7:45pm CBS
UConn won its last NCAA Championship by winning out in their conference tournament before winning all its NCAA Tournament games in 2011. Even though that was the Kemba Walker era, UConn has their biggest test up ahead of them, which is to stun the overall number one seed of the tournament, the Kansas Jayhawks. UConn rallied from a nine point first-half deficit to outscore the Colorado Buffaloes 47-31 in the first round. Kansas has been unstoppable, and many brackets will be destroyed even more if the Jayhawks were to lose against UConn. UConn needs to stop the Jayhawks’ forward, Perry Ellis, if they stand a chance of winning. Ellis is known to score into the high teens and twenties and dropped down 21 against Austin Peay on Thursday.
#11 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs #3 Utah Utes 8:40pm TNT
A beautiful west coast match up is set in store when these two tip off in Denver, Colorado. Gonzaga proved to Seton Hall that they are no match for them on Thursday with a 68-52 Bulldogs victory. Domantas Sabonis led the way for Gonzaga dropping 21 points on the Pirates and is looking for another repeat performance. The Utah Utes finished it off with a strong 17-2 run to cap off the “W” Thursday night against Fresno State. Four players for the Utes scored 16 points and one player scored 17 points. This teamwork is essential if the Utes want to continue their tournament journey. The seven foot sophomore center, Jakob Poeltl, proved to be a beast on the boards Thursday night with 18 rebounds for Utah. If Gonzaga wants to earn the “W,” they need to box out this guy and not let him have the night that he did against Fresno State.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez