The Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins and Stanford Cardinal all have to notch one more win to make it to the next weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Arizona and UCLA figure to be favored but are far from gimmee picks. Arizona will face a stiff Gonzaga team with a favorable home crowd, but they will hardly be easy to knock off. UCLA plays some frighteningly effective basketball at times, but occasionally they can let down, and they'll have to keep their guard up from the beginning against Stephen F. Austin. Meanwhile, Stanford draws Kansas and will have to hope they have what it takes to pull a big upset in a virtual road game.
A lot is on the line today.
|South||Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (2)||Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)||1215p||CBS||Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson|
|MidWest||Kentucky Wildcats (8) vs. Wichita State Shockers (1)||Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)||245p||CBS||Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson|
|East||North Carolina Tar Heels (6) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3)||AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)||515p||CBS||Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager|
|MidWest||Mercer Bears (14) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (11)||PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)||610p||TNT||Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols|
|South||Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (12) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13)/UCLA Bruins (4)||Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA)||710p||TBS||Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston|
|West||Baylor Bears (6) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3)||AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)||745p||truTV||Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager|
|East||Memphis Tigers (8) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1)||PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)||840p||TNT||Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols|
|West||Gonzaga Bulldogs (8) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1)||Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA)||940p||TBS||Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston|