The March Madness 2014 TV schedule is just as exciting on Friday as it was on Thursday for the NCAA tournament. Thursday’s tournament games were full of excitement, rewarding the predictions of those picking upsets like Dayton over Ohio State. Here are some predictions to watch for on day two of March Madness 2014 and the TV schedule for the Friday NCAA tournament Games.
March Madness on Friday does not have as many easy upset predictions as the Thursday TV schedule allowed for. However, for those who look closely, there are some important 2014 NCAA tournament games to keep an eye on.
The most likely upset prediction to come true might come from the last team to get in to the March Madness round of 64. Tennesse defeated Iowa on Wednesday night to earn the right to play against the UMass Minutemen. Tennessee has been playing very well leading up to the 2014 NCAA tournament and are more than capable of pulling out the win against a comparatively untested UMass squad.
Danny Manning has arrived for March Madness 2014, this time as a coach. Manning is leading the Tulsa Golden Hurricane into the NCAA tournament to take on UCLA. UCLA has been streaky all season and are susceptible to let downs. Expect coach Manning to have his team ready to play and to apply the necessary pressure to rattle the Bruins of UCLA and possibly bust some brackets.
Watch out for the NC Central Eagles to make a game out of their match up with Iowa State. Iowa State is coming off of a Big 12 tournament championship and is set up for a let down game. Not many people are aware of the NC Central Eagles, but they beat NC State earlier this season and played Wichita State very close. Iowa State is a popular pick to go deep into the tournament, but they could succumb to March Madness.
Players To Watch
It will be a battle of National Player of the Year candidates on Friday’s March Madness TV schedule. Creighton’s Doug McDermott has had a historic career with the Bluejays, joining the 3,000 point club. With each game that his team advances in the 2014 NCAA tournament he has a chance to climb higher in the all time rankings. McDermott has the ability to carry his team on his back through the whole tournament.
Jabari Parker for Duke is one of the best freshman to ever take the floor for coach Mike Krzyzewski. Parker leads the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, displaying a poise well beyond his years. He hopes to have a NCAA tournament much like that of Carmelo Anthony did as a freshman with Syracuse, ending with a National Championship. Many predictions place Parker as the number one pick in the upcoming NBA draft.
Here is the complete March Madness 2014 TV schedule for Friday’s games.
#3 Duke Blue Devils vs. #14 Mercer Bears (12:15 pm EST, CBS Midwest Region)
#6 Baylor Bears vs. #11 Nebraska Cornhuskers (12:40 pm EST, truTV West Region)
#7 New Mexico Lobos vs. #10 Stanford Cardinals (1:40 pm EST, TBS South Region)
#1 Arizona Wildcats vs. #16 Weber State (2:10 pm EST, TNT West Region)
#6 UMass Minutemen vs. #11 Tennessee Volunteers (2:45 pm EST, CBS Midwest Region)
#3 Creighton Bluejays vs. #14 LA-Louisiana Rajun Cajuns (3:10 pm EST, truTV West Region)
#2 Kansas Jayhawks vs. #15 Eastern Kentucky Colonels (4:10 pm EST, TBS South Region)
#8 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. #9 Oklahoma State Cowboys (4:40 pm EST, TNT West Region)
#8 Memphis Tigers vs. #9 George Washington Colonials (6:55 pm EST, TBS East Region)
#1 Wichita State Shockers vs. #16 Cal Poly Mustangs (7:10 pm EST, CBS Midwest Region)
#6 North Carolina Tarheels vs. #11 Providence Friars (7:20 pm EST, TNT East Region)
#5 VCU Rams vs. #11 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (7:27 pm EST, truTV South Region)
#1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. #16 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9:25 pm EST, TBS East Region)
#8 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #9 Kansas State Wildcats (9:40 pm EST, CBS Midwest Region)
#3 Iowa State Cyclones vs. #14 NC Central Eagles (9:50 pm EST, TNT East Region)
#4 UCLA Bruins vs. #13 Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9:57 pm EST, truTV South Region)
Enjoy all the 2014 March Madness on TV and hopefully your NCAA tournament predictions come true!
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