Get your finger on that boss button and settle in for a day of procrastination with KSR’s Guide to the Madness. First, if you’re not around a TV, here’s the link to watch all of the games online: MARCH MADNESS LIVE
Friday’s afternoon games are:
(10) Cincinnati vs. (7) Creighton, 2:45 p.m. ET (CBS), MIDWEST, Philadelphia
Cincinnati relies on its defense and Creighton shoots the lights out. Creighton’s Doug McDermott is the nation’s second-leading scorer (23.1 points per game), so in order to have a shot, the Bearcats have to shut him down.
(13) La Salle vs. (4) Kansas State, 3:10 p.m. ET (TruTV), WEST, Kansas City
La Salle beat Boise State on Tuesday in the First Four, and also upset Butler earlier this season, so they’re capable of pulling off an upset, but they’ll have to stop Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder first. Also, WTF is on that woman’s head in the picture on the right?
(16) James Madison vs. (1) Indiana, 4:10 p.m. ET (TBS), EAST, Dayton
#TeamNotIndiana rules dictate you must cheer for every team Indiana faces. Therefore, GO JAMES MADISON. You were my favorite president, swear.
(10) Colorado vs. (7) Illinois, 4:40 p.m. ET (TNT), EAST, Austin
A lot of people are picking Colorado to upset Illinois, which is pretty much dependent on the performance of Brandon Paul, Illinois’ senior guard. If he has a good afternoon, sorry Colorado. Go look outside your window at the beautiful snow-capped mountains or drink one of your state’s fine craft brews.
Leave your picks and thoughts in the comments section.