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KSR’s Guide To The Madness: Saturday Afternoon Session

Yeah the Cats may be getting the band prepped for next year’s Revenge Tour but sadly there is still basketball being played. It’s Saturday you know you’re going to watch and if you’re just now coming down from the Julius Randle bender you went on catch up with our in-depth previews of each region: MIDWEST, EAST, WEST, SOUTH.

Cleaning the house can way until next week. It’s time settle in for a day of procrastination with KSR’s Guide to the Madness and if you’re not around a TV, here’s the link to watch all of the games online: MARCH MADNESS LIVE.

Saturday afternoon gets started with:

(5) VCU vs (4) Michigan

Havoc not only refers to the style of defense VCU likes to employ but also what Shaka Smart will unleash in the locker room if 120% effort isn’t given on every play. The A10 kicked off the tournament by going 6-0 and getting all of their teams into the round of 32 but reaching the sweet 16 is going to be much harder. Michigan has been hot and cold this year as they grabbed the number 1 ranking only to drop games to the other titans of the Big10. Michigan has the players to make a run but they face a tough test in VCU today at 12:15.


(6) Memphis vs (3) Michigan State

I think it’s pretty funny that about 18 years after Shaquille O’Neal’s meteoric rise to basketball star, Shaq Fu pioneer, rapper, actor quadruple threat we have a bunch of kids with the name Shaq across the landscape of college basketball. (Makes you wonder how many Kobes and Lebrons we will see down the line.) One such team is Memphis with freshman Shaq Goodwin who will take on Michigan St. in Detroit. Memphis nearly collapsed against St. Mary’s and the Spartans look primed for a final four run. Michigan State should win this one with ease.

(8) Colorado State vs (1) Louisville

Avoid the Hyatt parking lot unless you want to subject yourself to scenes like the one above. Yes, the Cards are set to invade sacred ground once again as they take on Colorado State. The Rams looked solid against Missouri but it’s hard to see them being able to withstand the pressure of the Cardinal defense.  So on the bad side it looks like the Cards will be on to the Sweet 16 but on the good side the Cards won’t be in Rupp Arena again until we get to deliver a beatdown in late December.

(14) Harvard vs (6) Arizona

East meets West in today’s match-up of upset specialist Harvard and 6th seeded Arizona. Can Harvard keep the magic going against another team from the desert? With the way they execute on offense it isn’t out of the question. Arizona is better than their 6th seed might indicate. They ran through the non-conference unscathed but dropped 7 games in the Pac-12. Six of those losses came to teams that made their way into the tournament. Sorry Crimson fans but it looks like the shoe isn’t going to be fitting for much longer.


So how’s that bracket looking after the first rounds ended? Maybe you can do better at picking these four games in the comment section.






Article written by Andrew Cassady

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16 Comments for KSR’s Guide To The Madness: Saturday Afternoon Session

  1. tdogg40330
    11:41 am March 23, 2013 Permalink


  2. Rixter
    11:42 am March 23, 2013 Permalink

    I hate that Shabazz’s college career is over. That is a delightful student athlete.

  3. secretagent0014
    11:45 am March 23, 2013 Permalink

    The ladies are playing right now.

  4. Andrew Cassady
    11:52 am March 23, 2013 Permalink

    Ladies play tomorrow I believe

  5. yule
    11:55 am March 23, 2013 Permalink

    Will Robt. Morris go All Access this Fall??

  6. secretagent0014
    11:55 am March 23, 2013 Permalink

    4) Yep. Just saw that. My bad.

  7. Me
    12:01 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    Ohhhhhh my God, Arizona.

  8. Travis Roberts still ruins the radio show
    12:29 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    I would like to thank everyone out there who listens to me on the radio show. It makes my day knowing I have loads of loyal fans. Uk, all the way!

  9. Rei
    12:38 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    I didn’t pick Missouri because they sucked during SEC play.

  10. Chicago Chris
    12:42 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    #2 The Man With Two Brains “You call THIS a career?!”

  11. BCinVA
    1:14 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    Nice of the committee to give both Michigan schools a home game in the round of 32.

  12. Mike
    1:20 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    Man, those Arizona chicks are HOT!!!!…think I could get talked into a 4 way, but if I gave in, I would probably lose Kate Upton.

  13. Mike's Mom
    1:38 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    Mike? Son! Now you know I won’t permit that. That’s hurts that you would consider another woman over me.

  14. SeaCat
    5:12 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    Love those Az shorts!

  15. SeaCat
    5:16 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    Andrew, if Az keeps winning,
    will you use that picture over
    and over?? Please?!

  16. Linda Taylor
    6:06 pm March 23, 2013 Permalink

    Mike, being an Arizona chick myself I guarantee we have better taste than to give you a second glance.