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KSR’s Guide to the Madness: Sunday Night Games

Kentucky’s basketball team may be on an unwanted spring break, but we here at KSR still appreciate the madness that is March.With the Sweet 16 looming, you still have time to catch up with our in-depth previews of each region: MIDWESTEASTWESTSOUTH.

The weekend is nearly over, and it’s almost time to lay out your clothes for Monday morning, pack your lunch, and get a good night’s sleep. But don’t worry! There’s still a few good hours of basketball left before any of that has to happen. If you aren’t around a TV, here’s the link to watch all of the games online: MARCH MADNESS LIVE.

 

(8) North Carolina vs (1) Kansas, 5:15 pm ET (CBS), Kansas City

 

This is the big one, folks. With Daggum Roy facing off against his former team for a Sweet 16 berth, all eyes will be on Kansas City tomorrow afternoon. UNC has been average all season, and this is basically a home game for the top-seeded Kansas team; however, James Michael McAdoo has been on fire lately and can pull Kansas big man Jeff Withey out of the paint. Plus, let’s not forget that Kansas barely survived against the little red team that could, Western Kentucky. Make sure to tune in for this one, folks.

 

(11) Minnesota vs (3) Florida, 6:10 pm ET (TNT), Austin

Focus on the right half of this picture…

Ah, a throwback to the SEC days! Tubby Smith and Billy Donovan have competed head-to-head many times as coaches at Georgia/Kentucky and Florida, and they get to renew the rivalry once again tonight. Minnesota is a classic Tubby team- tough on defense and unselfish on offense- and will play a physical style around the basket (spearheaded by Trevor Mbakwe) while relying on Andre Hollins for his outside shot. Florida’s Eric Murphy and Patric Young will work to contain Mbakwe. However, if we’re being realistic here, Minnesota beat a UCLA team that was missing some key players and had a coach already on his way out. Florida should handle them easily.

 

(15) Florida Gulf Coast vs (7) San Diego State, 7:10 pm ET (TBS), Philadelphia

Previously, Florida Gulf Coast University was known for… well, nothing really. Now, we know them as the home of white boy dunk artist Chase Fieler; employer of Andy Enfield, who nabbed the hottest wife college basketball has seen in a hot minute; and the Cinderella story of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Oh, and their dorms are f—in awesome. Basketball wise? Sherwood Brown (Atlantic Sun Player of the Year) led the Eagles against Georgetown with 24 points, and San Diego State is trying to make the Sweet 16 for the second time in three years. Men want to keep seeing Enfield’s wife, and A Cinderella Story is my favorite movie, so go Eagles.

 

(13) La Salle vs (12) Ole Miss, 7:40 pm ET (truTV), Kansas City

Marshall Henderson, post-Wisconsin win, at a bar; however, Ole Miss spokespeople say he was just out to dinner with the rest of the team. Uh-huh.

 

AKA Let’s Watch Marshall Henderson Shoot. As LeBron so eloquently put it, Henderson has “the greenest light” in college basketball. LaSalle’s Ramon Galloway will probably draw the Henderson defensive assignment, and the game will be LaSalle’s third in five days, making fatigue an issue for the Explorers (awesome team mascot). Expect a quick pace, as LaSalle plays with four guards and Marshall Henderson, like Miley Cyrus, just can’t be tamed. This should be a fun one.

 

(7) Illinois vs (2) Miami (FL), 8:40 pm (TNT), Austin

Illinois has had a pretty good season, with wins over Gonzaga, Indiana, and Butler to offset a weird loss at Northwestern. Miami, one of the hottest teams this season, has a veteran team playing with star point guard Shane Larkin, along with a huge size advantage (four players in the Hurricanes’ rotation are 6’10” or taller). The Hurricanes’ physical defensive play is a bad matchup for Illinois, who live and die by the three. Miami should have this one.

 

(7) Creighton vs (2) Duke, 9:40 pm ET (TBS), Philadelphia

QUICK! Which guys play for Duke?

 

AKA the game in which casual basketball fans get confused and assume Doug McDermott plays for Duke. McDermott carries the offensive load for the Bluejays, with only Gregory Echenicque to add 10 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, and if Ryan Kelly can contain McDermott, the Dukies should (unfortunately) run away with this.

 

Grab some popcorn and get comfortable, guys. We’ve got a great few hours of basketball ahead of us.

 

@KristenGeilKSR

Article written by Kristen Geil

95 Comments for KSR’s Guide to the Madness: Sunday Night Games



  1. Austrian Oak
    4:13 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Kapoooya! Kapoooya! Should be a solid slate of basketball.



  2. KnockOffKansas
    4:14 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    PJ Hairston $h!+$ on McAdoo…wish we could of have Hairston on our team this year



  3. BGCat
    4:15 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Indiana getting all they can handle from Temple right now.



  4. M
    4:21 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Refs will keep IU in it



  5. Linda Taylor
    4:26 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I used to wonder if Zeller had his nose broken at some point. After seeing his parents in the stands it’s apparent that no he didn’t.



  6. Linda Taylor
    4:28 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Indiana has taken 325 more free throws on the season than it’s opponents according to the announcers. Don’t you just love NCAA officiating.



  7. N. Time
    4:32 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Eye You big red is going down like lil’ Divine Brown on a yellow tiny Hugh Grant.

    Dook is like a piece of dog shite, eternally embedded and clinging, Packered-in, to that favorite shoe you wish you were placing in coach K’s bum, jaw, or temple.



  8. M
    4:42 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    6)sad stat there Linda, but not surprising with how they flop around and scream like they’re getting shot. This is a really bad temple team wi one good player. Feel bad for him not getting much help.



  9. N. Time
    4:42 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Linda, good point. It is clearly apparent they are incapable of committing a foul.

    To see each individual halo, one must darken the gym lighting and ‘dawn’ the blacklght.

    Won’t be long ’til they are floor slappin’.

    Indubitably, one of the most traditionally racist programs.



  10. bluebiscuit
    4:43 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Marshall Henderson looks a little like Pee Wee Herman.

  11. Please hold on, Temple, please hold on. I gotta have something to root for in this Cat-less tourney!

  12. Matt, we need a live blog! 🙂



  13. Richard Pitino
    4:47 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Can we congratulate dad on getting his last win in Rupp Arena?



  14. choke
    4:47 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    temple is going to choke this away. God no



  15. Commish
    4:49 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Temple hits anything they blow Indiana out….refs gonna give it to the Loosiers if its close



  16. Mc
    4:52 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    U right 15. It’s 5 on 8 from here on out.



  17. Not Sure
    4:52 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Not sure who I want to win the IU game. IU is about 1 of 3 teams capable of beating uofl. No one in the West bracket will beat them. They will curb stomp the Ducks. Mich State Duke and IU are about it.



  18. VickieD
    4:53 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Down goes Hoosier! Down goes Hoosier!
    One down, three more to go!



  19. 17
    4:59 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    U want IU to lose.



  20. Deepblue
    5:00 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Indiana getting bailed out. Four trips in a row under 3 mins and the refs send IU to the line. SMH



  21. oldschool
    5:04 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    UK had their close games in the NCAA tournament – got to get by those.
    IU came through today.

    Setting up a classic IU – UofL title game. Will be great for the region.

    Tobacco Road? This region is the mecca of college basketball!



  22. oldschool
    5:07 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I am the Judge of all things great and small-if I say Tobacco Road is the mecca of college basketball, it is so…If I say IU will play U of L, it must be so….If I say Cal must go…It IS so! Now, go away you inferior beings……..



  23. cracka
    5:07 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    hearing more good news on the wiggins front …



  24. Rae
    5:07 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    21. Not until the Final Four. We pulled away from Iowa State fairly easily. Even the IU win was double digits.



  25. Linda Taylor
    5:07 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    The one thing Temple HAD to do on that play was defend the 3 and what do they do? They leave IU open from 3. SMH.



  26. oldschool
    5:08 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Would it not be awesome if either Pitino or my own hero, Bob Knight came in next year to salvage the honor of the UK program? It SHALL BE SO!!!!



  27. L1C4
    5:10 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    LOL, Kensucky is not any of the teams above!



  28. oldschool
    5:10 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    24 – Remember the princeton game? That was a first-round game that UK was seconds away from losing.
    It happens to some of the best teams. Putting together six strong games is a challenge. Sometimes the champions have to endure a bad game or two.



  29. SexnNursinHomes
    5:10 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve watched 8 minutes of this whole NCAA tourney. iu and Temple. It’s like seeing north korea rape the Earth with the USA(refs) letting it happen. I don’t care, but I wish curable skin Cancer on iu.



  30. L1C4
    5:11 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Is Cal on the hotseat?



  31. Yogi
    5:13 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    31) hahahahahahahaha he just signed the greatest recruiting class in history of college bball…good try troll…go f*c* yourself



  32. Eric K
    5:13 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    OLDSCHOOL SUCKS!!



  33. Kristen Geil's Abs
    5:14 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    30 L1C4 – Ha yeah, the current National Champion coach is on the hot seat. Sure thing buddy.



  34. Eric K
    5:14 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    #30 DUMBASS!



  35. dave
    5:15 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    so, what will iu’s sweet 16 trophy look like this year?



  36. SexnNursinHomes
    5:16 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    30- After 27 years without a championship you’re WHOLE basketball program should be on the Hotseat.



  37. Catfan14
    5:16 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Why?????!!!!!! The refs gave it to Indiana! Temple out balled the Loosiers all day, I would rather anyone in the country win it all. Temple played well and deserved the victory, oh well, hopefully the Lossiers lose the next, my hate for them is eternal, might as well be five Christian Laetner’s out there.



  38. Al's IndiCats
    5:18 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    This is march, what the heck?….I thought Christmas was in December….Man the refs gave OSU and IU late presents today.
    I have a question for4 any one who’d know. Why is the UK women’s team is a 2 seed and Uvel’s is a 5 seed and Uvel got to play at the yum while UK had to go to Nu Yak?



  39. SexnNursinHomes
    5:18 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I agree Cal seat is a little warm, but not Hot!



  40. L1C4
    5:19 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks, SexnNursinHomes, I also agree Cal seat is alittle warm.



  41. fixed
    5:20 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    temple had 18 fouls total, IU had 8. wow how obviuos is it.



  42. Yahoo
    5:20 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    39) ok I’ll give it to ya…it was lukewarm for about 8 hours-then we got Julius and BOOM! UK fans could care less anymore! Only haters!



  43. Linda Taylor
    5:21 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    The fact that the person who posts as “L1C4” has embraced that ridiculous slogan as his handle tells you everything you need to know about him and he never fails to live up to the mediocrity of his name.



  44. fixed
    5:22 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Serious question to 39 and 40. Are you being serios with this whole cal on the hot seat? Like really answer it plz because you have to be joking.



  45. Yahoo
    5:22 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Petition to boot SexnNursinHomes and oldschool from the site! And you call yourselves fans????? Screw off!



  46. L1C4
    5:23 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Yahoo, thanks for agreeing Cal seat is a little lukewarm.



  47. L1C4
    5:24 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    It may seem odd that I am posting here, but I am in the now about Cal’s coaching status. I also know that U of L is going all the way! I could be celebrating my team but instead I wanted to come here and share my very reliable and up to date news. I am that kind of a special person…



  48. Yahoo
    5:24 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Was*********. Meaning that ceases to exist



  49. Al's IndiCats
    5:25 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    LMAO @L1C4 You know he has to be a “TARD” to even get on here and say something like that…..Man If Ipoo and Uvel were to combine their active brain cells there’d be 3.



  50. Rae
    5:25 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    28. I was just talking about our title run. We handled teams well until New Orleans. Princeton was the year before, with a less talented team.



  51. JJ
    5:25 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Temple fouled ten more times than Indiana. It was as simple as that. No conspiracy there. Wyatt’s teammates did not give anything on offense.



  52. Yahoo
    5:26 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Current National Champions-your team has not earned $hit!



  53. Sisterwife
    5:27 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    My sister n me was celebratin our weddin anerverswy was nite in Lexnton. We met Looville fans am dey was nice to us an didn’t waff at us !



  54. L1C4
    5:27 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    When long before a For Sale sign appears in Cal’s lawn? I say within the next few weeks, what say u?



  55. L1C4
    5:27 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I want to thank anybody and anything that agrees with me. For example, the rock I live under agrees with me. I think so, anyway…



  56. Linda Taylor
    5:28 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    38 (Al’sIndiCats) The women’s tournament is different than the men’s. Schools apply years in advance to host the tournament. If they are chosen it doesn’t matter what seed their team is, if they are a host school they get to play at home. It gives the host schools a huge advantage.



  57. oldschool
    5:28 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    But that was a Final Four UK team. My point is that very good teams often find themselves challenged once or twice int he tournament.
    In 78 – Coach Hall bench 3 or 4 of his starters to start the second half against Fla. State because of lackluster play – but the Cats survived.

    Subpar games happen. Look what happened to Kansas the other night against Western. Had WKU been hitting some of their shots – it would have been the first ever 16over1 in the history of the tournament.



  58. Eric K
    5:28 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    #47 Loserville will not go all he way! Go fu-k yourself! IN CAL WE TRUST!! GO CATS!!



  59. WorldWide$
    5:29 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    You better pass the hat and pay up for the players I’ve lined up for ya next year!



  60. Rae
    5:29 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    54. Has Cal decided to buy a horse farm?



  61. What I say
    5:29 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Here is what I say #55-Only if you put it there. And we will be waiting to say hello to you when you do. Any updates from Yahoo? Missed the links. You said you would provide them.



  62. Eric K
    5:30 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Oldschool, no one cares what you say. Go away…



  63. WorldWide$
    5:31 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Thought I would use this name for a bit, to be different. Am I different? No, I don’t mean in that way. I want to make sure that you pay attention to me. Please!!!



  64. Rae
    5:32 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    57. But not great teams. There is a difference between very good and great, just like there is a difference between a Final Four and title.

    I’m not entirely certain Kansas wins this game. Gonzaga had a close one and lost the next game. Kansas is better than that, but you can never truly bet against UNC and feel safe.



  65. L1C4
    5:32 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    There is one reason why Cal is in NYC this pass week. It has nothing to do about recruiting. Both the Brooklyn Nets job and the NY Knicks jobs will open up after the season. Think about it BBN, don’t wear blinders.



  66. NikeCash$
    5:34 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    UK fans now: can’t wait for football season Sept 14th: can’t wait for basketball season



  67. Yahoo
    5:34 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Miami to win it all this year!!!!! That boy Larkin is a G! Go CATS!



  68. Rae
    5:34 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    65. He would have been more covert than that.



  69. Eric K
    5:36 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    #65 don’t worry bout our coach…. Once Loserville chokes who do you think ucla is going to want to talk to….. Mr. 15 seconds! GO CATS!!



  70. E.Sutton B.Gillespie
    5:38 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Why don’t that sell any beer at Rupp, and why is downtown Lexington so damn dead?



  71. Yahoo
    5:38 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Brooklyn knows better-he already denied the job once-you Lousers best get used to Cals face and his fantastic recruiting skills-he will be retiring from UK.

    I think you’re pissed cause you can smell a dynasty brewing



  72. L1C4
    5:38 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    BBN Fans = a bunch of Gooblers



  73. L1C4
    5:39 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I am so stupid that I actually think UK fans would believe one word that I type. Delusional, that’s me.



  74. Eric K
    5:41 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    #72 loserville fans=scum!



  75. Coach Cal Is Awesome
    5:41 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    We just like making Lou fans look even more stupid than they are



  76. L1C4
    5:44 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I want to thank the citizens of the Commonwealth, when they have to bail out Louisville for the YUM! Center. After all, u r the Commonwealth team.



  77. Yahoo
    5:44 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Hey L1C4 could you provide us with the link of the Louisville blog you Lousers read? Bet it hails no comparison to our site Matt Jones it receiving national recognition for



  78. LIC4
    5:44 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I am a big wheel in college basketball circles. Yet I come to post here. Am just gathering links on my big scoop…Look for them soon. As well as a U of L title of course. Both are coming right at you.



  79. NikeCash$
    5:45 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    You don’t owe me anything for this year, but damn it you better pay up next year!



  80. LIC4
    5:46 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    By the way, the term “goobler” is sorely underutilized, I feel. I am here to revive that term, the fact that Cal is on the hotseat, and that U of L is going to win it all this year. Keepin’me busy, or what? LOL!!!!



  81. Goobler
    5:47 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks much LIC4! Until you brought me back I was feeling very neglected. You are so awesome…



  82. UKunemployednation
    5:50 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    There no money coming from the “Commonwealth”. Hell Louisville pays 80% of the taxes in the state. We pay for your welfare stamps!



  83. Yahoo
    5:51 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    What’s the Lousiville blog link????



  84. UKunemployednation
    5:53 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    “There no money”-What an opening to my post about welfare stamps, eh? I am gifted, truly. I once played Macbeth in a local production. Needless to say, Macbeth lost!



  85. UKunemployednation
    5:53 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, I are very Smart. There no money.



  86. UKunemployednation
    5:56 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    There any money yet? Just checking-I am fresh out.



  87. Sisterwife
    5:57 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    After my sister n me cewebwated our weddin anversry was nite, the Looville fans said we was good UK fans. We was nice to thems an they was nice back.



  88. NikeWes$
    6:00 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not asking you all for money, I’m telling you! Better pay or no more Blue Chips m-fckrs!



  89. SexnNursinHomes
    6:01 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    39- wasn’t me.



  90. Al's IndiCats
    6:20 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Sexn your always looking for a warm seat.



  91. SexnNursinHomes
    6:24 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    90- haha, yeah I am. But not with Cal. Guy has a lifetime pass with me.



  92. BillyG.
    6:41 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Wish the Louisville fans had called me! I could have told them where all of the bars are in Lexington.



  93. EddieS.
    6:42 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    And I could have told them where all of the one way streets are!



  94. BlueRedNeck
    7:47 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone else notice how much the Wichita State Shockers mascot resembles Cody Zeller. Or how Tom Crean looks just like the dude from the board game “Operation”?



  95. CatFan
    9:31 pm March 24, 2013 Permalink

    So how do you pronouce “FGCU”? Should make for some interesting cheers.