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
Thursday’s afternoon games are:
(11) Saint Mary’s vs. (6) Memphis, 2:40 p.m. ET (CBS), MIDWEST, Auburn Hills, Mich.
Memphis has three McDonald’s All-American and a should handle St. Mary’s easily, especially since St. Mary’s may be without Jorden Page. However, if the Gaels’ Matthew Dellavedova gets hot, watch out. Maybe this is the year Memphis fans can finally get over losing John Calipari?
(14) Davidson vs. (3) Marquette, 3:10 p.m. ET (TruTV), EAST, Lexington, Ky
This isn’t your older sister’s Davidson team. There may not be a Stephen Curry, but there are several talented players, including De’Mon Brooks and Jake Cohen, who could give Marquette fits. Marquette is bigger and more physical than my Wildcats, but nothing can stop this proud alum from picking an upset. GO WILDCATS!
(16) Southern vs. (1) Gonzaga, 4:10 p.m. ET (TBS), WEST, Salt Lake City
This the first #1 we’ll see play, and I doubt it will be much of a game. If anything, tune in to marvel at Kelly Olynyk’s hair. It is a thing of hippie beauty.
(12) Oregon vs. (5) Oklahoma State, 4:40 p.m. ET (TNT), MIDWEST, San Jose, Calif
Oregon got snubbed by the Committee with a low seed, and combined with a healthy Dominic Artis, that may be enough fuel to upset the fighting Marcus Smarts. But there’s a reason Smart is projected by many to be the top pick in the NBA Draft. If he gets hot…forget about it, Ducks.
Leave your picks and thoughts in the comments section.