Last night Dayton, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Florida advanced in a set of games that was dull at the beginning and then very good after most of the Eastern time zone called it a night. Those of us that work unbalanced schedules got to see Florida finally dispatch a very game UCLA team with a very late rally and the work of Scottie Wilbekin, while in the other game Nick Johnson scored 12 points in the final three minutes to help Arizona survive SDSU.
Tonight the game getting all the hype, and deservedly so, is the intrastate matchup between Kentucky and Louisville. Blessedly, Bill Raftery is nowhere near that one. Tennessee looks to match Dayton by making the Elite Eight as an 11 seed if they can get by the Wolverines of Michigan in the first set of games.
Friday NCAA Regional Semifinals
|MidWest||(2) Michigan Wolverines vs. (11) Tennessee Volunteers||Lucas Oil Stadium
|715p||CBS||Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson|
|East||(3) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (7) Connecticut Huskies||Madison Square Garen
New York, NY
|727p||TBS||Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce|
|MidWest||(4) Louisville Cardinals vs. (8) Kentucky Wildcats||Lucas Oil Stadium
|945p||CBS||Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson|
|East||(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (4) Michigan State Spartans||Madison Square Garen
New York, NY
|957p||TBS||Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce|