Hopefully your brackets are still in good shape after round 1 of the mens NCAA basketball tournament. March Madness can drive you mad (especially when team like UC Irvine win and mess up a pick in your bracket). Here is the round 2 schedule for this weekend:

Saturday, March 23

No. 3 LSU vs. No. 6 Maryland, 12:10 p.m., CBS
No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 7 Wofford, 2:40 p.m., CBS
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 10 Florida, 5:15 p.m., CBS
No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 12 Murray State, 6:10 p.m., TNT
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Baylor, 7:10 p.m., TBS
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Minnesota, 7:45 p.m., CBS
No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 6 Villanova, 8:40 p.m., TNT
No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 5 Auburn, 9:40 p.m., TBS

Sunday, March 24

No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 10 Iowa, 12:10 p.m., CBS
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Washington, 2:40 p.m., CBS
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 9 UCF, 5:15 p.m. CBS
No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 6 Buffalo, 6:10 p.m., TNT
No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 12 Liberty, 7:10 p.m., TBS
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 9 Oklahoma, 7:45 p.m., truTV
No. 3 Houston vs. No. 11 Ohio State, 8:40 p.m., TNT
No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 13 UC Irvine, 9:40 p.m., TBS


Big games on my radar this weekend include:

LSU vs Maryland. What a great game to kick off the weekend schedule. Maryland is the underdog in this one but many of my readers will be cheering them on today. Can they get the big win today and keep on dancing? Go Terps!!!

Florida State vs. Murray State. Murray State was super impressive in round one and may give Florida State a run in round 2. This might be your sleeper team in 2019.

Tennessee vs Iowa. OK, yes…I am a Vols fan and their first round performance was not as impressive as I had hoped for…so this is a big game that the Vols need to impress me a bit more.

Oregon vs. UC Irvine. We will have at least one double digit seeded team in the tournament make the 3rd round…so that is why this game is important game to watch…and a fun way to end out round two tomorrow night.

I got 25 out of 32 picks correct…so not a bad first round…hoping for more correct picks in my bracket in round two.

Scott E