Hopefully your brackets are still in good shape after the first two rounds of the mens NCAA basketball tournament. I am still in pretty good shape…I still have 12 of my Sweet 16 picks…all of my Elite 8 pics and beyond…so not bad at this point. Here is the round 3 schedule for the Sweet 16:

Thursday, March 28

7:09 p.m. (4) Florida St. vs. (1) Gonzaga CBS, Anaheim
7:29 p.m. (3) Purdue vs. (2) Tennessee TBS, Louisville
9:39 p.m. (3) Texas Tech vs. (2) Michigan CBS, Anaheim
9:59 p.m..  (12) Oregon vs. (1) Virginia TBS, Louisville

Friday, March 29

7:09 p.m. (3) LSU vs. (2) Michigan St. CBS, Washington, D.C.
7:29 p.m. (5) Auburn vs. (1) North Carolina TBS, Kansas City
9:39 p.m. (4) Virginia Tech vs. (1) Duke CBS, Washington, D.C.
9:59 p.m.  (3) Houston vs. (2) Kentucky TBS, Kansas City

Big games on my radar in round 3 include:

Purdue vs Tennessee:

My Vols squeaked out another victory…and they keep on dancing. Purdue will not be an easy out…but I believe the Vols can do it…but only if they play the way they did in the first half of the Iowa game…not the way they played the second half.

Oregon vs Virginia:

Oregon is the lowest seeded team remaining in the tournament. The question is do they have enough offense to overcome the great defense played by Virginia? We will find out on Thursday.

LSU vs Michigan St:

LSU beat Kentucky in Kentucky this season…proving that they can play with and beat any team in the country…so if LSU is on…this could be a great game.

Virginia Tech vs Duke:

Duke just escaped the last round with a win…and Va Tech beat Duke back on February 26th…so this should be a fun game to watch.

Scott E

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