Mar 17

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 2018: Day 1, Regional Quarter Finals

Sorry. Distracted. 140 – 52. Tournament Record (121, Men’s or Women’s) shattered.

Not 3:1. Not 149+ (most points ever, Men or Women). Room for improvement. A-.

I don’t think there’s a team on the Men’s side who can hang with them if they swapped today. Even less so if they had a few months to ramp up.

In Thursday’s list of Underdogs made good are Buffalo, Loyola, and Alabama.

Thursday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
7 Rhode Island 28 – 5 83 10 Oklahoma 18 – 14 78 Mid West
3 Tennessee 26 – 8 73 14 Wright State 25 – 10 47 South
4 Gonzaga 31 – 4 68 13 UNCG 27 – 8 64 West
1 Kansas 28 – 7 76 16 Penn 24 – 9 60 Mid West
2 Duke 27 – 7 89 15 Iona 20 – 14 67 Mid West
6 Miami (Fla.) 22 – 10 62 11 *Loyola Chicago 29 – 5 64 South
5 Ohio St. 25 – 8 81 12 South Dakota St. 28 – 7 73 West
8 Seton Hall 22 – 11 94 9 NC State 21 – 12 83 Mid West
1 Villanova 31 – 4 87 16 Radford 23 – 13 61 East
5 Kentucky 25 – 10 78 12 Davidson 21 – 12 73 South
6 Houston 27 – 7 67 11 San Diego State 22 – 11 65 West
3 Texas Tech 25 – 9 70 14 SFA 28 – 7 60 East
8 Virginia Tech 21 – 12 83 9 *Alabama 20 – 15 86 East
4 Arizona 27 – 8 68 13 *Buffalo 27 – 8 89 South
3 Michigan 29 – 7 61 14 Montana 26 – 8 47 West
6 Florida 21 – 12 77 11 St. Bonaventure 26 – 8 62 East

In the first day of the Regional Quarter Finals we like the Ballhogs, Rhode Island, Buffalo, Loyola, Seton Hall, Gonzaga, and Michigan.

Today’s Games

Time Network Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
12:10 pm CBS 1 Villanova 31 – 4 9 Alabama 20 – 15 East
2:40 pm CBS 2 Duke 27 – 7 7 Rhode Island 28 – 5 Mid West
5:15 pm CBS 5 Kentucky 25 – 10 13 Buffalo 27 – 8 South
6:10 pm TNT 3 Tennessee 26 – 8 11 Loyola Chicago 29 – 5 South
7:10 pm TBS 1 Kansas 28 – 7 8 Seton Hall 22 – 11 Mid West
7:45 pm CBS 4 Gonzaga 31 – 4 5 Ohio St. 25 – 8 West
8:40 pm TNT 3 Texas Tech 25 – 9 6 Florida 21 – 12 East
9:40 pm TBS 3 Michigan 29 – 7 6 Houston 27 – 7 West