So you have tickets to this week’s NCAA tournament games at the Erwin Center and can’t quite figure out who to root for … or against.
The selection committee didn’t help. Granted, there was nobody from Texas to send us. But they didn’t give us anyone from the Big 12 either, nor neighbor New Mexico and its legion of fans, nor any giant-killing VCUs or Butlers, nor even any lovable underdogs like the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State.
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Second round (Friday)
2-Miami (27-6) vs. 15-Pacific (22-12), 1:10 p.m.
7-Illinois (22-12) vs. 10-Colorado (21-11), 3:40 p.m.
3-Florida (26-7) vs. 14-Northwestern State (23-8), 6:27 p.m.
6-UCLA (25-9) vs. 10-Minnesota (20-12), 8:57 p.m.
Third round (Sunday)
Fri. afternoon winners, TBA
Fri. night winners, TBA