NCAA Tournament 2014 Day 2: schedule, TV times, announcers, possible upset specials

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A night of thrilling finishes and upsets in the books.

Before we get into today's picks, can we discuss the nastiness that was Adreian Payne of Michigan State? He's been a quiet monster at center for the Spartans for a minute now. But last night, he blew up all over Delaware for 41 points on 4/5 shooting from beyond the arc, 6/10 inside the arc, and 14/14 free throws. He fouled out Delaware's low-post threat in 22 minutes and dug into the depth of a shallow Blue Hens team.

That is what "in the zone" looks like, and maybe this is the class to end Tom Izzo Final Four drought - it's been like three years for him, and Izzo has different standards than a normal coach at a normal program.

Upsets by Harvard, Dayton and North Dakota State dotted the evening, while four overtime games upped the drama. This is a tournament to watch with strangers, a time to make friends with the words of our great forefathers, "whoo-HOOOO!" (They probably said "huzzah," but let me enjoy my revisionist history.)

And I'd like to take a moment to remark that North Carolina State's late choke job was epic, real and spectacular. Four for ten at the line late as St. Louis was trying to extend the game. The St. Lunatics aka the Billikens shot under 50% from the line as well, so both teams were trying to choke; but only one has so much experience as the Wolfpack. Kudos.

What games are you excited for tonight? How much are you going to hate-watch Duke? And the states of Kentucky and Virginia are well-represented tonight.

My upset picks: Nebraska over Baylor; Tennessee over Massachusetts; Oklahoma State over Gonzaga; and Providence over North Carolina.

Times, announcers, locations and matchups all below.

Friday's Game Schedule

Region Game Venue Time TV Announcers
MidWest Mercer Bears (14) vs. Duke Blue Devils(3) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 12:15p CBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West Nebraska Cornhuskers (11) vs. Baylor Bears (6) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 12:40p truTV Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. New Mexico Lobos (7) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 1:40p TBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
West Weber State Wildcats (16) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 2:10p TNT Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
MidWest Iowa Hawkeyes/Tennessee Volunteers (11) vs. Massachusetts Minutemen (6) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 2:45p CBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (14) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 3:10p truTV Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Eastern Kentucky Colonels (15) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (2) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 4:10p TBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
West Oklahoma State Cowboys (9) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (8) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 4:40p TNT Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
East George Washington Colonials (9) vs. Memphis Tigers (8) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 6:55p TBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
MidWest Cal Poly Mustangs/ Texas Southern Tigers (16) vs. Wichita State Shockers (1) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 7:10p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
East Providence Friars (11) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (6) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 7:20p TNT Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (12) vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams (5) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 7:27p truTV Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
East Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (16) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 9:25p TBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
MidWest Kansas State Wildcats (9) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (8) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 9:40p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
East NC Central Eagles (14) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 9:50p TNT Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13) vs. UCLA Bruins (4) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 9:57p truTV Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
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