NCAA Tournament Schedule 2013: Can't Miss Games from Sunday

Daine Pavloski@@dpavloskiAnalyst IIMarch 24, 2013

Did you watch FGCU's game against Georgetown? Who doesn't like alley-oops and huge dunks. No-brainer.
Did you watch FGCU's game against Georgetown? Who doesn't like alley-oops and huge dunks. No-brainer.Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The round of 64 in the men's NCAA tournament was absolutely ridiculous. We had upsets, close calls, record-setting blowouts and a few amazing individual performances. The round of 32 won't disappoint either. While a majority of Saturday's games have been blowouts so far, day two has a few major matchups primed for madness.


FGCU vs. San Jose State, 7:10 p.m. ET

Who doesn't want to watch this game? FGCU pulled one of the craziest upsets in the history of March Madness when they beat Georgetown 78-68 in the round of 64. San Jose State had a big win over Oklahoma en route to Sunday's meeting with FGCU. 

FGCU plays a wide-open, pedal-to-the-metal style, throwing alley-oops all over the court and putting down thunderous dunks with the greatest of ease. San Jose State is no slouch, coming off of a 15-point win against Oklahoma, but the big story is obviously FGCU and its amazing underdog story. 

Who can possibly resist watching one of the biggest Cinderella stories in recent history?


La Salle vs. Mississippi, 7:40 p.m. ET

This is another interesting matchup. La Salle, a No. 13 seed, and Ole Miss, a No. 12 seed, both got surprising upset victories in the second round. Those upsets will lead to a big game between the two on Sunday. 

This matchup is good because, on paper, these teams are pretty evenly matched. They come in with similar seedings and, unlike most games at this point in the tourney, it isn't slated to be a blowout. Usually, when one team wins an upset, they get rolled by a better team the next round. That isn't the case here.

Here, both teams got surprising wins in Round Two, and anything can happen. This is another good game for fans anywhere who simply like the game of basketball. 


North Carolina vs. Kansas, 5:15 p.m. ET

This matchup is all about history. UNC Head Coach Roy Williams has a lot of history with KU, having coached there from 1988-2003. He was a huge part of Kansas' basketball tradition going into the new millennium and will take on his old school on Sunday. 

Williams and the Tar Heels have had an up-and-down campaign this season, but they've been hot as of late, coming off of a seven-point win over Villanova and a solid showing in the ACC Championship game against Miami. 

However, Kansas certainly won't give it to them. Kansas earned a No. 1 seed this season after ending the regular season on a 10-game winning streak. 

KU's old coach will take them on as a Tar Heel in a game that features a ton of history and two of the most storied programs in the nation—a matchup no basketball fan can possibly ignore on Sunday.