Mobile Friendly NCAA Tournament Bracket 2014: Primer for March Madness

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Mobile Friendly NCAA Tournament Bracket 2014: Primer for March Madness
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

March Madness is arguably the most exciting time of year for sports fans. The NCAA tournament is practically guaranteed to provide a nonstop stream of exciting action, incredible intrigue, amazing upsets and just plain thrilling college hoops stories across three jam-packed weekends.

It’s certainly an event that no self-respecting fan could miss, which is why it’s important to know all the ways to tune into the games, check your bracket and catch up on the results if you aren’t able to plop down on the couch in front of the television.

Keep reading to find out where you can find Bleacher Report’s mobile-friendly bracket for the Big Dance, plus important dates, live stream and mobile viewing information and more.

 

All Your Bracket Essentials

Bleacher Report

 

Viewing Guide and Live Stream Info

2014 NCAA Tournament TV Listings
Tuesday, March 18 (Dayton) Time (ET) Station
First Four (Game 1) 6:30 p.m. TruTV
First Four (Game 2) 9 p.m. TruTV
Wednesday, March 19 (Dayton) Time (ET) Station
First Four (Game 3) 6:30 p.m. TruTV
First Four (Game 4) 9 p.m. TruTV
Thursday, March 20 (Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Spokane) Time (ET) Station
Second Round 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. CBS
Second Round 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m. TruTV
Second Round 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. TBS
Second Round 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m. TNT
Friday, March 21 (Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis) Time (ET) Station
Second Round 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. CBS
Second Round 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m. TruTV
Second Round 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. TBS
Second Round 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m. TNT
Saturday, March 22 (Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Spokane) Time (ET) Station
Third Round 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CBS
Third Round 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. TNT
Third Round 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. TBS
Sunday, March 23 (Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis) Time (ET) Station
Third Round 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CBS
Third Round 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. TNT
Third Round 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. TBS
Third Round 7:30 p.m. TruTV
Thursday, March 27 (Memphis, Anaheim) Time (ET) Station
Sweet Sixteen 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. CBS
Sweet Sixteen 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m. TBS
Friday, March 28 (New York, Indianapolis) Time (ET) Station
Sweet Sixteen 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. CBS
Sweet Sixteen 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m. TBS
Saturday, March 29 (Memphis, Anaheim) Time (ET) Station
Elite Eight 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. TBS
Sunday, March 30 (New York, Indianapolis) Time (ET) Station
Elite Eight 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. TBS
Saturday, April 5 (Arlington) Times (ET) Stations
Final Four (Game 1), Final Four Game 2 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. TBS, TNT, TruTV
Monday, April 7 (Arlington) Time Station
National Championship Game 9 p.m. CBS

Source: ChristianToday.com

 

Top Player to Watch: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Wiggins was hailed as the premier high school prospect of the last decade, but he has been struggling to live up to expectations ever since stepping foot on campus in Lawrence.

The Canadian native has been rock-solid for the Jayhawks, who played the toughest schedule in the nation during the regular season, but he hasn’t exactly been a transcendent talent. He has a chance to springboard back to the consensus top of the upcoming NBA draft and prove his doubters wrong during March Madness.

Wiggins lit it up in his final regular-season game, finally uncorking the potential that everyone expected him to on a regular basis. He set a career high with 41 points in a losing effort against West Virginia.

That outburst helped up his 2013-14 scoring average to 16.8 points per game, while he also contributed 5.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocks during his freshman campaign.

There is a chance that Wiggins gets to face off against his older brother, Nick, who is a significant contributor for the undefeated Wichita State Shockers. That sibling clash and Sunflower State showdown could be the highlight of this tournament, which is exactly what Nick told Ryan Fagan of Sporting News:

We haven’t talked about it on a serious note, but it’s just funny. It would be amazing. It would also be a great atmosphere, playing against him and against Kansas just because we’re both Kansas teams and people compare us a lot. It would be exciting.

That meeting is certainly something to watch for, as both prolific Kansas-based teams appear poised to make serious runs this March.

 

Top Team to Watch: Florida

The Gators finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the country and capped off the first and only 18-0 finish in SEC basketball history. 

USA Basketball commended UF on its feat:

This team is now the squad to beat in the Big Dance, as it is firing on all cylinders at the right time.

According to Tom Spousta of The New York Times, head coach Billy Donovan called it the “greatest regular season” he was ever a part of, which is a high compliment from a coach who oversaw back-to-back national-title teams in the last decade.

The Gators are extremely experienced with Donovan at the helm and four senior starters in the lineup. They went 29-2 overall during the 2013-14 campaign and are nearly impossible to beat when they are locked in.

The players aren’t resting on their laurels, either, as senior center Patric Young told Spousta after capping off a big victory against Kentucky in the season finale:

This is not mission accomplished. We are obviously headed in the right direction now because the ultimate goal is to be national champions. It feels good to sit back right now and say that we have accomplished something, but we still have to get back to work.

With a balanced offense and defense that both fall within the top 10 of Ken Pomeroy’s efficiency rankings and having not lost a game since an early-December buzzer-beater, it’s going to be immensely tough to oust the Gators.

UF has too many weapons and all the right tools to fall until the Final Four, so expect it to make it at least that far.

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