March Madness 2014 Bracket: Full Schedule and Updated Picks for Round 2

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March Madness 2014 Bracket: Full Schedule and Updated Picks for Round 2
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Round 1 of the 2014 NCAA tournament will reach its conclusion on Wednesday night, and the field of 64 will finally be set. This brings us to the ever-important Round 2 of March Madness. Picking the right teams here is key for your bracket's success.

Pinpointing potential upsets in this round is of the utmost importance when inking winners in your printable bracket. Rest assured, upsets will happen—they do every year, and they will again in 2014.

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Let's break down the NCAA tournament's Round 2 schedule to ensure that you won't miss a moment of the action. We'll also take a look at updated predictions of teams that will advance to the round of 32.

 

Round 2 Schedule

NCAA Tournament Round 2 Schedule
Region Matchup Time (ET) TV Info
Thurs., March 20
South No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Dayton 12:15 p.m. CBS
West No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 American 12:40 p.m. TruTV
South No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Pittsburgh 1:40 p.m. TBS
East No. 5 Cincinnati vs. No. 12 Harvard 2:10 p.m. TNT
South No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 W. Michigan 2:45 p.m. CBS
West No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 BYU 3:10 p.m. TruTV
South No.1 Florida vs. No. 16 Albany 4:10 p.m. TBS
East No. 4 Michigan St. vs. No. 13 Delaware 4:40 p.m. TNT
East No. 7 UConn vs. No 10. St. Joseph's 6:55 p.m. TBS
Midwest No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Wofford 7:10 p.m. CBS
West No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 ND State 7:27 p.m. TruTV
Midwest No. 5 St. Louis vs. No. 12 N.C. State 7:20 p.m. TNT
East No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 15 Milwaukee 9:25 p.m. TBS
Midwest No. 7 Texas vs. No 10. Arizona St. 9:40 p.m. CBS
Midwest No. 4 Louisville vs. No 13 Manhattan 9:50 p.m. TNT
West No. 4 San Diego St. vs. No. 13 New Mex. St. 9:57 p.m. TruTV
Fri., March 21
Midwest No. 3 Duke vs. No. 14 Mercer 12:15 p.m. CBS
West No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 11 Nebraska 12:40 p.m. TruTV
South No. 7 New Mexico vs. No. 10 Stanford 1:40 p.m. TBS
West No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 16 Weber St. 2:10 p.m. TNT
Midwest Wichita St or UMass 2:30 p.m. CBS
West No. 3 Creighton vs. No. 14 UL-Lafayette 3:10 p.m. TruTV
South No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 E. Kentucky 4:10 p.m. TBS
West No. 8 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Oklahoma St. 4:40 p.m. TNT
East No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Geo. Washington 6:55 p.m. TBS
Midwest Wichita St. or UMass 7 p.m. CBS
South No. 5 VCU vs. No. 12 SF Austin 7:27 p.m. TruTV
East No. 6 North Carolina vs. No. 11 Providence 7:20 p.m. TNT
East No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina 9:25 p.m. TBS
Midwest No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Kansas St. 9:40 p.m. CBS
Midwest No. 3 Iowa St. vs. No 14 N.C. Central 9:50 p.m. TNT
South No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Tulsa 9:57 p.m. TruTV

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Wichita State and UMass times to be revealed upon the conclusion of Round 1.

All Round 2 action can be live streamed on NCAA.com.

 

Round 2 Predictions

NCAA Tournament Round 2 Predictions
Region Matchup Winner
South Albany vs. Florida Florida
South Pitt vs. Colorado Pitt
South Stephen F. Austin vs. VCU VCU
South Tulsa vs. UCLA UCLA
South Dayton vs. Ohio State Ohio State
South W. Michigan vs. Syracuse Syracuse
South Stanford vs. New Mexico New Mexico
South E. Kentucky vs. Kansas Kansas
West Weber State vs. Arizona Arizona
West Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
West North Dakota State vs. Oklahoma Oklahoma
West New Mexico State vs. San Diego State San Diego State
West Nebraska vs. Baylor Baylor
West Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Creighton Creighton
West BYU vs. Oregon Oregon
West American vs. Wisconsin Wisconsin
East Coastal Carolina vs. Virginia Virginia
East George Washington vs. Memphis Memphis
East Harvard vs. Cincinnati Cincinnati
East Delaware vs. Michigan State Michigan State
East Providence vs. North Carolina Providence
East NC Central vs. Iowa State Iowa State
East St. Joe's vs. UConn UConn
East UW-Milwaukee vs. Villanova Villanova
Midwest TBD vs. Wichita State TBD
Midwest Kansas State vs. Kentucky Kentucky
Midwest N.C. State vs. St. Louis St. Louis
Midwest Manhattan vs. Louisville Louisville
Midwest TBD vs. Massachusetts TBD
Midwest Mercer vs. Duke Duke
Midwest Arizona State vs. Texas Arizona State
Midwest Wofford vs. Michigan Michigan

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Round 2 Analysis

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Let's begin with some elementary advice when filling out your picks for Round 2 of the 2014 NCAA tournament.

First of all, don't get cute. Every No. 1 seed will advance to the round of 32. There is not a chance of any No. 16 teams pulling off an upset. The same can be said for the Nos. 2 and 3 teams as well. Fill in your bracket accordingly.

The biggest potential upset is No. 12 North Dakota State over No. 5 Oklahoma. The Sooners have a solid offense but give up a tremendous amount of points to opposing teams. The Bison are a well-rounded team and are riding an impressive nine-game winning streak, including winning 14 of their last 15 matchups.

Pay attention to the Round 1 matchup of Tennessee versus Iowa. Tennessee has been playing some inspired basketball of late, and if the Volunteers come away victorious, they have a great shot of upsetting Massachusetts in Round 2.

The seven-versus-10 matchups are intriguing this year. Each 10 seed has a good chance at forcing an upset. St. Joseph's in the East and Arizona State in the Midwest have the best shots, as they match up very well with UConn and Texas, respectively.

Eight-versus-nine contests are always ones that are difficult to predict; however, this year there are a few games that look quite simple.

No. 9 Pittsburgh's 22nd-ranked defense will prove too much for the No. 8 Colorado Buffaloes, allowing the Panthers to come away with the upset victory.

Also, No. 9 Oklahoma State has been on fire since the return of Marcus Smart. The offense is clicking, and the team should be too much for No. 8 Gonzaga to handle.

Taking all of this into consideration, your 2014 bracket should get off to a solid start.

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