March Madness 2014: Full Schedule and Latest Odds for NCAA Tournament

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March Madness 2014: Full Schedule and Latest Odds for NCAA Tournament
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The 2014 edition of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament has fans of college athletics ready for March Madness. With one of the best postseasons in sports, the hype around the updated schedule and odds has the basketball world in a frenzy.

Here is all the bracket information college basketball fans need, the latest odds and the remaining schedule for the entire tournament.

 

All Your Bracket Essentials

 

Bleacher Report

 

Here are the latest odds.

2014 NCAA Tournament Odds
Seed Team Odds
1 Florida 5-1
1 Arizona 8-1
1 Wichita St. 15-1
1 Virginia 18-1
2 Villanova 35-1
2 Michigan 30-1
2 Kansas 10-1
2 Wisconsin 20-1
3 Duke 18-1
3 Syracuse 18-1
3 Creighton 35-1
3 Iowa St. 40-1
4 Louisville 8-1
4 Michigan St. 11-2
4 UCLA 45-1
4 San Diego St. 65-1
5 Cincinnati 90-1
5 Saint Louis 125-1
5 VCU 90-1
5 Oklahoma 75-1
6 North Carolina 50-1
6 Ohio St. 65-1
6 Massachusetts 125-1
6 Baylor 75-1
7 Texas 125-1
7 UConn 80-1
7 Oregon 100-1
7 New Mexico 115-1
8 Kentucky 50-1
8 Gonzaga 125-1
8 Memphis 125-1
8 Colorado 500-1
9 Kansas St. 300-1
9 George Washington 500-1
9 Oklahoma St. 60-1
9 Pittsburgh 95-1
10 Stanford 225-1
10 Saint Joseph’s 350-1
10 BYU 500-1
10 Arizona St. 500-1
11 Dayton 500-1
11 Nebraska 450-1
11 Providence 225-1
11 Tennessee 115-1
11 Iowa 125-1
12 Xavier 500-1
12 North Carolina St. 900-1
12 North Dakota St. 1000-1
12 Harvard 1000-1
12 Stephen F. Austin N/A
13 Manhattan N/A
13 Tulsa N/A
13 New Mexico St. N/A
13 Delaware N/A
14 Western Mich. N/A
14 Mercer N/A
14 La.-Lafayette N/A
14 N.C. Central N/A
15 Eastern Ky. N/A
15 Milwaukee N/A
15 Wofford N/A
15 American N/A
16 Coastal Carolina N/A
16 Weber St. N/A
16 Mt. St. Mary’s N/A
16 Albany N/A
16 Texas Southern N/A
16 Cal Poly N/A
N/A Field (Any Other Team) 100-1

Source: Vegas Insider

 

Here is the full remaining schedule.

Remaining 2014 March Madness Live Stream and TV Schedule
Date 2nd Round Time (ET) TV Live Stream
Fri, March 21 (14) Mercer vs. (3) Duke 12:15 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (11) Nebraska vs. (6) Baylor 12:40 p.m. truTV March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (10) Stanford vs. (7) New Mexico 1:40 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (16) Weber State vs. (1) Arizona 2:10 p.m. TNT March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (11) Iowa/Tennessee vs. (5) Massachusetts 2:45 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (14) LA-Lafayette vs. (3) Creighton 3:10 p.m. truTV March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (15) Eastern Kentucky vs. (2) Kansas 4:10 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (9) Oklahoma State vs. (8) Gonzaga 4:40 p.m. TNT March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (9) George Washington vs. (8) Memphis 6:55 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (16) Cal Poly/Texas Southern vs. (1) Wichita State 7:10 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (11) Providence vs. (6) North Carolina 7:20 p.m. truTV March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (12) Stephen F. Austin vs. (5) VCU 7:27 p.m. TNT March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (16) Coastal Carolina vs. (1) Virginia 9:25 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (9) Kansas State vs. (8) Kentucky 9:40 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (14) North Carolina Central vs. (3) Iowa State 9:50 p.m. TNT March Madness Live
Fri, March 21 (13) Tulsa vs. (4) UCLA 9:57 p.m. truTV March Madness Live
Date 3rd Round Time (ET) TV Live Stream
Sat, March 22 3rd Round - TBD Noon CBS March Madness Live
Sat, March 22 3rd Round - TBD 2:30 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Sat, March 22 3rd Round - TBD 5:30 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Sat, March 22 3rd Round - TBD 6 p.m. TNT March Madness Live
Sat, March 22 3rd Round - TBD 7 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Sat, March 22 3rd Round - TBD 7:30 p.m. truTV March Madness Live
Sat, March 22 3rd Round - TBD 8:30 p.m. TNT March Madness Live
Sat, March 22 3rd Round - TBD 9:30 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Sun, March 23 3rd Round - TBD Noon CBS March Madness Live
Sun, March 23 3rd Round - TBD 2:30 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Sun, March 23 3rd Round - TBD 5:30 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Sun, March 23 3rd Round - TBD 6 p.m. TNT March Madness Live
Sun, March 23 3rd Round - TBD 7 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Sun, March 23 3rd Round - TBD 7:30 p.m. truTV March Madness Live
Sun, March 23 3rd Round - TBD 8:30 p.m. TNT March Madness Live
Sun, March 23 3rd Round - TBD 9:30 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Date Regional Semifinals Time (ET) TV Live Stream
Thu, March 27 Regional Semifinal - TBD 7 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Thu, March 27 Regional Semifinal - TBD 7:15 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Thu, March 27 Regional Semifinal - TBD 9:30 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Thu, March 27 Regional Semifinal - TBD 9:55 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 28 Regional Semifinal - TBD 7 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 28 Regional Semifinal - TBD 7:15 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 28 Regional Semifinal - TBD 9:30 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Fri, March 28 Regional Semifinal - TBD 9:55 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Date Regional Finals Time (ET) TV Live Stream
Sat, March 29 Regional Final - TBD 6 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Sat, March 29 Regional Final - TBD 8:30 p.m. TBS March Madness Live
Sun, March 30 Regional Final - TBD 2:10 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Sun, March 30 Regional Final - TBD 4:55 p.m. CBS March Madness Live
Date National Semifinals Time (ET) TV Live Stream
Sat, April 5 National Semifinal - TBD 6 p.m. TBS, TNT, truTV March Madness Live
Sat, April 5 National Semifinal - TBD 8:30 p.m. TBS, TNT, truTV March Madness Live
Date National Championship Time (ET) TV Live Stream
Mon, April 7 National Championship - TBD 9:10 p.m. CBS March Madness Live

Source: NCAA.com

 

Friday’s Best Matchups

No. 3 Duke vs. No. 14 Mercer

The Duke Blue Devils are perennially one of the best teams in college basketball, but the program is scheduled for a brutal matchup against the underrated Mercer Bears.

While Duke will get all of the mainstream love as the No. 3 seed, the team lost in the conference tournament to Virginia and has not looked impervious to end the season. Mercer has just two losses since Feb. 7.

There are many bracketeers struggling to pick this matchup, and Seth Davis of CBS Sports is amongst them:

Not only did the Bears win the Atlantic Sun Conference championship against a very talented Florida Gulf Coast team, but the program also managed to rank 29th in the nation with a .475 field-goal percentage and finished 25th with 79.3 points per game.

Fans can never count out a team led by a basketball genius like Mike Krzyzewski, but this is not the kind of Duke team we have seen in the past. With a lack of overall chemistry and elite talent, Mercer will have enough to stun the world in the second round.

Predicted Winner: Mercer defeats Duke, 77-74

 

No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 George Washington

The No. 8-seeded Memphis Tigers will square off against the No. 9-seeded George Washington Colonials in the second round, and this has been one of the toughest matchups to pick on this year's bracket.

While Memphis has been strong this season, this is George Washington’s chance to shine.

George Washington has played well enough to make a deep run this season, but President Barack Obama did not pick the team to win in his bracket, something that has outraged head coach Mike Lonergan:

President Obama may not have faith in George Washington, but their elite guard tandem of senior Maurice Creek (14.3 points per game) and sophomore Kethan Savage (12.7) will match the high-paced offense of Memphis.

Add in the defensive pressure from the Colonials and the recent blockbuster wins over Saint Joseph’s and Massachusetts, and it has become abundantly clear that the Tigers are in serious trouble.

Predicted Winner: George Washington defeats Memphis, 80-77

 

*Stats via ESPN.com.

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