Can you feel the madness building up? Day 1 of of the NCAA tournament's second round brought an enormous deal of excitement. We've already seen seed upsets, close games and blowouts—and we're just getting started.
Day 2 of the second round is sure to provide just as much excitement as Day 1—and maybe even more. Some great matchups are on the way, and none of the action should be missed. After all, brackets live and die by these early rounds.
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Let's take a look at the full schedule, viewing information and live stream availability for the second day of Round 2. We'll also predict the winner of each game, as the anxiety over a potential early busted bracket increases.
Second-Round Day 2 Viewing Info
|NCAA Tournament Second-Round Day 2 Schedule|
|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||No. 6 UMass vs. No. 11 Tennessee||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||No. 1 Wichita St. vs. No. 16 Cal Poly||7:10 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|
Day 2 of the NCAA tournament's second round can be live streamed on NCAA.com.
Second-Round Day 2 Picks
|NCAA Tournament Second-Round Day 2 Picks|
|South||Stephen F. Austin vs. VCU||VCU|
|South||Tulsa vs. UCLA||UCLA|
|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||Nebraska vs. Baylor||Baylor|
|West||Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Creighton||Creighton|
|East||Coastal Carolina vs. Virginia||Virginia|
|East||George Washington vs. Memphis||Memphis|
|East||Providence vs. North Carolina||North Carolina|
|East||NC Central vs. Iowa State||Iowa State|
|Midwest||Cal Poly vs. Wichita State||Wichita State|
|Midwest||Kansas State vs. Kentucky||Kentucky|
|Midwest||Tennessee vs. Massachusetts||Tennessee|
|Midwest||Mercer vs. Duke||Duke|
|Sean O'Donnell's Predictions|
Second-Round Day 2 Analysis
As Round 2 of the 2014 NCAA tournament continues on Friday, the same ongoing trends will continue to be prevalent.
Top-seeded teams should continue to advance without a problem; however, expect a couple more upsets, as No. 5 through No. 8 seeds will probably leave the tournament early.
One such game is No. 8 Gonzaga against No. 9 Oklahoma State. This game could really go either way, and it should be highly contested. But, since the return of Marcus Smart, the Cowboys have looked dynamic.
Gonzaga is a very well-rounded team; however, it may find it difficult to keep pace with the Cowboys' high-octane offense. This matchup has all the makings of an upset.
Another game to watch out for is No. 6 Massachusetts against No. 11 Tennessee.
The Volunteers have been tearing it up lately, and after their Round 1 victory over Iowa, they are poised to do some damage going forward.
Tennessee has won six of its last seven games—losing to No. 1 Florida along the way. In these seven games, the Volunteers lit up the scoreboard, scoring at least 72 points in five of the contests while holding opposing teams to 68 points or less in each game.
Massachusetts has been struggling of late, dropping three of its last five games—two of the three losses came against unranked teams. If the Minutemen can't right the ship, they are in line for an early exit on Friday.