NCAA Tournament Schedule 2014: TV Info, Updated Bracket and Cinderellas to Watch

Kenny DeJohnAnalyst IIIMarch 22, 2014

RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 21:  Bud Thomas #5, Ike Nwamu #10 Darious Moten #22 of the Mercer Bears celebrate after defeating the Duke Blue Devils 78-71 during the Second Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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If upsets are your thing, then the 2014 NCAA tournament is for you.

The round of 64 is already finished, and the number of upsets is staggeringly high. Most brackets lay in ruins after Mercer bested Duke and Stephen F. Austin State University trumped VCU. Heck, even Dayton's win over Ohio State left people wishing that they had filled out another 10 brackets.

Such an exciting round of 64 means there are many more good things to come from this year's tournament. Here's all the information you'll need to make sure you don't miss a thing.


All Your Bracket Essentials

Bleacher Report



Remaining NCAA Tournament Schedule
Saturday, March 22 (Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Spokane)Time (ET)Station
Third Round12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.CBS
Third Round6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.TNT
Third Round7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.TBS
Sunday, March 23 (Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis)Time (ET)Station
Third Round12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.CBS
Third Round6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.TNT
Third Round7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.TBS
Third Round7:30 p.m.TruTV
Thursday, March 27 (Memphis, Anaheim)Time (ET)Station
Sweet 167 p.m., 9:30 p.m.CBS
Sweet 167:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m.TBS
Friday, March 28 (New York, Indianapolis)Time (ET)Station
Sweet 167 p.m., 9:30 p.m.CBS
Sweet 167:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m.TBS
Saturday, March 29 (Memphis, Anaheim)Time (ET)Station
Elite Eight6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.TBS
Sunday, March 30 (New York, Indianapolis)Time (ET)Station
Elite Eight6 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 (ET)Station
National Championship Game9 p.m.CBS


Updated Bracket

An updated NCAA bracket can be found here.


Potential Cinderellas to Watch

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State blew a 10-point second-half lead and was outscored 24-3 in a 10-minute stretch in the second half of its game against No. 5 VCU. With 3:38 left in the game, the Lumberjacks trailed by 10.

With just 10 seconds left, VCU was up by four and standing on the free-throw line looking to add to the lead and put the game away. The Lumberjacks, a popular pick as a No. 12 seed to beat VCU, were staring elimination down.

Jordan Burgess of VCU missed both free throws, and Lumberjacks guard Desmond Haymon drilled a three with 3.6 seconds left in the game. Oh yeah, and he was fouled on the play. Haymon sank the free throw and then proceeded to lead his team to victory in overtime.

If that's not Cinderella-label worthy, then I don't know what is.

The Lumberjacks have now won 29 straight games, and head coach Brad Underwood knows his team had luck on its side, via David Leon Moore of USA Today: "Miracles do happen," Underwood said.

Don't sleep on the Lumberjacks. They'll take on No. 4 UCLA in the round of 32.


North Dakota State

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North Dakota State had played just two BCS games all season prior to its contest against the Oklahoma Sooners, so needless to say, not a ton was expected of the Bison. Despite expectations, they walked away with their first-ever NCAA tournament win.

The win resulted in perhaps the quote of the tournament from the team's Twitter account:

The Bison really can make a run through this year's tournament. They are an offensive juggernaut, shooting 50.9 percent from the floor—the top mark in the country. Averaging 76.4 points per game is a great way to win games, as is having multiple scoring threats in Taylor Braun and Marshall Bjorklund.

San Diego State will be a tough opponent in the round of 32, but this team has weapons and simply goes about its business. I like North Dakota State as a Sweet 16 sleeper.



Duke couldn't help but flash back to its shocking loss to Lehigh just two seasons ago when Mercer upset the team in the round of 64. It wasn't a fluke win, however; Mercer earned it.

The Bears shot 55.6 percent from the floor, while the Blue Devils shot just 35.5 percent. Jabari Parker played like a freshman, scoring just 14 points on 4-of-14 shooting. He was tentative and could not find a rhythm in the biggest game of his life.

Mercer, beyond excited after the win, couldn't help but break it down at half court:

Senior guard Kevin Canevari recognized the type of win it was for his career and for his school, via Chip Patterson of"It's a huge win for us. It's a huge step for Mercer. We haven't been here in 30 years as a school. Our goal was to get here and now that we're here we're not just satisfied with being here. We want to make a statement."

Mercer will take on Tennessee in the round of 32 with the hopes of continuing to dance.