Part of the sensational fun of March Madness consists of the flurry of basketball action that comes so relentlessly it's hard to stay caught up. That part of the tournament is over, and now each game can be put under a microscope.
And you can do that from anywhere, whether on a park bench or a sandy beach. If you have Internet access and a mobile device, then you can stream all the games on March Madness Live, and you don't have to worry about owning multiple TVs or going out to a local watering hole.
With such unprecedented access, here are some potential clashes to watch for and every team's odds of winning the title.
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|3/27||Dayton vs. Stanford||7:15 p.m.||CBS|
|3/27||Baylor vs. Wisconsin||7:47 p.m.||TBS|
|3/27||UCLA vs. Florida||9:45 p.m.||CBS|
|3/27||San Diego St. vs. Arizona||10:17 p.m.||TBS|
|3/28||Tennessee vs. Michigan||7:15 p.m.||CBS|
|3/28||Connecticut vs. Iowa State||7:27 p.m.||TBS|
|3/28||Kentucky vs. Louisville||9:45 p.m.||CBS|
|3/28||Michigan St. vs. Virginia||9:57 p.m.||TBS|
|3/29||Elite Eight||6 and 8:30 p.m.||TBS|
|3/30||Elite Eight||2:10 and 4:55 p.m.||CBS|
|4/5||Final Four||6 and 8:30 p.m.||TBS, TNT, truTV|
|4/7||National Championship||9:10 p.m.||CBS|
|San Diego State||4||33-1|
Louisville faces a possible rematch of last year's national championship game with Michigan to decide the Midwest regional final if the Cardinals get past Kentucky.
With the regional champs from the Midwest and West facing each other in the Final Four, the former look to be in much better shape for a path to the national title game with Kentucky or Louisville with Michigan most likely vying to take on Wisconsin or an Arizona team still hobbled by the loss of Brandon Ashley.
Michigan State and Florida appear to have clear paths ahead to a Final Four meeting thanks to upsets on their side of the bracket. The Gators watched Kansas and Syracuse stumble before the Sweet 16, and the Spartans watched Villanova get bounced.
Michigan State and Florida have the best odds of winning the tournament, and this could possibly be head coach Tom Izzo's last stab at adding another championship to his 2000 title. Sam Amick of USA Today reported that the Detroit Pistons will pursue the MSU skipper.
However, Izzo seemed to counter that report, telling Hank Kurz Jr. of The Associated Press (via NCAA.com), "I swear to you, I have not talked to one soul from the Pistons. That's the funny thing, somebody said a month ago that they heard we talked on the phone. I got a call about that."
Pistons owner Tom Gores graduated from Michigan State.
Today on @ESPN_Numbers: Now that President Obama has picked MSU to win it all, has picking the Spartans officially jumped the shark? And:— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 19, 2014
Izzo also acknowledged the pressure of so many people picking his team to win the tournament, saying Barack Obama is the only person he is afraid to disappoint.
"I don't mind letting down alums, but man, the President, I don't want to let him down."
However, topping Virginia, a No. 1 seed, will be no small feat for Michigan State despite being favored in the matchup. The Cavaliers have the nation's stingiest scoring defense, and if MSU is toppled, it will leave the door wide open for the Gators to waddle in and chomp a championship.