Monday, March 1
7p ESPN Georgetown at West Virginia
7p ESPNU Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Jackson State
9p ESPN Oklahoma at Texas
9p ESPNU North Carolina A&T at Morgan State
Tuesday, March 2
7p ESPN Vanderbilt at Florida
7p ESPN2 Villanova at Cincinnati
7:30p ESPNU South Florida at DePaul
8p Raycom Miami at North Carolina
9p ESPN Big Ten Wildcard
9:30p ESPNU Louisville at Marquette
9:30 MTN Air Force at Wyoming
Wednesday, March 3
7p ESPN Connecticut at Notre Dame
Monday, March 8
7p ESPN CAA Championship
7p ESPN2 MAAC Championship
9p ESPN WCC Championship
9p ESPN2 Southern Conference Championship
Tuesday, March 9
Noon ESPN2 BIG EAST First Round
2p ESPN2 BIG EAST First Round
7p ESPN2 Sun Belt Championship
7p ESPNU BIG EAST First Round
9p ESPN Horizon League Championship
9p ESPN2 Summit Championship
9p ESPNU BIG EAST First Round
Wednesday, March 10
Noon ESPN BIG EAST Championship Second Round
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Big 12 and Pac-10 Conferences have announced the dates and matchups for the 2009 Big 12 / Pac-10 Hardwood Series. The series will be in its third year after starting competition during the 2007-08 season.
The majority of the games are scheduled for December 3-6, with three taking place outside the four-day series window. The matchups are new for 2009, after two straight campaigns of the same home-and-away meetings. In 2010, the contests will be return games from this year and take place from December 2-5.
Familiar Foes: In addition to meeting in the 2009 NCAA Championship Game and last year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Michigan State and North Carolina played in the first two Challenges (1999 and 2000) with the Spartans winning both games. North Carolina won both games last year.
First-Ever Meeting: Minnesota and Miami will square off in the first meeting between the two programs.
When you watch as much of the NCAA Tournament as us die-hards do.. you inevitably form close bonds with the announcers on CBS. Some strong congenial bonds.. others I could do without. Here is the CBS college basketball roster, including links to profiles on CBS.com, their role during the broadcast, and my rating of their recent work.
Gonzaga secured the top seed, posting a perfect 14-0 record in conference play to win its ninth consecutive WCC regular season title and the Bulldogs' 11th in the last 12 seasons. It marks an unprecedented third undefeated conference season for the Zags. Saint Mary's owns the No.
NEW ORLEANS - WKU, UALR and Troy have earned the top three seeds in the upcoming 2009 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Championship, set to begin this week. The trio will receive first-round byes and will await their opponents in the quarterfinals in Hot Springs, Ark.
The pairings are set for the 2009 CAA Men's Basketball Championship, which will be held March 6-9 at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va.