My only critique of the televised action Friday was that the game starting times were not more staggered. Especially with the second set of games. They were about 3 - 4 minutes of game time behind each other. Ten minutes would have been much better, in order to see each great finish. Overall, the TV people have been all over it. Kudos to Charles Barkley for predicting that Arizona would knock Duke off.
The first two games Friday night were not close. Of course as a Tar Heel alum, the North Carolina win was sweet tea, regardless of the final score. The Heels put on a shooting clinic midway through the first half as Marquette was firing blanks to surge to a 40-15 lead at one point, before holding on for a 81-63 win. Kansas was also on cruise control and beating Richmond by twenty.
The commonwealth of Virginia will still be represented by play-in survivor VCU which has kept its magic run alive, knocking off Florida State in overtime. Can the wizardry continue against the sole surviving number one seed Jayhawks?
Kentucky sent Ohio State packing in a frenzied finish 62-60 to face the high flying Tar Heels.
A friend sent a link to an excellent story on the UNC-KY series over the years
Here's a camera shot of the tv feed in the FSU- VCU game: