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Thursday, March 18, 2010

2010 Thursday NCAA Tournament Schedule and TV Times


2010 Thursday NCAA Tournament Schedule and TV Times

Ford Center (Okla. City, OK) - West Region
12:20 pm
Florida #10
Brigham Young #7
Florida: Roster
Brigham Young: Roster

New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, La.) - South Region
12:25 pm
Old Dominion #11
Notre Dame #6
Old Dominion: Roster
Notre Dame: Roster

Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, RI) - South Region
12:30 pm
Robert Morris #15
Villanova #2
Robert Morris: Roster
Villanova: Roster

HP Pavilion (San Jose, CA) - West Region
2:30 pm
Murray State #13
Vanderbilt #4
Murray State: Roster
Vanderbilt: Roster

Ford Center (Okla. City, OK) - West Region
2:40 pm
North Texas #15
Kansas State #2
North Texas: Roster
Kansas State: Roster

New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, La.) - South Region
2:45 pm
Sam Houston State #14
Baylor #3
Sam Houston State: Roster
Baylor: Roster

Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, RI) - South Region
2:50 pm
St. Mary´s #10
Richmond #7
St. Mary's: Roster
Richmond: Roster

HP Pavilion (San Jose, CA) - West Region
4:45 pm
Texas-El Paso #12
Butler #5
Texas-El Paso: Roster
Butler: Roster

Ford Center (Okla. City, OK) - Midwest Region
7:10 pm
Northern Iowa #9
UNLV #8
Northern Iowa: Roster
UNLV: Roster

New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, La.) - East Region
7:15 pm
E. Tennessee State #16
Kentucky #1
E. Tennessee State: Roster
Kentucky: Roster

HP Pavilion (San Jose, CA) - East Region
7:20 pm
Washington #11
Marquette #6
Washington: Roster
Marquette: Roster

Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, RI) - Midwest Region
7:25 pm
Ohio #14
Georgetown #3

Ohio: Roster
Georgetown: Roster

Ford Center (Okla. City, OK) - Midwest Region
9:30 pm
Lehigh #16
Kansas #1
Lehigh: Roster
Kansas: Roster

New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, La.) - East Region
9:35 pm
Wake Forest #9
Texas #8
Wake Forest: Roster
Texas: Roster

HP Pavilion (San Jose, CA) - East Region
9:40 pm
Montana #14
New Mexico #3
Montana: Roster
New Mexico: Roster

Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, RI) - Midwest Region
9:45 pm
San Diego State #11
Tennessee #6
San Diego State: Roster
Tennessee: Roster









2010 March Madness Venues

Opening Round: March 16
UD Arena, Dayton, OH

First and Second Rounds: Thursday and Saturday, March 18 and 20
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI
HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
Spokane Memorial Arena, Spokane, WA

First and Second Rounds: Friday and Sunday, March 19 and 21
HSBC Arena, Buffalo
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Regionals: Thursday and Saturday, March 25 and 27
East: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
West: Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

Regionals: Friday and Sunday, March 26 and 28
Midwest: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
South: Reliant Stadium, Houston TX

Final Four: Saturday and Monday, April 3 and 5
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN




March Madness Trivia & Fun Facts


The phrase “March Madness” was coined by Henry V. Porter in 1939 to describe an Illinois high school basketball tourney. Brent Musburger first used it during NCAA coverage in 1982 causing a legal battle almost as insane as the playoffs.

But everyone finally worked things out and the madness was official. There isn't a good record of who first called the playoffs "The Big Dance", but it does describe the action.

The 6 schools who have the winningest history in NCAA Division I Men's basketball are:

UCLA with 11 championships;
Kentucky who won the March Madness games 7 times;
Indiana with 5 Big Dance victories;
North Carolina outlasted all the other teams 4 times, including their championship win in 2005, and
Duke and Kansas with 3 titles each.
There are 8 teams that won twice and others who are trying to reach that goal this year...
Although past history is no guarantee in this Cinderella laced NCAA tournament, number one seeds have won every time in the first round for the past 16 years and number two seeds have only lost three first round games... a 95% win average.

What makes the brackets exciting are the number 13 and 14 seeds who came out winners in the first round 20 times since 1992... a sweet 16% that leads to dreams of glory. Watch for them in your brackets. Look for teams from smaller conferences or those who had a bad start to the season, but got their game on during the last weeks to pull off an invitation. A power player on a slump or injury roster who recovers can mean a lower seed for a solid team. Check out the Boston Sports Hub analysis for more stats all the way through the Final Four...

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