Kentucky and Louisville met in December and play again in the Sweet 16. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Friday Sweet 16 Updates, Results and Live Thread


Night 2 of the Sweet 16 is here, and with it comes a little history. The NCAA tournament returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time in over a half-century. Something about this just seems so right.

Madison Square Garden is the most famous arena in the world, as legendary wrestler Iron Sheik will tell you. It was also as vital to popularizing college basketball in the mid-20th century as cable TV was in the 1980s. So when you toast to another night of March Madness, be sure to also give a nice salud to the Garden.

Of course, New York is not the exclusive home to Friday night’s tournament action. Oh, no.

In America’s Heartland and arguably the most basketball-crazy state in the nation (please note, Kentuckians: I wrote arguably), the Midwest Region features a pair of exciting tilts. Another installment of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry should make for a wonderful atmosphere in Indianapolis.

All four Friday games have a high bar to meet following the thrilling West Regional showdown between Arizona and San Diego State. More of that, please. Less of Wisconsin-Baylor, if you don’t mind.

With the right game plan, a hot shooting night or maybe just good old fashioned luck, four teams will continue their quest for the Final Four—and potentially get called a scrotum on Twitter.

On to the Madness.

Tip (ET)
Network
Site
Game
Final
7:15 p.m.CBSIndianapolis (Midwest Regional)11. Tennessee vs. 2. Michigan
7;27 p.m. TBSNew York (East Regional)7. UConn vs. 3. Iowa State
9:45 p.m.CBSIndianapolis (Midwest Regional)8. Kentucky vs. 4. Louisville
9:57 p.m. TBSNew York (East Regional)4. Michigan State vs. 1. Virginia

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  • Kyle Kensing

    DO IT LIVE

  • Kyle Kensing

    We’ve got our first (?) Michigan vs. the Southerners mention of the night https://twitter.com/mgoblog/status/449679561525964800

  • Joseph Nardone

    Hello Earthlings. As intriguing as Tennessee vs Michigan is (for more than just the tweet below indicates), I can’t wait to see Kane in the Garden. Will he be Able (first of many bad Kane and Able jokes) to lead the Cyclones to next round?!

  • Kyle Kensing

    Indeed, this is the BIGGEST event in MSG since Summerslam 1998, and at that event another Kane made his presence felt with a sneak attack on Mankind. I foresee Iowa State’s Kane having a similar impact on Uconn-kind http://webspace.webring.com/people/vu/um_9201/summerslam98.jpg

  • Joseph Nardone

    Over/under on wrestling, bad movie, and nothing to do w/ CBB references? I say (since I will have to tapout relatively early for work), 50. Still high

  • Joseph Nardone

    Mitch McGary not playing. Here is my surprise face

    So this guy showed up in the #Badgers locker room after the game & was mugging with Coach Ryan. @AaronRodgers12 pic.twitter.com/RhPtOa0tCK— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) March 28, 2014

  • Joseph Nardone

    Vols v Wolverines being billed as the Highlighter game tonight. Other acceptable billings, Florescent Game. Sorry, I don’t have more

  • Joseph Nardone

    Lilly Adams doesn’t look like any JV guards I knew it high school.

  • Kyle Kensing

    So Tennessee is running in quicksand early. And this Michigan team ain’t Iowa, you aren’t going to dig a hole against Blue and come back like in the First Four.

  • Kyle Kensing

    Also, define “bad” movie. Because if Brian Bosworth’s Stone Cold is considered bad, we’re just going to have to agree to disagree.

    • Joseph Nardone

      If we agree Christian Slater never made a bad movie, then I can live with Stone Cold being good.

  • Kyle Kensing

    My goodness Jarnell Stokes is making himself some money in this tournament.

  • Joseph Nardone

    Also, the over/under for a Jared Mintz comment in this live thread is 0.5. I am sheepishly taking the under

    • Kyle Kensing

      Pump The Volume bought Christian Slater lifelong approval.

      • Joseph Nardone

        You’re right. Gleaming the Cube gave me my smile, but Pump Up the Volume gave me my heart. Truth be told, Kuffs gave me my soul. Only Slater and Z Morris are allowed to break the wall and talk to us through the camera

  • Ryan

    Hectic pace at MSG.

    • Joseph Nardone

      and sloppy like a whore’s vagina the day after Mardi Gras

  • Kyle Kensing

    Unrelated thought: Why is the Sponsored Content box so racy and/or creepy?

  • Kyle Kensing

    Can’t tell if Fred Hoiberg is despondent or enraged

  • Kyle Kensing

    Something about UConn and the Garden…

    • Ryan

      Something, more like everything!

  • Ryan

    This game is all Cards!