Week two of the NCAA tournament gets under way Thursday as the Sweet 16 tips off.
North Carolina faces Wisconsin in Los Angeles at 7:47 p.m. The fourth-seeded Tar Heels, who could potentially be without Charlotte native Kennedy Meeks, and the top-seeded Badgers play contrasting styles. For UNC to have a chance at the upset, Marcus Paige and his teammates will have to speed up the tempo and get Wisconsin out of its rhythm.
The game of the night is West Virginia vs. Kentucky. Bob Huggins is 8-2 all time against John Calipari, but do the Mountaineers have the talent to ruin the Wildcats undefeated season? At least one West Virginia player is confident.
▪ Alabama at Florida SEC 7 p.m.
▪ Mississippi at Arkansas ESPNU 7:30 p.m.
Major League Baseball
▪ Washington vs. St. Louis MLB 9 a.m.
▪ Baltimore vs. Detroit MLB 1 p.m.
♦Cincinnati vs. Cleveland SPSO 4 p.m.
▪ Kansas City vs. Seattle MLB 4 p.m.
▪ L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs ESPN 7 p.m.
▪ Oakland vs. San Francisco MLB 10 p.m.
▪ Colorado vs. Texas MLB 2 p.m.
▪ N.Y. Mets vs. Washington MLB 6 a.m.
Men’s College Basketball
▪ Wichita St. vs. Notre Dame WBTV 7:15 p.m.
▪ N. Carolina vs. Wisconsin TBS 7:47 p.m.
☆W. Virginia vs. Kentucky WBTV 9:45 p.m.
▪ Xavier vs. Arizona TBS 10:17 p.m.
▪ Prescott vs. Lawson ESPN2 9 p.m.
▪ Trophee Hassan II GOLF 7 a.m.
▪ Trophee Hassan II GOLF 10:30 a.m.
▪ Texas Open GOLF 3 p.m.
▪ Kia Classic GOLF 6 p.m.
▪ Pittsburgh at Carolina FSCR 7 p.m.
▪ Nashville at Tempe Bay FSCR 2 a.m.
▪ Formula One practice NBCSN 2 a.m.
▪ France vs. Brazil ESPN2 4 p.m.
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