NCAA Basketball Tournament 2014: Friday Viewing Guide and Bracket

If Day 1 was anything like the rest of the tournament will be, it's time to get your beer and TV ready.

Friday's Game Schedule

Region Game Venue Time TV Announcers
MidWest Mercer Bears (14) vs. Duke Blue Devils(3) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 12:15p CBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West Nebraska Cornhuskers (11) vs. Baylor Bears (6) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 12:40p truTV Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. New Mexico Lobos (7) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 1:40p TBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
West Weber State Wildcats (16) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 2:10p TNT Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
MidWest Tennessee Volunteers (11) vs. Massachusetts Minutemen (6) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 2:45p CBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (14) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 3:10p truTV Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Eastern Kentucky Colonels (15) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (2) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 4:10p TBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
West Oklahoma State Cowboys (9) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (8) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 4:40p TNT Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
East George Washington Colonials (9) vs. Memphis Tigers (8) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 6:55p TBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
MidWest Cal Poly Mustangs (16) vs. Wichita State Shockers (1) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 7:10p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
East Providence Friars (11) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (6) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 7:20p TNT Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (12) vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams (5) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 7:27p truTV Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
East Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (16) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 9:25p TBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
MidWest Kansas State Wildcats (9) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (8) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 9:40p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
East NC Central Eagles (14) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 9:50p TNT Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13) vs. UCLA Bruins (4) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 9:57p truTV Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston

ACC Teams in the Mix

(3) Duke Blue Devils vs (14) Mercer Bears, 12:15pm, CBS

The Blue Devils come in as ACC Tournament runners-up to Virginia, and winners of 9 of their last 12. They've only lost 8 games all season, and 4 of those were to teams seeded at 3 or higher in this year's tournament. They're led by freshman superstar Jabari Parker, and are always a tough out in the Tournament. They take on the only Tournament entry from the state of Georgia, the Atlantic Sun Champion Mercer Bears. The Bears come in with the same 26-8 record, but without a victory over a team in this year's Tournament. (Their only tries were against Texas and Oklahoma, where they lost by 14 to the Sooners but by 3 to the Longhorns.)

(6) North Carolina Tar Heels vs (11) Providence Friars, 7:20pm, TNT

After 12 straight wins in conference play, Carolina comes in after two straight losses to rival Duke and Pitt, in the regular season finale and ACC Tournament, respectively. It's been a wild years for the Tar Heels, littered with fantastic wins and awful losses. (Early losses to Belmont and UAB were complimented with wins over Louisville, Michigan State, and Kentucky.) They'll play Providence, who are 7-2 in their last 9, with their only losses to Villanova (in OT) and Creighton. That said, they are 3-6 against teams in this year's Tournament, with two wins over Creighton and a win over Xavier.

(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs (16) Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 9:25pm, TBS

In their last 17 games, Virginia's only loss was an overtime March 9 loss at Maryland, and they've recorded 5 wins over Tournament-bound teams. They won both the regular season ACC Championship and the ACC Tournament Championship, and compliment an average offense with an outstanding defense that most teams struggle to score against. The Chanticleers come in off of 5 straight wins as Big South Champions. They have only played one Tournament-bound team all year, resulting in a 73-69 loss to UL-Lafayette way back on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Who do you have winning on day 2??

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