After a first round that saw a record number of last-second game-winners and a historic upset by a 16-seed (Fairleigh Dickinson), how does Saturday’s second-round action follow it up?
There are injury and availability concerns surrounding each of the top teams: Stars Marcus Sasser (Houston) and Brandon Miller (Alabama) are nursing groin injuries, and Kansas coach Bill Self is once again out, still recovering from last week’s heart procedure.
What do Thursday’s first-round darlings, 15-seed Princeton and 13-seed Furman, have in store today? The Tigers take on Missouri, while the Paladins go up against San Diego State. And can 10-seed Penn State continue its hot shooting efforts against 2-seed and Big 12 tournament champions Texas? — Jeff Borzello