March Madness 2022 live stream: NCAA tournament TV schedule, watch basketball stream online Saturday

Now that the second-round schedule and whistleblower times are set for the 2022 NCAA Tournament, we can expect Saturday and Sunday encore performances from some of March Madness’ early stars over the past few days. Thursday’s first-round action featured one of the most stunning upsets in tournament history, with Saint Peter’s becoming just the 10th No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 seed as the Peacocks bounced off Kentucky, but it also included two No. 12 seeds (New Mexico State and Richmond), a No. 11 seed on a No. 6 seed — admittedly not a huge upset with the Michigan as the betting favorite against Colorado State – and three games decided in overtime.

It was an exciting day with wall-to-wall action, and now Thursday’s winners will face off in another elimination day for the big dance, this time punching tickets to next weekend and a spot in the Sweet 16.

The action begins with two games in the spotlight featuring the No. 1 seeds of the Big 12 with Baylor and the No. 8 seed North Carolina starting the day at 12:10 p.m. No. 1 Kansas series takes on No. 9 seed Creighton in Game 2 of this Fort Worth doubleheader around 2:40 p.m. Then action opens up across the country with peak times staggered among which highlights include No. 3 seed Tennessee and No. 11 seed Michigan at 5:15 p.m., No. 4 seed UCLA and No. 5 seed Saint Mary’s at 7:10 p.m. and No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the last drink against No. 9 seed Memphis at 9:40 p.m.

LIVE updates: Follow all the scores, highlights and analyzes of the second round on Saturday.

But enough about the times and teams involved. Let’s dive a bit into Saturday’s storylines of the 2022 NCAA Tournament as the second round begins.

What’s next for Saint Peter’s, Saint Mary’s?

It was almost too much of a big storyline for Saint Peter’s and Saint Mary’s to win on St. Patrick’s Day, but of the two outcomes, neither team will spark more intrigue than the No. 15 seeded Peacocks. after their overtime win over No. 2 Kentucky Seed. Shaheen Holloway’s team had a day to turn the page on No. 7 seed Murray State ahead of his warning on Saturday after the Racers’ overtime thriller against San Francisco made night games in Indianapolis the place where to be Thursday night.

Murray State’s deep rotation was clicking on offense against the Dons with five players finishing in double figures and the team scoring 1.15 points per possession. Saint Peter got heroic efforts from Daryl Banks (27 points) and Doug Edert (20 points) but had no other double-digit players in their win over Kentucky. While the Peacocks can make this a slower, low-possession game, those advantages in depth and versatility in scoring options may not be as significant. This battle for a spot in the Sweet 16 could also test both teams’ stamina after emotionally draining overtime games on Thursday night – making victory a matter of survival on a Saturday night in Indianapolis.

Saint Mary’s, on the other hand, doesn’t suffer the same effects as its first-round win after choking out No. 12 seed Indiana 82-53. The Gaels have arguably the toughest foe in fourth seed UCLA, but after the Bruins were nearly wiped out by No. 13 seed Akron, there must be some confidence on the side. of Saint Mary’s that he is operated in a form that can pick another win in this 7:10 p.m. pipe. As UCLA looks to return to weekend two with many of the same plays from last year’s Final Four, a victory for Saint Mary’s victory would bring the program to the Sweet 16 for the third time and the first time since 2010.

Gonzaga, Kansas and Baylor face tough tests

Gonzaga, seeded No. 1 overall, had an early scare from Georgia State but knocked it down late and earned a 21-point victory. Kansas, the No. 1 seed, took a 47-19 first-half lead and never looked back against Texas Southern. No. 1 seed Baylor also won in sweeping fashion, only by an even more stunning margin of 36 points against Norfolk State. But looking ahead to second-round matchups for each of these No. 1 seeds, it’s clear that more 20-point wins are not to be expected, and at least one of these teams could end up having their tournament cut short. given the threat of an upset in the second round.

The No. 9 seed Memphis had to outlast a physical team from Boise State to win her first NCAA Tournament game of the Penny Hardaway era. Jalen Duren and Deandre Williams are two forwards who will take on Gonzaga’s dynamic duo of Drew Timme and Chet Holmgren. After playing in the first window on Thursday, Gonzaga and Memphis will meet in the final game of the day, scheduled for a 9:40 p.m. caution from Portland.

Another No. 9 seed, Creighton, stands in the way of Kansas and an 11th Sweet 16 appearance under Bill Self. Those two teams played very different first-round games on Thursday — Kansas winning wire to wire while Creighton needed two furious comebacks (one at the end of regulation, one in overtime) to overtake San Diego State.

While Gonzaga and Kansas are double-digit betting favorites in their respective second-round matches, the most popular choice for a seeded upset on Saturday is with Baylor taking on eighth-seeded North Carolina. Hubert Davis’ Tar Heels won convincingly against No. 9 seed Marquette on Thursday, and the 32-point win suggests the team that showed up in Fort Worth is playing near its ceiling. If North Carolina’s ceiling is good enough to beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game, it could be good enough to bounce No. 1-seeded Baylor even in front of a crowd at flavors of the Big 12. This East Region Baylor-North Carolina game kicks off at 12:10 p.m. and Kansas-Creighton is scheduled to follow it at 2:40 p.m. in Fort Worth.

How many double-digit seeds will punch Sweet 16 tickets?

Last year, we saw four double-digit seeds make the Sweet 16, a number well above the average of just 2.3 (per NCAA.com). There’s no game that guarantees a double-digit seed will advance to the Sweet 16 on Thursday, but with four chances the odds suggest we could get at least one on this first day of second-round action. tower. The No. 11 seed Michigan may seem the most likely in terms of strength coming from the Big Ten, but they face an absolute rock of a team in the No. 3 seed Tennessee and the Wolverines find themselves facing similar odds to advance as No. 12 seed New Mexico State in its matchup against No. 4 seed Arkansas. The No. 12 seed Richmond actually has the best chance of winning among the four, listed as a narrow underdog against the No. 4 seed Providence while the No. 15 seed Saint Peter faces the most long odds of the four against No. 7 seed Murray State.

Saturday Live Stream Guide

(1) Baylor vs. (8) North Carolina
12:10 | SCS | Watch live

(4) UCLA vs. (5) Saint Mary’s
7:10 p.m. | TBS | Watch live

(1) Kansas vs. (9) Creighton
2:40 p.m. | SCS | Watch live

(7) Murray State vs. (15) Saint Peter’s
7:45 p.m. | SCS | Watch live

(3) Tennessee vs. (11) Michigan
5:15 p.m. | SCS | Watch live

(4) Arkansas vs. (12) New Mexico State
8:40 p.m. | DTT | Watch live

(4) Providence vs. (12) Richmond
6:10 p.m. | DTT | Watch live

(1) Gonzaga vs. (9) Memphis
9:40 p.m. | TBS | Watch live

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