NCAA Tournament Insider: Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky ... (Notre Dame?)

Mar 19, 2015 by Robb Todd

There has been so much talk about Kentucky it might get a little tiresome but there is just so much to talk about. But … let’s remember that today’s games tip off with another team worth paying attention to: Notre Dame.

The ACC newcomer is having a moment.

“It is different to say Notre Dame won the ACC championship,” North Carolina Coach Roy Williams said after his Tar Heels fell to the Irish, 90-82, in Saturday night’s title game.

And it’s different to think of Notre Dame as a school that is better at basketball than football.

While not many people think Kentucky can be beaten, the few who do target the Fightin’ Irish as one that could—but first they have to beat Northeastern in today’s first game.

Anyway, back to the unbeaten Wildcats. People can’t stop blah-blah-blahing about Kentucky (with good reason), and here’s what some experts are saying about them:

Larry Brown: UK could make NBA playoffs

The Case for Kentucky as College Basketball’s Greatest Defensive Team

Will Ferrell picks Kentucky, Gonzaga in NCAA title game, with Kentucky completing their perfect season and winning it all.

Yes, Will Ferrell is an expert (if you don’t think so, watch “Semi-Pro”) and if he and President Obama think so, then it must be true!

Here’s what else you need to know:

10 mid-major players to watch in NCAA Tournament

Harvard Looks to Surprise North Carolina

Davidson Math Students Lend a Hand to Basketball Team

 UCLA Coach Steve Alford discusses why college hoops is suffering on the offensive end and what can be done to remedy it.

And here’s tonight’s schedule:

12:15, CBS: No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Northeastern

12:40, truTV: No. 3 Iowa State vs. No. 14 UAB

1:40, TBS: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 Georgia State

2:10, TNT: No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Texas Southern

Approx. 2:45, CBS: No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Texas

Approx. 3:10, truTV: No. 6 SMU vs. No. 11 UCLA

Approx. 4:10, TBS: No. 6 Xavier vs. No. 11 Ole Miss

Approx. 4:40, TNT: No. 7 VCU vs. No. 10 Ohio State

6:50, TBS, No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 Lafayette

7:10, CBS: No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Purdue

7:20, TNT: No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Harvard

7:27, truTV: No. 5 Utah vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin

Approx. 9:20, TBS: No. 8 N.C. State vs. No. 9 LSU

Approx. 9:40, CBS: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Hampton

Approx. 9:50, TNT: No. 5 Arkansas vs. No. 12 Wofford

Approx. 9:57, truTV: No. 4 Georgetown vs. No. 13 Eastern Washington

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