Round 3 Open Thread

TULSA, OK - MARCH 18: Cheerleaders for the UNLV Rebels perform during the second round game against the Illinois Fighting Illini in the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 18, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

How's your bracket looking?

Still have all Elite Eight teams? Missing a Sweet 16 team or two/three?

This is the life of the non-selected team's fanbases. We're resigned to winning cash in our office pools and fretting over a Kentucky-West Virginia or a dangerous Butler team possibly upsetting a number 1 - again.

We're also down to only two SEC teams - Kentucky and Florida. And if nothing else, there will be at least one 12 or higher seeded team in the Sweet 16 after the Richmond-Morehead State game (did anyone pick that? I'll give you 4,000 cocktails the next time I see you).

What's on tap today is after the jump?

Kentucky vs. West Virginia - This game is already in progress and it looks like Bob Huggins juju over John Calipari will continue.

UCLA vs. Florida - 1:45 CST - Both teams looked very solid in its first games. Florida is most likely to be the furthest reaching SEC team this year.

Morehead State vs. Richmond - 4:15 CST - While Morehead State had a dramatic win over Louisville, Richmond just looks to be a very legit team. If they reach the Elite Eight, it would be another great March story.

Temple vs. San Diego State - 5:10 CST - Temple escaped the upset bid of Penn State and should subsequently put a scare into the 30+ win Aztecs.

Butler vs. Pittsburgh - 6:10 CST - After seeing Pitt play earlier this week, I was kicking myself for picking them as a Final Four team. They didn't look great and now are facing the giant killer Butler Bulldogs. I need a beer.

Gonzaga vs. BYU - 6:45 CST - The analysts are calling for the upset. Jimmer will get hammered by the opposition from here on out, so it's just a question as to how far he can carry his team with 80+ points per game. This kid is good, and haters are gonna hate. I think the Cougs will find a way to advance.

Kansas State vs. Wisconsin - 7:40 CST - Wisconsin surely can beat the overrated Wildcats unless Jacob Pullen has secretly bet his beard on the game. That seems to be all those purple clad, angry-eyed coach lovin' people care about.

Cincinnati vs. UConn - 8:40 CST - Cincy looked very sharp against Mizzou, very impressive. Everyone expects Kemba Walker to lead UConn to the Elite Eight or Final Four. These teams know each other well though, and I give the nod to UConn because of coaching experience in the tournament.

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