The first two days of March Madness are amazingly fun in a crazy kind of way, but the best basketball is still to come. This weekend's second round games have just gotten underway with Duke taking on West Virginia just down the road from me at the Verizon Center in Chinatown. If I had some kind of fancy press pass I'd be live blogging from the arena, but instead I'm on my couch beginning to wonder who is going to bring me some beer. The whiteys have the nation's undivided attention for the next two hours before another two games tip off. Continue after the jump for today's game schedule and live updates of Duke/WVU...
4:20 Kansas St. vs. Wisconsin
4:40 Purdue vs. Xavier
6:40 Notre Dame vs. Washington State
6:45 Marquette vs. Stanford
6:50 UNLV vs. Kansas
9:10 Michigan State vs. Pittsburgh
9:15 Texas A&M vs. UCLA
-Greg Paulus has already hit two threes and hit the ground like Francesco Totti in the box.
-Duke is showing some fire that they lacked against Belmont, but their turnovers are keeping the Mountaineers in the game. Brian Zoubek is still awful. Duke by 6.
-Duke is building their lead at the line. Huggy Bear is beginning to realize that Joe Alexander's hacks don't pack the same punch as the ones from Kenyon Martin.
-This shit's getting kind of ugly. There are whistles blowing all over the place and the offenses have both been a bit disjointed in the first ten minutes. So it should come as no surprise that the team from the Big East is handling itself nicely. West Virginia is still down, but they are going to make Duke work hard for another win.
-Ruoff, Butler, and Smith have all picked up two first half fouls for West Virginia. Duke's Kyle Singler has two as well.
-I got a bit sidetracked but I'm back!
-West Virginia is sticking around despite not making a single 3 and shooting 9 few free throws than Duke.
-Duke comes out hot to start off the second half like they did in the opening minutes of the game. Gerald Henderson should probably try to dominate less athletic defenders more often than once per game.
-Nichols just buried the first Mountaineer 3 pointer of the game and the couch burners are getting fired up...so to speak. Duke's still up by three.
-WVU has the lead and all the momentum. The refs even called a loose ball foul on Singler!
-...and Scheyer is on the ground after drawing a charge five seconds later.
-Alexander is huge right now. he blocked a shot, buried a three, and blocked the subsequent Duke offering. Meanwhile Singler goes to the bench with a FOURTH foul. But it should be alright, I hear Duke is really deep on the interior.
-Uhoh, looks like Duke is on the verge of getting their asses kicked. West Virginia has a seven point lead, their best player is sitting, and Coach K needs a timeout. John Junior Feinstein is getting nervous.
-Didn't DeMarcus Nelson used to play for Duke?
-Scheyer uses the power of the Jew to hit a basket and take the contact. The three-point play brings Duke back to within 4, but Joe Alexander answers with a quick two.
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