2014 March Madness Schedule: Mid-Majors rule Sunday's games

There are several mid-major teams to watch for on Sunday

After Saturday's action, only one double-digit seed has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, and that of course, is the Dayton Flyers, coached by Sean Miller's brother Archie.

Arizona obviously highlights the Sunday schedule for Wildcat fans, playing Gonzaga at 6:40 PM MST.


But there are several other games involving mid-majors that we'll be keeping an eye on throughout the day.

(1) Wichita St. vs. (8) Kentucky

11:45 AM MST, CBS

The Shockers are undefeated, and Kentucky was the preseason number one team in the country. Doesn't get much better than that. Cleanthony Early carried Wichita to their big win over Cal Poly with 23 points and 7 boards. But to get past UK, they're going to need a lot more than that. Look for Fred VanVleet to potentially have a big game, and the Shockers show why they're no fluke.

(14) Mercer vs. (11) Tennessee

3:10 PM MST, TNT

This game guarantees us another double-digit seed in the Sweet Sixteen, which is always good. It also gives us a chance to see if Mercer is a one trick pony with that win over Duke, or if they're more like their Atlantic Sun brethren Florida Gulf Coast.

Of course, Tennessee will have something to say about that, and the Vols have been hot of late. They've won seven of their last eight, and that only loss was a seven-point loss to Florida in the SEC tournament.

(12) Stephen F. Austin vs. (4) UCLA

4:10 PM MST, TBS

The Lumberjacks from SFA have not lost a game since before Thanksgiving. That's nuts. They just win games, as they showed with that late comeback against VCU on Friday. Against UCLA they'll need another balanced attack like they had against the Rams. Jacob Parker led the team with 22 points, and Desmond Haymon had 17. They've been the top-two scorers for SFA all year, so look for them to be the go-to guys against UCLA.

Most intriguing: (8) Memphis vs. (1) Virginia

5:40 PM MST, TNT

Virginia struggled the most out of the one seeds in their first game, trailing Coastal Carolina well into the second half. And Memphis is always on the priority list of watching because of Josh Pastner. There's already one Arizona-related head coach in the Sweet Sixteen. Why not another one?

Full schedule:

REGION GAME VENUE TIME TV ANNOUNCERS
South Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (2) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 1215p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
MidWest Kentucky Wildcats (8) vs. Wichita State Shockers (1) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 245p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
East North Carolina Tar Heels (6) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 515p CBS Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
MidWest Mercer Bears (14) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (11) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 610p TNT Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
South Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (12) vs. UCLA Bruins (4) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 710p TBS Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
West Baylor Bears (6) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 745p truTV Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
East Memphis Tigers (8) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 840p TNT Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West Gonzaga Bulldogs (8) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 940p TBS Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
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