Boston University doesn't play until Friday, but locally the 2011 NCAA Tournament begins Thursday evening, when No. 3 Connecticut faces off against No. 14 Bucknell at 7:20 p.m. EDT, in the West Region. The game is in the part of the bracket that is being held in Washington, DC, at the Verizon Center.â†µ
No. 3 seed Connecticut (31-9) vs. No. 14 Bucknell (28-8)
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 7:20 p.m. EDT
TNT, with Tim Brando, Mike Gminski and Lewis Johnson serving as broadcast team
While UConn is a big favorite -- the Hukies are favored by 10 points over the Bison -- don't forget that this is the same situation Bucknell found itself in 2005, when they upset No. 3 Kanas while playing as a No. 14 seed.â†µ
Of course though, UConn-Bucknell is just one of 16 games on Thursday. For a complete channel lineup, with times, TV and announcer information, check Thursday's complete second round schedule.