It’s that time of year again, March Madness is upon us. The NCAA tournament field has been whittled down to 64 teams vying for a chance to be named NCAA champion. But the next few weeks are more than just the title. It’s the Cinderella stories, the diaper-dandies, the one-and-dones, the fifth year senior and the last second buzzer-beaters. Bracket-busters and NBA Draft risers rule the day only to be topped by bigger moments and harsher defeats.
For Trail Blazer’s fans it’s a day to catch up on the saga that’s been raging since December. Whether you’ve been watching since Midnight Madness or your first look at the teams were after the brackets were announced, you can take solace in knowing that your bracket is just as likely to fall apart 10 seconds into the day as the man or woman next to you. Beyond that, it’s a time to watch would-be entrants of this year’s NBA Draft.
Each day we’ll have the GDT up with a link to the schedule and channels to watch the games, but also highlight particular games that may be of interest to Portland fans. Typically this will be players and/or teams that the Blazers have been linked to over the past few months. They may also be related to a large amount of comments in threads over the past few weeks as well.
Either way, sit back and enjoy the days that cost the American workforce more man hours than any other day(s) of the year! Of course, the best way to do so is to participate in the Blazer’s Edge March Madness bracket challenge, which you can find here.
Day 1 Players to Watch
Caleb Swanigan, Forward, Purdue 7:27 PM ET, truTV: No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 13 Vermont
Jonathan Isaac, Forward, Florida State 9:20 ET, TNT: No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast
How to Watch:
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Trail Blazers in the NCAA Tournament: Day 1 CJ McCollum