March Madness: 2010 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament Bracket Breakdown

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Update 3/28: This post was originally published on March 14th, 2010. Now that the Final Four is set, I’ve added the Final Four table below.

As we were last year, MSF will be your home for comprehensive NCAA Tournament information, commentary, and bracket advice.

This post will break down the entire bracket the 2010 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament, including the TV schedule, announcer lineups, and point spreads for each game.

You can also view our St. Louis Midwest Regional Bracket Breakdown, Syracuse East Regional Bracket Breakdown, Salt Lake City West Regional Bracket Breakdown, and Houston South Regional Breakdown.

2010 Final Four TV Schedule, Tip Time, Dates, Announcers, Spread

Game Matchup Date Time Location Announcers Spread
  FINAL FOUR          
1 #5 Butler 52 def #5 Michigan State 50 April 3 6:07 PM* Indianapolis, IN Nantz-Kellogg BUT -1.5
2 #1 Duke 78 def #2 West Virginia 57 April 3 8:47 PM* Indianapolis, IN Nantz-Kellogg DUKE -2.5
             
  NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME          
3 #5 Butler v #1 Duke April 5 9:21 PM Indianapolis, IN Nantz-Kellogg Duke -6.5

Mens NCAA Tournament Bracket - TV Schedule - Announcers - Spreads

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Before we jump into the brackets, here is your 2010 NCAA Tournament Quick Preview:

2010-ncaa-mens-basketball-tournament-bracket-predictionsAbout two hours after the brackets are announced, I will have my 2010 Mens NCAA Tournament bracket predictions posted.

It remains to be seen who my system predicts as the champion, but my pick right now would be Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks. We’ll see.

And now, the bracket breakdown for each region, starting of with (of course) the Midwest.

[Note: If you are viewing this post during the Selection Show, I am updating the tables below as they are announced live. Just click refresh periodically and you’ll see new info.]

Midwest Region Bracket, TV Schedule, Sites, Announcers

Game Matchup Date Time Location Announcers Spread
  FIRST ROUND          
1 #1 Kansas 90 def #16 Lehigh 74 Thu, 3/18 9:30 ET Oklahoma City Harlan-Bonner KU -26.5
2 #9 Northern Iowa 69 def #8 UNLV 66 Thu, 3/18 7:10 ET Oklahoma City Harlan-Bonner UNLV -1
             
3 #4 Maryland 89 def #13 Houston 77 Fri, 3/19 9:40 ET Spokane Brando-Gminski MARY -9.5
4 #5 Michigan State 70 def #12 New Mexico State 67 Fri, 3/19 7:20 ET Spokane Brando-Gminski MSU -12
             
5 #2 Ohio State 68 def #15 UC Santa Barbara 51 Fri, 3/19 9:35 ET Milwaukee Eagle-Spanarkel OSU -16.5
6 #10 Georgia Tech 64 def #7 Oklahoma State 59 Fri, 3/19 7:15 ET Milwaukee Eagle-Spanarkel OKST -1.5
             
7 #14 Ohio 97 def #3 Georgetown 83 Thu, 3/18 7:25 ET Providence Lundquist-Raftery GTOWN -13.5
8 #6 Tennessee 62 def #11 San Diego State 59 Thu, 3/18 9:45 ET Providence Lundquist-Raftery TENN -3
             
  SECOND ROUND          
9 #9 Northern Iowa 69 def #1 Kansas 67 Sat, 3/20 5:40 ET Oklahoma City Harlan-Bonner KU -11.5
10 #5 Michigan State 85 def #4 Maryland 83 Sun, 3/21 2:30 ET Spokane Brando-Gminski Pick 'em
             
11 #2 Ohio State 75 def #10 Georgia Tech 66 Sun, 3/21 2:20 ET Milwaukee Eagle-Spanarkel OSU -6.5
12 #6 Tennessee def #14 Ohio 68 Sat, 3/20 3:35 ET Providence Lundquist-Raftery TENN -8
             
  SWEET 16          
13 #5 Michigan State 59 def #9 Northern Iowa 52 3/26 9:37 ET St. Louis Lundquist-Raftery MSU -1
14 #6 Tennessee 76 def #2 Ohio State 73 3/26 7:07 ET St. Louis Lundquist-Raftery OSU -5
             
  ELITE 8 - REGIONAL FINAL          
15 #5 Michigan S v #6 Tennessee Sun, 3/28 2:20 ET St. Louis Lundquist-Raftery TENN -1

East Region Bracket, TV Schedule, Sites, Announcers

Game Matchup Date Time Location Announcers Spread
  FIRST ROUND          
1 #1 Kentucky 100 def #16 E. Tenn. St. 71 Thu, 3/18 7:15 ET New Orleans Enberg-Bilas UK -20.5
2 #9 Wake Forest 81 def #8 Texas 80 Thu, 3/18 9:35 ET New Orleans Enberg-Bilas TEX -4
             
3 #4 Wisconsin 53 def #13 Wofford 49 Fri, 3/19 2:50 ET Jacksonville Nantz-Kellogg WIS -9
4 #12 Cornell 78 v #5 Temple 65 Fri, 3/19 12:30 ET Jacksonville Nantz-Kellogg TEM -4
             
5 #2 West Virginia 77 def #15 Morgan State 50 Fri, 3/19 12:15 ET Buffalo JOHNSON-Elmore WVU -17
6 #10 Missouri 86 def #7 Clemson 78 Fri, 3/19 2:35 ET Buffalo JOHNSON-Elmore CLEM -1
             
7 #3 New Mexico 62 def #14 Montana 57 Thu, 3/18 9:40 ET San Jose Dedes-Wenzel UNM -9
8 #11 Washington 80 def #6 Marquette 78 Thu, 3/18 7:20 ET San Jose Dedes-Wenzel MARQ -1.5
             
  SECOND ROUND          
9 #1 Kentucky 90 def #9 Wake Forest 60 Sat, 3/20 8:15 PM New Orleans Enberg-Bilas UK -9
10 #12 Cornell 87 def #4 Wisconsin 69 Sun, 3/21 2:50 ET Jacksonville Nantz-Kellogg WIS -4.5
             
11 #2 West Virginia 68 def #10 Missouri 59 Sun, 3/21 2:40 ET Buffalo JOHNSON-Elmore WVU -6
12 #11 Washington 82 def #3 New Mexico 64 Sat, 3/20 5:50 PM San Jose Dedes-Wenzel UW -1.5
             
  SWEET 16          
13 #1 Kentucky 62 def 12 Cornell 45 3/25 9:57 ET Syracuse, NY Enberg-Bilas UK -9.5
14 #2 West Virginia 69 def #11 Washington 56 3/25 7:27 ET Syracuse, NY Enberg-Bilas WVU -4.5
             
  ELITE 8 - REGIONAL FINAL          
15 #2 West Virginia 73 def #1 Kentucky 66 Sat, 3/27 7:30 ET Syracuse, NY Enberg-Bilas UK -4


West Region Bracket, TV Schedule, Sites, Announcers

Game Matchup Date Time Location Announcers Spread
  FIRST ROUND          
1 #1 Syracuse 79 def #16 Vermont 56 Fri, 3/19 9:30 ET Buffalo JOHNSON-ELmore SU -18
2 #8 Gonzaga 67 def #9 Florida State 60 Fri, 3/19 7:10 ET Buffalo JOHNSON-Elmore FSU -1.5
             
3 #13 Murray State 66 def #4 Vanderbilt 65 Thu, 3/18 2:30 ET San Jose Dedes-Wenzel VAND -4
4 #5 Butler 77 def #12 UTEP 59 Thu, 3/18 4:45 ET San Jose Dedes-Wenzel BUT -2.5
             
5 #2 Kansas State 82 def #15 North Texas 62 Thu, 3/18 2:40 ET Oklahoma City Harlan-Bonner KSU -15
6 #7 BYU 99 def #10 Florida 92 Thu, 3/18 12:20 ET Oklahoma City Harlan-Bonner BYU -4.5
             
7 #3 Pittsburgh 89 def #14 Oakland 66 Fri, 3/19 2:45 ET Milwaukee Eagle-Spanarkel PITT -10
8 #6 Xavier 65 def #11 Minnesota 54 Fri, 3/19 12:25 ET Milwaukee Eagle-Spanarkel Pick 'em
             
  SECOND ROUND          
9 #1 Syracuse 87 def #8 Gonzaga 65 Sun, 3/21 12:10 ET Buffalo JOHNSON-Elmore SU -7.5
10 #5 Butler 54 def #13 Murray State 52 Sat, 3/20 3:20 ET San Jose Dedes-Wenzel BUT -4.5
             
11 #2 Kansas State 84 def #7 BYU 72 Sat, 3/20 8:10 PM Oklahoma City Harlan-Bonner KSU -4.5
12 #6 Xavier 71 def #3 Pittsburgh 68 Sun, 3/21 4:50 ET Milwaukee Eagle-Spanarkel Pick 'em
             
  SWEET 16          
13 #5 Butler 63 def #1 Syracuse 59 3/25 7:07 ET Salt Lake City JOHNSON-Elmore SU -7
14 #2 Kansas State 101 def #6 Xavier 96 (2 OT) 3/25 9:37 ET Salt Lake City JOHNSON-Elmore KSU -4
             
  ELITE 8 - REGIONAL FINAL          
15 #5 Butler 63 def #2 Kansas State 56 Sat, 3/27 4:30 ET Salt Lake City JOHNSON-Elmore KSU -4.5

South Region Bracket, TV Schedule, Sites, Announcers

Game Matchup Date Time Location Announcers Spread
  FIRST ROUND          
1 #1 Duke 73 def #16 Arkansas Pine-Bluff 44 Fri, 3/19 7:10 ET Jacksonville Nantz-Kellogg Duke -a lot
2 #8 California 77 def #9 Louisville 62 Fri, 3/19 9:35 ET Jacksonville Nantz-Kellogg Pick 'em
             
3 #4 Purdue 72 def #13 Siena 64 Fri, 3/19 2:30 ET Spokane Brando-Gminski PU -3.5
4 #5 Texas A&M 69 def #12 Utah State 53 Fri, 3/19 4:45 ET Spokane Brando-Gminski TAM -2.5
             
5 #2 Villanova 73 def #15 Robert Morris 70 Thu, 3/18 12:30 ET Providence Lundquist-Raftery NOVA -19
6 #10 Saint Mary's 80 def #7 Richmond 71 Thu, 3/18 2:50 ET Providence Lundquist-Raftery RICH -1.5
             
7 #3 Baylor 68 def #14 Sam Houston St. 59 Thu, 3/18 2:45 ET New Orleans Enberg-Bilas BAY -12
8 #11 Old Dominion 51 def #6 Notre Dame 50 Thu, 3/18 12:25 New Orleans Enberg-Bilas ND -2
             
  SECOND ROUND          
9 #1 Duke 68 def #8 California 53 Sun, 3/21 5:15 ET Jacksonville Nantz-Kellogg DUKE -6
10 #4 Purdue 63 def #5 Texas A&M 61 Sun, 3/21 5:00 ET Spokane Brando-Gminski TAM -1.5
             
11 #10 St. Mary's 75 def #2 Villanova 68 Sat, 3/20 1:05 ET Providence Lundquist-Raftery NOVA -4.5
12 #3 Baylor 78 def #11 Old Dominion 68 Sat, 3/20 5:45 ET New Orleans Enberg-Bilas BAY -4
             
  SWEET 16          
13 #1 Duke 70 def #4 Purdue 57 3/26 9:57 ET Houston Nantz-Kellogg DUKE -8
14 #3 Baylor 72 def #10 St. Mary's 49 3/26 7:27 ET Houston Nantz-Kellogg BAY -3.5
             
  ELITE 8 - REGIONAL FINAL          
15 #1 Duke v #3 Baylor Sun, 3/28 5:05 ET Houston Nantz-Kellogg DUKE -4.5

Follow the link if you want to print out an NCAA Tournament bracket.

march-madness-ncaa-tournament-bracket-2010

Here is a few quick notes to keep in mind:

  1. This should go without saying, but for any March Madness first-timers: all games are on CBS. You’ll have to check your local listings to find out which games are on in your area.
  2. All games can be viewed live online for free at the following link:
    Watch NCAA Tournament Games Online at March Madness On Demand
  3. The table below provides the following details on a game-by-game basis: date, time, location, announcers, and the point spread. It is updated as the information becomes available. If any piece of information is missing or wrong, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I’ll appreciate it. I promise.
  4. All NCAA Tournament announcer assignment information is courtesy of Fang’s Bites.

And if you’re looking for help with your bracket, follow these links:

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