Gameday has dawned for the Washington Huskies and Georgia Bulldogs ... but it's still quite a wait for their 6:45 tipoff, which is 9:45 Charlotte time.
Asked about this yesterday, both coaches took it in relative stride, although each seemed to favor a more traditional tip.
"I'm not concerned about our players playing at 10 -- they're usually awake then," Georgia coach Mark Fox said. "I'm more worried about myself, you know. So I forced myself to stay up late (Wednesday) night, so I'll get used to it. I don't think (it will be a problem). This is a special stage, and hopefully that will have no impact."
UW coach Lorenzo Romar: "I would always prefer to play later than earlier in these type of tournaments. The time we're starting is definitely late, that's for sure. But again, if we had our choice, a little earlier in the day would be great, but not too early. But again, when you make the NCAA tournament, you do what they ask you to do."