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NCAA Tournament Schedule and Open Thread for Saturday's Games

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The Saturday games which tease you with two back-to-back games then drops a train of action on you starting at 5:15 PM.

Pittsburgh vs Florida is very interesting. The Panthers have been playing well lately. What Pitt did to UNC was not a fluke except for one thing. The Panthers were awful against UNC's full-court pressure which is not something the Tar Heels even do much. Florida on the other hand is happy to put pressure on you which could make this a mismatch.

There does not appear to be a lot of upsets here on paper. I don't see St. Louis bouncing back with any kind of decent legs to beat Louisville. Texas is Texas. Dayton and North Dakota State are your best bets for an upset. I don't see Harvard getting by Michigan State though nothing would do my heart more good than to watch all the Tom Izzo fan boys explain the Spartans' early exit.

Saturday's Games

REGION GAME VENUE TIME TV ANNOUNCERS
South Pittsburgh Panthers (9) vs. Florida Gators (1) Amway Center (Orlando, FL) 1215p CBS Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy
MidWest Saint Louis Billikens (5) vs. Louisville Cardinals (4) Amway Center (Orlando, FL) 245p CBS Anderson/Bonner//Leahy
MidWest Texas Longhorns (7) vs. Michigan Wolverines (2) BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI) 515p CBS Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson
West North Dakota State Bison (12) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (4) Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA) 610p TNT Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio
South Dayton Flyers (11) vs. Syracuse Orange (3) First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY) 710p TBS Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce
West Oregon Ducks (7) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (2) BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI) 745p CBS Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson
East Harvard Crimson (12) vs. Michigan State Spartans (4) Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA) 840p TNT Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio
East Connecticut Huskies (7) vs. Villanova Wildcats (2) First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY) 940p TBS Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce