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UNC Tips at 9:40 PM on Saturday

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Speaking for myself, I don't hate the later tip time because #DadLife on Saturday makes for a pretty full schedule of kids' activites from dawn until late afternoon. On the other hand at around 2:00 AM we will have some very dedicate members of the media who will no longer be able to lift their hands.

The schedule in Raleigh goes like this on Saturday. Virginia-Butler will start things off at 7:10 PM followed by UNC-Providence at approximately 9:40 PM. If this doesn't seem to make sense, especially with Utah-Gonzaga playing at 8:40 PM EDT in Denver, that's the NCAA for you.  One possible explanation via Doc is the NCAA was banking on a UNC-USC game which would put this game on in primetime in the LA market. Another theory is spreading out the games for Duke, Kentucky/Indiana, Kansas and UNC so they don't overlap with each other. Another factor might be the fact no one would be able to stay awake for a Virginia game starting that late at night...okay I made that up.

Whatever the case, it will be a late night in Raleigh for the #1 seeded Tar Heels as they hope to move into the Sweet Sixteen.

Here is the full schedule for Saturday.

Saturday, March 19: 2nd Round Games

12:10p CBS Providence South (3) Miami-Florida Hurricanes vs. (11) Wichita State Shockers Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn
After Conc. CBS Providence West (4) Duke Blue Devils vs. (12) Yale Bulldogs Eagle/Webber/Elmore//Washburn
5:15p CBS Des Moines East (4) Kentucky Wildcats vs. (5) Indiana Hoosiers Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson
6:10p TNT Denver Midwest (4) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (12) Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl
7:10p TBS Raleigh Midwest (1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (9) Butler Bulldogs Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
After Conc. CBS Des Moines South (1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies Nantz/ Hill/ Raftery//Wolfson
After Conc. TNT Denver Midwest (3) Utah Utes vs. (11) Gonzaga Bulldogs Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl
After Conc. TBS Raleigh East (1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (9) Providence Friars Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson