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NCAA Tournament day one TV and game schedule

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 21, 2013 at 1:45 am with No Comments »
March 21, 2013 1:51 am

Tourn-a-ment, tourn-a-ment, tourn-a-ment. Chant along with me.

The bogus “first four” is over, and the tournament is about to begin. Here’s today’s schedule with TV times and crews, plus a few other notes:

Three to watch (we’ll do this each day, and it will consists of players, games and whatnot):

1. Butler vs. Bucknell. Everyone’s darling is Butler, but the Bison come calling with experience and a big man, 6-foot-11 Mike Muscala. Muscala powers  in 19 points and grabs 11 boards per game. Cameron Ayers and Bryson Johnson can shoot 3s. Should be a good one early in the day.

2. Naters gonna Nate. South Dakota State point guard Nate Wolters — who put Washington in the torture chamber and didn’t let them out in 2012 — will face Michigan and big-timer Trey Burke.

3. Pac-12 flavor. Oregon and Cal both play today and have tough matchups. Cal faces UNLV and yet another almost-Husky in Anthony Bennett. Oregon plays Oklahoma State, which is ninth in adjusted defensive efficiency, according to Kenpom.com.

Today’s full schedule:

9:15 a.m.: Midwest Region; Auburn Hills, Mich.
No. 3 Michigan State vs No. 14 Valparaiso
Station: CBS  Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols

9:40 a.m.: East Region; Lexington, Ky
No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Bucknell
Station: truTV  Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce

10:40 a.m.; West Region; Salt Lake City, Utah:
No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Wichita State
Station: TBS  Announcers: Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio

11:10 a.m.: Midwest Region; San Jose, Calif.
No. 4 Saint Louis vs. No. 13 New Mexico State
Station: TNT  Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

11:45 a.m.: Midwest Region;; Auburn Hills, Mich.
No. 6 Memphis vs. No. 11 Saint Mary’s
Station: CBS  Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols

12:10 p.m.: East Region; Lexington, Ky.
No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 Davidson
Station: truTV  Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce

1:10 p.m.: West Region; Salt Lake City, Utah
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Southern
Station: TBS  Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio

1:40 p.m.: Midwest Region; San Jose, Calif.
No. 5 Oklahoma State vs. No. 12 Oregon
Station: TNT  Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

3:50 p.m.: Midwest Region; Lexington, Ky.
No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 16 North Carolina A&T 
Station: TBS  Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce

4:15 p.m; South Region; Auburn Hills, Mich.
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 South Dakota State
Station: CBS  Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols

4:20 p.m.: West Region; Salt Lake City, Utah
No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Belmont
Station: TNT  Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio

4:27 p.m.: East Region; San Jose, Calif.
No. 5 UNLV vs. No. 12 California
Station: truTV  Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

6:20 p.m.: Midwest Region; Lexington, Ky.
No. 8 Colorado State vs. No. 9 Missouri
Station: TBS  Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce

6:45 p.m.: South Region; Auburn Hills, Mich.
No. 5 Virginia Commonwealth vs. No. 12 Akron
Station: CBS  Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols

6:50 p.m.: West Region; Salt Lake City, Utah
No. 3 New Mexico vs. No. 14 Harvard
Station: TNT  Announcers: Spiro Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio

6:57 p.m.; East Region; San Jose Calif.
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Montana
Station: truTV  Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

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