The Syracuse Orange barely snuck by UNC-Asheville on Thursday and will try to secure a more comfortable victory against Kansas State during Game One of Saturday's action on the CBS / Turner network.
After Friday's flurry of upsets headlined by No. 2 seeds Duke and Missouri falling prey to No. 15 seeds Lehigh and Norfolk State, respectively, it is time for Round 3 of the NCAA tournament.
Round 3 begins Saturday, March 17 with eight key matchups out of the East, South and West regions. As the Midwest played all of its Round 2 games Friday, that region will have the day off.
Featuring teams that all won on Thursday, Saturday's contests once again air on CBS and Turner's television networks and will be streamed live on CBSSports.com. Read on for Saturday's precise schedule, all times are Eastern.*
Live Stream and Internet
All games will stream live on CBSSports.com and be accompanied by live blogs right here on Bleacher Report. Refer to the B/R homepage throughout the day for links and updates. The NCAA is also offering a stream of all 67 March Madness games for $3.99. If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android device, an app is available for download.
12:15 PM, CBS
No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 1 Syracuse (East Region)
2:45 PM, CBS
No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 2 Ohio State (East Region)
5:15 PM, CBS
No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 3 Marquette (West Region)
6:10 PM, TNT
No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Wisconsin (East Region)
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7:10 PM, TBS
No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth (VCU)^ vs. No. 4 Indiana (South Region)
7:45 PM, CBS
No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 1 Kentucky (South Region)
8:40 PM, TNT
No. 11 Colorado^ vs. No. 3 Baylor (South Region)
9:40 PM, TBS
No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 4 Louisville (West Region)
How They Got There and CBS Expert Predictions
The following section contains brief histories of how each time advanced to the third round (who they beat) and consensus expert predictions from CBS. Teams predicted to win by the experts are in bold text.
No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 1 Syracuse: Kansas State defeated Southern Mississippi 70-64 and Syracuse defeated UNC-Asheville 72-65.
No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 2 Ohio State: Gonzaga defeated West Virginia 77-54 and Ohio State defeated Loyola (Maryland) 78-59.
No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 3 Marquette: Murray State defeated Colorado State 58-41 and Marquette defeated BYU 88-68.
No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Wisconsin: Vanderbilt defeated Harvard 79-70 and Wisconsin defeated Montana 73-49.
No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth (VCU)^ vs. No. 4 Indiana: VCU upset Wichita State 62-59 and Indiana defeated New Mexico State 79-66.
No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 1 Kentucky: Iowa State defeated Connecticut 77-64 and Kentucky defeated Western Kentucky 81-66.
No. 11 Colorado^ vs. No. 3 Baylor: Colorado upset UNLV 68-64 and Baylor defeated South Dakota State 68-60.
No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 4 Louisville: New Mexico defeated Long Beach State 75-68 and Louisville defeated Davidson 69-62.
* All higher seeds are listed second and, as the home team, will wear the lighter colored jerseys.
^ indicates a team that scored an upset victory in Round 2. For the purposes of this schedule, an upset is defined as a lower seed defeating a higher seed team.