NCAA Tournament TV Schedule 2013: Where to Catch Sunday's Most Compelling Tilts

Ryan DavenportContributor IMarch 23, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 22:  Eddie Murray #23 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles dunks against the Georgetown Hoyas during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Sunday's slate of NCAA Tournament action brings viewers a lineup stocked with intriguing matchups, as a number of the nation's elite teams will face their first real challenges in the Round of 32. 

Yes, there are usually a fair amount of lopsided affairs, but when a lesser-known team has a chance to make program history by advancing to the Sweet Sixteen, sometimes all bets are off. 

Here's a look at some of the day's most compelling clashes in the second day of the Round of 32. 

No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 1 Kansas 

The Jayhawks are obviously the heavy favorite here, but UNC is always a dangerous team this time of year, even if the Tar Heels only have one win over a top-20 team on the season. 

Still, UNC made it past a decent Villanova team, and though Kansas should pull away without too much trouble, it's an early-round game featuring two storied programs. The Tar Heels would love nothing more than to play the role of spoiler against a legitimate title contender. 

That being said, it will be very difficult for UNC to shut down Ben McLemore, Jeff Withey and the rest of Kansas' powerful offense. 


No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast University vs. No. 7 San Diego State

In an unlikely showdown between the tournament's biggest Cinderella story and a rather average San Diego State squad, one of the most unexpected Sweet Sixteen berths is up for grabs. 

After knocking off pre-tournament contender No. 2 Georgetown in decisive fashion, FGCU seems to be playing with an "us against the world" mentality. 

With just one win over a top-25 team this season, San Diego State doesn't represent anywhere near the challenge that the touted Hoyas did, but how likely is it that FGCU can replicate the performance they had against Georgetown? 

We'll find out tomorrow. 


No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 2 Miami

The Miami Hurricanes are gunning for their first Final Four appearance in program history, and are hot off the school's first ACC tournament title, so needless to say, they're a team to watch.

In the Round of 32, the athletic Canes will face an Illinois team that has registered wins against some of the nation's best, including Gonzaga and Indiana, but Miami's suddenly explosive offense should be enough to keep their surprising season going. 

The Fighting Illini are certainly capable of giving the Hurricanes a run for their money, but at the end of the day, Miami's talent should prevail. 


TV Schedule for Sunday, March 23, 2013


Iowa St. #10 W vs. Ohio St. #2 W

University of Dayton Arena (Dayton, OH)

Sunday, March 24 12:15 pm


Temple #9 E vs. Indiana #1 E

University of Dayton Arena (Dayton, OH)

Sunday, March 24 2:45 pm


N. Carolina #8 S vs. Kansas #1 S

Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.)

Sunday, March 24 5:15 pm


Minnesota #11 S vs. Florida #3 S

Frank Erwin Center (Austin, TX)

Sunday, March 24 6:10 pm


FGCU #15 S vs. San Diego St #7 S

Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Sunday, March 24 7:10 pm


La Salle #13 vs. Ole Miss #12 W

Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.)

Sunday, March 24 7:40 pm


Illinois #7 E vs. Miami (Fla.) #2 E

Frank Erwin Center (Austin, TX)

Sunday, March 24 8:40 pm


Creighton #7 MW vs. Duke #2 MW

Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Sunday, March 24 9:40 pm


Check out the full schedule at CBS Sports.