NCAA Tournament 2014: Schedule And Bracket For Saturday's Games

The Round of 32 begins on Saturday with eight games, which are a bit more spread out than Thursday and Friday's frenetic schedules. There is one bit of good news about this reduction in the number of games, you can forget about TruTV again until tomorrow, when the channel picks up the 7:45 p.m. game that airs on CBS this evening.

The Bracket

If you're still looking for a bracket to track tournament results or your picks, feel free to use SB Nation's printable bracket for 2014.

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The Announcers

Buffalo: Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery with Lewis Johnson reporting
Milwaukee: Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel with Kristine Leahy reporting
Orlando: Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner with Jaime Maggio reporting
Spokane: Spero Dedes and Doug Gottlieb with Allie LaForce reporting

With a pair of single games in the City Beautiful, you will get your fill of Anderson and Bonner today.

Single Games

All game times are Eastern.

All games are streaming for free (with registration) at NCAA March Madness Live.

Orlando (South Region): No. 9 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. No. 1 Florida Gators, 12:15 p.m. (CBS)
KenPom projected score: Gators 65-61
Orlando (Midwest Region): No. 5 Saint Louis Billikens vs. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, approx. 2:45 p.m. (CBS)
KenPom projected score: Cardinals 72-63

I'll, conveniently enough, be at both of these games in Orlando. The Gators will need to play a lot better on both ends of the floor than they did against Albany on Thursday to defeat a Panther team that blasted Colorado right out of the gate in the first game of the day. In game two, the Cardinals will also need a drastically improved performance to advance against a Billiken team that finished strong in regulation and overtime to take out N.C. State.

Split Coverage

Milwaukee (Midwest Region): No. 7 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 2 Michigan Wolverines, 5:15 p.m. (CBS)
KenPom projected score: Wolverines 73-69
Spokane (West Region): No. 12 North Dakota State Bison vs. No. 4 San Diego State Aztecs, 6:10 p.m. (TNT)
KenPom projected score: Aztecs 65-62
Buffalo (South Region): No. 11 Dayton Flyers vs. No. 3 Syracuse Orange, 7:10 p.m. (TBS)
KenPom projected score: Orange 66-61
Milwaukee (West Region): No. 7 Oregon Ducks vs. No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers, approx. 7:45 p.m. (CBS)
KenPom projected score: Badgers 76-73
Spokane (East Region): No. 12 Harvard Crimson vs. No. 5 Michigan State Spartans, approx. 8:40 p.m. (TNT)
KenPom projected score: Spartans 70-67
Buffalo (East Region): No. 7 Connecticut Huskies vs. No. 2 Villanova Wildcats, approx. 9:45 p.m. (TBS)
KenPom projected score: Wildcats 68-65

After a pair of single games, a contest will tip off roughly once an hour for the rest of the night -- keep in mind that those three late evening tips are truly approximate with longer halftimes/timeouts and replay reviews figured in. There's a little bit of something for every type of fan in these half-dozen matchups. Texas-Michigan should provide your offensive fix, while Oregon-Wisconsin will be an excellent contrast in styles. Dayton, NDSU, and Harvard will all attempt to keep the magic going, and I suspect the Bison have a great chance against an Aztec team that often forgets the object of the game of basketball. Finally, Saturday's final scheduled tip in Buffalo is perfect for those needing a nostalgia fix, as its a reunion of a pair of "old" Big East teams, separated by that conference's split after last season.

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