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NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First-Round Schedule

March 12, 2012

The schedule for the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament. The Final Four will be held March 31 and April 2 in New Orleans. All games televised by CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting’s TBS, TNT and truTV. All times Eastern Daylight.

                    FIRST FOUR
                    ==========
At Dayton, Ohio
Tuesday, March 13
-----------------
Mississippi Valley State (21-12) vs Western Kentucky (15-18),
6:40 p.m. (truTV)
Brigham Young (25-8) vs Iona (25-7), after conclusion of first
game (truTV)

Wednesday, March 14
-------------------
Lamar (23-11) vs Vermont (23-11), 6:40 p.m. (truTV)
California (24-9) vs South Florida (20-13), After conclusion of
first game (truTV)


                    EAST REGIONAL
                    =============
Thursday, March 15
at Pittsburgh
------------------
#8 Kansas State (21-10) vs #9 Southern Mississippi (25-8), 12:40
p.m. (truTV)
#1 Syracuse (31-2) vs #16 UNC-Asheville (24-9), after conclusion
of Kansas State-So Miss (truTV)

#7 Gonzaga (25-6) vs #10 West Virginia (19-13), 7:20 p.m. (TNT)
#2 Ohio State (27-7) vs #15 Loyola, Md (24-8), after conclusion
of Gonzaga-WVU (TNT)


Thursday, March 15
at Albuquerque, New Mexico
--------------------------
#4 Wisconsin (24-9) vs #13 Montana (25-6), 2:10 p.m. (TNT)
#5 Vanderbilt (24-10) vs #12 Harvard (26-4), after conclusion of
Wisconsin-Montana (TNT)


Friday, March 16
at Nashville, Tennessee
-----------------------
#6 Cincinnati (24-10) vs #11 Texas (20-13), 12:15 p.m. (CBS)
#3 Florida State (24-9) vs #14 St. Bonaventure (20-11), after
conclusion of Cincinnati-Texas game (CBS)

                    MIDWEST REGIONAL
                    ================
Friday, March 16
at Greensboro, North Carolina
-----------------------------
#8 Creighton (28-5) vs #9 Alabama (21-11), 1:40 p.m. (TBS)
#1 North Carolina (29-5) vs #16 Lamar or Vermont, after
conclusion of Creighton-Alabama game (TBS)

Friday, March 16
at Nashville, Tennessee
-----------------------
#4 Michigan (24-9) vs #13 Ohio (27-7), 7:20 p.m. (TNT)
#5 Temple (24-7) vs #12 California or South Florida, after
conclusion of Michigan-Ohio game (TNT)

Friday, March 16
at Omaha, Nebraska
------------------
#7 Saint Mary’s (27-5) vs #10 Purdue (21-12), 7:27 p.m. (truTV)
#2 Kansas (27-6) vs #15 Detroit (22-13), after conclusion of
Saint Mary’s-Purdue game (truTV)

Friday, March 16
at Columbus, Ohio
-----------------
#6 San Diego State (26-7) vs #11 North Carolina State (22-12),
12:40 p.m. (truTV)
#3 Georgetown (23-8) vs #14 Belmont (27-7), after conclusion of
San Diego St-NC State game (truTV)

                    SOUTH REGIONAL
                    ==============
Thursday, March 15
at Louisville, Kentucky
-----------------------
#1 Kentucky (32-2) vs #16 Mississippi Valley St or Western
Kentucky, 6:50 p.m. (TBS)
#8 Iowa State (22-10) vs #9 Connecticut (20-13), after
conclusion of Kentucky game (TBS)

Thursday, March 15
at Portland, Oregon
-------------------
#5 Wichita State (27-5) vs #12 Virginia Commonwealth (28-6),
7:15 p.m. (CBS)
#4 Indiana (25-8) vs #13 New Mexico State (26-9), after
conclusion of Wichita State-VCU game (CBS)

Thursday, March 15
at Albuquerque, New Mexico
--------------------------
#3 Baylor (27-7) vs #14 South Dakota St (27-7), 7:27 p.m.
(truTV)
#6 UNLV (26-8) vs #11 Colorado (23-11), after conclusion of
Baylor-South Dakota St game (truTV)

Friday, March 16
at Greensboro, North Carolina
-----------------------------
#2 Duke (27-6) vs #15 Lehigh (26-7), 7:15 p.m. (CBS)
#7 Notre Dame (22-11) vs #10 Xavier (21-12), after conclusion of
Duke-Lehigh game (CBS)


                    WEST REGIONAL
                    =============
Friday, March 16
at Columbus, Ohio
-----------------
#8 Memphis (26-8) vs #9 Saint Louis (25-7), 6:50 p.m. (TBS)
#1 Michigan State (27-7) vs #16 Long Island-Brooklyn (25-8),
after conclusion of Memphis-Saint Louis game (TBS)

Thursday, March 15
at Portland, Oregon
-------------------
#4 Louisville (26-9) vs #13 Davidson (25-7), 1:40 p.m. (TBS)
#5 New Mexico (27-6) vs #12 Long Beach State (25-8), after
conclusion of Louisville-Davidson game (TBS)

Friday, March 16
at Omaha, Nebraska
------------------
#7 Florida (23-10) vs #10 Virginia (22-9), 2:10 p.m. (TNT)
#2 Missouri (30-4) vs #15 Norfolk State (25-9), after conclusion
of Florida-Virginia (TNT)

Thursday, March 15
at Louisville, Kentucky
-----------------------
#6 Murray State (30-1) vs #11 Colorado State (20-11), 12:15 p.m.
(CBS)
#3 Marquette (25-7) vs #14 BYU or Iona, after conclusion of
Murray State-Colorado State (CBS)

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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