If Thursday's NCAA Tournament schedule taught us anything, it pays to tune-in early. In the early session, we saw four of the first five games go down to the wire, decided by buzzer-beaters or last-minute heroics. Though the evening match-ups fizzled, it was still an action-packed day filled with wall-to-wall college basketball.
On Friday, it's time to reload as 16 more March Madness games get started with berths in the round of 32 on the line. Three No. 1 seeds -- Duke, Kansas and Ohio State -- make their tournament debuts, as well.
After the jump, the full schedule for Friday's games, including broadcast information and the announcer lineups. Gus Johnson makes his grand entrance into the madness after calling two lackluster First Four games earlier in the week. Root for close games in Gus' region.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 18 (Noon-5 ET)
12:15, CBS, Tulsa -- Texas vs. Oakland (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)
12:40, truTV, Charlotte -- Michigan vs. Tennessee (Nantz/Kellogg)
1:40, TBS, Chicago -- Notre Dame vs. Akron (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)
2:10, TNT, Cleveland -- George Mason vs. Villanova (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)
2:45, CBS, Tulsa -- Arizona vs. Memphis (Albert/Kerr)
3:10, truTV, Charlotte -- Duke vs. Hampton (Nantz/Kellogg)
4:10, TBS, Chicago -- Texas A&M vs. Florida St. (Dedes/Wenzel)
4:40, TNT, Cleveland -- Ohio St. vs. UTSA/Alabama St. (Johnson/Elmore)
FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 18 (6:30-Midnight ET)
6:50, TBS, Tulsa -- Kansas vs. Boston U. (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)
7:15, CBS, Charlotte -- North Carolina vs. Long Island (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg)
7:20, TNT, Chicago -- Purdue vs. St. Peter's (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)
7:27, truTV, Cleveland -- Xavier vs. Marquette (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)
9:20, TBS, Tulsa -- UNLV vs. Illinois (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)
9:45, CBS, Charlotte -- Washington vs. Georgia (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg)
9:50, TNT, Chicago -- Georgetown vs. Southern California/VCU (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)
9:57, truTV, Cleveland -- Syracuse vs. Indiana St. (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)
Check out our updated 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket to get caught up with the latest tournament results. Then head over to the NCAA Tournament hub for live scores and recaps throughout the day as 16 more games tip-off in the second round of the tournament.