With Thursday's 16 second round games in the books, we can began to look ahead to the third round of the 2011 NCAA Bracket, and perhaps more importantly, the complete television schedule and channel lineup.
As will be the case throughout the NCAA Tournament, every game will be aired live and in its entirety on one of the four March Madness networks: CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV. And of course, the NCAA's March Madness On Demand site will be live-streaming all the games online (and on your iPad and iPhone ... being alive in 2011 is pretty great).
Saturday's games start at 12:15 p.m. EDT, just like Thursday and Friday, but with just eight games, the schedule is a bit more spread out. No. 4 Kentucky and No. 5 West Virginia get things started in the East Region, playing for a spot in the Sweet 16.
The times for Sunday's third-round games will be announced Friday night, after the conclusion of the day's games.
COMPLETE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY'S THIRD ROUND GAMES
12:15 p.m., CBS, Tampa -- No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 5 West Virginia (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//David Aldridge)
2:45 p.m., CBS, Tampa -- No. 2 Florida vs. No. 7 UCLA (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//David Aldridge)
5:15 p.m., CBS, Denver -- No. 12 Richmond vs. No. 13 Morehead St. (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser)
6:10 p.m., TNT, Tucson -- No. 2 San Diego St. vs. No. 7 Temple (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Sam Ryan)
7:10 p.m., TBS, Wash. DC -- No. 1 Pittsburgh vs. No. 8 Butler (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski//Lewis Johnson)
7:45 p.m., CBS, Denver -- No. 3 BYU vs. No. 11 Gonzaga (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser)
8:40 p.m., TNT, Tucson -- No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Kansas St. (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Sam Ryan)
9:40 p.m., TBS, Wash. DC -- No. 3 Connecticut vs. No. 6 Cincinnati (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski//Lewis Johnson)
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