The 2012 NCAA Tournament's South Region begins Thursday night with the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats taking on the No. 16 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, the only team with a losing record in this year's contest. Will this be the year that a No. 16 seed knocks of the No. 1 in region?
Six of the eight games in this region take place Thursday from locations in Louisville, Ky., Portland, Ore., and Albuquerque, N.M. The Friday games in Greensboro, N.C., will feature the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils and the No. 15 Lehigh Hawks as well as the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 10 Xavier Musketeers.
Here is the schedule for Thursday's
No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky (TBS) - Thursday, March 15, 6:50 p.m.
No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU (CBS) - Thursday, March 15, 7:15 p.m.
No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State (truTV) - Thursday, March 15, 7:27 p.m.
No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 UConn (TBS) - Thursday, March 15, after conclusion of Kentucky vs. WKU
No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State (CBS) - Thursday, March 15, after conclusion of Wichita State vs. VCU
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