NCAA Tournament 2012, Saint Mary's Vs. Purdue: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Stephen Holt #14 of the Saint Mary's Gaels celebrates after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 78-74 in overtime to win the championship game of the Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena March 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The NCAA Tournament continues on Friday. St. Mary's and Purdue will face off during the night's events in Omaha.

The 2012 NCAA Tournament begins in earnest this week with the second round: the well-known Round of 64. Which teams will make the first cut in the tournament? This is where sleeper picks and Cinderella stories will begin to emerge.

One of Friday's second-round games will pit the No. 7 St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels against the No. 10 Purdue Boilermakers. St. Mary's won the WCC regular-season title as well as the conference championship tournament, ending a decade-long string of dominance by the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Boilermakers also had a strong season in the Big Ten conference. Both teams are looking to make some noise as underdogs in the tournament this year and prove they belong with the big names.

Friday's game will tip off at 7:27 p.m. ET in Omaha. The game will be televised nationally on TruTV.

Click here for a full 2012 NCAA Tournament printable bracket.

For complete updates on this year's tournament, please visit SB Nation's dedicated 2012 NCAA Tournament hub. for updates on the St. Mary's Gaels, check out SB Nation Bay Area. For info on the Purdue Boilermakers, head over to Hammer and Rails.

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