NCAA Tournament 2012: Sweet 16 Schedule And Bracket For Friday

BLOOMINGTON, IN - DECEMBER 10: Cody Zeller #40 of the Indiana Hoosiers shoots the ball while defended by Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the Indiana 73-72 victory at Assembly Hall on December 10, 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Sweet 16 concludes Friday night with a marquee matchup between Kentucky and Indiana, plus three double-digit seeds trying to reach the Elite Eight.

The Sweet 16 will be narrowed down to the Elite Eight Friday night, with the NCAA tournament's regional semifinals in the Midwest and South regions set to tip. There are no in-state matchups quite like Thursday night's matchup between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Ohio St. Buckeyes, but the faceoff everyone will be talking about is a rematch between the top overall seed, the Kentucky Wildcats, and the only team to beat them before the finals of the SEC tournament, the fourth-seeded Indiana Hoosiers, in Atlanta. That game will follow the conclusion of the game pitting the 10th-seeded Xavier Musketeers against the third-seeded Baylor Bears.

The 2012 Printable NCAA Tournament Bracket is updated and available now.

In the Midwest regional semis, the lowest remaining seed in the tournament, the 13th-seeded Ohio Bobcats, will take on the depleted No. 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels, who could be without both point guard Kendall Marshall and big man John Henson. After that game, the Sweet 16 will conclude with the second-lowest remaining seed, the N.C. State Wolfpack, facing many folks' pick to make the Final Four out of the Midwest, the Kansas Jayhawks.

Friday, March 23

South Region

Baylor vs. Xavier (Atlanta): 7:15 p.m. ET on CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson

Kentucky vs. Indiana (Atlanta): 9:45 p.m. ET on CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson

Midwest Region

North Carolina vs. Ohio (St. Louis): 7:47 p.m. ET on TBS
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager

Kansas vs. N.C. State (St. Louis): 10:17 p.m. ET on TBS
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub. There you'll find a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on who was snubbed, who got the best bracket and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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