March Madness 2013: Game time, TV schedule for Creighton vs. Cincinnati

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Creighton and Cincinnati will face off in the first round on Friday. Here's where you can catch the action.

The Creighton Bluejays earned a No. 7 seed in the Midwest region after winning the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. They will take on No. 10 Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday.

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By far the biggest name in this game is Doug McDermott. The junior forward had yet another dominant year in the MVC, averaging 23.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He's the face of the program and the No. 1 priority for teams hoping to stop Creighton in the tournament.

The Bearcats stumbled toward the end of the season, going 1-4 in February, but they still have a solid defense and ranked eigth in the nation in rebounds. Junior Sean Kilpatrick is the leading scorer with 16.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per, and junior center Cheikh Mbodj is an imposing presence in the paint, averaging well over two blocked shots per game. Will the Bearcats break out of their slump and be able to cool down a red-hot McDermott? Tune in to find out.

Game time and TV: Friday, March 22, 2:45 p.m. ET, CBS

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Line: Creighton by 3

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