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March Madness schedule 2016: Oregon, Michigan State, and Villanova open play Friday

Thursday's NCAA Tournament games brought some bracket-busting upsets. Will Friday's slate do the same?

The 2016 NCAA Tournament kicked off in earnest on Thursday when a pair of 12-seeds brought their own madness to the world's most famous bracket. Yale and Little Rock both scored big upsets by defeating five-seeds Baylor and Purdue, respectively. Can South Dakota State, the first round's last remaining 12 seed, pull off a similar feat by beating Maryland on Friday?

South Dakota State-Maryland isn't the only interesting matchup on Friday's slate. Wisconsin, coming off a pair of Final Four runs in the past two seasons, will try to keep its streak of big dance success alive when the Badgers face Pittsburgh. Gary Payton II will attempt to make his lone trip to the NCAA Tournament worthwhile by leading Oregon State over VCU. Syracuse will look to prove it belongs in the bracket when it plays Dayton -- and those are just three of the 7-10 games the Selection Committee has in store for day two.

At the top of the bracket, No. 1 seed Oregon is in action. So are Big East regular season champion Villanova and Big Ten tournament winner Michigan State. With 16 games spread out across 12 hours of broadcasts, there will be no shortage of March Madness to round out your work week.

NCAA Tournament

Here's your schedule for the second day of the first round at the NCAA Tournament. All times are Eastern.

Friday, March 18 (First Round)

No. 10 Syracuse vs. No. 7 Dayton, 12:15 p.m. (CBS)
No. 15 UNC Asheville vs. No. 2 Villanova, 12:40 p.m. (truTV)
No. 10 VCU vs. No. 7 Oregon State, 1:30 p.m. (TNT)
No. 13 Hawaii vs. No. 4 California, 2:00 p.m. (TBS)
No. 15 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 2 Michigan State, 2:45 p.m. (CBS)
No. 10 Temple vs. No. 7 Iowa, 3:10 p.m. (truTV)
No. 15 CSU Bakersfield vs. No. 2 Oklahoma, 4:00 p.m. (TNT)
No. 12 South Dakota State vs. No. 5 Maryland, 4:30 p.m. (TBS)
No. 10 Pittsburgh vs. No. 7 Wisconsin, 6:50 p.m. (TNT)
No. 14 Stephen F. Austin vs. No. 3 West Virginia, 7:10 p.m. (CBS)
No. 14 Green Bay vs. No. 3 Texas A&M, 7:20 p.m. (TBS)
No. 16 Holy Cross vs. No. 1 Oregon, 7:27 p.m. (truTV)
No. 12 Weber State vs. No. 2 Xavier, 9:20 p.m. (TNT)
No. 11 Michigan vs. No. 6 Notre Dame, 9:40 p.m. (CBS)
No. 11 Northern Iowa vs. No. 6 Texas, 9:50 p.m. (TBS)
No. 9 Cincinnati vs. No. 8 Saint Joseph's, 9:57 p.m. (truTV)