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NCAA Tournament 2016: Start times and TV schedule for Saturday

Thursday's relative sanity leads to Saturday showdowns.

As the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament dawns, the best teams are mostly still standing for Saturday's competition.

While No. 12 seeds Yale and Arkansas-Little Rock vanquished No. 5 seeds on Thursday in first round play, every seed at or above the No. 4 line that played Thursday advanced to the second round, setting up a Saturday rife with showdowns.

The most anticipated game of the day is likely to be No. 4 Kentucky and No. 5 Indiana renewing a long-running rivalry as heated as any in sports, but it may not even be the best game at its site, given that Yale meets No. 4 Duke in the undercard to that game in Des Moines.

Then, in the evening, three No. 1 seeds take the floor against upset-minded No. 9 seeds. And with Kansas and Virginia matching up against UConn and Butler, respectively, two teams with plenty of recent NCAA Tournament success, we might see a top seed succumb to March Madness after sunset on Saturday.

The NCAA Tournament's Saturday TV schedule is packed, in other words. You can always catch all the March Madness action without a TV: every NCAA Tournament game is streamed online with NCAA March Madness Live.

But why would you want to do that on this showdown Saturday?

NCAA Tournament Second Round TV Schedule

Saturday, March 18 (all times Eastern)

Afternoon Games

12:10 p.m., CBS (Ian Eagle, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Evan Washburn)
No. 3 Miami vs. No. 11 Wichita State

Approximately 2:40 p.m., CBS (Ian Eagle, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Evan Washburn)
No. 4 Duke vs. No. 12 Yale

Evening Games

5:15 p.m., CBS (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson)
No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 5 Indiana

6:10 p.m., TNT (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl)
No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 12 Arkansas-Little Rock

7:10 p.m., TBS (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Lewis Johnson)
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 9 Butler

Approximately 7:45 p.m., CBS (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson)
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Connecticut

Approximately 8:40 p.m., TNT (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl)
No. 3 Utah vs. No. 11 Gonzaga

Approximately 9:40 p.m., TBS (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Lewis Johnson)
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Providence

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Watch No. 11 Northern Iowa stun No. 6 Texas with this amazing buzzer beater from half court