Mar 18, 2023 12:17 PM EDT
The first round of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament lived up to the name “March Madness.”
College hoops fans can get ready for the second round to begin on Saturday as the final 32 teams battle it out for a spot in the Sweet 16.
Saturday begins with No. 5 San Diego State taking on No. 13 Furman in the South Regional. The Paladins pulled off a wild upset of No. 4 Virginia in the closing seconds of the game to pick up their first tournament win since 1974. That matchup will be followed by No. 5 Duke looking for its 11th straight win against No. 4. Tennessee.
The slate for the night is full of exciting matchups, starting with No. 1 Kansas taking on No. 8 Arkansas, before No. 15 Princeton takes on No. 7 Missouri.
Later in the evening, No. 1 Houston will have to survive No. 9 Auburn with star guard Marcus Sasser playing through a groin injury he re-aggravated in a win over No. 16 Northern Kentucky .
A trio of exciting games close out the night as No. 2 Texas takes on No. 10 Penn State at 7:45 PM Midwest, No. 2 UCLA takes on No. 7 Northwestern at 8 p.m.: 40 in the western region. , and No. 1 Alabama battles No. 8 Maryland at 9:40 PM ET.
Follow it with the most up-to-date bracket here.
Here are the highlights!
No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 13 Furman | 12:10 p.m. (CBS)
No. 4 Tennessee v. No. 5 Duke | 2:40 p.m. (CBS)
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 Arkansas | 5:15 p.m. (CBS)
#7 Missouri vs. number 15 Princeton | 18:10 (TNT)
#1 Houston vs. #9 Auburn | 19:10 (to be confirmed)
No. 2 Texas vs. No. 10 Penn State | 7:45 p.m. (CBS)
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Northwestern | 20:40 (TNT)
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 8 Maryland | 21:40 (to be confirmed)
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