The 2013 NCAA Tournament picks up where it left off Thursday evening with not just the 6th seeded Arizona Wildcats doing battle with the Ohio State Buckeyes, but three other games of interest as well. Even with Reggie Johnson done for the season, Miami might not have too brutal of a go at it with Marquette having been one of the shakier teams to advance to the round of 16, but waiting on the other end of the bracket will be the winner of 4th seed Syracuse and one seeded Indiana.
The other game Thursday evening? While it might not look appetizing, even in a Bracket Buster affair on ESPN2 during the regular season, particularly if Ohio State advances earlier, you'll definitely want to stay tuned to see who the Buckeyes get. Wichita State are 3.5 point Vegas favorites, but anything can happen in this 9 vs. 13 seeded matchup.
In Friday night action, Oregon/Louisville is widely anticipated to be a rather one sided affair, but Kansas/Michigan might go down as one of the best games of the tournament. Michigan State/Duke just after should be a good one to boot, and then the darlings of the tournament, Florida Gulf Coast taking on KenPom's metric's favorite, the Florida Gators. Don't pretend you're not telling your friends you've "not feeling well" to skip going out and watch that one.
Below are your list of games, approximate tip times, channels, and broadcasters:
Thursday, March 28 (Sweet 16 games from Washington and Los Angeles)
Marquette vs. Miami, 7:15 p.m. ET, (CBS - 1010, Time Warner Columbus) (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Rachel Nichols)
Arizona vs. Ohio State, 7:47 p.m. ET, (TBS - 1202, Time Warner Columbus) (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Len Elmore/Lewis Johnson)
Syracuse vs. Indiana, 9:45 p.m. ET, (CBS - 1010, Time Warner Columbus) (Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols)
La Salle vs. Wichita State, 10:17 p.m. ET, (TBS - 1202, Time Warner Columbus) (Harlan/Miller/Elmore/Johnson)
Friday, March 29 (Sweet 16 games from Indianapolis and Arlington)
Oregon vs. Louisville, 7:15 p.m. ET, (CBS - 1010, Time Warner Columbus) (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Tracy Wolfson)
Kansas vs. Michigan, 7:47 p.m. ET, (TBS - 1202, Time Warner Columbus) (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craig Sager)
Michigan State vs. Duke, 9:45 p.m. ET, (CBS - 1010, Time Warner Columbus) (Nantz/Kellogg/Wolfson)
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida, 10:17 p.m. ET, (TBS - 1202, Time Warner Columbus) (Albert/Kerr/Sager)