2013 NCAA Tournament: March Madness Schedule for Saturday

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Teams, times, networks, announcers and bits of knowledge to prep for the third day of the Tournament

<p> 2013 NCAA Tournament: March Madness Schedule for Saturday</p>

The NCAA Tournament has moved into the weekend where tickets to the Sweet 16 will be punched. Now that we’re into the Saturday slate of games, hopefully you don't have to sneak away from work to catch the action.

Here’s everything you need to know for Saturday’s slate of games, including the TV schedule, the network, announcers, predictions and bits of knowledge for all eight games to start the weekend.

From Friday's action:
Florida Gulf Coast upsets Georgetown

Henderson carries Ole Miss

La Salle sets up unlikely matchup

SATURDAY NCAA TOURNAMENT VIEWERS GUIDE
All times p.m., Eastern

No. 5 VCU vs. No. 4 Michigan
Time and TV: 12:15, CBS
Site and region: Auburn Hills, Mich., South
Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery
What to watch: Every other No. 4 seed will catch a No. 12 in the round of 32, but Michigan catches a VCU team that defeated undermanned Akron 88-42. The Rams’ 46-point win was the biggest margin of victory for a team seeded third or lower until Syracuse defeated Montana by 47.
Game in a Tweet: VCU’s winning number for forcing turnovers is 15, a mark Michigan hit once this season.
Prediction: VCU

No. 6 Memphis vs. No. 3 Michigan State
Time and TV: 2:45, CBS
Site and region: Auburn Hills, Mich., Midwest
Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery
What to watch: Josh Pastner finally picked up his first NCAA Tournament win as Memphis’ coach. His prize? Michigan State, which suddenly has another big force in Derrick Nix (23 points, 15 rebounds in the round of 64 against Valparaiso).
Game in a Tweet: Tom Izzo is 10-2 in the round of 32.
Prediction: Michigan State

No. 8 Colorado State vs. No. 1 Louisville
Time and TV: 5:15, CBS
Site and region: Lexington, Ky., Midwest
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel
What to watch: Colorado State’s Dorian Green, limited with an ankle sprain late in the season, scored 26 points against Missouri. Now, he’ll face the Louisville press that had 20 steals against North Carolina A&T.
Game in a Tweet: Colorado State has five all-time Tourney wins, or one fewer than Louisville had last year.
Prediction: Louisville

No. 14 Harvard vs. No. 6 Arizona
Time and TV: 6:10, TNT
Site and region: Salt Lake City, West
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb
What to watch: Mark Lyons, a question mark entering the Tournament, scored 23 points in his round of 64 matchup against Belmont.
Game in a Tweet: Who says Harvard is a year away? Can Crimson match Cornell’s 2010 Sweet 16 from the Ivy?
Prediction: Arizona

No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 4 Saint Louis
Time and TV: 7:10, TBS
Site and region: San Jose, Midwest
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner
What to watch: Saint Louis’ Dwayne Evans will face off against defensive whiz Arsalan Kazemi (29 rebounds the last two games).
Game in a Tweet: The two teams trailed for a combined 2:13 in their wins Thursday.
Prediction: Saint Louis

No. 6 Butler vs. No. 3 Marquette
Time and TV: 7:45, CBS
Site and region: Lexington, Ky., East
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel
What to watch: Who gets hot from long range first? Butler started 0 of 13 from three-point range against Bucknell, Marquette started 1 of 12 from three against Davidson.
Game in a Tweet: Marquette is seeking to be one of five teams with a chance to play in the last three Sweet 16s.
Prediction: Butler

No. 9 Wichita State vs. No. 1 Gonzaga
Time and TV: 8:40, TNT
Site and region: Salt Lake City, West
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb
What to watch: Where did Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early come from? He scored 21 points against Pitt after scoring a total of 15 in the Missouri Valley Tournament. The same could be said of Malcolm Armstead who scored 50 combined in the MVC final and against Pitt.
Game in a Tweet: Of the 11 No. 1s with a single-digit scare vs. No. 16, only two lost their next game.
Prediction: Gonzaga

No. 12 Cal vs. No. 4 Syracuse
Time and TV: 9:40, TBS
Site and region: San Jose, East
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner
What to watch: Cal switched from a primarily man-to-man defense to a full-time zone to defeat UNLV. For its efforts, Cal draws Syracuse’s steadfast zone defense.
Game in a Tweet: Syracuse had 21 assists on 27 field goals in the Montana rout.
Prediction: Syracuse

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