2013 NCAA Tournament: March Madness Schedule for Friday

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<p> 2013 NCAA Tournament: March Madness Viewer's Guide (March 22)</p>

Thursday (March 21) and Friday (March 22) will feature 16 NCAA Tournament games across four networks. An almost-continuous stream of college basketball will be fun, but it could be tiring.

Here’s everything you need to know for Friday’s slate of games, including the TV schedule, the network, announcers, predictions and bits of knowledge for each game Friday.

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All times p.m., Eastern.

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No. 15 Albany vs. No. 2 Duke
Time and TV: 12:15, CBS
Site and region: Philadelphia, Midwest
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller
What to watch: How valuable is Ryan Kelly? Duke lost to Lehigh last season without him. The Blue Devils are 18-1 this season with him in the lineup and 108-14 during his career.
Game in a Tweet: Seth Curry, Quinn Cook and Ryan Kelly spent their entire careers ranked in the AP top 10.
Prediction: Duke

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No. 12 Ole Miss vs. No. 5 Wisconsin
Time and TV: 12:40, truTV
Site and region: Kansas City, West
Announcers: Marv Albert and Steve Kerr
What to watch: Word of caution for the Badgers’ ability to advance: Wisconsin ranked 322nd nationally in free throw percentage (63.3 percent)
Game in a Tweet: Wisconsin limited opponents to 3.9 threes per game. Good luck, Marshall Henderson.
Prediction: Wisconsin

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No. 9 Temple vs. No. 8 NC State
Time and TV: 1:40, TBS
Site and region: Dayton, Ohio, East
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg
What to watch: Temple guard Khalif Wyatt averaged 15.8 shots from the field and 11.4 attempts from the free throw line in his last five games. Can NC State limit his scoring chances?
Game in a Tweet: Temple has only one NCAA Tournament win in the last decade.
Prediction: Temple

No. 15 Pacific vs. No. 2 Miami
Time and TV: 2:10, TNT
Site and region: Austin, Texas, East
Announcers: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski
What to watch: Jim Larranaga had more Tournament wins during George Mason’s Final Four run in 2006 than his enitre roster has NCAA Tournament appearances (one, belonging to Florida transfer Kenny Kadji).
Game in a Tweet: Bob Thomasen has been at Pacific since 1988-89, three years after Miami re-started basketball.
Prediction: Miami

No. 10 Cincinnati vs. No. 7 Creighton
Time and TV: 2:45, CBS
Site and region: Philadelphia, Midwest
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller
What to watch: Cincinnati ranked ninth in the country in defensive efficiency (allowing 0.872 points per possession) and now faces the highest-scoring player in the field in Doug McDermott.
Game in a Tweet: Creighton had the highest effective field goal rate (59.1 percent) since 2006-07 Florida.
Prediction: Creighton

No. 13 La Salle vs. No. 4 Kansas State
Time and TV: 3:10, truTV
Site and region: Kansas City, West
Announcers: Marv Albert and Steve Kerr
What to watch: Like guard play? Four of La Salle's top five scorers are guards. Five of Kansas State's top six scorers are in the backcourt.
Game in a Tweet: Bruce Weber went 7-2 in the NCAA Tournament in his first two seasons at Illinois.
Prediction: Kansas State

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No. 16 James Madison vs. No. 1 Indiana
Time and TV: 4:10, TBS
Site and region: Dayton, Ohio, East
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg
What to watch: James Madison did just fine without suspended leading scorer Rayshawn Goins for a half in the First Four. Up next: Indiana.
Game in a Tweet: Indiana used the same starting lineup in all but one game this season.
Prediction: Indiana

No. 10 Colorado vs. No. 7 Illinois
Time and TV: 4:40, TNT
Site and region: Austin, Texas, East
Announcers: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski
What to watch: The Illinois-Colorado game features the bottom two teams in the field in terms of assists per field goal (42 percent).
Game in a Tweet: Illinois and Colorado went a combined 20-20 after Jan. 1.
Prediction: Colorado

No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 2 Georgetown
Time and TV: 6:50, TBS
Site and region: Philadelphia, South
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller
What to watch: Otto Porter carried Georgetown a Big East title, can he carry the Hoyas to a Final Four?
Game in a Tweet: Georgetown’s last Final Four (2007) was FGCU’s last season before joining Division I.
Prediction: Georgetown

No. 15 Iona vs. No. 2 Ohio State
Time and TV: 7:15, CBS
Site and region: Dayton, Ohio, West
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg
What to watch: Iona features one player who averages 20 points per game (Arizona transfer Lamont Jones) and another who averages a double-double (David Laury)
Game in a Tweet: Ohio State hasn’t needed Deshaun Thomas to score 20 in any of its eight consecutive wins.
Prediction: Ohio State

No. 9 Villanova vs. No. 8 North Carolina
Time and TV: 7:20, TNT
Site and region: Kansas City, South
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr
What to watch: Villanova leads nation by scoring 28.1 percent of its points on free throws.
Game in a Tweet: North Carolina is a No. 8 seed, its lowest since 2000, when it advanced to the Final Four as an 8.
Prediction: North Carolina

No. 14 Northwestern State vs. No. 3 Florida
Time and TV: 7:27, truTV
Site and region: Austin, Texas, South
Announcers: Tim Brando and Mike Gminski
What to watch: Florida leads the field in scoring defense (53.4 ppg) while Northwestern State is the “fastest” team in the field in terms of offensive possessions per game.
Game in a Tweet: The Gators were 0-6 in games decided by single digits. Who will be the first to challenge Florida?
Prediction: Florida

No. 10 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 San Diego State
Time and TV: 9:20, TBS
Site and region: Philadelphia, South
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller
What to watch: San Diego State has only two NCAA Tournament wins in school history. Both came in 2011, over Northern Colorado and Temple.
Game in a Tweet: Lon Kruger is the first coach to take five teams to the Tourney (Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV, OU)
Prediction: Oklahoma

No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 7 Notre Dame
Time and TV: 9:45, CBS
Site and region: Dayton, Ohio, West
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg
What to watch: Iowa State has nine players averaging between nine and 15 points per game. Notre Dame’s Jack Cooley is one of six players in the field averaging a double-double per game.
Game in a Tweet: Iowa State leads the field by scoring 37.1 percent of its points on threes.
Prediction: Iowa State

No. 16 Western Kentucky vs. No. 1 Kansas
Time and TV: 9:50, TNT
Site and region: Kansas City, South
Announcers: Marv Albert and Steve Kerr
What to watch: Kansas has held opponents to less than 40 percent shooting every season under Bill Self, including a nation-leading 36 percent this season.
Game in a Tweet: Kansas starts four seniors. Western Kentucky has two seniors on the roster.
Prediction: Kansas

No. 11 Minnesota vs. No. 6 UCLA
Time and TV: 9:57, truTV
Site and region: Austin, Texas, South
Announcers: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski
What to watch: Jordan Adams’ was UCLA’s leading scorer during the last four weeks of the season. His absence gives UCLA a six-man rotation.
Game in a Tweet: Pressure is on Howland and Tubby, is it deserved?
Prediction: Minnesota

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