Eight more games on tap for Saturday
The 2019 NCAA Tournament continues with the start of the second round on Saturday, March 23. Also called the Round of 32, the eight games on tap for Saturday will set half of the Sweet 16 as the field continues to get whittled down.
There were only four upsets on Thursday, and one of those was a No. 9 over a No. 8, but that doesn't mean these so-called underdogs are done. Or is it time for the top seeds to take over? Whatever happens on Saturday, you can catch all of the action on CBS, TBS, and TNT or stream the games via NCAA March Madness Live.
So if you're wondering, "What NCAA Tournament games are on today?" know this: There are eight scheduled for Saturday, March 23.
Note: Some start times are approximate.
12:10 p.m. ET on CBS — VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Why You Should Watch: Maryland has more than enough size to throw at an LSU team that jumped out to a big lead against Yale but had to survive the Bulldogs' late comeback attempt.
2:40 p.m. ET on CBS — VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Why You Should Watch: Wofford beat Seton Hall behind hot shooting and a barrage of 3-pointers. The Terriers will need the same formula against a Kentucky team that looked impressive in its opening victory despite missing leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington.
5:15 p.m. ET on CBS — Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines, Iowa)
Why You Should Watch: Florida rode some hot shooting to fuel its upset of Nevada and will need more of that to keep up with Michigan. The Gators can't afford to go cold against a Wolverines team that gets the job done on both ends of the court.
6:10 p.m. ET on TNT — XL Center (Hartford, Conn.)
Why You Should Watch: Ja Morant was better than advertised, as his triple-double propelled Murray State to an impressive win over Marquette. Florida State got a fight from Vermont and the Seminoles know they will have their hands full with Morant and the Racers.
West Region: No. 9 Baylor (20-13) vs. No. 1 Gonzaga (31-3)
7:10 p.m. ET on TBS — Vivint Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City)
Why You Should Watch: Gonzaga looked the part of a No. 1 seed in its convincing victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. Baylor got the bigger test in its win over Syracuse and will need to stay hot from beyond the arc (16 made 3-pointers on Thursday) to pull off the upset.
East Region: No. 10 Minnesota (22-13) vs. No. 2 Michigan State (29-6)
7:45 p.m. ET on CBS — Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines, Iowa)
Why You Should Watch: It's a Big Ten battle for a spot in the Sweet 16 as the Golden Gophers and Spartans meet for the second time this season. Michigan State won the first meeting by 24 points back in February. Can Minnesota make Round 2 more of a contest?
South Region: No. 6 Villanova (26-9) vs. No. 3 Purdue (24-9)
8:40 p.m. ET on TNT — XL Center (Hartford, Conn.)
Why You Should Watch: Villanova held off Saint Mary's on Thursday and now the defending champions are considered the underdog (at least in terms of seeding) against Purdue. The Boilermakers had little trouble beating Old Dominion, but the Wildcats have plenty of postseason experience.
9:40 p.m. ET on TBS — Vivint Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City)
Why You Should Watch: The finale to the day's action could end up being the best game. Auburn escaped against New Mexico State while Kansas was dominant on both ends of the court against Northeastern. Which Tigers and which Jayhawks team will show up on Saturday night?