Mar 24, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft (4) and forward Deshaun Thomas (1) celebrate as time expires in the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Syracuse Orange at TD Garden. Ohio State won 77-70. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-US PRESSWIRE

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NCAA Tournament Schedule 2012: Game Times, TV Schedule, Announcers & More For Sunday's Elite Eight Matchups

Sunday should prove to be a good day for most NCAA basketball fans as a pair of high-intensity Elite Eight matchups are set to take place as the road to the Final Four has almost run it's course.

The morning game has the No. 3 seeded Baylor Bears taking on the No. 1 seeded Kentucky Wildcats out in the South Region finale out in Atlanta, with tipoff set for 11:20 a.m. PT with coverage on CBS:

Date Sun., March 25 | 11:20 a.m. PT
Location Atlanta, Ga. | Georgia Dome (35,000)
TV CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg
Radio ESPN Central Texas - Sirius 92 / XM 190

The afternoon game should prove to be a doozy as well as the No 1. seeded North Carolina Tar Heels take on the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks this afternoon in the Midwest Region finale out in St. Louis, will tipoff set for 2:20 p.m. with coverage also on CBS.

Date: Sunday, 3/25, 2:05 p.m. PT

Location: St. Louis, Edward Jones Dome

TV: CBS

Announcers: Marv Albert and Steve Kerr

For up-to-the-minute scores on all NCAA Tournament games, please check out SI.com's complete scoreboard.

Stay with us here at SB Nation Seattle for NCAA Bracket Scores and Updates throughout the day in this StoryStream. For schedule, game times, TV Announcers, and more, head to our NCAA Tournament Schedule and Info StoryStream. Finally, if you haven't yet, head to SB Nation's Printable Bracket StoryStream to print an updated one out for yourself.


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March Madness 2012, Gonzaga Vs. West Virginia: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have got their dancing shoes on once again, looking to make a deep run in the 2012 NCAA Tournament this year. But standing in their way is Bob Huggins and his West Virginia Mountaineers, who have their eyes on some Final Four glory as well.

The Zags enter their 14th straight NCAA tournament berth with high hopes after getting an at-large bid with the loss to St. Mary's in the WCC Championship. Nevertheless, Gonzaga is poised to make another run even though their opponent are playing essentially a home game so close to West Virginia.

The Mountaineers earned themselves a No. 10 seed in the East bracket, entering their seventh NCAA Tournament in the last eight years after making the 2010 Final Four.They closed out their season with only four wins in their last 12 matchups after earning an at-large bid, finishing the regular season with a 19-13 overall mark and 9-9 record in the Big East.

Date: March, 15 2012

Time: 4:20 PM PT (7:20 ET)

Location: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: TNT Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

To discuss more on the Bulldogs tournament hopes, head over to The Slipper Still Fits. For the Mountaineers side of the street, make sure you check out The Smoking Musket. For more on the NCAA tournament in general, please check out SB Nation's dedicated NCAA hoops hub.

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NCAA Tournament 2012: TV Times, Schedule, Announcers For Thursday

It's here. The wait is over. The 2012 NCAA tournament is upon us boys and girls, and the excitement is palpable.

Thursday will consist of 16 action-packed games, with No. 1 seeds Kentucky Wildcats and Syracuse Orangemen in action, as well as a number of other exciting teams like UNLV, Kansas State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and of course, the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Essentially there are two sessions, the morning/early afternoon session of games and the evening session of games, all are broken down below for your viewing enjoyment. So get the popcorn ready, find a comfy seat, and if need be call in sick to work (but you didn't hear that from me).

All times Pacfic.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15- Morning/early afternoon session

Murray State vs. Colorado State, 9:15 AM PT, CBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Kansas State vs. Southern Miss, 9:40 AM PT, truTV (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

Louisville vs. Davidson, 10:40 AM PT, TBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Wisconsin vs. Montana, 11:10 AM PT, TNT (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Marquette vs. BYU/Iona, 30 minutes after conclusion of Murray St/Colorado St, CBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Syracuse vs. UNC Asheville, 30 minutes after conclusion of Kansas St/Southern Miss, truTV (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

New Mexico vs. Long Beach St., 30 minutes
after conclusion of Louisville/Davidson, TBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Vanderbilt vs. Harvard, 30 minutes after conclusion of Wisconsin/Montana, TNT (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

-Late afternoon/evening games-

Kentucky vs. Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky, 3:50 PM PT, TBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Wichita State vs. VCU, 4:15 PM PT, CBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Gonzaga vs. West Virginia, 4:20 PM PT, TNT (Pittsburgh)

Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

Baylor vs. South Dakota State, 4:27 PM PT, truTV (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Iowa State vs. Connecticut, 30 minutes after conclusion of Kentucky/MVS-WKU winner, TBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Indiana vs. New Mexico State, 30 minutes after conclusion of Wichita St/VCU, CBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Ohio State vs. Loyola Maryland, 30 minutes
after conclusion of Gonzaga/West Virginia, TNT (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

UNLV vs. Colorado, 30 minutes after conc. of Baylor/South Dakota State, truTV (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

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Fab Melo Ineligible for NCAA Tournament; Syracuse Dealt a Big Hit

Syracuse sophomore center Fab Melo will not play in the upcoming 2012 NCAA Tournament due to eligibility issues, per the university's website. "Given University policy and federal student privacy laws, no further details can be provided at this time," the site said. The 2nd-ranked and No. 1 seed Orange (31-2) were 29-1 with Melo on the court, and The 7-foot center has averaged 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks on the year. He also had 88 blocks.

As you can see, it's a big hit for the Orange, whose rebounding is 129th in the league as it is, and will now likely struggle even further. Make sure you take this into account and adjust your brackets if need be. The Dance just got a little more interesting...

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NCAA Tournament 2012 TV Schedule And Times: Gonzaga Plays West Virginia Thursday At 4:20 PM PT On TNT

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will be playing their first game against the West Virginia Mountaineers in their first game on Thursday night in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately the bracket isn't set up well for them, as they have to head out to the East Coast and likely play two games against East Coast teams, and will probably be playing against road opponents. Luckily, their first game is an evening one (San Diego State wasn't so lucky).

Take a look at the First Four schedule by clicking here. As for the full slate of second round games, here's the full list of schedule, TV times, and various other information like announcers and locations.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Morning/early afternoon session

Murray State vs. Colorado State, 9:15 AM PT, CBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Kansas State vs. Southern Miss, 9:40 AM PT, truTV (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

Louisville vs. Davidson, 10:40 AM PT, TBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Wisconsin vs. Montana, 11:10 AM PT, TNT (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Marquette vs. BYU/Iona, 30 minutes after conclusion of Murray St/Colorado St, CBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Syracuse vs. UNC Asheville, 30 minutes after conclusion of Kansas St/Southern Miss, truTV (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

New Mexico vs. Long Beach St., 30 minutes
after conclusion of Louisville/Davidson, TBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Vanderbilt vs. Harvard, 30 minutes after conclusion of Wisconsin/Montana, TNT (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Late afternoon/evening games

Kentucky vs. Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky, 3:50 PM PT, TBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Wichita State vs. VCU, 4:15 PM PT, CBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Gonzaga vs. West Virginia, 4:20 PM PT, TNT (Pittsburgh)

Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

Baylor vs. South Dakota State, 4:27 PM PT, truTV (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Iowa State vs. Connecticut, 30 minutes after conclusion of Kentucky/MVS-WKU winner, TBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Indiana vs. New Mexico State,
30 minutes after conclusion of Wichita St/VCU, CBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Ohio State vs. Loyola Maryland, 30 minutes
after conclusion of Gonzaga/West Virginia, TNT (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

UNLV vs. Colorado, 30 minutes after conc. of Baylor/South Dakota State, truTV (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)


FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Morning/early afternoon session


Cincinnati vs. Texas,
9:15 AM PT, CBS (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)

San Diego St. vs. NC State, 9:40 AM PT, truTV (Columbus)
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

Creighton vs. Alabama, 10:40 AM, TBS (Greensboro)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Florida vs. Virginia, 11:10 AM, TNT (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

Florida State vs. St. Bonaventure,
30 minutes after conc. of Cincinnati/Texas, CBS (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)

Georgetown vs. Belmont, 30 minutes after conclusion of San Diego St./NC State, truTV (Columbus)
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

North Carolina vs. Lamar/Vermont, 30 minutes after conclusion of Creighton/Alabama, TBS (Greensboro)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Missouri vs. Norfolk St., 30 minutes after conclusion of Florida/Virginia, TNT (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

Late afternoon/evening session.

Memphis vs. Saint Louis, 3:50 PM PT, TBS (Columbus)
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

Duke vs. Lehigh, 4:15 PM PT, CBS (Greensboro)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Michigan vs. Ohio,
4:20 PM PT, TNT (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)


St. Mary’s (CA) vs. Purdue,
4:27 PM PT, truTV (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)


Michigan State vs. LIU Brooklyn, 30 minutes after conclusion of Memphis/St. Louis, TBS (Columbus)

Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

Notre Dame vs. Xavier, 30 minutes after conclusion of Duke/Lehigh, CBS (Greensboro)

Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Temple vs. California/South Florida, 30 minutes after conclusion of Michigan/Ohio, TNT (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)


Kansas vs. Detroit, 30 minutes after conclusion of St. Mary's/Purdue, truTV (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

To discuss the game with Bulldog fans, check out our Gonzaga team blog The Slipper Still Fits. For more coverage of Gonzaga in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit SB Nation Seattle's storystream. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.

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NCAA Bracket 2012: Printable Bracket Available At SB Nation

Looking for a printable bracket to make your own NCAA Tournament picks?

SB Nation has you covered with its own printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

The bracket will be shortly updated with several features unique to SB Nation, including the names of, and links to, all SB Nation blogs for the teams involved in the tournament. Not only can you print the bracket and make your picks, but you can also check out the rest of SB Nation's 300+ team blogs while you're at it.

For those ready to move beyond the paper and pen office pools, be sure to head over to Yahoo! and fill out a bracket here.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs made the NCAA Tournament field after discovering their fate on Selection Sunday. GU took home a No. 7 seed and will face West Virginia in the first round of the East regional. WVU has a better "home court" advantage than Gonzaga, whose fans will have to travel to cross-country to Pittsburgh to see their team play the Mountaineers. The Bulldogs are sure to find a hostile crowd.

The Washington Huskies face a long offseason after learning they missed the cut to make it into the Tournament. Despite being regular season Pac-12 champions, their low RPI and lack of success on the road and against Top-50 teams ultimately kept them from the field. They are the first "Big Six" conference champions to miss out on the Dance.

With the opening-round matchups set for Tuesday this year -- including four play-in games -- get your picks in early. Will Gonzaga make another magical run? Print out SB Nation's bracket and get to work.

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