Mar. 18, 2023 12:17 p.m. EDT
Round 1 of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament certainly lived up to the name “March Madness.”
College hoops fans can gear up for an exciting start to Round 2 on Saturday, as the final 32 teams battle for a spot in the Sweet 16.
Saturday begins with No. 5 San Diego State taking on No. 13 Furman in the South Region. The Paladins pulled off a wild upset over No. 4 Virginia in the closing seconds of the game to notch their first tournament win since 1974. That matchup will be followed by No. 5 Duke looking to notch its 11th consecutive win vs. No. 4 Tennessee.
The evening slate is jam-packed with exciting games, beginning with No. 1 Kansas squaring off against No. 8 Arkansas, before No. 15 Princeton faces No. 7 Missouri.
Later in the evening, No. 1 Houston will have to survive No. 9 Auburn with their star guard Marcus Sasser playing through a groin injury he re-aggravated in a win over No. 16 Northern Kentucky.
A trio of exciting games close out the night as No. 2 Texas takes on No. 10 Penn State at 7:45 p.m. in the Midwest, No. 2 UCLA goes up against No. 7 Northwestern at 8:40 p.m. in the Western region, and No. 1 Alabama battles No. 8 Maryland at 9:40 p.m. ET.
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Here are the highlights!
No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 13 Furman | 12:10 p.m. (CBS)
No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 5 Duke | 2:40 p.m. (CBS)
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 Arkansas | 5:15 p.m. (CBS)
No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 15 Princeton | 6:10 p.m. (TNT)
No. 1 Houston vs. No. 9 Auburn | 7:10 p.m. (TBS)
No. 2 Texas vs. No. 10 Penn State | 7:45 p.m. (CBS)
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Northwestern | 8:40 p.m. (TNT)
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 8 Maryland | 9:40 p.m. (TBS)
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