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2012 NCAA Tournament Schedule: Ohio State And Cincinnati Tip Off On Thursday Night

The second weekend of the NCAA Tournament is nearly upon us, and with four teams left in the dance, there's an Ohio presence throughout schedule for Thursday and Friday. Ohio State and Cincinnati will get things started on Thursday night, when the in-state foes square off in Boston in the late game which should tip around 10:00 pm EST. On Friday, Buckeye state fans won't have to stay up quite as late as both Ohio and Xavier will be playing in the early games from St. Louis and Atlanta. A complete Sweet 16 schedule can be found below:

Thursday, March 22

East Regional - Boston, MA

Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Wisconsin - 7:15 pm EST

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Cincinnati - approx. 30 minutes after conclusion of first game

West Regional - Phoenix, AZ

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

No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Louisville - 7:47 pm EST

No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 7 Florida - approx. 30 minutes after conclusion of first game

Friday, March 23

South Regional - Atlanta, GA

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

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 7 Xavier - 7:15 pm EST

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Indiana - approx. 30 minutes after conclusion of first game

Midwest Regional - St. Louis, MO

Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Ohio - 7:47 pm EST

No. 2 Kanas vs. No. 11 NC State - approx. 30 minutes after conclusion of first game

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.