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March Madness Schedule 2012: Xavier And Ohio Will Play The Early Games On Friday

The first Ohio team has been bounced from the tournament, as Cincinnati fell to Ohio State on Thursday night in Boston. The Bearcats could not pull off the upset, but two more Ohio teams will have a chance to pull shocking upsets on Friday night. Xavier starts the evening with their matchup against Baylor in the South Region. Then, about a half hour later, the Ohio Bobcats will take on the storied North Carolina Tar Heels in St. Louis. A complete schedule below:

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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