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March Madness 2012, Cincinnati Vs. Texas: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The No. 6 seed Cincinnati Bearcats tip off their NCAA Tournament with the first game of the day on Friday. They will face off against Rick Barnes' Texas Longhorns at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Horns snuck in off the bubble after a strong final two weeks of the season. They're a talented but extremely young club led by J'Covan Brown. The Bearcats are currently favored by a mere two points and are coming off a successful Big East Tournament run that ended with a disappointing loss to Louisville in the finals. Mick Cronin's club will look to get back on track and will face the winner of Florida State and St. Bonaventure game if they can get past the Longhorns.

Game Date/Time: Friday, March 16, 12:15 p.m. ET

Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN


Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)

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