The field in the 2014 NCAA tournament has now been cut in half. Third-round 'March Madness' action gets underway Saturday.
Saturday's TV schedule starts at 12:15 p.m. Eastern time with tournament and South region No. 1 seed Florida taking on ninth-seeded Pittsburgh in Orlando on CBS, followed by Midwest fourth seed Louisville playing fifth seed Saint Louis at 2:45 p.m.
At 5:15 p.m., also on CBS, Midwest No. 2 Michigan meets seventh seed Texas. The Wolverines (26-8) cruised past Wofford into the third round, while the Longhorns (24-10) had to fight 'til the bitter end against Arizona State Thursday night to advance.
Just after 6 p.m. Eastern, West fourth seed San Diego State will face North Dakota State, one of Thursday's bracket busters. The Bison (26-6) took Oklahoma to overtime before finally beating the Sooners, while the Aztecs (30-4) defeated New Mexico State. This contest will be televised on TNT.
At 7:10 p.m. Eastern over on TBS, South fourth seed Syracuse meets Dayton. In perhaps the biggest of Thursday's upsets, the 11th seeded Flyers (24-10) edged Ohio State. The Orange (28-5) advanced with a win over Western Michigan.
At approximately 8:40 p.m. Eastern, Harvard, architect of another upset, takes on fourth seed Michigan State in the East region at Spokane, Washington. The Crimson (27-4) will look to knock off a member of another power conference. The Spartans (27-8) will try and sew up a trip to New York for the regional semifinal with a win. The game will be televised on TNT.
Finally, Villanova and Connecticut, a pair of former Big East Conference foes, get together at approximately 9:40 p.m. for an East region contest. The second-seeded Wildcats (29-4) eased past Milwaukee Thursday, while the seventh-seeded Huskies (27-8) had to go to overtime to beat St. Joseph's in order to advance. UConn left the Big East last year to join the American Athletic Conference.