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It's time to decide who will advance from the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament's Sweet 16 to the Elite Eight as Thursday evening features four games. Don't miss the live action as the bracket will once again shrink after the conclusion of the Sweet 16. Here's the television schedule so you won't miss a minute of the action.
The four games played will air on CBS and TBS. Barring overtime in the first games, there should be no probably watching games from start to finish. Here's what the schedule looks like based on both channels.
Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Miami Hurricanes- Tipoff at 7:15 p.m. ET
Syracuse Orange vs. Indiana Hoosiers- Tipoff at 9:45 p.m. ET
Arizona Wildcats vs. Ohio State Buckeyes- Tipoff at 7:47 p.m. ET
La Salle Explorers vs. Wichita State Shockers- Tipoff at 10:17 p.m. ET
First up, out of the East Region there will be a No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup as Miami (2) has proven to be the predicted force and Marquette (3) has avoided upsets. This could be anybodies game as both teams share similarities. Both Miami and Marquette shoot at a high percentage while averaging around 69-points per game.
Could it be that we'll be in for an overtime battle? It will be interesting to see who walks out the victor and into the Elite Eight.
No. 6 Arizona had to get past a Harvard squad that had surprised many. They face an Ohio St. (2) team that had its hands forced late in the game against Iowa St. as they made their run into the Sweet 16. However, Aaron Craft got his Buckeyes into the lead late in the game hitting the winning three-pointer.
Both teams are playing at a high level and have exceeded their regular season averages. It will be interesting to see who steps up and takes the advantage in this one.
Two storied franchises hit the floors No. 4 Syracuse and No. 1 Indiana go head-to-head for a chance to enter the Elite Eight. Indiana is a high scoring machine and, on paper, they have the advantage on scoring and shooting percentage.
Indiana has been a complete force, dominating their opponents so far in the tournament. In their first two games, Indiana has allowed 62 and 52 points. Syracuse gave up only 34 to Montana in the second round. Both teams need to bounce back after winning by just six points in the last round.
The final battle of the day features to bracket busters. No. 13 La Salle had to battle through Ole Miss and Kansas St. while Wichita St. surprised many as the No. 9 seed beating Pittsburgh and then removing No. 1 in the West, Gonzaga. Despite La Salle's being No. 13, they are not the lowest seeded team in the tournament, so their story hasn't been publicized as much as the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles' run in the tournament.
Check back to Sports World Report as we will bring you predictions, live streams and results for these matchups.