Final Four 2012: Kentucky Claws Past Kansas, 67-59; Wins 8th National Championship

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2012 NCAA Finals, Kentucky Vs. Kansas Recap: Wildcats Win 8th National Championship

The Kentucky Wildcats are your 2012 National Champions, after a 59-50 win over Kansas in the title game. The Wildcats dominated Kansas in the first half, and led by double digits for 25 minutes before back-to-back three-point plays by Tyshawn Taylor cut the deficit to nine with four minutes to play. The Jayhawks would get it within six but the talent of Kentucky was simply too much to overcome.

Doron Lamb led all scorers with 20 points, hitting three of five attempts from three-point range and consistently coming up with big shots to keep UK in front. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was the only other UK player in double figures, controlling the action in the first half and finishing with 11 points. He came up with a huge block in the final minute that promptly stopped Kansas' push to make it a one-possession game.

The Wildcats, who shot above 50 percent in the first half, hit only 27 percent of their shots in the second. But National Player of the Year, Anthony Davis, completely changed the game on the defensive end. While he made only one field goal, he grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked six shots.

Kansas' Thomas Robinson with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor led all Jayhawk scorers with 19 points.

While it is John Calipari's first ever title, it's the eighth men's basketball championship in Kentucky's history but their first in 14 years.

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2012 NCAA Finals, Kentucky Vs. Kansas Score Update: Wildcats Control First Half On Both Ends, Lead 41-27

The Kentucky Wildcats played up to their potential through the first 20 minutes and handed Kansas their largest halftime deficit of the season. Big Blue completely stymied the Jayhawks on defense, forcing KU to shoot 33 percent from the floor. National Player of the Year Anthony Davis has not scored, but he's made his usual impact on the defensive end, grabbing nine boards, blocking three shots, and altering several others as the Kansas guards tried to penetrate.

On offense, it was freshman phenom Michael Kidd-Gilchrist who set the tone early. He struggled mightily against Louisville on Saturday, but he has 11 points already on four of five from the floor. Sophomore Doron Lamb leads all scorers with 12 points.

For Kansas, it was go-to guys Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor who led Bill Self's club with eight points each. The DC native Robinson had a loud dunk early on but finished the half just three of 11 from the floor. Kansas will have to go on a run in the first five minutes if they want to have a shot and pull off the upset.

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2012 NCAA Finals, Kentucky Vs. Kansas Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks have battled their way through to the Finals of the 2012 NCAA Tournament and will tip off against each other for the National Championship on Monday evening.

The Jayhawks knocked out of the Tournament early from the previous two NCAA Tournaments, but have been able to make their way to the Finals, powered by most of their players having experienced the previous stinging losses. The two-seeded Jayhawks took out Detroit in the first round, then slipped by Purdue and N.C. State, and then beat a North Carolina team without their starting point guard. In the Final Four the Jayhawks went on a late rally, including a 15-2 run late in the game to get past the Ohio State Buckeyes and advance to the Finals.

The Wildcats earn a one-seed for the NCAA tournament and have shown why the whole way through the tournament thus far. Kentucky has demolished just about every team they have faced so far in the tournament, beating up on Western Kentucky, Iowa State, pulling away from Indiana, and beating up on Baylor. In the Final Four, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead over the Louisville Cardinals, but the Cardinals battled back and kept the game close until right near the end. Kentucky hit their shots and free throws late in the game to pull out the win.

Game Time: Monday, 9:23 PM ET, April 2, 2012

Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

TV: CBS

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Final Four 2012, Ohio State Vs. Kansas Final Score: Jayhawks Roar Back For 64-62 Comeback Win

In a game that went right down to the wire, the Kansas Jayhawks once again made big plays down the stretch and held on to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes by a score of 64-62.

Tyshawn Taylor made two clutch free throws late, and Thomas Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to lift the Jayhawks to the come from behind win over Ohio State in the second of Saturday's national semifinal contests. The Jayhawks (32-6) won despite trailing by as many as 13 in this one, and for the entire game only held a lead for a total of 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

William Buford played great in the last game of his collegiate career, scoring 19 points to lead the Buckeyes. Jared Sullinger added 13 points and ten rebounds, but his team fell just a little short.

With the victory Kansas will now face the Kentucky Wildcats in Monday night's title game. The Wildcats defeated Louisville by a score of 69-61 in the early game.

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Final Four 2012, Ohio State Vs. Kansas Score Update: Buckeyes Hold 34-25 Lead At Halftime

Led by an aggressive defense effort, the Ohio State Buckeyes have raced to a 34-25 halftime lead over the Kansas Jayhawks in the second National Semifinal game of the evening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kansas trailed by double digits late in the half before making a run to close the gap and get within striking distance.

Aaron Craft has set the tone for Ohio State defensively was with his relentless on the ball pressure. Craft has two steals in the first half and is making it difficult for the Jayhawks to get into any type of flow offensively. As a team Kansas is only shooting 36.7% from the field, but is managing to hang around due to the efforts of Thomas Robinson and Travis Releford, who have scored 8 and 7 points respectively.

William Buford, who has struggled of late for the Buckeyes, is pacing his team with 8 points at the intermission, burying all 3 of his shot attempts. Jared Sullinger, Deshaun Thomas, and Lenzelle Smith, Jr. each added 7 points for Ohio State.

The winner of this game will meet up with the Kentucky Wildcats in Monday night's title game. The Wildcats defeated Louisville by a score of 69-61 earlier this evening.

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Final Four 2012, Kentucky Vs. Louisville Final: Wildcats Advance To Championship With 69-61 Win

Behind the superb pay of freshman Anthony Davis, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Louisville Cardinals by a score of 69-61 to advance to the NCAA Championship game on Monday evening. Davis, recently named the AP National Player of the Year, finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocked shots.

Trailing 35-28 at halftime, Louisville (30-10) later feel behind by as many as thirteen points in the second half before making a valiant run. They managed to tie the game at 49 with a little under ten minutes to play, but in the end Kentucky's superior talent level and skill took over. Guard Darius Miller came off the bench and added 13 points for the Wildcats, who are seeking to win their his first national title under coach John Calipari.

Louisville was bothered by Kentucky's length and defensive intensity all game, and shot just 34.8 percent as a team from the field. Peyton Siva scored 11 points to lead the Cardinals, with Chane Behanan adding ten points and nine rebounds.

Kentucky (37-2) will play the winner of Kansas-Ohio State in Monday night’s title game.

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Final Four 2012, Kentucky Vs. Louisville Score Update: Wildcats Hold 35-28 Lead At Halftime

The Kentucky Wildcats jumped out to a quick lead over the Louisville Cardinals, as the Cardinals struggled to sink shots and everything for the Wildcats went in. Kentucky cooled off and the Cardinals were able to collect themselves, but the Wildcats still took a 35-28 lead into halftime.

For the Wildcats, they once again put on a show of dunks thanks to some ally-oops by guys like Anthony Davis, who finished the first half with eight points, seven rebounds, and two blocks. Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague also finished up the first half with eight points each, but the Wildcats shot just 20 percent from the three-point line, hitting on just a single three-point shot.

Louisville was able to weather the early storm by the Wildcats and got the game back to a more manageable score at halftime. Chane Behanan led Louisville in scoring with six points and five rebounds, but the Cardinals spread the ball and their scoring around. Surprisingly, the Cardinals also wound up out rebounding the Wildcats at halftime 15-14, which left Kentucky head coach John Calipari heated as he went into the locker room.

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Ohio State Vs. Kansas Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers And More

The late game of the Final Four on Saturday is the less heralded of the two match ups, but most think it might wind up being the better overall basketball game. The matchup pits the Ohio State Buckeyes against the Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks have been bounced early from the previous two NCAA Tournaments, but have been able to make their way to the Final Four of the 2012 Tournament, powered by most of their players having experienced the previous stinging losses. The two-seeded Jayhawks took out Detroit in the first round, then slipped by Purdue and N.C. State, and then beat a North Carolina team without their starting point guard.

The Ohio State Buckeyes had a much less rough road to the Final Four than the Jayhawks did, with the closest win coming by seven points to the Syracuse Orange in the Elite Eight. In the first round the Buckeyes took out Loyola, then moved on to beat Gonzaga and they beat up on Cincinnati to get to the Elite Eight. Both Ohio State and Kansas are looking for return trips to the Championship Game, but only one will get to make it.

Game Time: 8:49 PM ET, March 31, 2012

Location: Superdome, New Orleans, LA

TV Coverage: CBS

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, and Steve Kerr

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Louisville Vs. Kentucky Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers And More

The 2012 Final Four tips off with a matchup between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats, commonly referred to as "The Civil War", being as both teams are from Kentucky, The Bluegrass State. Louisville earned a four-seed in the NCAA tournament and made their way through the 2012 NCAA Tournament beating Davidson, narrowly escaping New Mexico, beating up on Michigan State, and needing a big-time comeback against the Florida Gators to move on to the Final Four.

The Wildcats earn a one-seed for the NCAA tournament and have shown why the whole way through the tournament thus far. Kentucky has demolished every team they have faced so far in the tournament, beating up on Western Kentucky, Iowa State, pulling away from Indiana, and beating up on Baylor. Kentucky lost only twice all season, falling to Indiana and Vanderbilt in the SEC tournament and right now look like a team focused on the NCAA Championship.

Saturday's game between the two teams is the fifth time they will match up in the NCAA tournament, splitting the first four games.

Game Time: 6:09 PM ET, March 31, 2012

Location: Superdome, New Orleans, LA

TV Coverage: CBS

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, and Steve Kerr

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Final Four 2012 Game Times, TV Coverage, Live Streaming And More

The 2012 NCAA Tournament Final Four is upon us, and on paper it looks to be delivering two fantastic matchups. The first game of the night will see bitter in-state rivals Kentucky and Louisville spar, with the nightcap pitting Kansas against Ohio State.

Here is all you need to know for tonight's Final Four contests:

Game times: First tip is at 6:09 p.m. ET, with the second game scheduled for approx. 8:49 p.m. ET

Location: Superdome, New Orleans, LA

TV Coverage: CBS

Announcers: The dulcet tones of Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, and Steve Kerr will bring the action to the fans.

Live Stream: Available at CBSSports.com, here.

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NCAA Bracket 2012: Final Four Action Tips Off Saturday Evening

The 2012 NCAA Tournament has been whittled down to just four teams, with Saturday's Final Four action to determine the participants in Monday night's championship game.

The early matchup pits bitter Bluegrass State rivals Kentucky against Louisville, the fifth such time these two teams have met in the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats and Cardinals have split the previous four contests.

In the late game, no in-state bragging rights are on the line, just a coveted spot in the championship game. Bill Self's Kansas Jayhawks will take on Thad Matta's Ohio State Buckeyes, with the matchup of Kansas big man Thomas Robinson and Ohio State's Jared Sullinger sure to be a factor.

Here is the schedule for Saturday's two Final Four matchups:

No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 6:09 p.m. ET, CBS

No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks, approx. 8:49 p.m. ET, CBS.

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A D.C. Fan's Guide To Rooting At The Final Four

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March Madness Schedule 2012: Final Four Match-Ups Set

The last two spots in the 2012 Men's Final Four were decided Sunday afternoon as two of the best teams in college basketball booked a trip to New Orleans.

In the South Regional final, No. 1 seed Kentucky defeated No. 3 seed Baylor 82-70 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 19 points for the Wildcats, while Anthony Davis added 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Kentucky led by 20 points at halftime (42-22) and cruised to victory the rest of the way.

In the Midwest Regional Final in St. Louis, No. 2 seed Kansas knocked off No. 1 seed North Carolina 80-67. Tyshawn Taylor led the way for the Jayhawks with 22 points as Kansas scored the last 12 points of the game to seal the win.

Here is the schedule and order of games for Final Four Saturday:

No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 6:09 p.m. ET, CBS

No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks, approx. 8:49 p.m. ET, CBS.

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March Madness Schedule 2012: Sunday's Elite Eight Action

Louisville and Ohio State are already on their way to the Final Four in New Orleans, and on Sunday two more teams will join them after South and Midwest regional finals.

The first game of the day will see the No. 1 seed in the South, the Kentucky Wildcats, take on the No. 3 seed Baylor Bears. Kentucky's roster is overflowing with talent, with the likes of Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Doron Lamb taking the floor for head coach John Calipari, but don't feel too bad for the Bears, as they have a formidable frontline brimming with size and athleticism in Quincy Acy, Perry Jones III and Quincy Miller.

The late game matches Midwest No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 2 seed Kansas. The key story line in this game is whether Tar Heels point guard Kendall Marshall will play. Without Marshall, Carolina barely survived the Ohio Bobcats and overtime on Friday evening.

Here is today's regional finals schedule:

Sunday:

South: No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 3 Baylor Bears, 2:20 p.m. ET, CBS
Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks, 5:05 p.m. ET, CBS

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NCAA Bracket 2012: Louisville, Ohio State Advance To Final Four

Two teams have now punched their ticket to New Orleans and the Final Four of the 2012 NCAA Tournament after two compelling Elite 8 games played on Saturday in the West and East regions.

Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals stunned the Florida Gators 72-68 on Saturday in the West regional final, closing the game on a 23-8 run to propel Pitino to his second Final Four appearance at Louisville, and first since 2005. Pitino is now 7-0 against former assistant and protege Billy Donovan, and becomes the first coach to bring three different programs to the Final Four.

In the East region, Syracuse fell 77-70 to the Ohio State Buckeyes behind the play of big men Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas. Sullinger overcame first-half foul trouble to finish with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Thomas chipped in 14 points and nine boards. This will be Ohio State's first Final Four appearance since 2007, when they lost in the championship game to Florida.

There are now just two slots left in the Final Four, determined by the Sunday matchups below:

Sunday:

South: No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 3 Baylor Bears, 2:20 p.m. ET, CBS
Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks, 5:05 p.m. ET, CBS

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March Madness Schedule 2012: Saturday's Elite Eight Action

There are but eight teams left in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, and Saturday play in the West and East regions will send the first two teams to the Final Four in New Orleans. The Midwest and South regional finals will be played on Sunday.

The early game on Saturday in the West region will see No. 4 seed Louisville, the Big East Tournament champ, take on Billy Donovan's No. 7 seed Florida Gators. Rick Pitino is 6-0 against his former assistant, and the Cardinals coach will be looking to make his sixth trip to the Final Four and second while at Louisville.

In the late game from the East region, No. 1 seed Syracuse will face No. 2 seed Ohio State. Playing without Fab Melo, many thought the Orange would have been bounced from the Dance by this point, but Jim Boeheim's team has survived a few scares and now stand just one victory from New Orleans. Buckeyes big man Jared Sullinger will look to carry his team to the Final Four before likely bolting for the NBA.

Here is the full regional finals schedule:

Saturday:

West: No. 4 Louisville Cardinals vs. No. 7 Florida Gators, 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS
East: No. 1 Syracuse Orange vs. No. 2 Ohio St. Buckeyes, 7:05 p.m. ET, CBS

Sunday:

South: No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 3 Baylor Bears, 2:20 p.m. ET, CBS
Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks, 5:05 p.m. ET, CBS

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NCAA Bracket 2012: Ohio State, Louisville Roll Into Sweet 16

The 2012 NCAA Tournament got back into action on Thursday, with the first four games to decide the Elite Eight. Here is how those games played out.

The first game of the night was Wisconsin and Syracuse, and despite the Badgers best effort to slow the game down and limit the amount of possessions, the Orange were able to hold on for a 64-63 win. The Badgers had a shot to win the game in the end, but couldn't get a better shot than a contested three-pointer that went awry.

The second game was much more of a blowout than most my have expected. Michigan State was the higher seed, but Louisville was in control from the opening tip and cruised to a 57-44 win.

Next up was Ohio St. and Cincinnati. A very strong run to open the second half gave the Bearcats a brief lead, but the Buckeyes were just too much for them to handle. Ohio State wound up cruising to a 81-66 victory.

Finally, the No. 7 seed Florida Gators were able to upend the No. 3 seed Marquette Golden Eagles 68-58.

The final four games to decide the elite 8 will be played on Friday.

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Printable NCAA Bracket 2012: Reset Your Picks For Upcoming Sweet Sixteen

The NCAA tournament can be pretty harsh to your brackets in the first couple of rounds. If yours looks anything like mine it's covered with red cross-outs and X's, and it's almost impossible to see who is even in the Sweet 16. Luckily, SB Nation has got you covered with a fresh, up to date printable bracket for the Sweet 16.

The 2012 Printable NCAA Tournament Bracket is updated and available now. View the full Sweet 16 TV schedule.

The Sweet 16 starts on Thursday with games from the East and West regions. The Midwest and South regions get back into action on Friday.

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March Madness Schedule 2012: The Chalk Battles It Out For The Elite 8

The Sweet Sixteen of the 2012 NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday evening with some premier match ups as teams try to make their way to the Elite Eight. The games tip off at 7:15 in Boston. The final game will tip off around 10:17 p.m.

The four games going on Thursday night will decide the two teams from the East Region as No. 4 seed Wisconsin will look to upset No. 1 seeded Syracuse. The late game for the East Region will have No. 6 seed Cincinnati will take on No. 2 Ohio State, with the two winners taking each other on in the Elite Eight.

From the West Region, No. 4 seed Louisville will look to upset No. 1 seeded Michigan State. The late game for the West Region will have No. 7 seed Florida will take on No. 3 Marquette, with the two winners taking each other on in the Elite Eight.

Of all the potential upsets on Thursday night, the Florida Gators very likely have the best chance, but have also had a bit of an easy go of it so far in the Tournament. The Gators got to face No. 15 Norfolk State who upset No. 3 seeded MIssouri.

Schedule:

No. 4 Wisconsin Vs. No. 1 Syracuse, 7:15 p.m. CBS
No. 4 Louisville Vs. No. 1 Michigan State, 7:47 p.m. TBS
No. 6 Cincinnati Vs. No. 2 Ohio State, 9:45 p.m. CBS
No. 7 Florida Vs. No. 3 Marquette, 10:17 p.m. TBS

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2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket Update: Sunday Results And Sweet 16 Pairings

The first weekend of the 2012 NCAA Tournament is in the books and, while the upsets were flying all weekend, the remaining teams in the Sweet 16 are mostly higher seeds. Here are all of the match-ups that will make up the Sweet 16 starting later this week.

The biggest upset of the day was No. 11 seed N.C. State over No. 3 seed Georgetown. The Wolfpack will advance to take on No. 2 seed Kansas in the Midwest region semifinal, while No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 13 seed Ohio finish out the rest of that region.

The West bracket features two high-seed match-ups. No. 1 Michigan State will face No. 4 Louisville while No. 3 seed Marquette gets No. 7 seed Florida.

The Tournament's No. 1 overall seed, Kentucky, will get a chance to exact a little revenge over No. 4 seed Indiana, a team that dealt them one of their few losses this year. No. 3 seed Baylor and No. 10 seed Xavier finish out that region.

No. 1 seed Syracuse will face No. 4 seed Wisconsin in one of the East region semifinals while No. 6 Cincinnati will play No. 2 Ohio State.

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NCAA Tournament 2012: Norfolk State's Run Ends At Hands Of Florida

Norfolk State's stay in the 2012 NCAA Tournament produced one shining moment, but the ride came to an abrupt end at the hands of the Florida Gators Sunday night in Omaha, Nebraska. With their 84-50 win, the No. 7 seed Gators advanced to play Marquette in the West Region regional semifinals Friday night in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Gators used a 25-0 first-half run as a springboard to a 47-19 halftime lead, and the second 20 minutes was essentially a formality. Kenny Boynton led the way for the Gators with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, while Erving Walker added 15 points, Bradley Beal chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds, and Erik Murphy chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds.

The only Norfolk State player to score in double figures was Marcos Tamares, who scored 12 points. Kyle O'Quinn, the hero of Friday's win over No. 2 seed Missouri, finished with four points and three rebounds on 1-for-9 shooting.

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March Madness 2012: Florida Uses Big Run To Take Big Lead Over Norfolk State

With 16:47 left in the first half, Norfolk State's Rodney McCauley completed a three-point play to give the No. 15 seed Spartans a 6-4 lead over the No. 7 seed Gators. Norfolk State's next points came on a floating jump shot by Pendarvis Williams with 9:38 left before halftime.

In between those two baskets, the Gators ripped off a 25-0 run. They haven't looked back since, and at halftime they lead the Spartans 47-19 in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

Norfolk State had hoped to pull off two straight upsets and become the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16. But barring a miraculous rally, that particular distinction will still go begging.

Erving Walker leads the Gators with 11 points while Kenny Boynton has added 10. Marcos Tamares, Chris MacEachin, and McCauley each have three points apiece for Norfolk State, while no other player has more than two points.

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March Madness Schedule 2012: Complete Game Time & TV Info For Sunday

The Third Round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament continues on Sunday afternoon with Georgetown tipping off against N.C. State at noon. The Third Round started on Saturday and will finish up on Sunday evening to determine who will be moving on to the Elite Eight on Thursday. Here is the complete schedule of games being played on Sunday, and where you can find them:

No. 11 N.C. State Vs. No. 3 Georgetown, 12:15 p.m., CBS

No. 9 St. Louis Vs. No. 1 Michigan State, 2:45 p.m., CBS

No. 8 Creighton Vs. No. 1 North Caroline, 5:15 p.m., CBS

No. 15 Norfolk St. Vs. No. 7 Florida, 6:10 p.m., TNT

No. 13 Ohio Vs. No. 12 South Florida, 7:10 p.m., TBS

No. 15 Lehigh Vs. No. 10 Xavier, 7:45 p.m., TRU

No. 10 Purdue Vs. No. 2 Kansas, 8:40 p.m., TNT

No. 6 Cincinnati Vs. No. 3 Florida State, 9:40 p.m., TBS

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Norfolk State Vs. Florida: Spartans Try To Keep Run Going Against Gators

No. 15 seeded Norfolk State Spartans to face off against the No. 7 seeded Florida Gators Sunday with a spot in the Sweet Sixteen on the line.

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