NCAA Tournament 2014 TV schedule: Who to watch Saturday

The field in the 2014 NCAA tournament has now been cut in half. Third-round 'March Madness' action gets underway Saturday.

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Harvard’s Steve Moundou-Missi (14) dunks against Cincinnati in the second half during the second-round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014.

We're down to 32 schools left in the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament as this weekend begins. Eight games on Saturday will pare the field down even further and get us closer to the "Sweet 16."

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.

Back in the West region at 7:45 p.m., second seed Wisconsin will play No. 7 Oregon in Milwaukee. There should be plenty of Badger fans in the stands for a game that will be broadcast on CBS.

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.

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