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NCAA Bracket 2012: March Madness Tournament Schedule Continues On TV Friday

The 2012 NCAA Tournament didn't get off to a good start for the South Dakota St. Jackrabbits on the opening day as they dropped a chance to advance through the bracket with a loss to the Baylor Bears. The show must go on, however, and Friday's schedule will still be fun to watch for those interested in watching what should be exciting basketball.

Minnesotans Royce White and Fred Hoiberg helped the Iowa St. Cyclones advance through their first round matchup in the bracket with a win over the Connecticut Huskies, there aren't many games left that feature regional significance.

Chances are all of our readers filled out a bracket, however. And, when people fill out brackets, there's a good chance they're going to keep an eye on the games. With that in mind, Friday's NCAA Tournament schedule is included below (all times are Eastern).

East Region -- Nashville

12:15 p.m.: No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. No. 11 Texas Longhorns, CBS
2:45 p.m.: No. 3 Florida St. Seminoles vs. No. 14 St. Bonaventure Bonnies, CBS
7:20 p.m.: No. 4 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 13 Ohio Bobcats, TNT
9:50 p.m.: No. 5 Temple Owls vs. No. 12 South Florida Bulls, TNT

Midwest Region -- Columbus

12:40 p.m.: No. 6 San Diego St. Aztecs vs. No. 11 N.C. State Wolfpack, truTV
3:10 p.m.: No. 3 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 14 Belmont Bruins, truTV
6:50 p.m.: No. 8 Memphis Tigers vs. No. 9 Saint Louis Billikens, TBS
9:20 p.m.: No. 1 Michigan St. Spartans vs. No. 16 Long Island U. Blackbirds, TBS

Midwest Region -- Greensboro

1:40 p.m.: No. 8 Creighton Bluejays vs. No. 9 Alabama Crimson Tide, TBS
4:10 p.m.: No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 16 Vermont Catamounts, TBS
7:15 p.m.: No. 2 Duke Blue Devils vs. 15 Lehigh Mountain Hawks, TBS
9:45 p.m.: No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 10 Xavier Musketeers, TBS

West Region -- Omaha

2:10 p.m.: No. 7 Florida Gators vs. No. 10 Virginia Cavaliers, TNT
4:40 p.m.: No. 2 Missouri Tigers vs. No. 15 Norfolk St. Spartans, TNT
7:27 p.m.: No. 7 St. Mary's Gaels vs. No. 10 Purdue Boilermakers, truTV
9:57 p.m.: No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 15 Detroit Titans, truTV

For more coverage of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit our 2012 NCAA Tournament StoryStream. Here's a link to both the men's and women's printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.