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Thursday/Friday NCAA tournament open thread

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Four-North Carolina Central Eagles vs North Dakota State Bison Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

I figure the only sane way to get myself through the tournament this year is to find as much enjoyment as I can in every single painful loss suffered by a team in the field. Sure, that’s petty and mean-spirited. Which is the point.

Anyway here’s the schedule for Friday:

Friday games

Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Cincinnati vs. Iowa Friday Columbus I 12:15 p.m. CBS Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma Friday Columbia I 12:40 p.m. truTV Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky Friday Tulsa I 1:30 p.m. TNT Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Kansas State vs. UC Irvine Friday San Jose I 2 p.m. TBS Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
Tennessee vs. Colgate Friday Columbus II After conc. 1 CBS Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
Virgina vs. Gardner-Webb Friday Columbia II After conc. 1 truTV Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Buffalo vs. St. John's OR Arizona State Friday Tulsa II After conc. 1 TNT Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Wisconsin vs. Oregon Friday San Jose II After conc. 1 TBS Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
Utah State vs. Washington Friday Columbus III 6:50 p.m. TNT Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
Duke vs. NC Central OR North Dakota State Friday Columbia III 7:10 p.m. CBS Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Houston vs. Georgia State Friday Tulsa III 7:20 p.m. TBS Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Mississippi State vs. Liberty Friday San Jose III 7:27 p.m. truTV Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
North Carolina vs. Iona Friday Columbus IV After conc. III TNT Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
VCU vs. UCF Friday Columbia IV After conc. III CBS Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Iowa State vs. Ohio State Friday Tulsa IV After conc. III TBS Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis Friday San Jose IV After conc. III truTV Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude