The time between the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament's first few rounds and the opening night of the Sweet 16 schedule always feels a lot longer than it is. But finally, after three long, boring days, the 2011 NCAA Tournament returns to our televisions Thursday night with the first four games of the Sweet 16.
Action begin at 7:15 p.m. ET, with No. 3 UConn battling No. 2 San Diego St., just 100 miles from the Aztecs' campus, an ominous sign if you're a Huskies fan. Just 12 minutes after that tip-off, No. 2 Florida squares off with No. 3 BYU in a rematch of a first-round game from a year ago (the Cougars won that meeting), and for most of the country, their introduction to Jimmer Fredette (JIMMER!).
The two late games will pit Duke against Arizona, and then Wisconsin versus Butler. A complete TV schedule for Thursday and Friday's Sweet 16 action is after the jump, complete with times, channels and announcers.
Thursday, March 24
7:15 p.m., No. 2 San Diego St. Aztecs vs. No. 3 Connecticut Huskies, CBS (Lundquist/Raftery/Visser)
7:27 p.m., No. 2 Florida Gators vs. No. 3 BYU Cougars, TBS (Johnson/Elmore/Miller/Snider)
9:45 p.m., No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 5 Arizona Wildcats, CBS (Lundquist/Raftery/Visser)
9:57 p.m., No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers vs. No. 8 Butler Bulldogs, TBS (Johnson/Elmore/Miller)
Friday, March 25
7:15 p.m., No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles, CBS (Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson)
7:27 p.m., No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 12 Richmond Spiders, TBS (Albert/Kerr//Sager)
9:45 p.m., No. 1 Ohio St. Buckeyes vs. No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats, CBS (Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson)
9:57 p.m., No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles vs. No. 11 Va. Commonwealth Rams, TBS (Albert/Kerr//Sager)
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