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NCAA Tournament: #1 Villanova to play #8 Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon

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The Wildcats and Badgers will tip at approximately 2:40pm ET.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Mount St Mary's vs Villanova Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

In the top half of the East region, chalk prevailed on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament. The #1 Villanova Wildcats will face the #8 Wisconsin Badgers after they held off the #9 Virginia Tech Hokies late on Thursday night. The #4 Florida Gators will take on the #5 Virginia Cavaliers for a trip to the Sweet 16 as well.

Villanova and Wisconsin are set to tip at approximately 2:40pm ET, and the game will be broadcast on CBS after the conclusion of the Notre Dame-West Virginia game.

After Villanova’s first half slog, expect a media blitz of Badgers picks. Star Bronson Koenig set a school-record with 8 three-pointers in the win and Nigel Hayes looked strong in the win as well.

Villanova will need to come out with much more energy if they’re going to continue to advance past a very difficult opponent on Saturday.

Here’s the full schedule for Saturday:

2017 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Saturday Schedule

Region Game Tip Time (ET) Odds Network Site Commentators
Region Game Tip Time (ET) Odds Network Site Commentators
West (4) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (5) Notre Dame Fighting Irish 12:10 p.m. WV -3 CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
East (1) Villanova Wildcats vs. (8) Wisconsin Badgers Approx. 2:40 p.m. Nova -5 CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
West (1) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. (8) Northwestern Wildcats 5:15 p.m. Zags -11 CBS Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
West (3) Florida State Seminoles vs. (11) Xavier Musketeers 6:10 p.m. FSU -5.5 TNT Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
South (4) Butler Bulldogs vs. (12) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 7:10 p.m. BUT -4 TBS Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington
West (2) Arizona Wildcats vs. (7) St. Mary's Gaels Approx. 7:45 p.m. Ariz -2.5 CBS Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
East (4) Florida Gators vs. (5) Virginia Cavaliers Approx. 8:40 p.m. Fla -1.5 TNT Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
Midwest (4) Purdue Boilermakers vs. (5) Iowa State Cyclones Approx. 9:40 p.m. Pur -1 TBS Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington