NCAA Tournament 2014: Schedule, bracket, open thread for Saturday's games

The field is shrinking and on Saturday there are just eight games on tap, and each winner will earn a bid to the Sweet 16.

The Round of 32 gets under way with a 12 p.m. ET tip off with the first few games being out on the East coast. They are spread out a bit more with only eight games compared to 16 games, but eight is still plenty of fun especially with multiple double-digit seeds looking to make it to the Sweet 16.

Our game of interest of today is obviously San Diego State vs. North Dakota State which tips off at 6:10 p.m. ET and is on TNT, plus streaming over at March Madness Live. So, stop by and chat about this game and the other games. If San Diego State wins, their opponent will not be known until Sunday as that is when Gonzaga and Arizona face each other.

For those new to the site, this is a live chat to talk about the Mountain West games, plus the others. One must register to comment on the site and you can create an account HERE, and you can sign up with your Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Google+ log in details. So there is no excuse for not signing up and leaving your thoughts.

Also new is the GIF Oracle which automatically comments with a GIF. In the comments just say @Oracle GIF me (category) and within a minute a comment with a GIF is there.

Saturday's schedule:

REGION GAME VENUE TIME TV ANNOUNCERS
South Pittsburgh Panthers (9) vs. Florida Gators (1) Amway Center (Orlando, FL) 1215p CBS Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy
MidWest Saint Louis Billikens (5) vs. Louisville Cardinals (4) Amway Center (Orlando, FL) 245p CBS Anderson/Bonner//Leahy)
MidWest Texas Longhorns (7) vs. Michigan Wolverines (2) BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI) 515p CBS Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson
West North Dakota State Bison (12) vs.) San Diego State Aztecs (4) Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA) 610p TNT Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio
South Dayton Flyers (11) vs. Syracuse Orange (3) First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY) 710p TBS Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce
West Oregon Ducks (7) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (2) BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI) 745p CBS Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson
East Harvard Crimson (12) vs. Michigan State Spartans (4) Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA) 840p TNT Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio
East Connecticut Huskies (7) vs. Villanova Wildcats (2) First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY) 940p TBS Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce
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