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Saturday March Madness Schedule, Matchups, And TV Info: The Early Shift

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Izzo-face.
Izzo-face.
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The round of 32 begins today, and if you're bracket is not totally shredded then, well, congratulations. There's currently a six way tie at the top of the Dawg Sports bracket challenge leaderboard, and impressively four of the top six picked traditional brackets rather than the new-fangled changeable type. Congratulations to all of you.

Because today is the day when things get interesting. Some many top seed this is the first game they've played against teams with comparable competition. While most of the action is this evening, there are a couple of interesting early games for your viewing consideration. At 12:10 on CBS surprising UAB will meet lucky as bejeebus UCLA to figure out which gets to be the Sweet Sixteen team that 2% of America had in their brackets. That's followed at 2:40 on the Big Eye with Kentucky facing a sneaky good Cincinnati team in a battle for control of all of Kentu-hio (the winner will face Louisville for the title of "Champion of Kentuck-iana).

So enjoy the spring weather gripping much of the country, throw something on the grill, turn off the phone and enjoy some college hoops. Until later . . .

Go 'Dawgs!!!