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Friday Sweet Sixteen tipoff times, television info, and announcer pairings

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Thursday night's Sweet Sixteen games were largely anti-climactic and bereft of the type of shining moments the NCAA tournament is known for. But hey, it's another night, with another slate of action, to wit:

Friday, March 25th

Tip (ET) Network Site Region Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
7:10p CBS Chicago Midwest (1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (4) Iowa State Cyclones Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
7:27p TBS Philadelphia East (6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. (7) Wisconsin Badgers Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
TBD TBS Philadelphia East (1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (5) Indiana Hoosiers Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
TBD CBS Chicago Midwest (11) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. (10) Syracuse Orange Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson

After a night of high seeds doing predictable things it's time for some of the schools who weren't supposed to be here to take the court. It feels perfectly normal to see Syracuse in the Sweet Sixteen, but not as a plucky #10 seed. Ditto their opponent Gonzaga, a team used to tournament runs who wasn't supposed to make it this far this year. A similar tone could be struck regarding East region opponents Notre Dame and Wisconsin, schools which have been highly seeded very recently and apparently aren't as down as the committee may have presumed.

As always, this is the spot for discussing the action specifically or the tournament generally. Or, again, Jim Boeheim jokes. We'll take those, too.