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2013 NCAA tournament third round Saturday TV schedule

Virginia Commonwealth vs. Michigan gets the marquee Saturday afternoon slot on CBS.

2013 NCAA tournament third round Saturday TV schedule

Workers at Wells Fargo Center in south Philadelphia install the hardwood flooring for the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament. Workers started installing the sectional flooring early Tuesday morning March 19, 2013. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER )
Workers at Wells Fargo Center in south Philadelphia install the hardwood flooring for the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament. Workers started installing the sectional flooring early Tuesday morning March 19, 2013. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER )

In part because there are games in the Eastern, Mountain and Pacific time zones on Saturday, the tip times are very spread out. There will be some overlap, not much. There will be three games at once between 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. or so. But for the rest of the day and night, there will only be at most two games going simultaneously.

The showcase game is the much-anticipated matchup between Michigan's high-powered offense and Virginia Commonwealth's famed "Havoc" defense. CBS' prime time selection is Butler vs. Marquette, which will be the first time the Bulldogs face one of their new Big East brethren since joining the conference.

Here's the full slate. All times are Eastern:

12:15 p.m.: S4. Michigan vs. S5. Virginia Commonwealth at Auburn Hills, Mich. (CBS/Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols)

2:45 p.m. (approx.): MW3. Michigan State vs. MW6. Memphis at Auburn Hills, Mich. (CBS/Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols)

5:15 p.m.: MW1. Louisville vs. MW8. Colorado State at Lexington, Ky. (CBS/Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce)

6:10 p.m.: W6. Arizona vs. W14. Harvard at Salt Lake City, Utah (TNT/Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio)

7:10 p.m: MW4. Saint Louis vs. MW12. Oregon at San Jose, Calif. (TBS/Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider)

7:45 p.m. (approx.): MW3. Marquette vs. MW6 Butler at Lexington, Ky. (CBS/Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce):

8:40 p.m. (approx.): W1. Gonzaga vs. W9. Wichita State at Salt Lake City, Utah (TNT/Spiro Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio)

9:40 p.m. (approx.):  E4. Syracuse vs. E12. California at San Jose, Calif. (TBS/Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider)

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