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NCAA Bracket 2012 And Schedule: First Day Of Games In Pittsburgh Features West Virginia

Thursday will be a very busy day at the CONSOL Energy Center as the NCAA Tournament gets underway with four second round games. So if you have about nine hours to kill today, you can park yourself in front of the old television and catch some good basketball. here is the schedule for games that will be played in Pittsburgh today.

The first game of the day starts at 12:40 pm and features the No. 8 8/9 nine game between Kansas State and Southern Miss. You can find that game on tru TV.

Up next is the top seed in the region Syracuse taking on UNC-Asheville at 3:10 pm. That game is also on tru TV.

The third game of the day features No. 10 seed West Virginia, who should have a pretty sizable home court advantage when they take on the No. 7-seeded Gonzaga. That game starts at 7:20 and will air on TNT.

The final game of the day has the No. 2 seed Ohio State taking on No. 15 seed Loyola (MD). That game starts at 9:50 and can also be seen on TNT.

For more on Syracuse basketball, visit SB Nation's Ohio State blog Along the Olentangy. For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation Pittsburgh, and stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on who was snubbed, who got the best bracket, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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