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NCAA Tournament: Florida-Wisconsin tip off at 10 p.m. Friday

Florida will head to New York City this week for a wide-open NCAA East Regional, and the Gators' latest tip-off since at least 1989.

Fourth-seed Florida's Sweet 16 game against No. 8-seed Wisconsin is scheduled for 9:59 p.m. ET Friday at Madison Square Garden. The game follows at 7:29 p.m. ET game between No. 3 Baylor and No. 7 South Carolina. Both games will be broadcast by the TBS team of Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce.

The East Region is the only region in which the two top seeds (No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Duke) have already been eliminated. Friday's winners meet Sunday (time to be announced) for a trip to the Final Four against the Midwest Region champion.

Here's the full Sweet 16 schedule.

Thursday, March 23

(All times Eastern)

7:09 p.m., CBS — Midwest: Oregon vs. Michigan (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson)

7:39 p.m., TBS — West: Gonzaga vs. West Virginia (Brian Anderson, Chris Webber, Lewis Johnson)

9:39 p.m., CBS — Midwest: Kansas vs. Purdue (Harlan, Miller, Bonner, Jacobson)

10:09 p.m., TBS — West: Arizona vs. Xavier (Anderson, Webber, Johnson)

Friday, March 24

7:09 p.m., CBS — South: North Carolina vs. Butler (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson)

7:29 p.m., TBS — East: Baylor vs. South Carolina (Lundquist, Spanarkel, LaForce)

9:39 p.m., CBS — South: Kentucky vs. UCLA (Nantz, Hill, Raftery, Wolfson)

9:59 p.m., TBS — East: Florida vs. Wisconsin (Lundquist, Spanarkel, LaForce)

NCAA Tournament: Florida-Wisconsin tip off at 10 p.m. Friday 03/20/17 [Last modified: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:48am]
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