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March Madness 2017: Thursday Late Games Open Thread

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FGCU, Vermont, and Nevada are all vying for glass slippers tonight.

Can Dunk City win the battle for Florida?
Can Dunk City win the battle for Florida?
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The second group of early NCAA Tournament games are winding down, and folks are grabbing a quick dinner break. Seems like a good opportunity to reset here too, eh?

Tonight’s action features three more teams who are trendy picks for potential upsets. There may be no team for whom the media’s expectations is so wildly out of line with their seed line than our old friends from Dunk City; the number of talking heads who legitimately expect Florida State to lose tonight is staggering. Nevada presents a fairly dangerous test for Iowa State, and while most people expect Purdue to survive the evening, Vermont cannot be taken lightly.

Here’s tonight’s schedule, and remember the times for the last four games are approximate.

Thursday’s Late Games

Region Team vs Team Site Time (CT) Network Announcers
Region Team vs Team Site Time (CT) Network Announcers
West (6) Maryland vs (11) Xavier Orlando FL 5:50pm TNT Ian Eagle/Steve Lavin/Evan Washburn
East (1) Villanova vs (16) Mount Saint Mary's Buffalo NY 6:10pm CBS Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce
West (7) Saint Mary's vs (10) VCU Salt Lake City UT 6:20pm truTV Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas/Jamie Erdahl
Midwest (4) Purdue vs (13) Vermont Milwaukee WI 6:27pm TBS Carter Blackburn/Mike Gminski/Debbie Antonelli
West (3) Florida State vs (14) Florida Gulf Coast Buffalo NY 8:20pm TNT Ian Eagle/Steve Lavin/Evan Washburn
East (8) Wisconsin vs (9) Virginia Tech Orlando FL 8:40pm CBS Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce
West (2) Arizona vs (15) North Dakota Milwaukee WI 8:50pm truTV Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas/Jamie Erdahl
Midwest (5) Iowa State vs (12) Nevada Salt Lake City UT 8:57pm TBS Carter Blackburn/Mike Gminski/Debbie Antonelli