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What's on TV: The Day In Sports On 3.18.2012

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It's Sunday so that must mean another full day in sports on television. Remember those No. 15 seed upsets on Friday? They're back. Norfolk St. will take on No. 7 Florida while No. 15 Lehigh will try to advanced past No. 10 Xavier on truTV (whatever the hell that is anyway). Time for the television schedule for today, much like yesterday's format. The tournament games first, everything else for those that want more than amateur bouncing ball awesomeness.


N.C. State vs. Georgetown, 12:15 p.m. on CBS
Announcers: Tim Brando and Mike Gminski

Saint Louis vs. Michigan St., 2:45 p.m. (tentative) on CBS
Announcers: Tim Brando and Mike Gminski

Creighton vs. North Carolina, 5:15 p.m. on CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg

Norfolk St. vs. Florida, 6:10 p.m. on TNT
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager

Ohio vs. South Florida, 7:10 p.m. on TBS
Announcers: Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel

Lehigh vs. Xavier, 7:45 p.m. (tentative) on truTV
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg

Purdue vs. Kansas, 8:40 p.m. (tentative) on TNT
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager

Cincinnati vs. Florida St., 9:40 p.m. (tentative) on TBS
Announcers: Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel

The First Round of the NCAA Women's Tournament
12:05 PM ET: Marist vs. Georgia ESPN 2/ESPN3
12:10 PM ET: Iowa vs. California ESPN 2/ ESPN 3
12:15 PM ET: Florida vs. Ohio State ESPN2/ESPN3
12:20 PM ET: Fresno State vs. Georgetown ESPN 2/ESPN3
2:30 PM ET Liberty vs. Notre Dame ESPN 2/ESPN 3
2:30 PM ET: UCSB vs. Baylor ESPN 2/ ESPN3
2:30 PM ET: FCGU vs. St. Bonaventure ESPN 2/ ESPN3
2:30 PM ET: Sacred Heart vs. Georgia Tech ESPN2/ESPN3
5:05 PM ET: St. Johns vs. Creighton ESPN2/ESPN3
5:10 PM ET: Mid Tennessee State vs. Vanderbilt ESPN2/ESPN3
5:15 PM ET: UTEP vs. Penn. State ESPN2/ESPN3
5:20 PM ET: Arkansas Little Rock vs. Delaware ESPN2/ESPN3
7:30 PM ET: Kansas vs. Nebraska ESPN2/ESPN3
7:30 PM ET: Michigan vs. Oklahoma ESPN2/ESPN3
7:30 PM ET: San Diego State vs. LSUESPN2/ESPN3
7:30 PM ET: Samford vs. Duke

And now the non-NCAA tournament sports schedule.

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway (12:30 PM, FOX)
Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski won last year's races at the half-mile. Both drivers will start 13 and 5 respectively when the green flag drops at approximately 1:13 PM.

NHL Hockey: Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers (12:30 PM, NBC)
The battle for Philadelphia (if that's even a title) pits two teams in the thick of the Eastern Conference with the Penguins only two points behind the New York Rangers and the Flyers three points behind Pittsburgh, who have won 11 straight.

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open (2:00 PM, ABC)
After a three-hour delay on Saturday, Roger Federer easily dispatched Rafael Nadal while American John Isner upset defending champion Novak Djokovic. Isner and Federer will meet during Sunday's finals.

PGA Tour Golf: Transitions Championship (3:00 PM, NBC)
Retief Goosen and Jim Furyk lost their minds on Saturday, shooting a 65 and 66 respectively, taking over the leader board in a tie at 11-under. They will be the final pairing with a 1:50 tee time. If you're REALLY interested in watching golf today, turn to the Golf Channel at 1:30 PM.

LPGA Tour Golf: RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup (4:00 PM, Golf Channel)
Ai Miyazato and Yani Tseng are tied at 14-under with five golfers within four strokes.

MLS Soccer: Philadelphia vs. Colorado (4:00 PM, NBC Sports)
I guess if you're going to promote MLS soccer, pick two teams that are sixth in their respective standings.

NBA Basketball: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat (7:00 PM, ESPN)
The Miami Heat look to answer the Magic after Orlando's win last week at home. The Heat have the third-best record in the NBA, but have only won six of their past ten games.

NHL Hockey: Washington Capitals at Chicago Blackhawks (7:00 PM, NBC Sports)
Both teams are hanging onto a playoff berth, Washington more so than Chicago.

NBA Basketball: Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma Thunder (9:30 PM, ESPN)
The Oklahoma Thunder are an exciting team to watch, despite my San Antonio allegiances. Portland, not so much.