NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Friday Sweet 16 Open Thread

If Nick Kellogg and his teammates can pull off the upset against North Carolina, the 2012 NCAA Tournament will have officially taken a turn for the Ohio.

Happy Friday, CGB! Tonight, the Sweet 16 action continues as the tournament whittles its way down to the Elite 8. Four more teams will be eliminated tonight in the exercise of "survive and advance."

This is the night for double-digit seeds: there are three of them in action tonight. Perhaps the most intriguing of these is Ohio University. The Bobcats are in St. Louis to take on Midwest Region top seed North Carolina. Carolina is most likely without starting point guard Kendall Marshall, who broke his right wrist (non-shooting hand) in the Tar Heels' win over Creighton last weekend. Marshall had surgery on Monday to insert a screw in the wrist. Without Marshall on the floor, does Ohio have a real chance to keep its run going? We shall see.

Don't like double digit seeds in the Sweet 16? Well, we do have some chalk for you. Indiana vs. Kentucky is the late game in the South Region. UK will try to avenge one of its two losses of the regular season against IU. Hoosier Daddy?

Full schedule after the jump. Enjoy the games.

(All times Pacific)

South Region, Atlanta

(10) Xavier (23-12) vs. (3) Baylor (29-7)

4:15 pm, CBS

Midwest Region, St. Louis

(13) Ohio (29-7) vs. (1) North Carolina (31-5)

4:47 pm, TBS

South Region, Atlanta

(4) Indiana (27-8) vs. (1) Kentucky (34-2)

6:45 pm, CBS

Midwest Region, St. Louis

(11) N.C. State (24-12) vs. (2) Kansas (29-6)

7:17 pm, TBS

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