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How to watch the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Sunday

Three mid-majors will be action on Sunday.

Purdue v North Texas Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

After a long first two days of the tournament, we will close out the weekend with Round of 32 action on Sunday and Monday. Friday’s winners will play on Sunday, beginning with an all-Illinois matchup between Illinois and Loyola University Chicago. We will close it out with a 9:40 p.m. ET matchup between Oregon State and Oklahoma State.

Instead of the normal two games per location in the Round of 32, Hinkle Field House and Bankers Life Fieldhouse will each host three a piece. We are due for another long day of action. Get to know everything about the day down below.

8. Loyola University Chicago vs. 1. Illinois
12:10 p.m., CBS, March Madness Live, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson

For the first time since Porter Moser’s debut in 2011, the Illinois Fighting Illini and Loyola Ramblers will face off. It has been 10 years, and the programs have changed, but this is by far the most anticipated game in their short 15-game history. Illinois’ big man, Kofi Cockburn, is one of the best big men in the nation. He’ll face off against Loyola’s Missouri Valley Player of the Year, Cameron Krutwig, down low. It will be a fun big man battle to open up your day.

9. Wisconsin vs. 1. Baylor
2:40 p.m., CBS, March Madness Live, Hinkle Fieldhouse
Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson

Wisconsin is known for an upset every once iI a while… Can the Badgers pull off another against Baylor? They’ll Villanova or North Texas in the Sweet 16.

11. Syracuse vs. 3. West Virginia
5:15 p.m., CBS, March Madness Live, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Nantz, Raftery, Wolfson

We’ve got an old Big East matchup to open the night slate. Can the Orange keep their double-digit seed magic alive?

6. Texas Tech vs. 3. Arkansas
6:10 p.m., TNT, March Madness Live, Hinkle Fieldhouse
Harlan, Bonner, Jacobson

Another old conference matchup, this time from the old Southwest Conference. Old Little Rock coach Chris Beard will face off against old Nevada head coach, Eric Musselman.

10. Rutgers vs. 2. Houston
7:10 p.m., TBS, March Madness Live, Lucas Oil Stadium (South)
Spero Dedes, Brendan Haywood, Lauren Shehadi

Can the Cougars get back to the glory days of old, or can Rutgers continue its recent run under Steve Pikiell?

15. Oral Roberts vs. 7. Florida
7:45 p.m., truTV, March Madness Live, Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Lisa Byington, Steve Smith, TBD

After an upset victory over Ohio State on Friday, Oral Roberts will look to become the second-ever 15 seed to take a trip to the Sweet 16. The nation’s leading scorer, Max Abmas, went off on Friday, scoring 29. Kevin Obanor joined the fun with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Florida struggled with Virginia Tech, needing overtime for a win. This will be the teams’ first meeting, as the Golden Eagles look to reach the second weekend. Will the Eagles’ speed and sharp-shooting be too much for the Gators?

13. North Texas vs. 5. Villanova
8:45 p.m., TNT, March Madness Live, Bankers Life Coliseum
Nantz, Raftery, Wolfson

After an upset victory against a young Purdue team on Friday night, the Mean Green of North Texas will look to double up their amount of all-time NCAA Tournament wins on Sunday night. Javion Hamlet led the way for UNT, scoring 24 on Friday. He’ll get a solid matchup as Collin Gillespie is out, facing off against the inexperienced Chris Arcidiacono, who only averages 0.3 PPG. This will be the teams’ first-ever matchup.

12. Oregon State vs. 4. Oklahoma State
9:40 p.m., TBS, March Madness Live, Hinkle Fieldhouse
Harlan, Bonner, Jacobson

A battle of the OSUs will cap off your weekend. Will the Cinderella story continue or will Cade Cunningham’s March last another week?

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