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NCAA tournament Saturday open thread

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Houston vs San Diego State Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The Saturday schedule — where they give us two games on their own during the day and then flood us with six at night — will never make sense to me. But there’s nothing you or I can do about it besides hope that those first two games are stellar.

Here’s the full slate of what we’re working with:

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 9 Alabama

Region: East

Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh

Time: 12:10 p.m.

Channel: CBS

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 7 Rhode Island

Region: Midwest

Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh

Time: 2:40 p.m.

Channel: CBS

No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Buffalo

Region: South

Location: Taco Bell Arena, Boise

Time: 5:15 p.m.

Channel: CBS

No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 11 Loyola-Chicago

Region: South

Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas

Time: 6:10 p.m.

Channel: TNT

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 Seton Hall

Region: Midwest

Location: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita

Time: 7:10 p.m.

Channel: TBS

No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 5 Ohio State

Region: West

Location: Taco Bell Arena, Boise

Time: 7:45 p.m.

Channel: CBS

No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 6 Florida

Region: East

Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas

Time: 8:40 p.m.

Channel: TNT

No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 6 Houston

Region: West

Location: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita

Time: 9:40 p.m.

Channel: TBS