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NCAA Tournament: Saturday Schedule, Game Time, Television

Matt Dewkett

Six NCAA Tournament games will be played on Saturday, and the first two tickets to the Frozen Four in Tampa will be handed out.

The action kicks off at 3pm EST in the West Regional at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. WCHA playoff champion Ferris State will look to pull off a major upset against the region's top seed, St. Cloud State. This game will be shown on ESPNews.

One hour later, the tournament's top overall seed Quinnipiac faces off upset experts RIT at 4:00pm EST in the East Regional in Albany, NY. This game will be shown on ESPNU.

The third game of the day will be the first regional final of the day. In the Midwest Regional from Cincinnati. North Dakota, fresh off a 6-2 blowout of Northeastern and Michigan, coming off a 3-2 overtime win over Notre Dame, will meet for the first time since the 2011 Frozen Four with a trip to Tampa on the line. Game time is 6:00pm EST and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

Next up will be the second game from St. Paul, where #2 seed Denver will face-off against #3 seed Boston University. Game time is scheduled for 6:30pm EST and the game will be shown on ESPNU

The nightcap in Albany will begin an hour later at 7:30pm EST, when Yale takes on UMass Lowell, in what should be a defensive battle. This game won't be televised, but will be available via live stream on ESPN3.

The final game of the night will be the Northeast Regional final. Minnesota Duluth ground out a tough 2-1 double overtime victory over defending national champion Providence on Friday. They will face Boston College, who jumped on Harvard early and never looked back in Friday's evening semifinal. Game time is 9:00pm EST and the game will be shown on ESPNU.