03/21/2013 11:49 am ET Updated Mar 21, 2013

NCAA Tournament LIVE SCORES, UPDATES: Michigan State vs. Valparaiso Opens Second Round

Make your last-minute bracket changes and then get ready for some unheralded hoopsters to prove you wrong. At long last, it's tournament time.

The end-to-end action of the second round opens with a blockbuster matchup between Tom Izzo's No. 3 Michigan State Spartans and No. 14 Valparaiso at 12:15 p.m. EST in Auburn Hills. With 15 more games on the schedule for Thursday after that (and 16 more on Friday), it's best to hunker down wherever you are and get ready for some basketball.

According to a study from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, American workers cost their companies at least $134 million in “lost wages" during the first two full-schedule days of the tournament.

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03/22/2013 12:42 AM EDT

@ GaryParrishCBS :

All the tip times for Saturday can be found here:

03/22/2013 12:42 AM EDT


Syracuse wins 81-34. Triche has a game-high 20 points.

03/22/2013 12:41 AM EDT


Syracuse was just leading by 50 but Montana hit a 3 to make it 81-34. 30 seconds left.

03/22/2013 12:38 AM EDT

@ ESPNAndyKatz :

Well, the play of the day was here at Rupp by Vander Blue. But there is no second place to the stunner as Harvard beats UNM. Amazing.

03/22/2013 12:37 AM EDT

@ GaryParrishCBS :

Michigan-VCU will be the first game Saturday. It tips at 12:15 pm EDT. Memphis-Michigan State follows, around 2:45 EDT.

03/22/2013 12:37 AM EDT


Syracuse has a 78-31 lead over Montana now. Will they win by 50??

03/22/2013 12:33 AM EDT

30s For Montana!

Montana gets a layup on a 3-on-1 fast break and now they have 31 points.

03/22/2013 12:32 AM EDT

Montana Has 29

@ jppalmCBS :

Modern era low score in the tournament, Miss Valley St 29 in 70-29 loss to UCLA in 2008.

03/22/2013 12:32 AM EDT

@ ESPNStatsInfo :

Only 1,339 of the 8.15 million brackets in the Tournament Challenge are still perfect. Just 5.6 pct picked Harvard.

03/22/2013 12:30 AM EDT

Failed Alley-Oop

Montana just tried an alley-oop from half court and the ball went sailing out of bounds and now a few Montana players are even smiling on the bench. 76-28 Syracuse. 5:525 left in the game.