March Madness wasrelatively sane on its first full day.
After aquiet Thursday in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, Friday should bring more excitement as some of the top teams in the country take the court.
The likes of UCLA, North Carolina, Duke and Kansas all play their first-round games. Sleepers like Michigan, Rhode Island, SMU and Baylor also tip off for the first time.
Just like Thursday, the games will be broadcasted on CBS, TNT, TBS andtruTV.
Here are a few of Friday's most intriguing games:
No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 10 Oklahoma State, 12:15 p.m. ET (CBS)
Winning the Big Ten Tournament after surviving an airplane scare was thrilling for the Wolverines. Nowthey must regroup and focus on the Big Dance.Point guard Derrick Walton Jr. is one of the hottest players in the country. He'sable to play in a slow tempo or speed things up and outscore opponents. Walton's ability to hit 3-point shots will help set the tone for the likes of Zak Irvin, Moritz Wagner and D.J. Wilson.
The Cowboys have a chance to win any game withJawun Evans leading the offense. The score-first point guard is averaging 19.0 points per game. He tends to do most of his damage in the open court. This should be a high-flying game that could reach 180 total points.
No. 6 SMU VS. No. 11 USC, 3:10 p.m. ET (truTV)
Back after a one-year postseason ban, SMU has the squad to do some damage in the East Region. Led by freakish athleteSemiOjeleye, who has a penchant for knocking down clutch 3-pointers while also posing a threat in the paint, SMU has a balanced attack.Sterling Brown is SMU's X-factor. The 6-6 guard is a matchup nightmare for most opposingbackcourtsbecause of his length, shooting ability and ball-handling skills.
USC roared back Wednesday night to beat Providence in the First Four. The Trojans held their own in a tough Pac-12 Conferenceand may be a bit underrated heading into the tournament.
The Trojans want to run, while the Mustangs can hang with teams at any tempo. The winner of this game will pose a threat the rest of the way in the Eastand could be a sleeper for a Final Four run, especially SMU.
No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 10 Dayton, 7:10 p.m. ET (CBS)
Two of the most under-seeded teams in the tournament fight for the right to likely face Kentucky in the second round. For the Shockers, balanced scoring is the name of the game, which has helped them win 15 straight. Wichita State is a dangerousalbeit undersized team that can do damage beyond the arc or in the paint.
Dayton has flown under the radar due to a slightly down Atlantic 10 this season. Regardless of their conference, the Flyers will challenge teams with a three-headed scoring attack of Charles Cooke, Kendall Pollard and Scoochie Smith. The winner of this game could make a surprise run deep into the tournament.