For the first time since 1987, the NCAA Tournament will compete directly against the Oscars this Sunday. Due to its transfer of broadcasting to ESPN of the early first-round games, CBS has rescheduled the second round to give it an additional game to televise on Sunday, starting at 4:00 p.m. PST. The two games to be shown will be the Kentucky-Utah rout and what may be a competitive battle between Florida and Michigan State. The Academy Awards start at 5:30 p.m., so hoops fans will have a choice between seeing Tom Izzo pace the sidelines or hearing Queen Latifah's tearful acceptance speech.
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