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Game time announced for FSU vs. Gonzaga rematch in the Sweet 16

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Leading things off.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-West Regional-Florida State vs Gonzaga Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Sweet Sixteen begins on Thursday, and 4-seed Florida State will get things going against 1-seed Gonzaga in the West region. The Seminoles and Bulldogs will have the nation’s attention, tipping off first at 7:09 pm Eastern time in Anaheim, California. The FSU-Gonzaga prime-time rematch from last year’s West semifinal will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

The ’Noles are going from one coast to another, traveling from Hartford, Connecticut to the Golden State, after topping 13-seed Vermont and 12-seed Murray State. The Zags will have less travel, heading to the west coast after taking care of business in Salt Lake City, Utah against 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson and 9-seed Baylor. But given the break between games on Saturday and Thursday, the Seminoles should have ample time to adjust to the time change.

Be sure to stick around Tomahawk Nation this week, as we’ll have you covered all the way up to the opening tip.