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Hoosier fans are geared up for some basketball action as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament continues today.

Tenth-seeded Indiana University is in action this afternoon against Wichita State at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. (Tip is at 2:45 p.m. Eastern on CBS-4.)

A couple hours later, the fifth Indiana school that made it into the tourney, 13th-seeded Valparaiso takes on Maryland in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena. (Tip is at4:40 p.m. Eastern on TNT.)

Thursday wrap up:  Update your brackets! The Butler Bulldogs are advancing in the tourney. They beat the Texas Longhorns Thursday in Pittsburgh 56-to-48.  Notre Dame also advanced against Northeastern 69-65. So tomorrow, there’s an “in-state” battle at the tourney with Butler taking on Notre Dame at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. (Tip is Saturday at 9:40 p.m. Eastern on TBS.)

The Boilermakers say goodbye. Purdue lost a heartbreaker to Cincinnati 66-65 in overtime at the KFC Yum! Center also on Thursday and are now out.

 In NBA Action Tonight:

The Indiana Pacers are on the road today, visiting the Cavs at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. The Blue ‘n Gold is 30-and-37 on the season and is still fighting for a playoff spot. The team is tied with Boston for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland and its star, LeBron James, are 44-and-26 and holds the second playoff spot in the East. (Tip is at 7:30 p.m. Eastern.)

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