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Frozen Four: Schedule, TV listings for NCAA Tournament

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

The NCAA hockey bracket. (NCAA.com screenshot)
The NCAA hockey bracket. (NCAA.com screenshot)

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Forget the Final Four, the Frozen Four is right around the corner.

On Sunday the field of 16 for the NCAA hockey tournament was announced with the University of Minnesota being named the No. 1 overall seed for the tournament. The defending champion Yale Bulldogs didn't make a return trip to the dance, though the runners-up from Quinnipiac did.

Here are how the four regions sort out (PDF), including TV times.

West (St. Paul, MN)

No. 1 Minnesota vs. No. 4 Robert Morris, March 29, 5:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
No. 2 St. Cloud State vs. No. 3 Notre Dame, March 29, 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Minn/RM vs. SCST/ND, March 30, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Midwest (Cincinnati)

No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 4 North Dakota, March 28, 8 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
No. 2 Ferris State vs. No. 3 Colgate, March 28, 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
WIS/UND vs. FSU/COL, March 29 (ESPNU)

East (Bridgeport, CT)

No. 1 Union (NY) vs. No. 4 Vermont, March 28, 2 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
No. 2 Quinnipiac vs. No. 3 Providence, March 28, 5:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
UNI/VT vs. QUI/PRO, March 29, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Northeast (Worcester, MA)

No. 1 Boston College vs. No. 4 Denver, March 29, 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
No. 2 Umass Lowell vs. No. 3 Minnesota State Mankato, March 29, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
BC/DEN vs. UML/MSM, March 30, 5 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Frozen Four (Philadelphia)

Each regional's champion will advance to the Frozen Four at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The winner from the West will face the Midwest winner in one semifinal while the East and Northeast will meet in the other semi. Both games will take place on Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET and both will be on ESPN2.

Final

A national champion will be crowned on Saturday, April 12 in Philly with the title game starting at 7:30 p.m. ET and it will be shown on ESPN.

The Gophers are the top seed in the tournament. (Getty Images)
The Gophers are the top seed in the tournament. (Getty Images)

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