March Madness 2017 Schedule: NCAA Tournament Tip Times For First Round

While the 2017 NCAA Tournament officially kicked off earlier this week with the First Four in Dayton, Ohio, March Madness really gets into full swing on Thursday afternoon.

With four games tipping off before noon, the opening day of the tournament is sure to entertain from beginning to end.

The First Round of the NCAA Tournament is always the most exciting round of the Big Dance, with action from noon until midnight. That’s 12 hours of high stakes, high quality basketball, that you know is sure to include some buzzer beaters that will break the hearts of fans across the nation.

That’s why March Madness is the greatest event in sports, right?

With so many games on television, it could be difficult to find out when and where to watch, so we are here to help you out.

Here is everything you will need to know to tune in to the 2017 NCAA Tournament opening round:

Thursday, March 16

12:15, CBS: No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Princeton (Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce)

12:40, truTV: No.  5 Virginia vs. No. 12 UNC Wilmington (Ian Eagle, Steve Lavin, Evan Washburn)

1:30, TNT: No. 4 Butler vs. No. 13 Winthrop (Carter Blackburn, Mike Gminski, Debbie Antonelli, Lisa Byington)

2:00, TBS: No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 South Dakota State (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl)

Approx. 2:45, CBS: No. 4 West Virginia vs. No. 13 Bucknell (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Approx. 3:10, truTV: No. 4 Florida vs. No. 13 East Tennessee State (Eagle/Lavin/Washburn)

Approx. 4:00, TNT: No. 5 Minnesota vs. No. 12 Middle Tennessee (Blackburn/Gminski/Antontelli/Byington)

Approx. 4:30, TBS: No. 8 Northwestern vs. No. 9 Vanderbilt (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

6:50, TNT, No. 6 Maryland vs. No. 11 Xavier (Eagle/Lavin/Washburn)

7:10, CBS: No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 Mount St. Mary’s  (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

7:20, TBS: No. 7 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 10 VCU (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

7:27, truTV: No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 13 Vermont (Blackburn/Gminski/Antontelli/Byington)

Approx. 9:20, TNT: No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast (Eagle/Lavin/Washburn)

Approx. 9:40, CBS: No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 Virginia Tech(Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Approx. 9:50, TBS: No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 North Dakota  (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

Approx. 9:57, truTV: No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 12 Nevada (Blackburn/Gminski/Antontelli/Byington)

Friday, March 17

12:15, CBS: No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 10 Oklahoma State  (Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson)

12:40, truTV: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 New Mexico State (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson)

1:30, TNT: No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 9 Seton Hall (Anderson/Webber/Johnson)

2:00, TBS: No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 14 Iona (Dedes/Smith/Elmore/Gold-Onwude)

Approx. 2:45, CBS: No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 15 Jacksonville State (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

Approx. 3:10, truTV: No. 6 SMU vs. No. 11 USC/Providence (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Jacobson)

Approx. 4:00, TNT: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Texas Southern (Anderson/Webber/Johnson)

Approx. 4:30, TBS: No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 11 Rhode Island (Dedes/Smith/Elmore/Gold-Onwude)

6:50, TNT, No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 NCCU/UC Davis (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Jacobson)

7:10, CBS: No. 7 Dayton vs. No. 10 Wichita State (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

7:20, TBS: No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Troy (Anderson/Webber/Johnson)

7:27, truTV: No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Kansas State (Dedes/Smith/Elmore/Gold-Onwude)

Approx. 9:20, TNT: No. 8 Miami vs. No. 9 Michigan State (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Jacobson)

Approx. 9:40, CBS: No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 Northern Kentucky (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

Approx. 9:50, TBS: No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 10 Marquette (Anderson/Webber/Johnson)

Approx. 9:57, truTV: No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 14 Kent State (Dedes/Smith/Elmore/Gold-Onwude)

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Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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