NCAA Tournament 2016: TV info and start times for First Round


The First Round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament kicks off on Thursday afternoon with No. 4 seed Duke taking on No. 13 UNC-Wilmington on CBS at 12 p.m. ET. After tip-off for Duke vs. UNCW, the floodgates open and March Madness officially kicks into full swing.

For those who are stuck at work or looking to find a specific game to watch, the daily schedule comes in hand.

When do your Final Four teams take the court? When is tip-off for your big upset pick? We’ve got you covered.

The full schedule for Day 1 of the 2016 NCAA Tournament can be seen below:

Thursday, March 17 (First Round)

No. 4 Duke vs. No. 13 UNCW, noon, CBS

No. 8 Texas Tech vs. No. 9 Butler, 12:30 p.m., truTV

No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Connecticut, 1 p.m., TNT

No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 14 Iona, 1:30 p.m., TBS

No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 Yale, 2:30 p.m., CBS

No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Hampton 3 p.m., truTV

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Austin Peay, 3:50 p.m., TNT

No. 5 Purdue vs. No. 12 Arkansas-Little Rock, 4:20 p.m., TBS

No. 3 Miami vs. No. 14 Buffalo, 6:45 p.m., TNT

No. 5 Indiana vs. No. 12 Chattanooga, 7 p.m., CBS

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 FGCU/Fairleigh Dickinson winner, 7:15 p.m., TBS

No. 3 Utah vs. No. 14 Fresno State, 7:15 p.m., truTV

No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Vanderbilt/Wichita State winner, 9:15 p.m., TNT

No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Stony Brook, 9:30 p.m., CBS

No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Providence, 9:45 p.m., TBS

No. 6 Seton Hall vs. No. 11 Gonzaga, 9:55 p.m., truTV

Friday, March 18 (First Round)

No. 7 Dayton vs. No. 10 Syracuse, noon, CBS

No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 15 UNC-Asheville, 12:30 p.m., truTV

No. 7 Oregon State vs. No. 10 VCU, 1 p.m., TNT

No. 4 California vs. No. 13 Hawaii, 1:30 p.m., TBS

No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 Middle Tennessee, 2:30 p.m., CBS

No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Temple, 3 p.m., truTV

No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 15 CSU-Bakersfield, 3:50 p.m., TNT

No. 5 Maryland vs. No. 12 South Dakota State, 4:20 p.m., TBS

No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Pittsburgh, 6:45 p.m., TNT

No. 3 West Virginia vs. No. 14 Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m., CBS

No. 3 Texas A&M vs. No. 14 UW-Green Bay, 7:15 p.m., TBS

No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 16 Holy Cross/Southern winner, 7:15 p.m., truTV

No. 2 Xavier vs. No. 15 Weber State, 9:15 p.m., TNT

No. 6 Notre Dame vs. No. 11 Michigan/Tulsa winner, 9:30 p.m., CBS

No. 6 Texas vs. No. 11 Northern Iowa, 9:45 p.m., TBS

No. 8 St. Joseph’s vs. No. 9 Cincinnati, 9:55 p.m., truTV

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