NCAA tournament first round schedule and television networks

The NCAA and its broadcast partners have announced the starting times for first round matchups in this years NCAA tournament, which includes five teams from the Old North State

Anthony Gruppuso—USA Today Sports
Mar 11

The NCAA and its broadcast partners have announced the starting times for first round matchups in this year’s NCAA tournament, which includes five teams from the Old North State. Wake Forest will be the first to take the court when it plays Kansas State in the “First Four” from Dayton on Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. on truTV. On Wednesday, MEAC champion NC Central gets its chance to play its way into the main tournament bracket with a First Four game against UC Davis at 6:40 p.m., also from Dayton on truTV. UNC Wilmington’s NCAA opener against Virginia from Orlando is scheduled for 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, with television coverage on truTV. North Carolina, the top seed in the South Region, will play its first game at approximately 4 p.m. on Friday against Texas Southern from Greenville, S.C., on TNT while Duke, the No. 2 seed in the East, will also play in Greenville at 7:40 p.m., against Troy on TBS. Here is the entire first-round schedule with starting times and television networks:Games (First Four)DateGame SiteTime (ET)NetworkNew Orleans vs. Mt. St. Mary’sMarch 14 Dayton, Ohio 6:40 p.m. truTVWake Forest vs. Kansas StateMarch 14 Dayton, Ohio 9:10 p.m. truTVN.C. Central vs. UC DavisMarch 15 Dayton, Ohio 6:40 p.m. truTVProvidence vs. USCMarch 15 Dayton, Ohio 9:10 p.m. truTVGames (Round of 64)DateGame SiteTime (ET) NetworkNotre Dame vs. PrincetonMarch 16 Buffalo12:15 p.m. CBSVirginia vs. UNC-WilmingtonMarch 16 Orlando12:40 p.m. ruTVButler vs. WinthropMarch 16 Milwaukee1:30 p.m. TNTGonzaga vs. South Dakota St.March 16 Salt Lake 2:00 p.m. TBSWest Virginia vs. BucknellMarch 16 Buffalo 2:45 p.m. CBSFlorida vs. E. Tennessee St.March 16 Orlando3:10 p.m. truTVMinnesota vs. Middle Tenn St.March 16 Milwaukee4:00 p.m. TNTNorthwestern vs. VanderbiltMarch 16 Salt Lake 4:30 p.m. TBSMaryland vs. XavierMarch 16 Orlando6:50 p.m. TNTVillanova vs. Mt. St Mary’s/UNOMarch 16 Buffalo7:10 p.m. CBSSt. Mary’s (CA) vs. VCUMarch 16 Salt Lake 7:20 p.m. TBSPurdue vs. VermontMarch 16 Milwaukee7:27 p.m. truTVFlorida State vs. FGCMarch 16 Orlando9:20 p.m. TNTWisconsin vs. Virginia TechMarch 16 Buffalo9:40 p.m. CBSArizona vs. North DakotaMarch 16 Salt Lake 9:50 p.m. TBSIowa State vs. NevadaMarch 16 Milwaukee9:57 p.m. truTVMichigan vs. Oklahoma StateMarch 17 Indianapolis12:15 p.m. CBSBaylor vs. New Mexico StateMarch 17 Tulsa12:40 p.m. truTVArkansas vs. Seton HallMarch 17 Greenville1:30 p.m. TNTOregon vs. IonaMarch 17 Sacramento2:00 p.m. TBSLouisville vs. Jacksonville St.March 17 Indianapolis2:45 p.m. CBSSMU vs. Providence/USCMarch 17 Tulsa3:10 p.m. truTVUNC vs. Texas SouthernMarch 17 Greenville4:00 p.m. TNTCreighton vs. Rhode IslandMarch 17 Sacramento4:30 p.m. TBSKansas vs. NCCU/UC DavisMarch 17 Tulsa6:50 p.m. TNTDayton vs. Wichita StateMarch 17 Indianapolis7:10 p.m. CBSDuke vs. TroyMarch 17 Greenville7:20 p.m. TBSCincinnati vs. K-State/WFMarch 17 Sacramento7:27 p.m. truTVMiami (FL) vs. Michigan StateMarch 17 Tulsa9:20 p.m. TNTKentucky vs. N. KentukcyMarch 17 Indianapolis9:40 p.m. CBSSouth Carolina vs. MarquetteMarch 17 Greenville9:50 p.m. TBSUCLA vs. Kent StateMarch 17 Sacramento9:57 p.m. truTV