The first full day of the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament featured four overtime games and included a couple of upsets — a pretty good start to March Madness. Another wall-to-wall day of second-round action is on tap Friday (March 21).
The 16 games will air across four channels: Flagship network CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV and run virtually unbroken until about midnight. Fans of college hoops will be in ecstasy (or agony, depending on how their brackets are working out) as they root on their favorites and their Cinderella picks.
Friday’s action includes three No. 1 seeds in Arizona, Virginia and unbeaten Wichita State, which is looking for a return trip to the Final Four. Marquee teams Duke and Kansas also have their first games of the tourney.
Here’s the complete schedule for Thursday (all times Eastern, seedings in parentheses). You can also keep up with every game with the March Madness Live app.
12:15 p.m. Midwest Region, (14) Mercer vs. (3) Duke, CBS
12:40 p.m. West Region, (11) Nebraska vs. (6) Baylor, truTV
1:40 p.m. South Region, (10) Stanford vs. (7) New Mexico, TBS
2:10 p.m. West Region, (16) Weber State vs. (1) Arizona, TNT
2:45 p.m. Midwest Region, (11) Tennessee vs. (6) Massachusetts
3:10 p.m. West Region, (14) Louisiana-Lafayette vs. (3) Creighton
4:10 p.m. South Region, (15) Eastern Kentucky vs. (2) Kansas
4:40 p.m. West Region, (9) Oklahoma State vs. (8) Gonzaga
6:55 p.m. East Region, (9) George Washington vs. (8) Memphis
7:10 p.m. Midwest Region, (16) Cal Poly vs. (1) Wichita State
7:20 p.m. East Region, (11) Providence vs. (6) North Carolina
7:27 p.m. South Region, (12) Stephen F. Austin vs. (5) Virginia Commonwealth
9:25 p.m. East Region, (16) Coastal Carolina vs. (1) Virginia
9:40 p.m. Midwest Region, (9) Kansas State vs. (8) Kentucky)
9:50 p.m. East Region, (14) North Carolina Central vs. (3) Iowa State
9:57 p.m. South Region, (13) Tulsa vs. (4) UCLA