It’s finally here: The first full day of the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament tips off just after noon ET Thursday (March 20).
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.
Thursday’s action includes the top overall seed, Florida, taking on Albany and trendy Final Four picks Michigan State and Louisville (the defending champion) opening their tournament runs against Delaware and Manhattan.
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. South Region, (11) Dayton vs. (6) Ohio State, CBS
12:40 p.m. West Region, (15) American vs. (2) Wisconsin, truTV
1:40 p.m. South Region, (9) Pittsburgh vs. (8) Colorado, TBS
2:10 p.m. East Region, (12) Harvard vs. (5) Cincinnati, TNT
2:45 p.m. South Region, (14) Western Michigan vs. (3) Syracuse, CBS
3:10 p.m. West Region, (10) BYU vs. (7) Oregon, truTV
4:10 p.m. South Region, (16) Albany vs. (1) Florida, TBS
4:40 p.m. East Region, (13) Delaware vs. (4) Michigan State, TNT
6:55 p.m. East Region, (10) St. Joseph’s vs. (7) Connecticut, TBS
7:10 p.m. Midwest Region, (15) Wofford vs. (2) Michigan, CBS
7:20 p.m. Midwest Region, (12) North Carolina State vs. (5) St. Louis, TNT
7:27 p.m. West Region, (12) North Dakota State vs. (5) Oklahoma, truTV
9:25 p.m. East Region, (15) Milwaukee vs. (2) Villanova, TBS
9:40 p.m. Midwest Region, (10) Arizona State vs. (7) Texas, CBS
9:50 p.m. Midwest Region, (13) Manhattan vs. (4) Louisville, TNT
9:57 p.m. West Region, (13) New Mexico State vs. (4) San Diego State, truTV