NCAA Tournament TV Schedule and Bracket

It's here. On Thursday, the real NCAA Tournament begins. Michigan State and Valparaiso will kick things off from the Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit at 12:15p.m. EDT on CBS. From there, it's go time. Thirty-two games take place on Thursday and Friday, with essentially no break in the action other than some time to sleep. 

The TV schedule for this weekend is posted below. The games are being broadcast on CBS, truTV, TNT, and TBS. If you want to watch online you can head to March Madness Live for streaming or to download the app on your tablet or mobile device. 

For a full look at the bracket, Click for a printable NCAA Bracket

And be sure to tune into to PolicyMic for March Madness coverage throughout the NCAA Tournament. 

Thursday, March 21 (Games in Lexington, San Jose, Salt Lake City, and Auburn Hills) All Times EDT.

Valparaiso vs. Michigan State, 12:15p.m. (CBS) 

Bucknell vs. Butler, 12:40p.m. (TruTV) 

Wichita State vs. Pittsburgh, 1:40p.m. (TBS) 

New Mexico State vs. Saint Louis, 2:10p.m. (TNT) 

Saint Mary's vs. Memphis, 2:40p.m. (CBS) 

Davidson vs. Marquette, 3:10p.m. (TruTV) 

Southern vs. Gonzaga, 4:10p.m. (TBS) 

Oregon vs. Oklahoma State, 4:40p.m. (TNT) 

North Carolina A&T vs. Louisville, 6:50p.m. (TBS) 

South Dakota State vs. Michigan, 7:15p.m. (CBS)

Belmont vs. Arizona, 7:20p.m. (TNT)

California vs. UNLV, 7:27p.m. (TruTV) 

Missouri vs. Colorado State, 9:20p.m. (TBS) 

Akron vs. VCU, 9:45p.m. (CBS) 

Harvard vs. New Mexico, 9:50p.m. (TNT) 

Montana vs. Syracuse, 9:57p.m. (TruTV) 

Friday, March 22 (Games in Philadelphia, Kansas City, Dayton, and Austin)

Albany vs. Duke, 12:15p.m. (CBS) 

Ole Miss vs. Wisconsin, 12:40p.m. (TruTV) 

Temple vs. N.C. State, 1:40p.m. (TBS) 

Pacific vs. Miami, 2:10p.m. (TNT) 

Cincinnati vs. Creighton, 2:45p.m. (CBS) 

Winner of Boise State/La Salle vs. Kansas State, 3:10p.m. (TruTV) 

Winner of LIU-Brooklyn/James Madison vs. Indiana, 4:10p.m. (TBS) 

Colorado vs. Illinois, 4:40p.m. (TNT)

Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown, 6:50p.m. (TBS) 

Iona vs. Ohio State, 7:15p.m. (CBS)

Villanova vs. North Carolina, 7:20p.m. (TNT)

Northwestern State vs. Florida, 7:27p.m. (TruTV) 

Oklahoma vs. San Diego State, 9:20p.m. (TBS)

Iowa State vs. Notre Dame, 9:45p.m. (CBS)

Western Kentucky vs. Kansas, 9:50p.m. (TNT)

Minnesota vs. UCLA, 9:57p.m. (TruTV)

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Liam is a culture writing intern at PolicyMic. His work has appeared in "Running Times" and other running publications. He is also a professional middle-distance runner for the New Jersey-New York Track Club. After graduating from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree, he earned a Master's of Professional Studies in Journalism from Georgetown University. Originally from Bath, Mich, he spends his time watching TV, reading longform journalism, and thinking about who is going to be in the NCAA basketball tournament's Final Four.

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