The First Four portion of the tournament wrapped up Wednesday night, with Dayton and Robert Morris winning to advance to the second round (first round for most). On Tuesday, Hampton beat Manhattan and Ole Miss defeated BYU. So, the stage is set for what many consider to be one of the best days of the year, when awesome college basketball, filled with upsets, is on TV from noon until you go to bed.
Maryland tips off on Friday afternoon, but there are still plenty of games to watch as you wait for Maryland's first NCAA Tournament game in five years.
What game are you most looking forward to? What upsets do you have?
For those of you always on the move, the NCAA has partnered with Turner Broadcasting to bring you every game on a mobile app that can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet and just requires you sign in with your cable provider information.
Watching every game live on your computer is also made easy this year with the March Madness Live website. This too requires that users sign in with their cable provider information.
Thursday's Game Schedule:
Thursday, March 19 (Noon - 6 p.m. ET)
|12:15 p.m.||CBS||Pittsburgh I||Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Northeastern Huskies||Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Lewis Johnson|
|12:40 p.m.||truTV||Louisville I||Iowa State Cyclones vs. UAB Blazers||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce|
|1:40 p.m.||TBS||Jacksonville I||Baylor Bears vs. Georgia State Panthers||Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl|
|2:10 p.m.||TNT||Portland I||Arizona Wildcats vs. Texas Southern Tigers||Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols|
|After conc. I||CBS||Pittsburgh II||Butler Bulldogs vs. Texas Longhorns||Anderson/Smith//Johnson|
|After conc. I||truTV||Louisville II||SMU Mustangs vs. UCLA Bruins||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|After conc. I||TBS||Jacksonville II||Xavier Musketeers vs. BYU/Ole Miss||Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl|
|After conc. I||TNT||Portland II||Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. Ohio State Buckeyes||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols|
Thursday Evening, March 19 (6:30 p.m. ET - Midnight)
(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)
|6:50 p.m.||TBS||Pittsburgh III||Villanova Wildcats vs. Lafayette Leopards||Anderson/Smith//Johnson|
|7:10 p.m.||CBS||Louisville III||Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|7:20 p.m.||TNT||Jacksonville III||North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Harvard Crimson||Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl|
|7:27 p.m.||truTV||Portland III||Utah Utes vs. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols|
|After conc. III||TBS||Pittsburgh IV||North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. LSU Tigers||Anderson/Smith//Johnson|
|After conc. III||CBS||Louisville IV||Kentucky Wildcats vs. Hampton/Manhattan||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|After conc. III||TNT||Jacksonville IV||Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Wofford Terriers||Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl|
|After conc. III||truTV||Portland IV||Georgetown Hoyas vs. Eastern Washington Eagles||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols|