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NCAA Tournament 2016 full TV schedule, game times, broadcast information for 1st-round games, including Maryland-South Dakota State

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Maryland plays South Dakota State a little bit after 4 p.m. ET on Friday.

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The NCAA Tournament's 68-team field is officially set. There will be four play-in games on Wednesday, while first-round action starts on Thursday. By the weekend's end, the country will be down to 32 national title contenders.

Maryland's first game – against South Dakota State, in the West region – will tip a little bit after 4 p.m. ET on Friday in Spokane, Wash. It's a long way to travel for the Terps and their fans. If you choose not to make the trip to Washington – a likely outcome, we are guessing – you can watch Maryland on TBS. The broadcasters on the call will be Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Ros Gold-Onwude.

This isn't a good draw for Maryland, and it's possible Friday or Sunday will be the last time this team plays a game together. SDSU is a formidable opponent, and at least one No. 5 seed loses to a No. 12 in most years. If the Terps avoid that fate, they'll still have a hard road ahead, probably including Cal and, if it comes to it, Kansas and Villanova.

Play-in Games

Date Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
Tuesday, March 15 6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton Fla Gulf Coast Eagles vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
Tuesday, March 15 After conc. I truTV Dayton Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Wichita State Shockers Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl
Wednesday, March 16 6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton Holy Cross Crusaders vs. Southern Jaguars Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski // Jaime Maggio
Wednesday, March 16 After conc. I truTV Dayton Michigan Wolverines vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Blackburn / Gminski //Maggio


Thursday March 17: Round of 64 Games

TIP (ET) NETWORK SITE Region GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST//REPORTER
12:15 p.m. CBS Providence West (4) Duke Blue Devils vs. (13) NC-Wilmington Seahawks Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn
12:40 p.m. truTV Raleigh Midwest (8) Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. (9) Butler Bulldogs Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
1:30 p.m. TNT Des Moines South (8) Colorado Buffaloes vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson
2:00 p.m. TBS Denver Midwest (4) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (13) Iona Gaels Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl
After conc. I CBS Providence West (5) Baylor Bears vs. (12) Yale Bulldogs Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. I truTV Raleigh Midwest (1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (16) Hampton Pirates Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. I TNT Des Moines South (1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (16) Austin Peay Governors Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. I TBS Denver Midwest (5) Purdue Boilermakers vs. (12) Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Catalon/ Lappas// Erdahl
6:50 p.m. TNT Providence South (3) Miami-Florida Hurricanes vs. (14) Buffalo Bulls Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
7:10 p.m. CBS Des Moines East (5) Indiana Hoosiers vs.(12) Chattanooga Mocs Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
7:20 p.m. TBS Raleigh East (1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (16) Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
7:27 p.m. truTV Denver Midwest (3) Utah Utes vs. (14) Fresno State Bulldogs Catalon/ Lappas// Erdahl
After conc. III TNT Providence South (6) Arizona Wildcats vs. (11) Vanderbilt/Wichita State Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. III CBS Des Moines East (4) Kentucky Wildcats vs. (13) Stony Brook Seawolves Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. III TBS Raleigh East (8) USC Trojans vs. (9) Providence Friars Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. III truTV Denver Midwest (6) Seton Hall Pirates vs. (11) Gonzaga Bulldogs Catalon/ Lappas// Erdahl


Friday March 18: Round of 64

TIP (ET) NETWORK SITE Region GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST//REPORTER
12:15 p.m. CBS St. Louis Midwest (7) Dayton Flyers vs. (10) Syracuse Orange Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
12:40 p.m. truTV Brooklyn South (2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (15) UNC-Asheville Bulldogs Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
1:30 p.m. TNT Oklahoma City West (7) Oregon State Beavers vs. 910) Virginia Commonwealth Rams Carter Blackburn/ Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio
2:00 p.m. TBS Spokane South (4) California Golden Bears vs. (13) Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude
After conc. I CBS St. Louis Midwest (2) Michigan State Spartans vs. (15) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
After conc. I TNT Oklahoma City West (2) Oklahoma Sooners vs. (15) CS-Bakersfield Roadrunners Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. I Brooklyn South (7) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. (10) Temple Owls Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. I TBS Spokane South (5) Maryland Terrapins vs. (12) South Dakota State Jackrabbits Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude
6:50 p.m. TNT St. Louis East (7) Wisconsin Badgers vs.(10) Pittsburgh Panthers Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
7:10 p.m. CBS Brooklyn East (3) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (14) Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
7:20 p.m. TBS Oklahoma City West (3) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (14) Green Bay Phoenix Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
7:27 p.m. truTV Spokane West (1) Oregon Ducks vs. (16) Holy Cross/Southern U. Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude
After conc. III TNT St. Louis East (2) Xavier Musketeers vs. (15) Weber State Wildcats Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
After conc. III CBS Brooklyn East (6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs.(11) Michigan/Tulsa Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. III TBS Oklahoma City West (6) Texas Longhorns vs.(11) Northern Iowa Panthers Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. III truTV Spokane West (8) Saint Josephs (PA) Hawks vs. (9) Cincinnati Bearcats Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude