A barrage of 32 bracket-busting, heart-pumping games will hit the national airwaves for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with the start of the second round Thursday and Friday afternoon.
A slate of games that big will be served by four different television networks, and it could get confusing for fans as they try to track their upset picks while rooting for their alma mater.
So, to avoid confusion and maximize the tournament experience, the full TV schedule including tipoff times for the second round, both Thursday and Friday’s games, is below.
Every time listed is Eastern Time, and the asterisk (*) denotes a matchup awaiting an opponent from one of the four play-in games.
CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV will stagger the games throughout their coverage, providing fans the ability to watch the best parts of each contest.
If you’re forced to watch from work or want to catch a different game simultaneously, live streams are for you. For full coverage, go to the NCAA’s official live stream here.
Thursday, March 19
No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Northeastern at 12:15 p.m. ET on CBS
No. 3 Iowa State vs. No. 14 UAB at 12:40 p.m. on truTV
No. 3 Baylor vs No. 14 Georgia State at 1:40 p.m. on TBS
No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Texas Southern at 2:10 p.m. on TNT
No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Texas at 2:45 p.m. on CBS
No. 6 SMU vs. No. 11 UCLA at 3:10 p.m. on truTV
No. 6 Xavier vs. No. 11 BYU/Ole Miss at 4:10 p.m. on TBS*
No. 7 VCU vs. No. 10 Ohio State at 4:40 p.m. on TNT
No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 Lafayette at 6:50 p.m. on TBS
No. 8 Cincinnati vs. Purdue at 7:10 p.m. on CBS
No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Harvard at 7:20 p.m. on TNT
No. 5 Utah vs. SF Austin at 7:27 p.m. on truTV
No. 8 NC State vs. LSU at 9:20 p.m. on TBS
No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Hampton/Manhattan at 9:40 p.m. on CBS*
No. 5 Arkansas vs. No. 12 Wofford at 9:50 p.m. on TNT
No. 4 Georgetown vs. Eastern Washington at 9:57 p.m. on truTV
Friday, March 20
No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 New Mexico State at 12:15 p.m. on CBS
No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Georgia at 12:40 p.m. on truTV
No. 5 Northern Iowa vs. No. 12 Wyoming at 1:40 p.m. on TBS
No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Buffalo at 2:10 p.m. on TNT
No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 10 Indiana at 2:45 p.m. on CBS
No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Belmont at 3:10 p.m. on truTV
No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 UC Irvine at 4:10 p.m. on TBS
No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Valparaiso at 4:40 p.m. on TNT
No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State at 6:50 p.m. on TBS
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 North Florida/Robert Morris at 7:10 p.m. on CBS*
No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Davidson at 7:20 p.m. on TNT
No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 Albany at 7:27 p.m. on truTV
No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 16 Coast Carolina at 9:20 p.m. on TBS
No. 8 San Diego State vs. No. 9 St. John’s at 9:40 p.m. on CBS
No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 15 North Dakota State at 9:50 p.m. on TNT
No. 6 Providence vs. No. 11 Boise State/ Dayton at 9:57 p.m. on truTV*