Monday, March 13, 2017

NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament 68-team field released

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

DEER PARK, TEXAS (March 13, 2017) On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the first games of the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament will begin with four play-in games, followed by the first round of 64 teams playing to advance to the second round. Below is the schedule, along with start times, locations, and the tevelision network each game will be televised, as found on This writer's picks are underlined.

First Four
Games (First Four)DateGame SiteTime (ET)Network
New Orleans vs. Mt. St. Mary'sMarch 14Dayton, Ohio6:40 p.m.truTV
Wake Forest vs. Kansas StateMarch 14Dayton, Ohio9:10 p.m.truTV
N.C. Central vs. UC DavisMarch 15Dayton, Ohio6:40 p.m.truTV
Providence vs. USCMarch 15Dayton, Ohio9:10 p.m. truTV
First Round (Round of 64), Thursday, March 16
Games (Round of 64)DateGame SiteTime (ET)Network
Notre Dame vs. PrincetonMarch 16Buffalo12:15 p.m.CBS
Virginia vs. UNC-WilmingtonMarch 16Orlando12:40 p.m.truTV
Butler vs. WinthropMarch 16Milwaukee1:30 p.m.TNT
Gonzaga vs. South Dakota St.March 16Salt Lake City2:00 p.m.TBS
West Virginia vs. BucknellMarch 16Buffalo2:45 p.m.CBS
Florida vs. E. Tennessee St.March 16Orlando3:10 p.m.truTV
Minnesota vs. Middle Tenn St.March 16Milwaukee4:00 p.m.TNT
Northwestern vs. VanderbiltMarch 16Salt Lake City4:30 p.m.TBS
Maryland vs. XavierMarch 16Orlando6:50 p.m.TNT
Villanova vs. Mt. St Mary's/New OrleansMarch 16Buffalo7:10 p.m.CBS
St. Mary's (CA) vs. VCUMarch 16Salt Lake City7:20 p.m.TBS
Purdue vs. VermontMarch 16Milwaukee7:27 p.m.truTV
Florida State vs. Florida Gulf CoastMarch 16Orlando9:20 p.m.TNT
Wisconsin vs. Virginia TechMarch 16Buffalo9:40 p.m.CBS
Arizona vs. North DakotaMarch 16Salt Lake City9:50 p.m.TBS
Iowa State vs. NevadaMarch 16Milwaukee9:57 p.m.truTV
First Round (Round of 64), Friday, March 17
Games (Round of 64)DateGame SiteTime (ET)Network
Michigan vs. Oklahoma StateMarch 17Indianapolis12:15 p.m.CBS
Baylor vs. New Mexico StateMarch 17Tulsa12:40 p.m.truTV
Arkansas vs. Seton HallMarch 17Greenville1:30 p.m.TNT
Oregon vs. IonaMarch 17Sacramento2:00 p.m.TBS
Louisville vs. Jacksonville St.March 17Indianapolis2:45 p.m.CBS
SMU vs. Providence/USCMarch 17Tulsa3:10 p.m.truTV
North Carolina vs. Texas SouthernMarch 17Greenville4:00 p.m.TNT
Creighton vs. Rhode IslandMarch 17Sacramento4:30 p.m.TBS
Kansas vs. NC-Central/UC DavisMarch 17Tulsa6:50 p.m.TNT
Dayton vs. Wichita StateMarch 17Indianapolis7:10 p.m.CBS
Duke vs. TroyMarch 17Greenville7:20 p.m.TBS
Cincinnati vs. Kansas St./Wake ForestMarch 17Sacramento7:27 p.m.truTV
Miami (FL) vs. Michigan StateMarch 17Tulsa9:20 p.m.TNT
Kentucky vs. N. KentuckyMarch 17Indianapolis9:40 p.m.CBS
South Carolina vs. MarquetteMarch 17Greenville9:50 p.m.TBS
UCLA vs. Kent StateMarch 17Sacramento9:57 p.m.truTV

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