NCAA tournament schedule: Thursday’s March Madness times, TV guide

first_img MUST-READ STORIES• Three things to know about March Madness on Thursday. It’s the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, so get to know some of the underdogs.• Ranking all 16 of Thursday’s games by watchability. One of the most exciting times in sports begins Thursday.• ‘Worst 90 minutes’ for college basketball coaches. Anxiety builds as the minutes tick away entirely too slowly.• The NCAA tournament bracket cheat sheet you know you need. USA TODAY Sports and For The Win provide a one-stop shop for the NCAA tournament with all the analysis and insight you’ll need to win your office pool.• The most overseeded, underseeded teams. Shelby Mast, who provides bracketology analysis for USA TODAY Sports, identifies some of the odd decisions the NCAA men’s basketball selection committee made Sunday.• NCAA tournament committee gets the top seeds right. For all the grumbling about snubs and surprising NCAA tournament selections this year, give the committee credit where credit is due: It nailed the top seed lines.• Five reasons Kentucky won’t win it all. Now that it looks as if our prediction is careening into the wall, it’s time to start steering into the skid.• Five double-digit Cinderalla candidates. The brackets are out. The pundits are frothing. The numbers are being crunched. Here are five double-digit Cinderellas to keep an eye on in the second round.PHOTOS: All 68 teams in the 2015 NCAA tournament***• 12:15 p.m. (3) Notre Dame vs. (14) Northeastern / Midwest regionCBS. Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Lewis Johnson.• 12:40 p.m. (3) Iowa State vs. (14) UAB / South regiontruTV. Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce• 1:40 p.m. (3) Baylor vs. (14) Georgia St. / West regionTBS. Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl• 2:10 p.m. (2) Arizona vs. (15) Texas Southern / West regionTNT. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols• 2:45 p.m. (6) Butler vs. (11) Texas / Midwest regionCBS. Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Lewis Johnson• 3:10 p.m. (6) SMU vs. (11) UCLA / South regiontruTV. Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce• 4:10 p.m. (6) Xavier vs. (11) Ole Miss / West regionTBS. Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl• 4:40 p.m. (7) VCU vs. (10) Ohio State / West regionTNT. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols• 6:50 p.m. (1) Villanova vs. (16) Lafayette / East regionTBS. Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Lewis Johnson• 7:10 p.m. (8) Cincinnati vs. (9) Purdue / Midwest regionCBS. Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce• 7:20 p.m. (4) North Carolina vs. (13) Harvard / West regionTNT. Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl• 7:27 p.m. (5) Utah vs. (12) Stephen F. Austin / South regiontruTV. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols• 9:20 p.m. (8) NC State vs. (9) LSU / East regionTBS. Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Lewis Johnson• 9:40 p.m. (1) Kentucky vs. (16) Hampton / Midwest regionCBS. Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce• 9:50 p.m. (5) Arkansas vs. (12) Wofford / West regionTNT. Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl• 9:57 p.m. (4) Georgetown vs. (13) Eastern Washington / South regiontruTV. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols The Round of 64 at the NCAA tournament tips off Thursday, with a full slate of 16 games, beginning just after noon ET.Here is everything you need to know for the coverage as March Madness heats up.Take a look at the full bracket and print it here.last_img