clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2016 NCAA Tournament: Times and TV schedules for the First Four and the First Round

New, 34 comments

March Madness is finally here and it is glorious.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

After a long and drawn out affair of Charles Barkley battling with touch-screens, we finally have the schedule for the First Four and the (once again rightfully named) First Round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

With it comes good news for those people who struggle to balance the work life with the desire to watch every single minute of action, at least for Gonzaga. The Zags, thanks to being one of those west coast teams, will close out the regional play in Denver on Thursday night. So, for the most part, you can cancel those vacation requests at work.

Once again, all of the games are being played on the Turner Broadcasting Systems conglomerate, but are also streamed online at NCAA.com and on the NCAA March Madness mobile app.

The full list schedule for the First Four and the First Round is below, please note that all of the games listed are in eastern time.

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