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2017 NCAA Tournament: Round of 32 game times, TV schedules, and online streaming options

Clear out the afternoon because the Zags are here to make us all happy.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Northwestern vs Vanderbilt Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The second round of the NCAA Tournament kicks off on Saturday, and hopefully it will provide a little bit more excitement on the bracket.

By NCAA Tournament standards, this hasn’t been a very maddening contest. There have been a few upsets, but overall, this year’s tournament has been marked more by the multitude of close games (and not so much the final outcome).

There are plenty of good storylines to be had, however. West Virginia and Notre Dame will battle for the honor to potentially play Gonzaga. Saint Mary’s will see if they’ll look as good against Arizona as they did against VCU. Xavier is going to try to continue the upset streak against Florida State. All of that and plenty of more fun!

Here is the slate of games for Saturday below. Please note, this time around, all times posted are listed in Eastern Time. Make sure to find yourself in the right spot at the right time.

Saturday’s games

Game Date Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
Game Date Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
(4) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (5) Notre Dame Fighting Irish March 18 12:10 p.m. CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
(1) Villanova Wildcats vs. (8) Wisconsin Badgers March 18 Approx. 2:40 p.m. CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
(1) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. (8) Northwestern Wildcats March 18 5:15 p.m. CBS Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
(3) Florida State Seminoles vs. (11) Xavier Musketeers March 18 6:10 p.m. TNT Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
(4) Butler Bulldogs vs. (12) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders March 18 7:10 p.m. TBS Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington
(2) Arizona Wildcats vs. (7) St. Mary's Gaels March 18 Approx. 7:45 p.m. CBS Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
(4) Florida Gators vs. (5) Virginia Cavaliers March 18 Approx. 8:40 p.m. TNT Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
(4) Purdue Boilermakers vs. (5) Iowa State Cyclones March 18 Approx. 9:40 p.m. TBS Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington