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NCAA Tournament first round: Time, TV schedules, and how to stream online

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Another day of madness begins.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Farleigh Dickinson vs Gonzaga Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The brackets aren’t completely busted yet, but we witnessed plenty of chaotic basketball games on Thursday.

While Gonzaga easily pushed past Fairleigh Dickinson, other teams, such as Auburn, decided for the more stressful way to finish a basketball game, by barely hanging on to the last thread.

Not too many big upsets though. Sure, Ja Morant and Murray State did the customary No. 12 seed upset, but also, Ja Morant is beyond human. Florida took an 18 point lead on Nevada and cling for victory there.

Perhaps today, we will see a few more upsets take place. UC Irvine is a hot pick and Oregon looked strong during the Pac 12 tournament, for whatever worth you want to place there.

Plenty of more action as always to take in today. Here is the day’s schedules, channels, and commenter pairings. As always, the games can be streamed online at NCAA’s March Madness Live.

Friday’s Schedule

Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Cincinnati vs. Iowa Friday Columbus I 12:15 p.m. CBS Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma Friday Columbia I 12:40 p.m. truTV Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky Friday Tulsa I 1:30 p.m. TNT Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Kansas State vs. UC Irvine Friday San Jose I 2 p.m. TBS Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
Tennessee vs. Colgate Friday Columbus II After conc. 1 CBS Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
Virgina vs. Gardner-Webb Friday Columbia II After conc. 1 truTV Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Buffalo vs. St. John's OR Arizona State Friday Tulsa II After conc. 1 TNT Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Wisconsin vs. Oregon Friday San Jose II After conc. 1 TBS Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
Utah State vs. Washington Friday Columbus III 6:50 p.m. TNT Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
Duke vs. NC Central OR North Dakota State Friday Columbia III 7:10 p.m. CBS Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Houston vs. Georgia State Friday Tulsa III 7:20 p.m. TBS Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Mississippi State vs. Liberty Friday San Jose III 7:27 p.m. truTV Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
North Carolina vs. Iona Friday Columbus IV After conc. III TNT Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
VCU vs. UCF Friday Columbia IV After conc. III CBS Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Iowa State vs. Ohio State Friday Tulsa IV After conc. III TBS Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis Friday San Jose IV After conc. III truTV Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude