NCAA Basketball Schedule 2016: Tournament Times & Dates

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NCAA Tournament Date Time Information

The NCAA basketball schedule was supposed to be announced over the course of a 2-hour CBS special on Selection Sunday, but some hero decided to just go ahead and leak the whole thing–March Madness tournament times, dates, matchups… the whole shebang.

CBS says that they’re looking into the leak, but the damage has already been done so we’re hoping that the producers decide to just move it back to a normal 1-hour special.

Moving on, make sure that you start to clear your schedule for Thursday and Friday. Those are the days that the festivities really begin. Per usual, the games will all air on truTV, CBS, TNT, and TBS, so make sure that you’ve got your cable bill all paid out. On Thursday, you see Texas Tech play Butler as early as 12:40 PM EST. That’s also around the same time that Duke will unleash hell on UNC-Washington. UVA will then make their March Madness 2016 debut on truTV at 3:10 PM.

Friday’s tournament matchups look a little better on paper. You’ve got Dayton (looking to rebound from their conference championship loss) against Syracuse at 12:15 PM. The #2 seed Michigan State will take on Middle Tennessee, and then Iowa vs. Temple at 3:10 PM.

Here is a look at all the times/TV channels for the First Four games and the Round of 64……

East Region

Tuesday, March 15

(16) Florida Gulf Coast vs. (16) Fairleigh Dickinson, 6:40 p.m., truTV

Wednesday, March 16

(11) Tulsa vs. (11) Michigan, 9:10 p.m, truTV

Thursday, March 17

(5) Indiana vs. (12) Chattanooga, 7:10 p.m., CBS

(4) Kentucky vs. (13) Stony Brook, 9:40 p.m., CBS

(1) North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson winner, 7:20 p.m., TBS

(8) USC vs. (9) Providence, 9:50 p.m., TBS

Friday, March 18

(7) Wisconsin vs. (10) Pittsburgh, 6:50 p.m., TNT

(2) Xavier vs. (15) Weber State, 9:20 p.m. TNT

(3) West Virginia vs. (14) Stephen F. Austin, 7:10 p.m., CBS

(6) Notre Dame vs. Tulsa/Michigan winner, 9:40 p.m., CBS

South Region

Tuesday, March 15

(11) Vanderbilt vs. (11) Wichita State, 9:10 p.m., truTV

Thursday, March 17

(1) Kansas vs. (16) Austin Peay, 4 p.m., TNT

(8) Colorado vs. (9) Connecticut, 1:30 p.m., TNT

(6) Arizona vs Vanderbilt/Wichita State winner, 9:20 p.m., TNT

(3) Miami vs. (14) Buffalo, 6:50 p.m., TNT

Friday, March 18

(5) Maryland vs. (12) San Diego State, 4:30 p.m., TBS

(4) California vs. (13) Hawaii, 2 p.m., TBS

(7) Iowa vs. (10) Temple, 3:10 p.m., truTV

(2) Villanova vs. (15) UNC-Asheville, 12:40 p.m., truTV

West Region

Tuesday, March 15

(16) Holy Cross vs. (16) Southern, 6:40 p.m., truTV

Thursday, March 17

(4) Duke vs. (13) UNC-Wilmington, 12:15 p.m., CBS

(5) Baylor vs. (12) Yale, 2:45 p.m., CBS

Friday, March 18

(7) Oregon State vs. (10) VCU, 1:30 p.m., TNT

(2) Oklahoma vs. (15) CSU Bakersfield, 4 p.m., TNT

(3) Texas A&M vs. (14) Green Bay, 7:20 p.m., TBS

(6) Texas vs. (11) Northern Iowa, 9:50 p.m., TBS

(1) Oregon vs. Holy Cross/Southern winner, 7:27 p.m., truTV

(8) St. Joseph’s vs. (9) Cincinnati, 9:57 p.m., truTV

Midwest Region

Thursday, March 17

(8) Texas Tech vs. (9) Butler, 12:40 p.m., truTV

(1) Virginia vs. (16) Hampton, 3:10 p.m., truTV

(4) Iowa State vs. (13) Iona, 2 p.m., TBS

(5) Purdue vs. (12) Arkansas-Little Rock, 4:30 p.m., TBS

(3) Utah vs. (14) Fresno State, 7:27 p.m., truTV

(6) Seton Hall vs. (11) Gonzaga, 9:57 p.m., truTV

Friday, March 18

(7) Dayton vs. (10) Syracuse, 12:15 p.m., CBS

(2) Michigan State vs. (15) Middle Tennessee, 2:45 p.m., CBS

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