First Round March Madness TV Schedule: Matchups, Tip Times & Channels

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The 68 teams are set and the prelude to the NCAA Tournament will start with the First Four on Tuesday night. Come Thursday, the first round of March Madness will officially be underway. So getcha brackets ready, send those venmo requests, plan excuses to WFH, put some new AAs in the remote, do whatever you have to do to prep yourself for the next 2.5 weeks.

Below, are the tip times, matchups, and TV channels for the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The games will air on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV. You can also Live Stream the action on the NCAA March Madness site beginning Thursday afternoon.

First Round: Thursday Schedule

Rhode Island (7) vs. Oklahoma (10)
Time: Thursday, 12:15 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS

Tennessee (3) vs. Wright State (14)
Time: Thursday, 12:40 p.m. ET
TV Channel: truTV

Gonzaga (4) vs. UNC Greensboro (13)
Time: Thursday, 1:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

Kansas (1) vs. Penn (16)
Time: Thursday, 2 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBS

Duke (2) vs. Iona (15)
Time: (Approx.) Thursday, 2:45 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS

Miami (6) vs. Loyola (IL) (11)
Time: (Approx.) Thursday, 3:10 p.m. ET
TV Channel: truTV

Ohio State (5) vs. South Dakota State (12)
Time: (Approx.) Thursday, 4 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

Seton Hall (8) vs. NC State (9)
Time: (Approx.) Thursday, 4:20 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBS

Villanova (1) vs. Radford (16)
Time: Thursday, 6:50 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

Kentucky (5) vs. Davidson (12)
Time: Thursday, 7:10 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS

Houston (6) vs. San Diego State (11)
Time: Thursday, 7:20 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBS

Texas Tech (3) vs. Stephen F. Austin (14)
Time: Thursday, 7:27 p.m. ET
TV Channel: truTV

Virginia Tech (8) vs. Alabama (9)
Time: (Approx.) Thursday, 9:20 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

Arizona (4) vs. Buffalo (13)
Time: (Approx.) Thursday, 9:40 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS

Michigan (3) vs. Montana (14)
Time: (Approx.) Thursday, 9:50 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBS

Florida (6) vs. (11) St. Bonaventure
Time: (Approx.) Thursday, 9:57 p.m. ET
TV Channel: truTV


First Round: Friday Schedule

Texas A&M (7) vs. Providence (10)
Time: Friday, 12:15 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS

Purdue (2) vs. Cal State (15)
Time: Friday, 12:40 p.m. ET
TV Channel: truTV

Wichita State (4) vs. Marshall (13)
Time: Friday, 1:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

Cincinnati (2) vs. Georgia State (15)
Time: Friday, 2 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBS

North Carolina (2) vs. Lipscomb (15)
Time: (Approx.) Friday, 2:45 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS

Arkansas (7) vs. Butler (10)
Time: (Approx.) Friday, 3:10 p.m. ET
TV Channel: truTV

West Virginia (5) vs. Murray State (12)
Time: (Approx.) Friday, 4 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

Nevada (7) vs. Texas (10)
Time: (Approx.) Friday, 4:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBS

Creighton (8) vs. Kansas (9)
Time: Friday, 6:50 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

Michigan State (3) vs. Bucknell (14)
Time: Friday, 7:10 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS

Xavier (1) vs. North Carolina Central or Texas Southern
Time: Friday, 7:20 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBS

Auburn (4) vs. Charleston (13)
Time: Friday, 7:27 p.m. ET
TV Channel: truTV

Virginia (1) vs. UMBC (16)
Time: (Approx.) Friday, 9:20 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

TCU (6) vs. Arizona State or Syracuse
Time: (Approx.) Friday, 9:40 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS

Missouri (8) vs. Florida State (9)
Time: (Approx.) Friday, 9:50 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TBS

Clemson (5) vs. New Mexico State (12)
Time: (Approx.) Friday, 9:57 p.m. ET
TV Channel: truTV


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