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Today’s March Madness Schedule: Schedules, Channels, and Game Scores from Friday’s Round 1 NCAA Tournament



There are some Thursday nights that are usually marked on sports fans’ calendars each year. The first game of the NFL season, Thanksgiving, the NBA trade deadline, and both the NFL and NBA drafts are staples of the sports world, but even they may pale in comparison. with the first day of the NCAA Tournament.

Of course, March Madness is following a different schedule this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first four games, which generally take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will take place on Thursday of this year, which means that Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament will officially begin on Friday of this year. That means starting at 12:15 pm ET and throughout the day, college basketball fans will enjoy 16 win-win basketball games.

Surely there will be upsets. The brackets will be snapped and fan-favorite Cinderellas will emerge. And after March Madness was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, college basketball fans will be happy to see their favorite players and tournament winners square off in what is arguably the best tiebreaker in sports.

Here’s everything you need to know about Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament, including a full schedule with TV channels and kick-off times.

MORE: Watch select March Madness games live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)

What channel is March Madness on today?

Friday March 19

Game Time Channel
(7) Florida vs. (10) Virginia Tech 12:15 pm CBS, fuboTV
(3) Arkansas vs. (14) Colgate 12:45 pm truTV
(1) Illinois vs. (16) Drexel 1:15 pm TBS
(6) Texas Tech vs. (11) State of Utah 1:45 pm TNT
(2) State of Ohio v. (15) Oral Roberts 3 pm CBS, fuboTV
(1) Baylor vs. (16) Hartford 3:30 pm truTV
(8) Loyola Chicago vs. (9) Georgia Tech 4 pm TBS
(5) Tennessee vs. (12) State of Oregon 4:30 pm TNT
(4) State of Oklahoma v. (13) Freedom 6:25 pm TBS
(8) North Carolina vs. (9) Wisconsin 7:10 pm CBS, fuboTV
(2) Houston vs. (15) State of Cleveland 7:15 pm truTV
(4) Purdue vs. (13) North Texas 7:25 pm TNT
(7) Clemson vs. (10) Rutgers 9:20 pm TBS
(6) State of San Diego v. (11) Syracuse 9:40 pm CBS, fuboTV
(3) West Virginia vs. (14) Morehead State 9:50 pm truTV
(5) Villanova vs. (12) Winthrop 9:57 pm TNT

All the eastern time

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How to watch NCAA tournament games

Friday’s March Madness games will air nationally on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV over cable.

March Madness Live is the live streaming hub on NCAA.com. All games broadcast on CBS can also be broadcast on fubtoTV, offering a seven-day free trial.

7. Florida vs. 10. Virginia Tech

  • Time: 12:15 pm
  • Television channel: CBS
  • Live broadcast: Paramount +, fuboTV
  • Transmission equipment: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson

3. Arkansas vs. 14. Colgate

  • Time: 12:45 pm
  • Television channel: truTV
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Spero Dedes, Brendan Haywood and Lauren Shehadi

1. Illinois vs. 16. Drexel

  • Time: 1:15 pm
  • Television channel: TBS
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner and Dana Jacobson

6. Texas Tech vs. 11. State of Utah

  • Time: 1:45 pm
  • Television channel: TNT
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Carter Blackburn, Debbie Antonelli and Evan Washburn

2. Ohio State vs. 15. Oral Roberts

  • Time: 3 pm
  • Television channel: CBS
  • Live broadcast: Paramount +, fuboTV
  • Transmission equipment: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Jamie Erdahl

1. Baylor vs. 16. Hartford

  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Television channel: truTV
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Lisa Byington, Steve Smith and AJ Ross

8. Loyola Chicago vs. 9. Georgia Tech

  • Time: 4 pm
  • Television channel: TBS
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson

5. Tennessee vs. 12. State of Oregon

  • Time: 4:30 pm
  • Television channel: TNT
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Spero Dedes, Brendan Haywood and Lauren Shehadi

4. State of Oklahoma v. 13. Liberty

  • Time: 6:25 pm
  • Television channel: TBS
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner and Dana Jacobson

8. North Carolina vs. 9. Wisconsin

  • Time: 7:10 pm
  • Television channel: CBS
  • Live broadcast: Paramount +, fuboTV
  • Transmission equipment: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Jamie Erdahl

2. Houston vs. 15. Cleveland State

  • Time: 7:15 pm
  • Television channel: truTV
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Carter Blackburn, Debbie Antonelli and Evan Washburn

4. Purdue vs. 13. North Texas

  • Time: 7:25 pm
  • Television channel: TNT
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Tom McCarthy, Avery Johnson and AJ Ross

7. Clemson vs. 10. Rutgers

  • Time: 9:20 pm
  • Television channel: TBS
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Spero Dedes, Brendan Haywood and Lauren Shehadi

6. San Diego State vs. 11 Syracuse

  • Time: 9:40 pm
  • Television channel: CBS
  • Live broadcast: Paramount +, fuboTV
  • Transmission equipment: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson

3. West Virginia vs. 14. Morehead State

  • Time: 9:50 pm
  • Television channel: truTV
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Lisa Byington, Steve Smith and AJ Ross

5. Villanova vs. 12. Winthrop

  • Time: 9:57 pm
  • Television channel: TNT
  • Live broadcast: March Madness Live
  • Transmission equipment: Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner and Dana Jacobson

March Madness 2021 Calendar

Round 1

Friday March 19

Game Time (ET) television
Game 5: No. 10 Virginia Tech vs. No. 7 Florida 12:15 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 6: No. 14 Colgate vs. No. 3 Arkansas 12:45 pm truTV
Game 7: No. 16 Drexel vs. No. 1 Illinois 1:15 pm TBS
Game 8: No. 11 State of Utah vs. No. 6 Texas Tech 1:45 pm TNT
Game 9: No. 15 Oral Roberts vs. No. 2 Ohio State 3 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 10: No. 16 Hartford vs. No. 1 Baylor 3:30 pm truTV
Game 11: No. 9 Georgia Tech vs. No. 8 Loyola Chicago 4 pm TBS
Game 12: No. 12 State of Oregon vs. No. 5 Tennessee 4:30 pm TNT
Game 13: No. 13 Liberty vs. No. 4 State of Oklahoma 6:25 pm TBS
Game 14: No. 9 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 North Carolina 7:10 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 15: No. 15 Cleveland State vs. No. 2 Houston 7:15 pm truTV
Game 16: No. 13 North Texas vs. No. 4 Purdue 7:25 pm TNT
Game 17: No. 10 Rutgers vs. No. 7 Clemson 9:20 pm TBS
Game 18: No. 11 Syracuse vs. San Diego State No. 6 9:40 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 19: No. 14 Morehead State vs. No. 3 West Virginia 9:50 pm truTV
Game 20: No. 12 Winthrop No. 5 Villanova 9:57 pm TNT

Saturday March 20

Game Time (ET) television
Game 21: No. 12 Georgetown vs. No. 5 Colorado 12:15 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 22: No. 13 UNC Greensboro vs. No. 4 State of Florida 12:45 pm truTV
Game 23: No. 14 Eastern Washington vs. No. 3 Kansas 1:15 pm TBS
Game 24: No. 9 San Buenaventura vs. No. 8 LSU 1:45 pm TNT
Game 25: No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 1 Michigan 3 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 26: No. 12 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 5 Creighton 3:30 pm truTV
Game 27: No. 15 Iona vs. No. 2 Alabama 4 pm TBS
Game 28: No. 11 Drake vs. No. 6 USC 4:30 pm TNT
Game 29: No. 15 Grand Canyon vs. No. 2 Iowa 6:25 pm TBS
Game 30: No. 10 Maryland vs. No. 7 UConn 7:10 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 31: No. 13 Ohio vs. No. 4 Virginia 7:15 pm truTV
Game 32: No. 9 Missouri vs. No. 8 Oklahoma 7:25 pm TNT
Game 33: No. 16 Norfolk State vs. No. 1 Gonzaga 9:20 pm TBS
Game 34: No. 11 UCLA vs. No. 6 BYU 9:40 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 35: No. 14 Abilene Christian vs. No. 3 Texas 9:50 pm truTV
Game 36: No. 10 VCU vs. No. 7 Oregon 9:57 pm TNT

Round 2

Sunday March 21

Sunday’s second-round rush times will be announced after Friday’s games.

Game Time (ET) television
Game 37 Midday CBS, fuboTV
Game 38 2:30 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 39 5 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 40 6 pm TNT
Game 41 7 pm TBS
Game 42 7:30 pm truTV
Game 43 8:30 pm TNT
Game 44 9:30 pm TBS

Monday March 22

The betting times for Monday’s second round will be announced after Saturday’s games.

Game Time (ET) television
Game 45 Midday CBS, fuboTV
Game 46 2:30 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 47 5 pm TBS
Game 48 6 pm TNT
Game 49 7 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 50 7:30 pm TBS
Game 51 8:30 pm TNT
Game 52 9:30 pm CBS, fuboTV

Sweet 16

Saturday March 27

Game Time (ET) television
Game 53 2:30 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 54 5 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 55 7:15 pm TBS
Game 56 9:45 pm TBS

Sunday March 28

Game Time (ET) television
Game 57 2 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 58 4:45 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 59 7 pm TBS
Game 60 9:45 pm TBS

Elite eight

Monday March 29

Game Time (ET) television
Game 61 7 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 62 9:45 pm CBS, fuboTV

Tuesday March 30

Game Time (ET) television
Game 63 7 pm TBS
Game 64 9:45 pm TBS

The last four

Saturday April 3

Game Time (ET) television
Game 65 5 pm CBS, fuboTV
Game 66 8:30 pm CBS, fuboTV

NCAA National Tournament Championship

Monday April 5

Game Time (ET) television
Game 67 9 p. M. CBS, fuboTV




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