How to Watch The Biggest College Basketball Tournament of the Year

17 Mar, 2015

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To say that this is a busy week in college basketball would be a massive understatement. With hoops’ biggest tournament set to get underway, knowing what games to watch (and when to watch them) can leave one slightly overwhelmed due to the concentration of coverage that will soon descend on television sets everywhere.

How can one plan their own tournament-watching schedule? How will one know how to prioritize their viewing during Thursday and Friday’s jam-packed slate of exciting matches?

Rest assured. We’ve got you covered.

Here are the scheduled times and broadcast channels for this week’s games. All times are Eastern.


6:40, truTV: No. 16 Manhattan vs. No. 16 Hampton (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Lewis Johnson)

Approx. 9:10, truTV: No. 11 BYU vs. No. 11 Ole Miss (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)


6:40, truTV: No. 16 North Florida vs. No. 16 Robert Morris (Ian Eagle, Doug Gottlieb, Evan Washburn)

Approx. 9:10, truTV: No. 11 Boise State. vs. No. 11 Dayton (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)


12:15, CBS: No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Northeastern (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

12:40, truTV: No. 3 Iowa State vs. No. 14 UAB (Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce)

1:40, TBS: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 Georgia State (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl)

2:10, TNTNo. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Texas Southern (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols)

Approx. 2:45, CBS: No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Texas (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

Approx. 3:10, truTV: No. 6 SMU vs. No. 11 UCLA (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Approx. 4:10, TBS: No. 6 Xavier vs. No. 11 BYU/Ole Miss (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

Approx. 4:40, TNT: VCU vs. Ohio State (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols)

6:50, TBS, No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 Lafayette (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

7:10, CBS: No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Purdue (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

7:20, TNT: No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Harvard (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

7:27, truTV: No. 5 Utah vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols)

Approx. 9:20, TBS: No. 8 N.C. State vs. No. 9 LSU (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

Approx. 9:40, CBS: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Hampton/Manhattan(Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Approx. 9:50, TNT: No. 5 Arkansas vs. No. 12 Wofford (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

Approx. 9:57, truTV: No. 4 Georgetown vs. No. 13 Eastern Washington (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols)


12:15, CBS: No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 New Mexico State (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Craig Sager)

12:40, truTV: No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Georgia (Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson)

1:40, TBS: No. 5 Northern Iowa vs. No. 12 Wyoming (Spero Dedes, Mike Gminski, Jaime Maggio)

2:10, TNT: No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Buffalo (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

Approx. 2:45, CBS: No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 10 Indiana (Albert/Webber/Elmore/Sager)

Approx. 3:10, truTV: No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Belmont (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

Approx. 4:10, TBS: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 UC Irvine (Dedes/Gminski/Maggio)

Approx. 4:40, TNT: No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Valparaiso (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

6:50, TBS: No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State (Albert/Webber/Elmore/Sager)

7:10, CBS: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 UNF/Robert Morris (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

7:20, TNT: No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Davidson (Dedes/Gminski/Maggio)

7:27, truTV: No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 Albany (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

Approx. 9:20, TBS: No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina(Albert/Webber/Elmore/Sager)

Approx. 9:40, CBS: No. 8 San Diego State vs. No. 9 St. John’s (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

Approx. 9:50, TNT: No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 15 North Dakota St. (Dedes/Gminski/Maggio)

Approx. 9:57, truTV: No. 6 Providence vs. No. 11 Boise State/Dayton(Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

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-NIS Staff

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