The “First Four” is over, so the 2017 NCAA Tournament begins in earnest with the first round on Thursday.
No. 1 seeds Villanova and Gonzaga will have warm-up games against No. 16 seeds. Iowa State and Minnesota will try to avoid the classic No. 5-No. 12 upset against Nevada and Middle Tennessee State, respectively. And games between No. 8 and No. 9 seeds promise plenty of drama: Wisconsin-Virginia Tech and Northwestern-Vanderbilt.
Here’s the full schedule for Thursday with game times and network information.
|Games (Round of 64)||Date||Game Site||Time (ET)||Network|
|Notre Dame vs. Princeton||March 16||Buffalo||12:15 p.m.||CBS|
|Virginia vs. UNC-Wilmington||March 16||Orlando||12:40 p.m.||truTV|
|Butler vs. Winthrop||March 16||Milwaukee||1:30 p.m.||TNT|
|Gonzaga vs. South Dakota State||March 16||Salt Lake City||2 p.m.||TBS|
|West Virginia vs. Bucknell||March 16||Buffalo||2:45 p.m.||CBS|
|Florida vs. East Tennessee State||March 16||Orlando||3:10 p.m.||truTV|
|Minnesota vs. Middle Tenn State||March 16||Milwaukee||4 p.m.||TNT|
|Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt||March 16||Salt Lake City||4:30 p.m.||TBS|
|Maryland vs. Xavier||March 16||Orlando||6:50 p.m.||TNT|
|Villanova vs. Mount St. Mary’s||March 16||Buffalo||7:10 p.m.||CBS|
|St. Mary’s (Calif.) vs. VCU||March 16||Salt Lake City||7:20 p.m.||TBS|
|Purdue vs. Vermont||March 16||Milwaukee||7:27 p.m.||truTV|
|Florida State vs. Florida Gulf Coast||March 16||Orlando||9:20 p.m.||TNT|
|Wisconsin vs. Virginia Tech||March 16||Buffalo||9:40 p.m.||CBS|
|Arizona vs. North Dakota||March 16||Salt Lake City||9:50 p.m.||TBS|
|Iowa State vs. Nevada||March 16||Milwaukee||9:57 p.m.||truTV|