The first weekend of the 2017 NCAA Tournament marches on, and the schedule for Saturday’s second-round games includes some great matchups.
The No. 1 seeds both face capable No. 8s. Villanova faces a tough Wisconsin team coming off a win over Virginia Tech. Gonzaga will match up with Northwestern as the Wildcats try to extend their first-ever tournament appearance.
Three different games between 4- and 5-seeds promise plenty of drama. West Virginia faces a Notre Dame team that got a scare from Princeton in the first game of the tournament. Big Ten regular season champion Purdue will go against Big 12 tournament champion Iowa State. Meanwhile, Florida and Virginia will go head-to-head after the Cavaliers held off an upset bid from 12-seed UNC-Wilmington.
In the West, Arizona matches up with St. Mary’s, and Florida State goes against Xavier. Plus, 12-seed Middle Tennessee State looks to continue its recent success in March Madness with a win over 4-seed Butler.
Every game will be available to watch online at NCAA.com as well. Here’s how to watch every second round game on Saturday.
2017 NCAA Tournament: Schedule, network information, live streams for Saturday, March 18
|Game||Time (ET)||Network||Live Stream|
|No. 4 West Virginia vs No. 5 Notre Dame||12:10 p.m.||CBS||WATCH|
|No. 1 Villanova vs No. 8 Wisconsin||2:40 p.m.||CBS||WATCH|
|No. 1 Gonzaga vs No. 8 Northwestern||5:15 p.m.||CBS||WATCH|
|No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 11 Xavier||6:10 p.m.||TNT||WATCH|
|No. 4 Butler vs. No. 12 Middle Tennessee State||7:10 p.m.||TBS||WATCH|
|No. 2 Arizona vs No. 7 St. Mary’s||7:45 p.m.||CBS||WATCH|
|No. 4 Florida vs No. 5 Virginia||8:40 p.m.||TNT||WATCH|
|No. 4 Purdue vs No. 5 Iowa State||9:40 p.m.||TBS||WATCH|