Television times, livestreams and schedule for the first round of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament

Raleigh, NC – The first two rounds of the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament will be kicking off at the PNC Arena this afternoon. Doors open for session 1 at 11:10 am.First game is Texas Tech vs. Butler set to start at 12:40 pm. Second game will be Virginia vs. Hampton scheduled to start at 3:10 pm. Door open for session 2 at approximately 5:50 pm. The first game of the evening session is North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast at 7:20 pm. Following that will be Southern California (USC) vs. Providence set to start around 9:50 pm.

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams

Here’s the complete television schedule, streaming information, broadcast teams, dates, and locations of games during the 2016 NCAA men’s Division I basketball tournament.

Tournament Schedule and Locations

First and Second Rounds:

March 17, 19 at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa; PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.; Pepsi Coliseum, Denver; Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, R.I.

March 18, 20 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Scottrade Center, St. Louis; Chesapeake Energy Center, Oklahoma City; Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Wash.

West Regional: March 24, 26 Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.

Print the official March Madness bracket here.

South Regional: March 24, 26 KFC YUM! Center, Louisville, Ky.

Midwest Regional: March 25, 27 United Center, Chicago, Ill.

East Regional: March 25, 27 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Final Four: April 2, 4 NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

LIVE STREAM: You can stream every game live at March Madness Live.

Here’s the television schedule for the first round:

NCAA First Round Games

Thursday Afternoon, March 17 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Providence  I Duke vs. North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn
12:40 p.m. truTV Raleigh  I Texas Tech vs. Butler Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
1:30 p.m. TNT Des Moines I Colorado vs. Connecticut Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson
2:00 p.m. TBS Denver  I Iowa State  vs. Iona Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Eradhl
After conc. I CBS Providence  II Baylor vs. Yale Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. I truTV Raleigh  II Virginia vs. Hampton Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. I TNT Des Moines II Kansas vs. Austin Peay Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. I TBS Denver II Purdue vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

First Round Games

Thursday Evening, March 17 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT Providence III Miami vs. Buffalo Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
7:10 p.m. CBS Des Moines III Indiana vs. Chattanooga Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
7:20 p.m. TBS Raleigh III North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
7:27 p.m. truTV Denver III Utah vs. Fresno State Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl
After conc. III TNT Providence IV Arizona vs. Wichita State Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. III CBS Des Moines IV Kentucky vs. Stony Brook Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. III TBS Raleigh IV Southern California (USC) vs. Providence Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. III truTV Denver IV Seton Hall vs. Gonzaga Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

First Round Games

Friday Afternoon, March 18 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS St. Louis  I Dayton vs. Syracuse Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
12:40 p.m. truTV Brooklyn  I Villanova vs. UNC Asheville Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
1:30 p.m. TNT Oklahoma City  I Oregon St. vs. VCU Carter Blackburn/ Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio
2:00 p.m. TBS Spokane  I California vs. Hawaii Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude
After conc. I CBS St. Louis  II Michigan St. vs. Middle Tennessee St Anderson/Smith//Jaconson
After conc. I truTV Brooklyn  II Iowa vs. Temple Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

 

After conc. I TNT Oklahoma City  II Oklahoma vs. CSU Bakersfield Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. I TBS Spokane II Maryland vs. South Dakota St. Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude

First Round Games

Friday Evening, March 18 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT St. Louis III Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
7:10 p.m. CBS Brooklyn III West Virginia vs. Stephen F. Austin Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
7:20 p.m. TBS Oklahoma City III Texas A&M vs. UW-Green Bay Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
7:27 p.m. truTV Spokane III Oregon vs. Holy Cross/Southern U. Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude
After conc. III TNT St. Louis IV Xavier vs. Weber St. Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
After conc. III CBS Brooklyn IV Notre Dame vs. Michigan/Tulsa Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. III TBS Oklahoma City IV Texas vs. Northern Iowa Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. III truTV Spokane IV St. Joseph’s vs. Cincinnati Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude