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)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m.CBSProvidence  IDuke vs. North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn
12:40 p.m.truTVRaleigh  ITexas Tech vs. ButlerKevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
1:30 p.m.TNTDes Moines IColorado vs. ConnecticutJim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson
2:00 p.m.TBSDenver  IIowa State  vs. IonaAndrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Eradhl
After conc. ICBSProvidence  IIBaylor vs. YaleEagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. ItruTVRaleigh  IIVirginia vs. HamptonHarlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. ITNTDes Moines IIKansas vs. Austin PeayNantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. ITBSDenver IIPurdue vs. Arkansas-Little RockCatalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

First Round Games

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

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Tip (ET)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m.TNTProvidence IIIMiami vs. BuffaloEagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
7:10 p.m.CBSDes Moines IIIIndiana vs. ChattanoogaNantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
7:20 p.m.TBSRaleigh IIINorth Carolina vs. Florida Gulf CoastHarlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
7:27 p.m.truTVDenver IIIUtah vs. Fresno StateCatalon/ Lappas// Eradhl
After conc. IIITNTProvidence IVArizona vs. Wichita StateEagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. IIICBSDes Moines IVKentucky vs. Stony BrookNantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. IIITBSRaleigh IVSouthern California (USC) vs. ProvidenceHarlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. IIItruTVDenver IVSeton Hall vs. GonzagaCatalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

First Round Games

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

Tip (ET)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m.CBSSt. Louis  IDayton vs. SyracuseBrian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
12:40 p.m.truTVBrooklyn  IVillanova vs. UNC AshevilleVerne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
1:30 p.m.TNTOklahoma City  IOregon St. vs. VCUCarter Blackburn/ Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio
2:00 p.m.TBSSpokane  ICalifornia vs. HawaiiSpero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude
After conc. ICBSSt. Louis  IIMichigan St. vs. Middle Tennessee StAnderson/Smith//Jaconson
After conc. ItruTVBrooklyn  IIIowa vs. TempleLundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce


After conc. ITNTOklahoma City  IIOklahoma vs. CSU BakersfieldBlackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. ITBSSpokane IIMaryland 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)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m.TNTSt. Louis IIIWisconsin vs. PittsburghAnderson/Smith//Jacobson
7:10 p.m.CBSBrooklyn IIIWest Virginia vs. Stephen F. AustinLundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
7:20 p.m.TBSOklahoma City IIITexas A&M vs. UW-Green BayBlackburn/Gminski//Maggio
7:27 p.m.truTVSpokane IIIOregon vs. Holy Cross/Southern U.Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude
After conc. IIITNTSt. Louis IVXavier vs. Weber St.Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
After conc. IIICBSBrooklyn IVNotre Dame vs. Michigan/TulsaLundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. IIITBSOklahoma City IVTexas vs. Northern IowaBlackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. IIItruTVSpokane IVSt. Joseph’s vs. CincinnatiDedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude