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The first round of March Madness starts Thursday, drawing millions of college basketball fans to tune in for the tournament's trademark buzzer beaters, Cinderella teams and, ultimately, a champion cutting down the net.

All of the games will be streamed on NCAA March Madness Live.

One of the networks broadcasting the games, truTV, acknowledged that some fans need help finding the network during the tournament, so it's directing viewers to to locate the network on their cable provider.


All times Eastern

  • 12:15 p.m.: Duke vs. North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) on CBS
  • 12:40 p.m.: Texas Tech vs. Butler on truTV
  • 1:30 p.m.: Colorado vs. Connecticut on TNT
  • 2 p.m.: Iowa State vs. Iona on TBS
  • After Duke-UNCW: Baylor vs. Yale on CBS
  • After Texas Tech-Butler: Virginia vs. Hampton on truTV
  • After Colorado-Connecticut: Kansas vs. Austin Peay on TNT
  • After Iowa State-Iona: Purdue vs. Arkansas-Little Rock on TBS
  • 6:50 p.m.: Miami vs. Buffalo on TNT
  • 7:10 p.m.: Indiana vs. Chattanooga on CBS
  • 7:20 p.m.: North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast on TBS
  • 7:27 p.m.: Utah vs. Fresno State on truTV
  • After Miami-Buffalo: Arizona vs. Wichita State on TNT
  • After Indiana-Chattanooga: Kentucky vs. Stony Brook on CBS
  • After UNC-FGCU: Southern California (USC) vs. Providence on TBS
  • After Utah-Fresno State: Seton Hall vs. Gonzaga on truTV


All times Eastern

  • 12:15 p.m.: Dayton vs. Syracuse on CBS
  • 12:40 p.m.: Villanova vs. UNC Asheville on truTV
  • 1:30 p.m.: Oregon St. vs. VCU on TNT
  • 2 p.m.: California vs. Hawaii on TBS
  • After Dayton-Syracuse: Michigan St. vs. Middle Tennessee St. on CBS
  • After Villanova-UNC Asheville: Iowa vs. Temple on truTV
  • After Oregon St.-VCU: Oklahoma vs. CSU Bakersfield on TNT
  • After California-Hawaii: Maryland vs. South Dakota St. on TBS
  • 6:50 p.m.: Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh on TNT
  • 7:10 p.m.: West Virginia vs. Stephen F. Austin on CBS
  • 7:20 p.m.: Texas A&M vs. UW-Green Bay on TBS
  • 7:27 p.m.: Oregon vs. Holy Cross on truTV
  • After Wisconsin-Pittsburgh: Xavier vs. Weber St. on TNT
  • After UWV-Stephen F. Austin: Notre Dame vs. Michigan on CBS
  • After Texas A&M-UW-Green Bay: Texas vs. Northern Iowa on TBS
  • After Oregon-Holy Cross: St. Joseph's vs. Cincinnati on truTV
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