OPPONENT LOCATION TV TIME
One of the fun but also sometimes frustrating aspects of the NCAA Tournament is that CBS televises multiple games at once. This can lead to some exciting in-game looks at close exciting games, but it also means you might be missing the game you really want to see. CBS released their coverage maps of Thursday's opening round action, and I've linked to the maps for each time-slot below.
CBS has announced the specific tip-off times of all first round games. Using our five-star rating, we rank the games according to their "Must-watch" status.
These are games that feature one of:
Too Close to Call
7p ESPN Pittsburgh at West Virginia
7p ESPNU South Carolina St. at Florida A&M
9p ESPN Texas Tech at Kansas
10p ESPNU Loyola Marymount at San Diego
11:30p ESPN2 Santa Clara at Gonzaga
7p ESPN Big Ten TBA
7p ESPN2 MAC TBA
9p CSTV UNLV at New Mexico
9p ESPNArkansas at Mississippi
9p SNY Colorado at Kansas St.
7p ESPN Duke at Virginia
7p ESPN2 Syracuse at Seton Hall
7p ESPNU Boston College at Miami (Fla.)
8p CSTV Memphis at Southern Methodist
9p ESPN2 Texas A&M at Baylor ESPN2
6p ESPNU Big South Tournament: First semifinal
7p ESPN Georgetown at Pittsburgh
7p ESPNU Morgan at Norfolk St.
9p ESPN Oklahoma at Kansas
9p ESPNU Mississippi Valley St. at Alabama A&M
11p ESPNU Portland at Loyola Marymount
Midnight ESPN Gonzaga at Pepperdine
7p ESPN Ohio St. at Michigan St.
7p ESPN2 Creighton at Northern Iowa
7p ESPNU Cincinnati at Notre Dame
9p CSTV New Mexico at Texas Christian
9p ESPN Kentucky at Mississippi St.
7p ESPN Duke at Florida St.
7p ESPNU Virginia Tech at Virginia
9p CSTV Tulane at Tulsa
9p ESPN North Carolina at Georgia Tech
7p ESPN2 Wake Forest at Iowa
7p SNY Florida A&M at Connecticut
7p ESPN Georgia Tech at Indiana
7p EPNU Northwestern at Virginia
7:30p ESPN2 Minnesota at Florida St.
7:30p SNY Boston U. at Pittsburgh
9p ESPN Wisconsin at Duke
9:30p ESPN2 Purdue at Clemson
7p ESPN N.C. State at Michigan St.
7p ESPNU Boston College at Michigan
7p ESPNC Massachusetts at Syracuse
7:30p ESPN2 Illinois at Maryland
9p ESPN North Carolina at Ohio St.
9p ESPNU Alabama at Texas A&M,
9:30p ESPN2 Virginia Tech at Penn St
7p SNY Drexel at George Mason
7p ESPN Louisville at Connecticut
7p ESPNU Coppin St. at Howard
9p ESPNU Alabama St. at Southern
9p ESPN Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma
11p ESPN2 Cal Poly at Pacific
7p ESPN Ohio St. at Penn St.
7p ESPN2 Virginia Commonwealth at George Mason
7p ESPNU Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri St.
9p ESPN Tennessee at Alabama
9p ESPNU Missouri St. at Wichita St.
7p ESPN Virginia at Maryland
7p ESPN2 Cincinnati at West Virginia
7p ESPNU Villanova at Pittsburgh
7p FSN Georgetown at St. John’s
8p YES Kansas at Kansas St.
9p ESPN2 Texas at Texas A&M
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