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NCAA Tournament 2017: First Four and First Round Tipoff Times, TV Channels, and Live Stream

The madness starts Tuesday.

NCAA Basketball: Southland Conference Tournament- New Orleans vs Texas A&M-Corpus Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. ET is when March Madness officially begins with the first of four play-in games, featuring Mt. Saint Mary’s and New Orleans. The real action won’t begin until Thursday early afternoon with ACC runners up Notre Dame against Ivy League champions Princeton at 12:15, but the play-in games, which include a Kansas Sate - Wake Forest matchup, will provide plenty of excitement leading up to the big dance.

Your Virginia Cavaliers play on Thursday at 12:40 p.m. ET on truTV. Now is a good time to plan when you’ll start getting that scratchy throat that’ll make you need to either leave work early on Thursday or take the day off all together. Remember, a healthy employee is a productive employee, so you’ll want to relay that to your boss.

In addition to the networks listed below, all of the games will be streamed live on the NCAA’s March Madness Live.

Tip Times and Commentators: First Four and First Round

Date Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
Date Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
March 14 6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I Mt. Saint Mary’s vs. New Orleans Brian Anderson / Clark Kellogg // Lewis Johnson
March 14 After conc. I truTV Dayton II Kansas State vs. Wake Forest Anderson / Kellogg // Johnson
March 15 6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I NC Central vs. UC Davis Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude
March 15 After conc. I truTV Dayton II Providence vs. USC Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
March 16 12:15 p.m. CBS Buffalo I Notre Dame vs. Princeton Verne Lundquist /Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
March 16 12:40 p.m. truTV Orlando I Virginia vs. UNC-Wilmington Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn
March 16 1:30 p.m. TNT Milwaukee I Butler vs. Winthrop Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli // Lisa Byington
March 16 2:00 p.m. TBS Salt Lake City I Gonzaga vs. S. Dakota State Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
March 16 After conc. I CBS Buffalo II West Virginia vs. Bucknell Lundquist / Spanarkel // LaForce
March 16 After conc. I truTV Orlando II Florida vs. East Tennessee State University Eagle / Lavin // Washburn
March 16 After conc. I TNT Milwaukee II Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee State Blackburn / Gminski / Antonelli // Byington
March 16 After conc. I TBS Salt Lake City II Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl
March 16 6:50 p.m. TNT Orlando III Maryland vs. Xavier Eagle / Lavin // Washburn
March 16 7:10 p.m. CBS Buffalo III Villanova vs. Mt. Saint Mary’s/New Orleans Lundquist / Spanarkel // LaForce
March 16 7:20 p.m. TBS Salt Lake City III St. Mary’s vs. VCU Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl
March 16 7:27 p.m. truTV Milwaukee III Purdue vs. Vermont Blackburn / Gminski / Antonelli // Byington
March 16 After conc. III TNT Orlando IV Florida State vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagle / Lavin // Washburn
March 16 After conc. III CBS Buffalo IV Wisconsin vs. Virginia Tech Lundquist / Spanarkel // LaForce
March 16 After conc. III TBS Salt Lake City IV Arizona vs. North Dakota Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl
March 16 After conc. III truTV Milwaukee IV Iowa State vs. Nevada Blackburn / Gminski / Antonelli // Byington
March 17 12:15 p.m. CBS Indianapolis I Michigan vs. Oklahoma State Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery // Tracy Wolfson
March 17 12:40 p.m. truTV Tulsa I Baylor vs. New Mexico State Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
March 17 1:30 p.m. TNT Greenville I Arkansas vs. Seton Hall Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Lewis Johnson
March 17 2:00 p.m. TBS Sacramento I Oregon vs. Iona Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude
March 17 After conc. I CBS Indianapolis II Louisville vs. Jacksonville State Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson
March 17 After conc. I truTV Tulsa II SMU vs. Providence / USC Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
March 17 After conc. I TNT Greenville II UNC vs. Texas Southern Anderson / Webber // Johnson
March 17 After conc. I TBS Sacramento II Creighton vs. Rhode Island Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
March 17 6:50 p.m. TNT Tulsa III Kansas vs. NC Central/UC Davis Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
March 17 7:10 p.m. CBS Indianapolis III Dayton vs. Wichita State Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson
March 17 7:20 p.m. TBS Greenville III Duke vs. Troy Anderson / Webber // Johnson
March 17 7:27 p.m. truTV Sacramento III Cincinnati vs. Kansas State / Wake Forest Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
March 17 After conc. III TNT Tulsa IV Miami vs. Michigan State Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
March 17 After conc. III CBS Indianapolis IV Kentucky vs. Northern Kentucky Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson
March 17 After conc. III TBS Greenville IV South Carolina vs. Marquette Anderson / Webber // Johnson
March 17 After conc. III truTV Sacramento IV UCLA vs. Kent State Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude