Mar 20, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; A general view of the opening tip of the La Salle Explorers playing against the Boise State Broncos during the first round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. LaSalle defeats Boise State 80-71. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NCAA Tournament: Where to watch, game times, and commentators for Thursday 3/21 games


 

Aside from Christmas morning and maybe Thanksgiving Day, today is the best day of the year for die-hard sports fans.  The 75th edition of the NCAA Tournament kicks off in four sites (Lexington KY, San Jose CA, Salt Lake City UT) and a total of 16 games will be spread across four TV channels.  Sound confusing?  It is … but also so glorious.  We realize that your cable TV guide is probably lacking today, so we are bringing you all the details on the first round games, complete with start times, channel, and announcers:

 

Valparaiso vs. Michigan State, 12:15 p.m. ET (CBS) (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Rachel Nichols)

Bucknell vs. Butler, 12:40 p.m. ET (TruTV) (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce)

Wichita State vs. Pittsburgh, 1:40 p.m. ET (TBS) (Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jamie Maggio)

New Mexico State vs. Saint Louis, 2:10 p.m. ET (TNT) (Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Marty Snider)

Winner of Middle Tennessee State/Saint Mary’s vs. Memphis, 2:40 p.m. ET (CBS)(Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols)

Davidson vs. Marquette, 3:10 p.m. ET (TruTV) (Eagle/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Southern vs. Gonzaga, 4:10 p.m. ET (TBS) (Dedes/Gottlieb/Maggio)

Oregon vs. Oklahoma State, 4:40 p.m. ET (TNT) (Anderson/Bonner/Snider)

Winner of North Carolina A&T/Liberty vs. Louisville 6:50 p.m. ET (TBS)(Eagle/Spanarkel/LaForce)

South Dakota State vs. Michigan, 7:15 p.m. ET (CBS) (Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols)

Belmont vs. Arizona , 7:20 p.m. ET (TNT) (Dedes/Gottlieb/Maggio)

California vs. UNLV , 7:27 p.m. ET (TruTV) (Anderson/Bonner/Snider)

Missouri vs. Colorado State, 9:20 p.m. ET (TBS) (Eagle/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Akron vs. VCU, 9:45 p.m. ET (CBS) (Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols)

Harvard vs. New Mexico, 9:50 p.m. ET (TNT) (Dedes/Gottlieb/Maggio)

Montana vs. Syracuse, 9:57 p.m. ET (TruTV) (Anderson/Bonner/Snider)

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