NCAA Tournament 2013 Schedule: Times, Dates, Live Streaming and TV Info

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IMarch 17, 2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 16:  The Kansas Jayhawks and head coach Bill Self celebrate with the trophy after their 70-54 win over the Kansas State Wildcats during the Final of the Big 12 basketball tournament at Sprint Center on March 16, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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After Selection Sunday, the 68 teams in the 2013 NCAA tournament have been determined.

Like every year, expect it to be a wild ride in March.

The 2013 NCAA tournament is headlined by top-10 teams such as Gonzaga, Duke, Indiana, Louisville, Georgetown, Michigan and Kansas. No team is perfect, and anybody could win it this year.

Whether you are in the mood for a high-scoring clash or a defensive-minded slug fest, March Madness is sure to bring it again.

Here's a look at the TV schedule, as well as my "under-the-radar team to watch" and my pick to win the national championship.

*All stats via and

SCHEDULE (Live Stream:

First Round (truTV)

March 19-20

UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)


Second Round-Third Round (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV)

March 21, 23

The Palace of Auburn Hills (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

Rupp Arena (Lexington, Ky.)

EnergySolutions Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah)

HP Pavilion (San Jose, Calif.)


March 22, 24

Frank Erwin Center (Austin, Texas)

UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)

Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.)

Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)


East Regional (CBS, TBS)

March 28, 30

Verizon Center (Washington D.C.)


West Regional (CBS, TBS)

March 28, 30

Staples Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)


Midwest Regional (CBS, TBS)

March 29, 31

Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Ind.)


South Regional (CBS, TBS)

March 29, 31

Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)


National Semifinals (CBS) 

April 6

Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.)


Championship Game (CBS)

April 8

Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.)


Midwest Regional

No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 16 NCAT/LIB

No. 8 Colorado State vs. No. 9 Missouri

No. 5 Oklahoma State vs. No. 12 Oregon

No. 4 SLU vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

No. 6 Memphis vs. No. 11 MTU/SMC

No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Valparaiso

No. 7 Creighton vs. No. 10 Cincinnati

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Albany


South Regional

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky

No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Villanova

No. 5 VCU vs. No. 12 Akron

No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 South Dakota State

No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 Minnesota

No. 3 Florida vs. No. 14 Northwestern State

No. 7 San Diego State vs. No. 10 Oklahoma 

No. 2 Georgetown vs. No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast


East Regional

No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 16 LIU/JMU

No. 8 NC State vs. No. 9 Temple

No. 5 UNLV vs. No. 12 Cal

No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Montana

No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Bucknell

No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 Davidson

No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 10 Colorado

No. 2 Miami (FL) vs. No. 15 Pacific


West Regional

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Southern

No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Wichita State

No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Mississippi

No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 BSU/LAS

No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Belmont

No. 3 New Mexico vs. No. 14 Harvard

No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Iowa State

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Iona


Under-the-Radar Team to Watch: Butler (26-8, 11-5 A-10)

We should know by now to never underestimate Brad Stevens and Butler. The Bulldogs made it to the national championship game in 2010 and 2011, shocking just about everyone in the process.

The Bulldogs lost to a strong SLU team in the A-10 tournament on March 16. Then again, SLU has simply had their number all season (three losses to the Billikens). When looking at the Bulldogs' overall body of work, it screams "Cinderella team."

Butler has beaten North Carolina, Gonzaga and Indiana this season. The Bulldogs rank 73rd in the nation in field-goal percentage, but they stepped up offensively against UNC, Gonzaga and Indiana. They also know how to crash the glass, out-rebounding all three teams during the season (they rank ninth in the nation in rebounding rate).

The Bulldogs need to score to win (ranked 117th in the country in opponents' field-goal percentage), but, then again, they've shown they can do that against some top competition. It doesn't hurt having sharp-shooter Rotnei Clarke.


Prediction: Kansas Wins the Title

Kansas (29-5, 14-4 Big 12) basically has everything but a true point guard.

The Jayhawks rank 14th in the nation in field-goal percentage, 14th in rebounding rate and first in opponents' field-goal percentage. They also have two stars to lead them in freshman guard Ben McLemore and senior center Jeff Withey.

Kansas has won 10 of its last 11 games, including victories over Kansas State (twice) and Oklahoma State.

Of course, like practically every top team this season, Kansas has been upset in spectacular fashion. The Jayhawks lost to unranked Baylor on March 9, 81-58, getting manhandled in almost every category. It was their worst defeat in seven years.

But, in the end, I think the Jayhawks will be able to put the loss to Baylor in the rear-view mirror. They have the talent, and they generally execute on both sides of the floor.


Be sure to download a printable NCAA bracket and check out Bleacher Report's live bracket.

Make your picks for the 2013 NCAA Tournament here with the Bracket Challenge Game.


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