NCAA Tournament TV Schedule 2013: Complete Start Times and Viewing Info

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NCAA Tournament TV Schedule 2013: Complete Start Times and Viewing Info
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It's going to be extremely hard to watch every game from the 2013 NCAA tournament this year.

Lucky for you, though, CBS and Turner Sports are doing everything they can to bring you all the action on as many platforms (TV, live stream, phone, tablet) as possible to ensure you don't miss the defining moments that have made this event great for the last 75 years.

No. 1 seeds Louisville, Kansas, Gonzaga and Indiana lead the way for the 68-team field this year, but mid-majors are crashing the party with high seeds of their own (No. 4 Saint Louis, No. 5 Virginia Commonwealth and No. 6 Butler) and are looking to prove that the landscape of college basketball is changing for the foreseeable future.

We've got every game of the NCAA tournament schedule mapped out here for your convenience, so make sure to print out a copy of this article, a bracket and any other March Madness tools you think you'll need when kicking back and catching some of the most intense basketball action you'll see in the calendar year.

 

2013 NCAA Tournament Dates, Times, TV Schedule

Notes: Times and networks subject to trade/change. All times are approximate, Eastern Standard and P.M., unless otherwise noted. Information on matchups via The Washington Post (first and second-round) and Sportsmediawatch.com (third round and beyond).

Date Matchup Time TV Gm #
                                                 "FIRST FOUR"
Mar. 19 (16) NC A&T vs. (16) Liberty 6:40 truTV 1
Mar. 19 (11) Mid. Tennessee St. vs. (11) Saint Mary's 9:10 truTV 2
Mar. 20 (16) LIU-Brooklyn vs. (16) James Madison 6:40 truTV 3
Mar. 20 (13) Boise St. vs. (13) La Salle 9:10 truTV 4
                                              SECOND ROUND
Mar. 21 (14) Valparaiso vs. (3) Michigan St. 12:15 CBS 5
Mar. 21 (11) Bucknell vs. (6) Butler 12:40 truTV 6
Mar. 21 (9) Wichita St. vs. (8) Pittsburgh 1:40 TBS 7
Mar. 21 (13) New Mexico St. vs. (4) Saint Louis 2:10 TNT 8
Mar. 21 (6) Memphis vs. (11) MTSU/SMU 2:45 CBS 9
Mar. 21 (14) Davidson vs. (3) Marquette 3:10 truTV 10
Mar. 21 (16) Southern vs. (1) Gonzaga 4:10 TBS 11
Mar. 21 (12) Oregon vs. (5) Oklahoma St. 4:40 TNT 12
Mar. 21 (16) NC A&T/Lib. vs. (1) Louisville 6:50 TBS 13
Mar. 21 (13) South Dakota St. vs (4) Michigan 7:15 CBS 14
Mar. 21 (11) Belmont vs. (6) Arizona 7:20 TNT 15
Mar. 21 (12) California vs. (5) UNLV 7:27 truTV 16
Mar. 21 (9) Missouri vs. (8) Colorado St. 9:20 TBS 17
Mar. 21 (12) Akron vs. (5) VCU 9:45 CBS 18
Mar. 21 (14) Harvard vs. (3) New Mexico 9:50 TNT 19
Mar. 21 (13) Montana vs. (4) Syracuse 9:57 truTV 20
Mar. 22 (15) Albany (NY) vs. (2) Duke 12:15 CBS 21
Mar. 22 (12) Ole Miss vs. (5) Wisconsin 12:40 truTV 22
Mar. 22 (9) Temple vs. (8) North Carolina St. 1:40 TBS 23
Mar. 22 (15) Pacific vs. (2) Miami (FL) 2:10 TNT 24
Mar. 22 (10) Cincinnati vs. (7) Creighton 2:45 CBS 25
Mar. 22 (13) BSU/La Salle vs. (4) Kansas St. 3:10 truTV 26
Mar. 22 (16) LIU-Brooklyn/JMU vs. (1) Indiana 4:10 TBS 27
Mar. 22 (10) Colorado vs. (7) Illinois 4:45 TNT 28
Mar. 22 (15) Florida Gulf Coast vs. (2) Georgetown 6:50 TBS 29
Mar. 22 (15) Iona vs. (2) Ohio State 7:15 CBS 30
Mar. 22 (9) Villanova vs. (8) North Carolina 7:20 TNT 31
Mar. 22 (14) Northwestern St. vs. (3) Florida 7:27 truTV 32
Mar. 22 (10) Oklahoma vs. (7) San Diego St. 9:20 TBS 33
Mar. 22 (10) Iowa State vs. (7) Notre Dame 9:45 CBS 34
Mar. 22 (16) W. Kentucky vs. (1) Kansas 9:50 TNT 35
Mar. 22 (11) Minnesota vs. (6) UCLA 9:57 truTV 36
                NOTE: Third-Round Games and Beyond are Tentative
Mar. 23 Third Round 12:00 CBS 37
Mar. 23 Third Round 2:30 CBS 38
Mar. 23 Third Round 5:00 CBS 39
Mar. 23 Third Round 6:00 TNT 40
Mar. 23 Third Round 7:00 TBS 41
Mar. 23 Third Round 7:30 CBS 42
Mar. 23 Third Round 8:30 TNT 43
Mar. 23 Third Round 9:30 CBS 44
 Mar. 24 Third Round 12:00 CBS 45
Mar. 24 Third Round 2:30 CBS 46
Mar. 24 Third Round 5:00 CBS 47
Mar. 24 Third Round 6:00 TNT 48
Mar. 24 Third Round 7:00 TBS 49
Mar. 24 Third Round 7:30 truTV 50
Mar. 24 Third Round 8:30 TNT 51
Mar. 24 Third Round 9:30 TBS 52
Mar. 28 Sweet 16 7:00 CBS 53
Mar. 28 Sweet 16 7:30 TBS 54
Mar. 28 Sweet 16 9:30 CBS 55
Mar. 28 Sweet 16 10:00 TBS 56
Mar. 29 Sweet 16 7:00 CBS 57
Mar. 29 Sweet 16 7:30 TBS 58
Mar. 29 Sweet 16 9:30 CBS 59
Mar. 29 Sweet 16 10:00 TBS 60
Mar. 30 Elite Eight 4:20 CBS 61
Mar. 30 Elite Eight 6:55 CBS 62
Mar. 31 Elite Eight 2:10 CBS 63
Mar. 31 Elite Eight 4:55 CBS 64
Apr. 6 Final Four 6:00 CBS 65
Apr. 6 Final Four 8:49 CBS 66
Apr. 8 2013 NCAA National Championship 9:23 CBS 67

 

Games of Note

(13) Boise State vs. (13) La Salle—Wednesday, March 20, at 9:10 p.m. ET on truTV

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This might be a game to decide which team gets to the heart of the tournament, but don't sleep on either one of these two mid-majors.

The Broncos have two guys (Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks) that average at least 16 points per game, while La Salle beat Butler, VCU and Villanova this season. This should be an underrated game that you don't want to miss on Wednesday night.

 

(12) Oregon vs. (5) Oklahoma State—Thursday, March 21, at 4:40 p.m. ET on TNT

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The Ducks won the Pac-12 tournament, but only garnered a No. 12 seed in the tournament in the process. Their draw will be tough, as the No. 5 Cowboys have freshman point guard Marcus Smart and a talented group of other players that will make things hard on the run-and-gun Ducks.

 

(9) Villanova vs. (8) North Carolina—Friday, March 22, at 7:20 p.m. ET on TNT

In a matchup of fringe bubble teams, Villanova and North Carolina are both aiming to prove that their conference records are just a fluke.

UNC is playing its best basketball of the season after a close loss to No. 2 Miami in the ACC tournament championship, while Villanova is a wild card at the least after knocking off three teams that were in the AP Top 25 at the time of the contest.

While conventional wisdom suggests that the always-tough Tar Heels are the clear choice, don't put away the Wildcats without confirming that they don't have the guns to beat anyone after an up-and-down season in the Big East.


If you know you are going to be away from your TV when a big game goes down, make sure to check out NCAA.com's live stream of every tournament game, stay glued to the live tournament bracket for up-to-the-minute updates and print out a PDF bracket in case you need one on the go. 

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


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