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