Upon the conclusion of Selection Sunday, the field of 68 for the 2014 NCAA tournament was set. Many bubble teams were vying for a coveted spot in the next phase of March Madness; however, only a select few were granted a chance to compete.
Now that the tournament bracket is official, it's time to look at the complete schedule to ensure that none of the highly anticipated action is missed. After all, we are in for some fireworks once the tournament gets going.
Let's take a look at the updated bracket, viewing information and odds for every team as they begin their journeys to become this year's national champion.
We get some enticing matchups right off the bat in this year's NCAA tournament. In the Midwest region, Kentucky will look to right the ship and avenge some recent bad losses against Kansas State.
Bruce Weber's message to players: "No one expects us to win. We are playing Kentucky. Just go play basketball, compete and see what happens"— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 17, 2014
In the West, Baylor will look to continue its recent hot streak against a well-rounded Nebraska team. Oregon will be attempting to do the same against BYU.
The South's premier matchup features resurgent Pittsburgh against a Colorado team that surprised many when it knocked off California in Round 2 of the Pac-12 tournament.
Jamie Dixon: "I've got 6 tapes [of Colorado] sitting there for me. We're the underdog going in & we've got to play good basketball" #Pitt— Ken Laird (@Ken_Laird) March 16, 2014
North Carolina will try to get things back on track against Providence in the East. The Friars are riding a big high right now after defeating Creighton in the Big East final.
|Round||Date||Time (ET)||TV Info|
|First Four||Tues., March 18||6:30 p.m.||TruTV|
|First Four||Tues., March 18||9 p.m.||TruTV|
|First Four||Wed., March 19||6:30 p.m.||TruTV|
|First Four||Wed., March 19||9 p.m.||TruTV|
|2||Thurs., March 20||12 p.m.||CBS|
|2||Thurs., March 20||12:30 p.m.||TruTV|
|2||Thurs., March 20||1:30 p.m.||TBS|
|2||Thurs., March 20||2 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Thurs., March 20||2:30 p.m.||CBS|
|2||Thurs., March 20||3 p.m.||TruTV|
|2||Thurs., March 20||4 p.m.||TBS|
|2||Thurs., March 20||4:30 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Thurs., March 20||6:45 p.m.||TBS|
|2||Thurs., March 20||7 p.m.||CBS|
|2||Thurs., March 20||7:14 p.m.||TruTV|
|2||Thurs., March 20||7:15 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Thurs., March 20||9:15 p.m.||TBS|
|2||Thurs., March 20||9:30 p.m.||CBS|
|2||Thurs., March 20||9:45 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Thurs., March 20||9:55 p.m.||TruTV|
|2||Wed., March 21||12 p.m.||CBS|
|2||Wed., March 21||12:30 p.m.||TruTV|
|2||Wed., March 21||1:30 p.m.||TBS|
|2||Wed., March 21||2 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Wed., March 21||2:30 p.m.||CBS|
|2||Wed., March 21||3 p.m.||TruTV|
|2||Wed., March 21||4 p.m.||TBS|
|2||Wed., March 21||4:30 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Wed., March 21||6:45 p.m.||TBS|
|2||Wed., March 21||7 p.m.||CBS|
|2||Wed., March 21||7:15 p.m.||TruTV|
|2||Wed., March 21||7:15 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Wed., March 21||9:15 p.m.||TBS|
|2||Wed., March 21||9:30 p.m.||CBS|
|2||Wed., March 21||9:45 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Wed., March 21||9:55 p.m.||TruTV|
|3||Thurs., March 22||12 p.m.||CBS|
|3||Thurs., March 22||2:30 p.m.||CBS|
|3||Thurs., March 22||5 p.m.||CBS|
|3||Thurs., March 22||6 p.m.||TNT|
|3||Thurs., March 22||7 p.m.||TBS|
|3||Thurs., March 22||7:30 p.m.||CBS|
|3||Thurs., March 22||8:30 p.m.||TNT|
|3||Thurs., March 22||9:30 p.m.||TBS|
|3||Fri., March 23||12 p.m.||CBS|
|3||Fri., March 23||2:30 p.m.||CBS|
|3||Fri., March 23||5:30 p.m.||CBS|
|3||Fri., March 23||6 p.m.||TNT|
|3||Fri., March 23||7 p.m.||TBS|
|3||Fri., March 23||7:30 p.m.||TruTV|
|3||Fri., March 23||8:30 p.m.||TNT|
|3||Fri., March 23||9:30 p.m.||TBS|
|Sweet 16||Thurs., March 27||7 p.m.||CBS|
|Sweet 16||Thurs., March 27||7:15 p.m.||TBS|
|Sweet 16||Thurs., March 27||9:30 p.m.||CBS|
|Sweet 16||Thurs., March 27||9:55 p.m.||TBS|
|Sweet 16||Fri., March 28||7 p.m.||CBS|
|Sweet 16||Fri., March 28||7:15 p.m.||TBS|
|Sweet 16||Fri., March 28||9:30 p.m.||CBS|
|Sweet 16||Fri., March 28||9:55 p.m.||TBS|
|Elite Eight||Sat., March 29||6 p.m.||TBS|
|Elite Eight||Sat., March 29||8:30 p.m.||TBS|
|Elite Eight||Sun., March 30||2:10 p.m.||CBS|
|Elite Eight||Sun., March 30||4:55 p.m.||CBS|
|Final Four||Sat., April 5||6 p.m.||TBS, TNT, TruTV|
|Final Four||Sat., April 5||8:30 p.m.||TBS, TNT, TruTV|
|Championship||Mon., April 7||9 p.m.||CBS|
The entire NCAA tournament can be live streamed on NCAA.com.
What are the odds your team will win the Big Dance? Now we know, as the odds have been released following the announcement of the full field of 68. Some of the numbers are rather surprising; others were expected.
But no matter what the odds say, we all know that anything can happen during March Madness.
|San Diego St||75-1|
|North Dakota St||1000-1|