NCAA Tournament 2014 Schedule: Times, Dates, Live Streaming and TV Info

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IMarch 16, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 14:  Scottie Wilbekin #5 of the Florida Gators reacts with Lexx Edwards #11 after their 72-49 win over the Missouri Tigers during the quarterfinals of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Georgia Dome on March 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The 2014 NCAA tournament will tip off with four first-round games on Tuesday and Wednesday and continue through Sunday night with a slew of matchups that will reduce the field of 68 teams to 16.   

Regardless of whether your alma mater or favorite team punched a ticket to the Big Dance, the first week is sure to feature plenty of excitement as upsets, buzzer-beaters and Cinderellas take center stage, per CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein:

 

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With the bracket revealed and the matchups all set, let's take a closer look at when and where you can catch all the first- and second-round action this week. 

2014 NCAA Tournament Schedule
Date1st RoundTime (ET)TVLive Stream
Tue, March 18(16) Albany vs. (16) Mt. St. Mary's6:40 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Tue, March 18(12) NC State vs. (12) Xavier9:10 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Wed, March 19(16) Cal Poly vs. (16) Texas Southern6:40 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Wed, March 19(11) Iowa vs. (11) Tennessee9:10 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Date2nd RoundTime (ET)TVLive Stream
Thu, March 20(11) Dayton vs. (6) Ohio State12:15 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(15) American vs. (2) Wisconsin12:40 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(9) Pittsburgh vs. (8) Colorado1:40 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(12) Harvard vs. (5) Cincinnati2:10 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(14) Western Michigan vs. (3) Syracuse2:45 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(10) BYU vs. (7) Oregon3:10 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(16) Albany/Mt. St. Mary's vs. (1) Florida4:10 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(13) Delaware vs. (4) Michigan State4:40 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(10) Saint Joseph's vs. (7) Connecticut6:55 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(15) Wofford vs. (2) Michigan7:10 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(12) NC State/Xavier vs. (5) Saint Louis7:20 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(12) North Dakota St. vs. (5) Oklahoma7:27 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(15) Milwaukee vs. (2) Villanova9:25 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(10) Arizona State vs. (7) Texas9:40 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(13) Manhattan vs. (4) Louisville9:50 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 20(13) New Mexico St. vs. (4) San Diego State9:57 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(14) Mercer vs. (3) Duke12:15 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(11) Nebraska vs. (6) Baylor12:40 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(10) Stanford vs. (7) New Mexico1:40 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(16) Weber State vs. (1) Arizona2:10 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(11) Iowa/Tennessee vs. (5) Massachusetts2:45 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(14) LA-Lafayette vs. (3) Creighton3:10 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(15) Eastern Kentucky vs. (2) Kansas4:10 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(9) Oklahoma State vs. (8) Gonzaga4:40 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(9) George Washington vs. (8) Memphis6:55 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(16) Cal Poly/Texas Southern vs. (1) Wichita State7:10 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(11) Providence vs. (6) North Carolina7:20 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(12) Stephen F. Austin vs. (5) VCU7:27 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(16) Coastal Carolina vs. (1) Virginia9:25 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(9) Kansas State vs. (8) Kentucky9:40 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(14) North Carolina Central vs. (3) Iowa State9:50 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 21(13) Tulsa vs. (4) UCLA9:57 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Date3rd RoundTime (ET)TVLive Stream
Sat, March 22(1) Florida vs. (9) Pittsburgh12:15CBSMarch Madness Live
Sat, March 22(4) Louisville vs. (5) Saint Louis2:45 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Sat, March 22(7) Texas vs. (2) Michigan5:15 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Sat, March 22(12) North Dakota State vs. (4) San Diego State6:10 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Sat, March 22(11) Dayton vs. (3) Syracuse7:10 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Sat, March 22(7) Oregon vs. (2) Wisconsin7:45 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Sat, March 22(12) Harvard vs. (4) Michigan State8:40 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Sat, March 22(7) Connecticut vs. (2) Villanova9:40 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 23(10) Stanford vs. (2) Kansas12:15 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 23(8) Kentucky vs. (1) Wichita State2:45 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 23(6) North Carolina vs. (3) Iowa State5:15 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 23(14) Mercer vs. (11) Tennessee6:10 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 23(12) Stephen F. Austin vs. (4) UCLA7:10 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 23(6) Baylor vs. (3) Creighton7:45 p.m.truTVMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 23(8) Memphis vs. (1) Virginia8:40 p.m.TNTMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 23(8) Gonzaga vs. (1) Arizona9:40 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
DateRegional SemifinalsTime (ET)TVLive Stream
Thu, March 27Regional Semifinal - TBD7 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 27Regional Semifinal - TBD7:15 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 27Regional Semifinal - TBD9:30 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Thu, March 27Regional Semifinal - TBD9:55 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 28Regional Semifinal - TBD7 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 28Regional Semifinal - TBD7:15 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 28Regional Semifinal - TBD9:30 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Fri, March 28Regional Semifinal - TBD9:55 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
DateRegional FinalsTime (ET)TVLive Stream
Sat, March 29Regional Final - TBD6 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Sat, March 29Regional Final - TBD8:30 p.m.TBSMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 30Regional Final - TBD2:10 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
Sun, March 30Regional Final - TBD4:55 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
DateNational SemifinalsTime (ET)TVLive Stream
Sat, April 5National Semifinal - TBD6 p.m.TBS, TNT, truTVMarch Madness Live
Sat, April 5National Semifinal - TBD8:30 p.m.TBS, TNT, truTVMarch Madness Live
DateNational ChampionshipTime (ET)TVLive Stream
Mon, April 7National Championship - TBD9:10 p.m.CBSMarch Madness Live
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Key Dates to Know

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 08:  Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines and Gorgui Dieng #10 of the Louisville Cardinals fight for control of the opening tip-off during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlant
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The 2014 NCAA tournament will last three weeks, starting on Tuesday and continuing through the title game on Monday, April 7. 

The first round will span March 18-19 and consist of four games. The winners of those four games will advance to the round of 64, better known as the second round. Second-round matchups will tip off on Thursday and continue through Friday. 

Once the field is narrowed down to 32 teams, the round of 32 (the third round) will commence on Saturday, continuing through Sunday. At that point, we'll arrive at the Sweet 16.

The 16 remaining teams will then travel to their regional sites. The four this year are Memphis, Tenn. (South), Anaheim, Calif. (West), New York (East) and Indianapolis (Midwest).

After three days off, the tournament will resume with four regional semifinal games on Thursday, March 27. The last four regional semifinals will be played on Friday, March 28. The South and West Regions will begin semifinal play first on March 27 and the East and Midwest Regions will tip off on March 28.

Then, two regional finals (South and West) will be played on Saturday, March 29. The final two regions (East and Midwest) will be decided on Sunday, March 30, to determine the Final Four. 

The last remaining teams will then have a little less than a week to prepare for their national semifinal showdowns on Saturday, April 5, in Arlington, Texas. The two semifinal winners will then meet in the national championship on Monday, April 7 in Arlington. 

 

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