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March Madness 2014 Schedule: Updated Viewing Info and Must-See Round 2 Games

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart (33) celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 1, 2014. Oklahoma State won 72-65. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMarch 18, 2014

Tuesday marks the first round of NCAA tournament action, as teams will look to advance to the field of 64 and take part in Round 2 action. Upon the conclusion of Selection Sunday, the final bracket was released, and many intriguing matchups are present in the tournament's early rounds.

March Madness continues to be one of the most highly anticipated sporting events each year, and none of the action should be missed.

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Let's take a look at the full tournament schedule and viewing information, and highlight some must-see games that will take place in Round 2 of the 2014 NCAA tournament.

 

Tournament Schedule

2014 NCAA Tournament Schedule
RoundDateTime (ET)TV Info
First FourTues., March 186:30 p.m.TruTV
First FourTues., March 189 p.m.TruTV
First FourWed., March 196:30 p.m.TruTV
First FourWed., March 199 p.m.TruTV
2Thurs., March 2012 p.m.CBS
2Thurs., March 2012:30 p.m.TruTV
2Thurs., March 201:30 p.m.TBS
2Thurs., March 202 p.m.TNT
2Thurs., March 202:30 p.m.CBS
2Thurs., March 203 p.m.TruTV
2Thurs., March 204 p.m.TBS
2Thurs., March 204:30 p.m.TNT
2Thurs., March 206:45 p.m.TBS
2Thurs., March 207 p.m.CBS
2Thurs., March 207:14 p.m.TruTV
2Thurs., March 207:15 p.m.TNT
2Thurs., March 209:15 p.m.TBS
2Thurs., March 209:30 p.m.CBS
2Thurs., March 209:45 p.m.TNT
2Thurs., March 209:55 p.m.TruTV
2Wed., March 2112 p.m.CBS
2Wed., March 2112:30 p.m.TruTV
2Wed., March 211:30 p.m.TBS
2Wed., March 212 p.m.TNT
2Wed., March 212:30 p.m.CBS
2Wed., March 213 p.m.TruTV
2Wed., March 214 p.m.TBS
2Wed., March 214:30 p.m.TNT
2Wed., March 216:45 p.m.TBS
2Wed., March 217 p.m.CBS
2Wed., March 217:15 p.m.TruTV
2Wed., March 217:15 p.m.TNT
2Wed., March 219:15 p.m.TBS
2Wed., March 219:30 p.m.CBS
2Wed., March 219:45 p.m.TNT
2Wed., March 219:55 p.m.TruTV
3Thurs., March 2212 p.m.CBS
3Thurs., March 222:30 p.m.CBS
3Thurs., March 225 p.m.CBS
3Thurs., March 226 p.m.TNT
3Thurs., March 227 p.m.TBS
3Thurs., March 227:30 p.m.CBS
3Thurs., March 228:30 p.m.TNT
3Thurs., March 229:30 p.m.TBS
3Fri., March 2312 p.m.CBS
3Fri., March 232:30 p.m.CBS
3Fri., March 235:30 p.m.CBS
3Fri., March 236 p.m.TNT
3Fri., March 237 p.m.TBS
3Fri., March 237:30 p.m.TruTV
3Fri., March 238:30 p.m.TNT
3Fri., March 239:30 p.m.TBS
Sweet 16Thurs., March 277 p.m.CBS
Sweet 16Thurs., March 277:15 p.m.TBS
Sweet 16Thurs., March 279:30 p.m.CBS
Sweet 16Thurs., March 279:55 p.m.TBS
Sweet 16Fri., March 287 p.m.CBS
Sweet 16Fri., March 287:15 p.m.TBS
Sweet 16Fri., March 289:30 p.m.CBS
Sweet 16Fri., March 289:55 p.m.TBS
Elite EightSat., March 296 p.m.TBS
Elite EightSat., March 298:30 p.m.TBS
Elite EightSun., March 302:10 p.m.CBS
Elite EightSun., March 304:55 p.m.CBS
Final FourSat., April 56 p.m.TBS, TNT, TruTV
Final FourSat., April 58:30 p.m.TBS, TNT, TruTV
ChampionshipMon., April 79 p.m.CBS
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The 2014 NCAA tournament can be live streamed on NCAA.com.

 

Must-See Round 2 Games

Midwest Region: No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Arizona State

Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

Date: Thursday, March 20

Time: 9:40 p.m. EDT

Channel: CBS

This matchup features two strong teams that have been faltering of late. A win here would provide some much-needed confidence for both teams going forward.

Texas is coming off of a bad 86-69 loss to Baylor in the Big 12 tournament. The team has been struggling recently, dropping five of its last eight games.

The Longhorns showed that they can compete with the nation's better teams earlier in the year though. They took down No. 14 UNC, No. 8 Iowa State, No. 22 Kansas State and No. 24 Baylor over the course of the regular season.

Arizona State is in the same boat. The team has lost its last three games and five of its last seven. Stanford blew away the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 tournament by a score of 79-58.

Like Texas, Arizona State also has quality wins under its belt. The team defeated No. 25 Marquette and No. 2 Arizona during the regular season. The Sun Devils also split their matchups with the high-octane Oregon Ducks.

These teams match up very well together and should provide a thrilling game.

 

West Region: No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 BYU

Julie Jacobson/Associated Press

Date: Thursday, March 20

Time: 3:10 p.m. EDT

Channel: TruTV

If you like offense, this is the game for you. Oregon's 11th-ranked scoring offense takes on BYU's third-ranked unit in this adrenaline-filled matchup. Neither team has much of a defense to speak of, so this should be one of the second round's highest-scoring games.

Oregon was riding an eight-game winning streak—scoring at least 78 points in all but two of those contests—before the team was derailed by UCLA in the Pac-12 tournament.

BYU had a nice run of its own, with a six-game winning streak in which the team scored at least 73 points in five of those contests. The Cougars were defeated by Gonzaga in the WCC tournament.

Both of these teams are looking to regain momentum in the NCAA tournament, and the stage is set for a big-time shootout.

 

West Region: No. 8 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State

Julie Jacobson/Associated Press

Date: Friday, March 21

Time: 4:40 p.m. EDT

Channel: TNT

This is a very enticing matchup, as the well-rounded Gonzaga Bulldogs take on the powerful Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Gonzaga has been on a tear of late. They are currently riding a five-game winning streak that culminated with a 75-64 victory over BYU in the WCC championship game. The Bulldogs offense flourished and managed to score at least 70 points in each of those contests.

After defeating BYU, head coach Mark Few praised his team's accomplishments during a press conference with the Associated Press, via ESPN.com:

It never gets old. Never gets old. It's obviously something we start talking about it and prepare for way back in the summer. For these guys to step up and make it happen, not only in the regular season but to win here and not share, is just an awesome, awesome accomplishment.

Oklahoma State has a high-powered offense of its own, ranking 16th in the nation. Since the return of Marcus Smart from his three-game suspension, the Cowboys have been a fun team to watch.

The Cowboys have won five of their last seven games and scored at least 70 points in each of those contests. In early March, Oklahoma State got a huge win against No. 5 Kansas, but the team faltered in the Big 12 tournament, as they were bounced by that same Jayhawks team.

Gonzaga will look to keep up its winning trend while Smart and the Cowboys will attempt to light up the scoreboard and get back to their winning ways.

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