Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 15 (5 p.m., both days).
First round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17 (11 a.m.-11 p.m., both days) with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live.
Following are the tip times and commentator assignments for the NCAA First Four and first round games. Tip times for the second round games on Saturday will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the day’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.
This year’s NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 1, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 3, will be broadcast on KHOU 11/CBS.
First Round Games – Friday Evening, March 17
Tip Network Site Game
5:50 p.m. TNT Tulsa III Kansas vs. NC Central/UC Davis
6:10 p.m. KHOU 11/CBS Indianapolis III Dayton vs. Wichita State
6:20 p.m. TBS Greenville III Duke vs. Troy
6:27 p.m. truTV Sacramento III Cincinnati vs. Kansas State / Wake Forest
After conc. III TNT Tulsa IV Miami vs. Michigan State
After conc. III KHOU 11/CBS Indianapolis IV Kentucky vs. Northern Kentucky
After conc. III TBS Greenville IV South Carolina vs. Marquette
After conc. III truTV Sacramento IV UCLA vs. Kent State