2024 NCAA Tournament scores, schedule: March Madness bracket, game dates, locations, tipoff times, TV channels



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The first round of the NCAA Tournament started Thursday with some great matchups as we take a step closer to determining a national champion. The opening game on the slate is a good one, and it features No. 8 seed Mississippi State taking on No. 9 Michigan State to presumably have the right to face No. 1 seed North Carolina, who is in action against No. 16 seed Wagner shortly after.

Other games in the first viewing window include No. 11 seed Duquesne playing No. 6 seed BYU, No. 3 seed Creighton facing No. 14 Arkon, and No. 2 seed Arizona looking to advance when they battle No. 15 seed Long Beach State.

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No. 3 seed Kentucky faces No. 14 seed Oakland on CBS later in the day, while No. 4 seed Kansas will look to weather the storm without star Kevin McCullar Jr. when they take on No. 13 seed Samford in one of the final games of the day. 

First round

Thursday, March 21
Spectrum Center — Charlotte | CHI Health Center — Omaha | PPG Paints Arena — Pittsburgh | Delta Center — Salt Lake City

12:15 p.m. (9) Michigan State 69, (8) Mississippi State 51 Condensed game
12:40 p.m. (11) Duquesne 71, (6) BYU 67 Condensed game
1:30 p.m. (3) Creighton 77, (14) Akron 60 Condensed game
2 p.m. (2) Arizona 85, (15) Long Beach State 65 Condensed game
2:45 p.m. (1) North Carolina 90, (16) Wagner 62 Condensed game
3:10 p.m. (3) Illinois 85, (14) Morehead State 69 Condensed game
4 p.m. (11) Oregon 87, (6) South Carolina 73 Condensed game
4:30 p.m. (7) Dayton 63, (10) Nevada 60 Condensed game
6:50 p.m. (7) Texas 56, (10) Colorado State  Condensed game
7:10 p.m. (14) Oakland 80, (3) Kentucky 76 Condensed game
7:25 p.m. (5) Gonzaga 86, (12) McNeese 65 Condensed game
7:35 p.m. (2) Iowa State 82, (15) South Dakota State 65 Condensed game
9:20 p.m. (3) Tennessee 83, (15) Saint Peter’s 49 Condensed game
9:40 p.m. (11) NC State 80, (6) Texas Tech 67 Condensed game
9:55 p.m.  (4) Kansas 93, (13) Samford 89 Condensed game
10:05 p.m. (7) Washington State 66, (10) Drake 61 Condensed game

Friday, March 22
Barclays Center — Brooklyn | Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis | FedEx Forum — Memphis | Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena — Spokane

12:15 p.m. (9) Northwestern vs. (8) FAU CBS (watch live)
12:40 p.m. (14) Colgate vs. (3) Baylor truTV (watch live)
1:30 p.m. (12) UAB vs. (5) San Diego State TNT (watch live)
2 p.m. (15) Western Kentucky vs. (2) Marquette TBS (watch live)
2:45 p.m. (16) Stetson vs. (1) UConn CBS (watch live)
3:10 p.m. (11) New Mexico vs. (6) Clemson truTV (watch live)
4 p.m. (13) Yale vs. (4) Auburn TNT (watch live)
4:30 p.m. (10) Colorado/Boise State vs. (7) Florida TBS (watch live)
6:50 p.m. (9) Texas A&M vs. (8) Nebraska TNT (watch live)
7:10 p.m. (13) Vermont vs. (4) Duke CBS (watch live)
7:25 p.m. (16) Grambling State vs. (1) Purdue TBS (watch live)
7:35 p.m. (13) College of Charleston vs. (4) Alabama truTV (watch live)
9:20 p.m. (16) Longwood vs. (1) Houston TNT (watch live)
9:40 p.m. (12) James Madison vs. (5) Wisconsin CBS (watch live)
9:55 p.m. (9) TCU vs. (8) Utah State TBS (watch live)
10:05 p.m. (12) Grand Canyon vs. (5) Saint Mary’s truTV (watch live)

Second round

Saturday, March 18 — 12:10 p.m. start (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV)
Spectrum Center — Charlotte | CHI Health Center — Omaha | PPG Paints Arena — Pittsburgh | Delta Center — Salt Lake City

Sunday, March 19 — 12:10 p.m. start (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV)
Barclays Center — Brooklyn | Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis | FedEx Forum — Memphis | Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena — Spokane

Sweet 16

Thursday, March 28 — 6:30 p.m. start (CBS, TBS)
TD Garden — Boston | Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles

Friday, March 29 — 6:30 p.m. start (CBS, TBS)
American Airlines Center — Dallas | Little Caesars Arena — Detroit

Elite Eight

Saturday, March 30 — 6:09 p.m. start (TBS)
TD Garden — Boston | Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles

Sunday, March 31 — 2:20 p.m. start (CBS)
American Airlines Center — Dallas | Little Caesars Arena — Detroit

Final Four

Saturday, April 6 — 6:09 p.m. start (TBS)
State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Arizona

National Championship

Monday, April 8 — 9:20 p.m. (TBS)
State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Arizona

2024 NCAA Tournament schedule, dates

First Four

Tuesday, March 19
UD Arena — Dayton

Wednesday, March 20
UD Arena — Dayton





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