March Madness game lineup

March Madness programming notes:
· The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship is live with action beginning tomorrow as the First Four tips off on truTV at 6:40p with Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson at 6:40p, followed by Vanderbilt/Wichita State at 9:10p. Wednesday’s games will feature Holy Cross/Southern at 6:40p, with Michigan/Tulsa at 9:10p.
· The first round then gets underway on Thursday with a Duke/UNCW opener on CBS at 12:15p, which will also carry Baylor/Yale, Indiana/Chattanooga and Kentucky/Stony Brook. truTV opens its coverage at 12:40p with Texas Tech/Butler, followed by Virginia/Hampton; Utah/Fresno State and Seton Hall/Gonzaga. TNT tips off with Colorado/ Connecticut at 1:30p and continues with Kansas/Austin Peay, Miami/Buffalo and Arizona vs. Vanderbilt/Wichita State winner. Finally, TBS offers Iowa State/Iona at 2p, along with Purdue/Arkansas-Little Rock, North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson winner and USC/Providence.
· On Friday, CBS again opens the day at 12:15p with a slate that include Dayton/Syracuse, Michigan St./Middle Tennessee St., West Virginia/Stephen F. Austin and Notre Dame vs. Michigan/Tulsa winner. truTV gets Villanova/UNC Asheville at 12:40p, plus Iowa/Temple, Oregon vs. Holy Cross/Southern U. winner and St. Joseph’s/Cincinnati. TNT spotlights Oregon St./VCU at 1:30p as well as Oklahoma/CSU Bakersfield, Wisconsin/Pittsburgh and Xavier/Weber St.. Finally, TBS’s lineup includes California/Hawaii at 2p, plus Maryland/South Dakota St., Texas A&M/UW-Green Bay and Texas/Northern Iowa.

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