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2017 March Madness NCAA Basketball TV Schedule & Preview

By Bobby M.

Here is a complete television schedule for each game in the 2017 NCAA basketball tournament. Various bracket contest links can be found here if that is the kind of thing that interests you. There is also a printable version of your own bracket if that is something you need too. And in the tables below, when you see a listing for a particular game, there is a hyperlink to watch the game live if the game is being broadcast at that time.

First Round (Round of 64), Thursday, March 16

Games (Round of 64) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
(5) Notre Dame vs. (12) Princeton  March 16 Buffalo 12:15 p.m. CBS
(5) Virginia vs. (12) UNC-Wilmington  March 16 Orlando 12:40 p.m. truTV
(4) Butler vs. (13) Winthrop  March 16 Milwaukee 1:30 p.m. TNT
(1) Gonzaga vs. (16) S. Dakota St.  March 16 Salt Lake City 2:00 p.m. TBS
(4) West Virginia vs. (13) Bucknell  March 16 Buffalo 2:45 p.m. CBS
(4) Florida vs. (13) E. Tennessee St.  March 16 Orlando 3:10 p.m. truTV
(5) Minnesota vs. (12) MTSU  March 16 Milwaukee 4:00 p.m. TNT
(8) Northwestern vs. (9) Vanderbilt  March 16 Salt Lake City 4:30 p.m. TBS
(6) Maryland vs. (11) Xavier  March 16 Orlando 6:50 p.m. TNT
(1) Villanova vs. (16) Mt. St Mary’s  March 16 Buffalo 7:10 p.m. CBS
(7) St. Mary’s (CA) vs. (10) VCU  March 16 Salt Lake City 7:20 p.m. TBS
(4) Purdue vs. (13) Vermont  March 16 Milwaukee 7:27 p.m. truTV
(3) FSU vs. (14) Florida Gulf Coast  March 16 Orlando 9:20 p.m. TNT
(8) Wisconsin vs. (9) Virginia Tech  March 16 Buffalo 9:40 p.m. CBS
(2) Arizona vs. (15) North Dakota  March 16 Salt Lake City 9:50 p.m. TBS
(5) Iowa State vs. (12) Nevada  March 16 Milwaukee 9:57 p.m. truTV

First Round (Round of 64), Friday, March 17

Games (Round of 64) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
(7) Michigan vs. (10) Oklahoma State March 17 Indianapolis 12:15 p.m. CBS
(3) Baylor vs. (14) New Mexico State  March 17 Tulsa 12:40 p.m. truTV
(8) Arkansas vs. (9) Seton Hall  March 17 Greenville 1:30 p.m. TNT
(3) Oregon vs. (14) Iona  March 17 Sacramento 2:00 p.m. TBS
(2) Louisville vs. (15) Jacksonville St.  March 17 Indianapolis 2:45 p.m. CBS
(6) SMU vs. (11) Providence/USC  March 17 Tulsa 3:10 p.m. truTV
(1) UNC vs. (16) Texas Southern  March 17 Greenville 4:00 p.m. TNT
(6) Creighton vs. (11) Rhode Island  March 17 Sacramento 4:30 p.m. TBS
(1) Kansas vs. (16) UC Davis  March 17 Tulsa 6:50 p.m. TNT
(7) Dayton vs. (11) Wichita State  March 17 Indianapolis 7:10 p.m. CBS
(2) Duke vs. (15) Troy  March 17 Greenville 7:20 p.m. TBS
(6) Cincinnati vs. (11) Kansas St.  March 17 Sacramento 7:27 p.m. truTV
(8) Miami (FL) vs. (9) Michigan State  March 17 Tulsa 9:20 p.m. TNT
(2) Kentucky vs. (15) N. Kentucky  March 17 Indianapolis 9:40 p.m. CBS
(7) South Carolina vs. (10 Marquette  March 17 Greenville 9:50 p.m. TBS
(3) UCLA vs. (14) Kent State  March 17 Sacramento 9:57 p.m. truTV
Second Round (Round of 32) Saturday, March 18
Games (Round of 32) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 12:00 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 2:30 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 5:00 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 6:00 p.m. TNT
TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 7:00 p.m. TBS
TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 7:30 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 8:30 p.m. TNT
TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 9:30 p.m. TBS
Second Round (Round of 32) Sunday, March 19
Games (Round of 32) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 12:00 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 2:30 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 5:00 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 6:00 p.m. TNT
TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 7:00 p.m. TBS
TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 7:30 p.m. truTV
TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 8:30 p.m. TNT
TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 9:30 p.m. TBS

Regional Semifinals (Sweet 16) Thursday, March 23

Games (Sweet 16) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
TBA vs. TBA March 23 TBA 7:00 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 23 TBA 7:15 p.m. TBS
TBA vs. TBA March 23 TBA 9:30 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 23 TBA 9:45 p.m. TBS

Regional Semifinals (Sweet 16) Friday, March 24

Games (Sweet 16) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
TBA vs. TBA March 24 TBA 7:00 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 24 TBA 7:15 p.m. TBS
TBA vs. TBA March 24 TBA 9:30 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 24 TBA 9:45 p.m. TBS

Regional Finals (Elite 8) Saturday, March 25

Games (Elite 8) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
TBA vs. TBA March 25 TBA 6:00 p.m. TBS
TBA vs. TBA March 25 TBA 8:30 p.m. TBS

Regional Finals (Elite 8) Sunday, March 26

Games (Elite 8) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
TBA vs. TBA March 26 TBA 2:00 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA March 26 TBA 4:55 p.m. CBS

National Semifinals (Final Four) Saturday, April 1

Games (Final Four) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
TBA vs. TBA April 1 Phoenix, Arizona 6:00 p.m. CBS
TBA vs. TBA April 1 Phoenix, Arizona 8:30 p.m. CBS

National Championship Game

Game (National Championship)  Date Game Site Time (ET) Network
TBA vs. TBA April 3 Phoenix, Arizona 9:00 p.m. CBS

Special Tournament Notes

  • Villanova received the overall top seed in the 2017 tournament and are the defending champions from the previous year
  • All four regional top seeds have only advanced together to the Final Four once, in 2008, when Kansas won
  • A #1 seed has never lost to a #16 seed in the history of the tournament
  • A #12 seed team has beaten a #5 seed team every year since 1985 except for 4 times  (1988, 2000, 2007, 2015)
  • The #11 seed teams hold a 15-13 advantage since 2010 and have won 7 of the past 12 matchups
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