March Madness 2023 TV Schedule: NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First Round

Zach Edey, Purdue Boilermakers
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Got your bracket filled in? It’s March Madness time!

The 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off in Dayton, Ohio, with the First Four games Tuesday and Wednesday to determine which teams move on to the field of 64.

Top seeds are the Alabama Crimson Tide (South Region), the Purdue Boilermakers (East), the Houston Cougars (Midwest) and the defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks (West).

The Sweet 16 regional semifinals and Elite 8 finals are held in Las Vegas, New York, Kansas City and Louisville, with the Final Four (April 1) and championship (April 3) at NRG Stadium in Houston.

All 67 games will again be nationally televised across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV, and stream on NCAA March Madness Live.

NCAA Tournament Schedule at a Glance

First Four March 14-15 (truTV)
First & Second Rounds March 16-19 (CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV)
Regionals March 23-26 (CBS & TBS)
Final Four April 1 (CBS)
Championship Game April 3 (CBS)

2023 NCAA Tournament First Four/First Round TV Schedule

All Times Eastern/Central

Tuesday, March 14
First Four in Dayton, Ohio
No. 16 SE Missouri State vs. No. 16. Texas A&M CC, 6:30/5:30c, truTV
No. 11 Pitt vs. No. 11 Mississippi St., 9/8c, truTV

Wednesday, March 15
First Four in Dayton, Ohio
No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. No. 16 Texas Southern, 6:30/5:30c, truTV
No. 11 Nevada vs. No. 11 Arizona State, 9/8c, truTV

Thursday, March 16
First Round
No. 9 West Virginia vs. No. 8 Maryland, noon/11a c, CBS
No. 13 Furman vs. No. 4 Virginia, 12:30/11:30a c, truTV
No. 10 Utah St. vs. No. 7 Missouri, 1:20/12:20c, TNT
No. 16 Howard vs. No. 1 Kansas, 1:50/12:50c, TBS
No. 16 SE Missouri St./Texas A&M CC vs. No. 1 Alabama, 2:30/1:30c, CBS
No. 12 College of Charleston vs. No. 5 San Diego St., 3/2c, truTV
No. 15 Princeton vs. No. 2 Arizona, 3:50/2:50c, TNT
No. 9 Illinois vs. No. 8 Arkansas, 4:20/3:20c, TBS
No. 9 Auburn vs. No. 8 Iowa, 6:45/5:45c, TNT
No. 12 Oral Roberts vs. No. 5 Duke, 7/6c, CBS
No. 15 Colgate vs. No. 2 Texas, 7:15/6:15c, TBS
No. 10 Boise St. vs. No. 7 Northwestern, 7:25/6:25c, truTV
No. 16 Northern Kentucky vs. No. 1 Houston, 9:15/8:15c, TNT
No. 13 Louisiana vs. No. 4 Tennessee, 9:30/8:30c, CBS
No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 7 Texas A&M, 9:45/8:45c, TBS
No. 15 UNC Asheville vs. No. 2 UCLA, 9:55/8:55c, truTV

Friday, March 17
First Round
No. 10 USC vs. No. 7 Michigan State, noon/11a c, CBS
No. 14 Kennesaw St. vs. No. 3 Xavier, 12:30/11:30a c, truTV
No. 14 UC Santa Barbra vs. No. 3 Baylor, 1:20/12:20c, TNT
No. 12 VCU vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s, 1:50/12:50c, TBS
No. 15 Vermont vs. No. 2 Marquette, 2:30/1:30c, CBS
No. 11 Mississippi State/Pitt vs. No. 6 Iowa State, 3/2c, truTV
No. 11 N.C. State vs. No. 6 Creighton, 3:50/2:50c, TNT
No. 13 Iona vs. No. 4 UConn, 4:20/3:20c, TBS
No. 16 Texas Southern/Fairleigh Dickinson vs. No. 1 Purdue, 6:45/5:45c, TNT
No. 11 Providence vs. No. 6 Kentucky, 7/6c, CBS
No. 12 Drake vs. No. 5 Miami, 7:15/6:15c, TBS
No. 14 Grand Canyon vs. No. 3 Gonzaga, 7:25/6:25c, truTV
No. 9 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 8 Memphis, 9:15/8:15c, TNT
No. 14 Montana St. vs. No. 3 Kansas St., 9:30/8:30c, CBS
No. 13 Kent State vs. No. 4 Indiana, 9:45/8:45c, TBS
No. 11 Arizona St/Nevada vs. No. 6 TCU, 9:55/8:55c, truTV