NCAA Tournament 2016 Live TV, Online Coverage, Schedule & Odds

The NCAA March Madness Tournament live TV and online coverage will get underway on Thursday, March 17th and run through April 4.  During that time, NCAA fans will be full of “bracket-mania” as college basketball’s biggest tournament takes over the air waves. TruTV, TBS, TNT and CBS will dominating the college hoops scene as televisions everywhere will burning up the air waves of hardwood fun. Speaking of fun, if you are in Las Vegas for the tourney, it is like Christmas in March!

Sportsbooks across the Vegas strip will be flooded with fans who will be wagering big bucks over the next 20 days or so and outside of the Super Bowl, the NCAA March Madness tournament could take in an estimated $500 million in action – and that doesn’t include the thousands of office pools played across the US.

Here at Sports Odds Daily, we will be all over the tourney! From the schedules, TV times and odds we will be updating them as soon as they become available., However right now it is the calm before the storm. Everyone has a perfect bracket, and we are far from knowing who will be this year’s “Cinderella” team.That’s the beauty of this tournament. You just never know which team is going to step up and make an incredible run towards a NCAA title.

The big questions are looming. Will a #16 team advance out of the first round for the first time ever? Can a “play in” team make a run to the Sweet 16? Will we have the first ever Final Four of all #1 seeds? Time will tell…..

Below is a glance at the schedule, TV times and odds for all of the first round action. Be sure to check back here as the tournament moves forward fr updated odds, schedules and free picks. Get ready hoops fans, March Madness is here!

FIRST FOUR — Tuesday, March 15

6:30 PM FGCU (-6) vs. Farleigh Dickinson — TruTV
9:00 PM Vanderbilt vs. Wichita State (-3) — TruTV

Wednesday, March 16

6:30 PM Holy Cross vs. Southern (-3) — TruTV
9:00 PM Michigan (-3) vs. Tulsa — TruTV

First Round — Thursday, March 17

12:15 PM Duke (-9) vs. UNC-Wilmington — CBS

12:40 PM Texas Tech vs. Butler — TruTV
1:30 PM Colorado vs. UConn (-4) — TNT
2:00 PM Iowa State (-7) vs. Iona — TBS
2:30 PM Baylor (-5) vs. Yale — CBS
3:00 PM Virginia (-24) vs. Hampton — TruTV
3:50 PM Kansas (-26) vs. Austin Peay — TNT
4:20 PM Purdue vs. Ark.-Little Rock — TBS
6:50 PM Miami (-14) vs. Buffalo — TNT
7:10 PM Indiana (-12) vs. Chattanooga — CBS
7:20 PM North Carolina vs TBA (play in winner) — TBS
7:27 PM Utah (-8) vs. Fresno State — TruTV
9:15 PM Arizona vs. TBA (play in winner) — TNT
9:30 PM Kentucky (-14) vs. Stony Brook — CBS
9:45 PM USC vs. Providence (-2) — TBS
9:55 PM Seton Hall (-1) vs. Gonzaga — TruTV

Friday, March 18

12:15 PM Dayton vs Syracuse (PICK) — CBS

12:40 PM Villanova (-18) vs. UNC-Asheville — TruTV
1:30 PM Oregon State vs. VCU — TNT
2:00 PM California (-7) vs. Hawaii — TBS
2:30 PM Michigan State (-17) vs. Mid. Tenn. St. — CBS
3:00 PM Iowa (-7) vs. Temple — TruTV
3:50 PM Oklahoma (-13) vs. CSU-Bakersfield — TNT
4:20 PM Maryland (-9) vs. SDSU — TBS
6:50 PM Wisconsin (-1) vs. Pittsburgh — TNT
7:10 PM W. Virginia (-7) vs. Stephen F. Austin — CBS
7:20 PM Texas A&M (-12) vs. Green Bay — TBS
7:27 PM Oregon vs. TBA (play in winner) — TruTV
9:15 PM Xavier (-13) vs. Weber State – TNT
9:30 PM Notre Dame vs. TBA (play in winner) — CBS
9:45 PM Texas (-4) vs. Northern Iowa — TBS
9:55 PM St. Joe’s vs. Cincinnati (-3) — TruTV