NCAA Tournament Live TV, Online Coverage, Schedule & Odds for 3/17-3/22

The 2015 NCAA Tournament live TV and online schedule is here! This time of year is a dream come true for college hoops fans everywhere as there will be wall to wall basketball for the next 3 weeks! All the action gets underway March 17-18 with the First Four play in games so you don’t have much time to get those brackets filled out!

Tuesday’s action will see Manhattan take on Hampton at 6:40 p.m. ET followed by BYU vs Ole Miss.  Wednesday the first four action concludes with North Florida facing Robert Morris in the first game followed by Boise State taking on Dayton. The winners of the four games will advance to the field of 64.

So who will take this year’s NCAA crown? With half of the free world banking on Kentucky, just remember one thing fellow gamblers – any team listed at EVEN money in a tourney of 64 – 68 teams isn’t worth your wager. Even if the Cats win it all, you need to lay a lot to win a little.

Another interesting fact about March Madness – if you are filling out a bracket you may want to do 2 or 3 of them if you are hoping to win a prize. Almost 37% of the favorites will not make it to the Sweet 16. That may sound hard to believe but history shows that No. 10, 11 and especially No. 12 seeds do much better than expected. Just something to keep in mind before you select every higher seed on your bracket!

The best thing about this tourney is that nowadays you can catch the action almost everywhere – even if you are on the go or stuck at work! Between the official NCAA website, Tru TV, TBS and CBS you have no excuse not to catch all the action live. CBS will have games online for most of the game, including the championship game on April 6. Be sure to click on the CBS website for all the info you need to catch the action through your PC, tablet or smartphone.

Below is a glance at the Round 1 & 2 schedule, odds and TV information.

 

Tuesday – March 17

  • 6:40, truTV: No. 16 Manhattan vs. No. 16 Hampton (-8)
  • 9:10, truTV: No. 11 BYU (-4) vs. No. 11 Ole Miss

Wednesday – March 18

  • 6:40, truTV: No. 16 North Florida (-3) vs. No. 16 Robert Morris
  • 9:10, truTV: No. 11 Boise State. vs. No. 11 Dayton (-4)

Thursday – March 19

  • 12:15, CBS: No. 3 Notre Dame (-11) vs. No. 14 Northeastern
  • 12:40, truTV: No. 3 Iowa State (-13) vs. No. 14 UAB
  • 1:40, TBS: No. 3 Baylor (-8) vs. No. 14 Georgia State
  • 2:10, TNT: No. 2 Arizona (-23) vs. No. 15 Texas Southern
  • Approx. 2:45, CBS: No. 6 Butler (-1) vs. No. 11 Texas
  • Approx. 3:10, truTV: No. 6 SMU (-4) vs. No. 11 UCLA
  • Approx. 4:10, TBS: No. 6 Xavier (-3) vs. No. 11s BYU/Ole Miss
  • Approx. 4:40, TNT: VCU vs. Ohio State (-4)

Thursday Evening

  • 6:50, TBS, No. 1 Villanova  (-23) vs. No. 16 Lafayette
  • 7:10, CBS: No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Purdue (-1)
  • 7:20, TNT: No. 4 North Carolina (-10) vs. No. 13 Harvard
  • 7:27, truTV: No. 5 Utah (-7.5) vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin
  • Approx. 9:20, TBS: No. 8 N.C. State (-2) vs. No. 9 LSU
  • Approx. 9:40, CBS: No. 1 Kentucky (-34) vs. No. 16 Hampton
  • Approx. 9:50, TNT: No. 5 Arkansas (-7) vs. No. 12 Wofford
  • Approx. 9:57, truTV: No. 4 Georgetown (-8) vs. No. 13 Eastern Washington

Friday – March 20

  • 12:15, CBS: No. 2 Kansas (-11) vs. No. 15 New Mexico State
  • 12:40, truTV: No. 7 Michigan State (-5) vs. No. 10 Georgia
  • 1:40, TBS: No. 5 Northern Iowa (-7) vs. No. 12 Wyoming
  • 2:10, TNT: No. 5 West Virginia (-4.5) vs. No. 12 Buffalo
  • Approx. 2:45, CBS: No. 7 Wichita State (-5) vs. No. 10 Indiana
  • Approx. 3:10, truTV: No. 2 Virginia (-16) vs. No. 15 Belmont
  • Approx. 4:10, TBS: No. 4 Louisville (-9) vs. No. 13 UC Irvine
  • Approx. 4:40, TNT: No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Valparaiso

Friday Evening

  • 6:50, TBS: No. 8 Oregon (PICK) vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State
  • 7:10, CBS: No. 1 Duke (-22) vs. No. 16 Robert Morris
  • 7:20, TNT: No. 7 Iowa (-2) vs. No. 10 Davidson
  • 7:27, truTV: No. 3 Oklahoma (-13) vs. No. 14 Albany
  • Approx. 9:20, TBS: No. 1 Wisconsin (-20) vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina
  • Approx. 9:40, CBS: No. 8 San Diego State (-3) vs. No. 9 St. John’s
  • Approx. 9:50, TNT: No. 2 Gonzaga (-18) vs. No. 15 North Dakota St.
  • Approx. 9:57, truTV: No. 6 Providence (-2) vs. No. 11 Dayton

Sunday, March 22

  • No.7 Michigan St. vs. No.2 Virginia (-5) —  12:10 pm CBS
    No.8 San Diego St vs. No.1 Duke (-10) — 2:40 pm CBS
    No.7 Wichita St. vs. No.2 Kansas (PICK) — 5:15 pm CBS
    No.11 Dayton vs. No.3 Oklahoma (-4) — 6:10 pm TNT
    No.7 Iowa vs.  No.2 Gonzaga (-6) — 7:10 pm TBS
    No.8 Oregon vs. No.1 Wisconsin (-12) — 7:45 pm truTV
    No.5 W. Virginia vs. No.4 Maryland (PICK) — 8:40 pm TNT
    No.5 N. Iowa (-2) vs. No.4 Louisville — 9:40 pm TBS