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What March Madness games are on today? Men’s college basketball tournament schedule for First Round and more

Can Purdue bounce back in 2024 NCAA Tournament?
Jay Croucher and Robbie Hummel talk about Purdue's path in the NCAA Tournament and break down other Big Ten teams' outlook for March Madness.

The most thrilling month of college basketball is finally here — the brackets are set and March Madness is officially underway. Action on the men’s side began on Tuesday with the the First Four games to determine the final teams making it to the pool of 64, and now the First Round gets underway with all 64 teams in action across Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd.

For more on the schedule for the NCAA women’s tournament, click here.

The four No. 1 seeds in this year’s men’s tournament are as follows: In the East, the dominant UConn Huskies took the top spot, as well as the top seed in the tournament overall, with 27-7 North Carolina No. 1 in the West. In the South, the Houston Cougars put together a powerhouse season and a 30-4 record to take the top seed in the region, while in the Midwest, Zach Edey and the Purdue Boilermakers are No. 1.

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s men’s NCAA Tournament bracket.

UConn is looking to become the first repeat champions since Florida in 2006 and 2007, but the Huskies will have to do so avoiding the most magical element of March Madness: the upset.

Keep reading for the full tournament schedule, as well as what games are airing and on what networks each day as the Round of 64 continues.

Vaughn Dalzell breaks down his favorite Round of 64 bets for the NCAA Tournament, including Drake vs Washington State, Dayton vs Nevada, and more!

What Men’s March Madness games are on today?

All times listed are Eastern Time.

Friday, March 22nd (Round of 64)

(8) Florida Atlantic vs. (9) Northwestern — 12:15 p.m. on CBS

(3) Baylor vs. (14) Colgate — 12:40 p.m. on truTV

(5) San Diego State vs. (12) UAB — 1:45 p.m. on TNT

(2) Marquette vs. (15) Western Kentucky — 2 p.m. on TBS

(1) UConn vs. (16) Stetson — 2:45 p.m. on CBS

(6) Clemson vs. (11) New Mexico — 3:10 p.m. on truTV

(4) Auburn vs. (13) Yale — 4:15 p.m. on TNT

(7) Florida vs. (10) Colorado — 4:30 p.m. on TBS

(8) Nebraska vs. (9) Texas A&M — 6:50 p.m. on TNT

(4) Duke vs. (13) Vermont — 7:10 p.m. on CBS

(1) Purdue vs. (16) Grambling — 7:25 p.m. on TBS

(4) Alabama vs. (13) College of Charleston — 7:35 pm. on truTV

(1) Houston vs. (16) Longwood — 9:20 p.m. on TNT

(5) Wisconsin vs. (12) James Madison — 9:40 p.m. on CBS

(8) Utah State vs. (9) TCU — 9:55 p.m. on TBS

(5) Saint Mary’s vs. (12) Grand Canyon — 10:05 p.m. on truTV

Remaining March Madness Schedule

  • Saturday, March 23rd — Round of 32

  • Sunday, March 24th — Round of 32

  • Thursday, March 28th — Sweet 16
  • Friday, March 29th — Sweet 16

  • Saturday, March 30th — Elite Eight

  • Sunday, March 31st — Elite Eight

  • Saturday, April 6th — Final Four

  • Monday, April 8th — National Championship Game

First Four — Scores and Results

(16) Wagner 71, (16) Howard 68

(10) Colorado State 67, (10) Virginia 42

(16) Grambling 88, (16) Montana State 81

(10) Colorado 60, (10) Boise State 53

Round of 64 Scores

(9) Michigan State 69, (8) Mississippi State 51

(11) Duquesne 71, (6) BYU 67

(3) Creighton 77, (14) Akron 60

(2) Arizona 85, (15) Long Beach State 65

(1) North Carolina 90, (16) Wagner 62

(3) Illinois 85, (14) Morehead State 69

(11) Oregon 87, (6) South Carolina 73

(7) Dayton 63, (10) Nevada 60

(7) Texas 56, (10) Colorado State 44

(14) Oakland 80, (3) Kentucky 76

(5) Gonzaga 86, (12) McNeese 65

(2) Iowa State 82, (15) South Dakota State 65

(2) Tennessee 83, (15) Saint Peter’s 49

(11) NC State 80, (6) Texas Tech 67

(4) Kansas 93, (13) Samford 89

(7) Washington State 66, (10) Drake 61