NCAA

NCAA Tournament 2017: Virginia Tech vs. Wisconsin First Round, time, TV channel

NCAA Tournament 2017: Virginia Tech vs. Wisconsin First Round, time, TV channel

Virginia Tech received the No. 9 seed in East Region of the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday.

The Hokies stay east to face the No. 8-seed Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. 

Here is the NCAA Tournament information:

RELATED: PRINTABLE NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET

Virginia Tech vs. Wisconsin How to Watch

What: 2017 NCAA Tournament First Round, East Region

Who: No. 9 seed Virginia Tech (22-10, 12-8 ACC) vs. No. 8 seed Wisconsin (25-9, 12-6 Big Ten)

When: 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 16 

Where: KeyBank Center. Buffalo, NY

TV Channel: CBS

Online Stream:  March Madness Live on NCAA.com

TV Announcers: Play-by-play: Verne Lundquist (Play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (Analyst), Allie LaForce (Reporter)

Twitter: @VT_MBBall@UWBadgers

RELATED: WIN COURTSIDE SEATS IN CSN BRACKET CHALLENGE

Virginia Tech vs. Wisconsin Bracket Analysis

How They Got Here: Virginia Tech (At-large), Wisconsin (At-large)

Previous Meeting: Dec. 1, 2008, Wisconsin 74 Virginia Tech 72 (only matchup)

Next Round: Winner of No. 1 seed Villanova vs. No.16 Mt. St. Mary's/New Orleans

East Region Bracket:

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 Mt. St. Mary's/No. 16 New Orleans
No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 Virginia Tech

No. 5 Virginia vs. No. 12 UNC Wilmington
No. 4 Florida vs. No. 13 Eas Tennessee State

No. 6 SMU vs. No. 11 Providence/No. 11 Southern Cal
No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 New Mexico State

No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 10 Marquette
No. 2 Duke vs. No.15 Troy

Virginia Tech Betting Spread, Lines & Odds

Favorites: Wisconsin -4.5
Over/Under: N/A
Money Line: N/A
ATS: The Badgers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games and are 14-12 against the spread this season. The Virginia Tech Hokies are 17-11 against the spread this season and  are 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games.

Click here to join CSN's 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge to have a chance to win Washington Wizards floor seats and other prizes. Presented by Chasen Boscolo.

Cal Ripken Jr. congratulates Terps' Anthony Cowan Jr. on becoming the latest 'Iron Man'

Cal Ripken Jr. congratulates Terps' Anthony Cowan Jr. on becoming the latest 'Iron Man'

Anthony Cowan Jr.'s time at the University of Maryland has been filled with big buckets in clutch moments. But above all else, Cowan has been one thing for the Terps: consistent.

On Wednesday night, for Maryland's thrilling last-second win over Minnesota, Cowan started his 127th consecutive game. Now a senior, Cowan has never missed a game in his Maryland career. The start on Wednesday allowed him to pass Keith Booth for the most consecutive starts in school history.

An impressive feat, Cowan is now the Terps' "Iron Man."

Among all the congratulations, Cowan received a special one from one of the all-time Iron Men: Cal Ripken Jr. The former Orioles shortstop, who played in a record 2,632 straight games, sent a message to Cowan welcoming him to a special group.

The Hall of Famer, who has been in attendance at Maryland games in the past, said the best part about being an Iron Man is that you're someone everyone can rely on. He sees a lot of that in the Maryland guard.

"I wanted you to know that we can all count on you," Ripken Jr. said. "Keep things rolling and good luck in March."

If Maryland wants to make a deep run in March, it'll need Cowan to continue to be consistent. The good thing for the Terps is that he knows no other way.

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream Capitals and Wizards games easily from your device.

MORE NCAA NEWS:

When is Selection Sunday 2020? Date, time, how to watch, live stream

When is Selection Sunday 2020? Date, time, how to watch, live stream

It's almost March, and that mean the madness is about to begin.

But before the upset, buzzer-beaters, bracket busters can commence, the tournament field has to be decided. That's where Selection Sunday comes in to play. One of the most anticipated days of the year, teams across the country will learn their path toward a potential National Championship.

Here's everything you need to know about Selection Sunday.

When is Selection Sunday?

The 2020 Selection Sunday begins on March 15, at 6 p.m. ET.

Where can I watch Selection Sunday?

The 2019 Selection Sunday will be shown on TBS at 6p.m. ET following the conclusion of all conference tournament games. 

Is there a Selection Sunday Live Stream?

The 2019 Selection Sunday show can be streamed on NCAA.com 

The show will run through each region of the bracket, highlighting the 32 conference champions and 36 at-large teams that will be in the mix.

2020 NCAA Tournament Important Dates

  • Selection Sunday: March 15
  • First Four: March 17-18
  • First Round: March 19-20
  • Second Round: March 21-22
  • Sweet 16/Elite Eight: March 26-29
  • Final Four: April 4
  • National Championship: April 6

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream Capitals and Wizards games easily from your device.

MORE NCAA NEWS: