NCAA Tournament 2013 Bracket: Schedule, Start Time, TV Channel, Announcers and More


 

March Madness begins today! The four day period of non-stop action begins today with the round of 64 and round of 32 kicking off shortly after noon today and rolling all the way through Sunday night. Throughout the busy schedule, there will be a number of upsets, buzzer beaters and blowouts and a lot of information to process. We understand many will like to watch key games for their bracket, so we put together a guide for Thursday’s full slate of action.

Below you can find a complete schedule of today’s games with start times, TV channels and announcer pairings.

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Here is the schedule for today’s games, complete with television information, start times and announcer pairings:

At Rupp Arena (Lexington, Ky)  – Announcers: Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce – All Times Eastern

  • No. 6 Butler (26-8) vs. No. 11 Bucknell (28-5), 12:40 p.m. – TV: truTV 
  • No. 3 Marquette (23-8) vs. No. 14 Davidson (26-7), approx. 3:10 p.m. – TV: truTV
  • No. 1 Louisville (29-5) vs. No. 16 North Carolina A&T (20-16), 6:50 p.m. —  TV: TBS
  • No. 8 Colorado State (25-8) vs. No. 9 Missouri (22-10), approx. 9:20 p.m. —  TV: TBS

At HP Pavilion (San Jose, Calif.) – Announcers: Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Marty Snider — All Times Eastern

  • No. 4 Saint Louis (27-6) vs. No. 13 New Mexico State (24-10), 2:10 p.m. – TV: TNT
  • No. 5 Oklahoma State (24-8) vs. No. 12 Oregon (26-8), approx. 4:40 p.m. – TV: TNT
  • No. 5 UNLV (25-9) vs. No. 12 California (20-11), 7:27 p.m. – TV: truTV
  • No. 14 Syracuse (26-9) vs. No. 13 Montana (25-6), approx. 9:57 p.m. – TV: truTV

At The Palace of Auburn Hills (Auburn Hills, Mich.) – Announcers: Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Rachel Nichols — All Times Eastern

  • No. 3 Michigan State (25-8) vs. No. 14 Valparaiso (26-7), 12:15 p.m. – TV: CBS
  • No. 6 Memphis (30-4) vs. No. 11 Saint Mary’s (Cal) (28-6), approx. 2:45 p.m. – TV: CBS
  • No. 4 Michigan (26-7) vs. No. 13 South Dakota State (25-9), 7:15 p.m. – TV: CBS
  • No. 5 VCU (26-8) vs. No. 12 Akron (26-6), approx. 9:45 p.m. – TV: CBS

At EnergySolutions Arena (Salt Lake City) – Announcers: Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jamie Maggio — All Times Eastern

  • No. 8 Pittsburgh (24-8) vs. No. 9 Wichita State (26-8), 1:40 p.m. – TV: TBS
  • No. 1 Gonzaga (31-2) vs. No. 16 Southern (23-9), approx. 4:10 p.m. – TV: TBS
  • No. 6 Arizona (25-7) vs. No. 11 Belmont (26-6), 7:20 p.m. – TV: TNT
  • No. 3 New Mexico (29-5) vs. No. 14 Harvard (19-9), approx. 9:50 p.m. – TV: TNT

We hope you join us for March Madness!

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the entire tournament as we keep you up to date with the latest results. Will there be a Cinderella story in 2013? We will have to tune in and see.

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