68…64…32…16Posted: March 20, 2014
The first four games are done.
Four days to get down to the Sweet 16.
And four channels showing the games.
Sixteen teams take to the court Thursday, starting at 12:15 p.m. on CBS when Ohio State meets Dayton. TruTV gets its day going at 12:30 when Wisconsin faces American, and TBS begins with Pittsburgh-Colorado at 1:30 p.m. TNT begins its four-game slate at 2 p.m. when Harvard tangles with Cincinnati.
Duke meets Mercer Friday at 12:15 p.m. on CBS to open the day’s play. Former Big 12 foes Baylor and Nebraska play on TruTV at 12:30 p.m. and New Mexico-Stanford tips at 1:30 p.m. on TBS. West Region top-seed Arizona goes against Weber State on TNT at 2 p.m.
Virginia has a late slot for its tournament opener, playing Coastal Carolina on TBS around 9:25 p.m.
CBS will have four games Saturday starting at noon and three more Sunday. TNT has doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m., while TBS starts at 7 p.m. each night. TruTV picks up a contest Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
And don’t forget the NIT. ESPN has second-round games Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
The women’s tournament tips off Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2. ESPN will show top-seed Notre Dame-Robert Morris at 1:30 p.m. Play Sunday starts at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN2, moving to ESPN at 3 p.m. Connecticut plays Prairie View A&M at 8 p.m. while ESPN2 has regional action.
The Wizards head west this weekend, facing Portland Thursday at 10 p.m. on Comcast, the Lakers Friday at 10:30 p.m. and the Nuggets Sunday at 5 p.m.
NASCAR visits Fontana Sunday at 3 p.m. on Fox while the Nationwide racers hit the track Saturday at 5 p.m.
NBC has the Arnold Palmer Invitational Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Comcast offers the Blues and Flyers Saturday at 1 p.m. and Capitals’ visit to San Jose at 10:30 p.m.
The Red Wings host the Wild Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Hockey East semifinals will be on NBC Sports network Friday, with UMass-Lowell against Notre Dame at 5 and New Hampshire facing Providence at 8 p.m. The final will be Saturday at 7 p.m.
ESPN gears up for baseball season Thursday at 7 p.m., showing the Yankees and Red Sox.
On the college diamond, Tennessee hosts Auburn Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast while Florida Atlantic heads to Rice on MASN Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Galaxy take on Real Salt Lake on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4 p.m.
There’s three Premier League games Saturday on NBC Sports network, starting at 8:45 a.m. when Chelsea faces Arsenal. It’s Cardiff City-Liverpool at 11 a.m. followed by West Ham United battling Manchester United. Tottenham Hotspur meets Southampton at 9:30 a.m. and Aston Villa plays Stoke City at noon.
ESPN has the NCAA wrestling tournament semifinals Friday at 8 p.m. and finals Saturday at 8 p.m.