Bracket timePosted: March 12, 2015
By the end of the weekend, you can take your clean, perfect NCAA tournament bracket and start worrying about it.
CBS announces the 68-team field Sunday at 6 p.m., and ignites four days of debate and analysis.
Virginia tries to maintain its spot on the top line, starting Thursday at noon on ACC network and ESPN against Florida State. Louisville makes its tournament debut at 2 p.m., playing North Carolina. The evening session features Duke-North Carolina State at 7 p.m. and Notre Dame facing Miami at 9:30 p.m.
The semifinals are Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., with the final Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
CBS has the Big Ten semifinals Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m., and the final tips at 3:30 p.m. The Mountain West crowns its champion Saturday at 6 p.m., with the Atlantic 10 title game Sunday at 1 p.m.
Northwestern takes on Indiana in the Big Ten first round Thursday at 6:30 p.m., followed by Ohio State-Minnesota on ESPN2. There’s two quarterfinals games Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. on ESPN.
There’s four games from the Big East tournament on FoxSports1, with Villanova getting the action going at noon. The semfinals are Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and the championship starts Saturday at 8 p.m.
The PAC-12 tournament gets coverage on ESPN Thursday at 11:30 p.m. with the final quarterfinal game, with the second semifinal Friday at 11:30 p.m. and final Saturday at 11 p.m.
West Virginia battles Baylor on ESPN2 in a Big 12 quarterfinal contest Thursday at 12:30 p.m., then it’s another game at 3 p.m. The semifinals are Friday on ESPN2, starting at 7 p.m. and the final Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has the American Athletic Conference tournament Friday at noon, with top-seed SMU playing before Memphis meets Temple at 2 p.m. The semifinals are Saturday at 3 and 5:30 p.m. and final Sunday at 3:15 p.m. on ESPN.
The Atlantic 10 championship tournament will be Thursday at noon on NBC Sports network, starting with LaSalle-Massachusetts. VCU plays at 2:30 p.m., and the evening session starts with Saint Bonaventure facing St. Joseph’s at 7 p.m. before George Washington takes the court at 9:30 p.m.
The top four seeds begin play Friday, starting at noon.
Saturday on ESPN offers the semifinals of the SEC tournament at 1 and 3:30 p.m., with the final Sunday at 1 p.m.
Five berths will be claimed Saturday on ESPN2. Stony Brook faces Albany in the American East final at 11 a.m., then the MEAC crowns its champion at 1 p.m. It’s off to the MAC tournament at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Southland and Big West finals.
The Sun Belt final tips Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
Conference USA takes the stage on Comcast Thursday, with games at 1, 3:30 and 7 p.m. The final airs on FoxSports1 Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The CAA women play on Comcast Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. The semifinals are Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m., and the championship will be Sunday at 1 p.m.
TNT offers the Wizards and Grizzlies Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Cavaliers-Spurs. Comcast has the Wizards’ game with the Kings Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Thunder host Chicago on ABC Sunday at 1 p.m., then the Clippers take on the Rockets.
NASCAR continues its western tour at Phoenix, with coverage on Fox Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series hits the track Saturday at 4 p.m. on Fox.
NBC Sports network has the Australian Grand Prix Sunday at 12:30 p.m. There’s practice Friday at 12:30 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Orioles’ spring training schedule continues Saturday at 1 p.m., playing the Rays on MASN.
West Virginia travels to Texas on the college diamond Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Islanders host the Canadiens Saturday at 7 p.m. and the Capitals take on the Bruins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Capitals meet the Stars Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, while NBC offers Red Wings- Penguins Sunday at noon.
The PGA tour paints the town at the Valspar Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
New York City takes on New England in MLS action on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m., and FoxSports1 offers the Galaxy against Portland Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Premier League slate on NBC Sports network starts Saturday at 8:45 a.m. with Crystal Palace facing Queens Park Rangers. Arsenal meets West Ham United before Burnley battles Manchester City. Sunday, Chelsea clashes with Southampton at 9:30 a.m. then it’s Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur.