And the field is…Posted: March 9, 2017
Who’s going where?
Who has the best road to Phoenix?
The debates begin Sunday night after the 68-team NCAA tournament field gets revealed. CBS has coverage at 5:30 p.m., and sports TV and radio continue the debates until next Thursday.
The ACC tournament visits the Big Apple, continuing Thursday at noon from Brooklyn’s Barclay Center as top-seed North Carolina meets Miami on ESPN and the ACC network. Louisville faces Duke at 2:30 p.m.
In the evening session, it’s Florida State-Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. with Notre Dame against Virginia in the final contest.
There’s ACC semifinals Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., with the final Saturday at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 splits Thursday between the Big 12 and Big 10. The day starts at 12:30 p.m. with Oklahoma-Iowa State, and a second contest at 3 p.m. It’s Indiana-Iowa from the Verizon Center at 6:30 p.m. followed by another second round contest.
Villanova’s first contest starts the Big East tournament play on FoxSports1 Thursday at noon. It’s Seton Hall-Marquette at 2:30 p.m., then Butler meets Xavier at 7 p.m. before Creighton against Providence caps the night at 9:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings the A-10 tournament, starting Thursday at noon with Davidson-LaSalle. Play continues at 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
ESPN has the fourth quarterfinal from the Pac-12 tournament Thursday at 11:30 p.m.
The first two Big Ten quarterfinals will be on ESPN Friday starting at noon. After the ACC semifinals, it’s a Pac-12 semifinal game at 11:30 p.m.
ESPN2 offers the Big 12 semifinals Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., after showing a pair of games from the American Conference at noon and 2:30 p.m.
The Big East semifinals will be on FoxSports1 Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The A-10 quarterfinals are Friday starting at noon on NBC Sports network.
CBS has the Big Ten semifinals Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m., then the Mountain West crowns its champion at 6 p.m.
The SEC semifinals are on ESPN at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by the Big 12 championship game at 6 p.m. The PAC-12 championship will tip at 11 p.m.
Fox has the Big East final Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
ESPN2 starts its day at 11 a.m. with the championship of the American East Conference between Albany and Vermont. It’s the MEAC title tilt at 1 p.m. then the semifinals from the American Conference at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Bids will be offered to the MAC at 7:30 p.m., the Southland Conference at 9:30 p.m. and the Big West at 11:30 p.m.
The SEC crowns its champion on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. and the American Conference final is at 3 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Ivy League championship at noon and Sun Belt at 2 p.m.
Then everyone waits to find out their tournament destination.
Comcast has the CAA women’s semifinals Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the championship game Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Spurs take on the Thunder Thursday at 8 p.m. on TNT, followed by Lakers-Suns.
ABC has Spurs-Warriors Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and the Bulls’ contest with the Celtics Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Wizards meet Sacramento Friday at 10:30 p.m. and the Trail Blazers Saturday at 10 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN has the Cavaliers’ trip to Houston Sunday at 9 p.m.
MASN has the Orioles spring training game with the Pirates Saturday at 1 p.m. and the Nationals meet the Astros Sunday at 1 p.m.
NASCAR visits Las Vegas, with the Monster Series on Fox Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The IndyCar season starts on the streets of St. Petersburg Sunday at noon on ABC.
Ousted from home due to the Big Ten tournament, the Capitals have a western swing with visits to San Jose Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on Comcast, the Kings on Comcast-plus Saturday at 10:30 p.m. and the Ducks Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
Comcast also offers a pair of contests Saturday afternoon, with the Flyers against the Bruins at 1 p.m. followed by Predators-Sharks.
NBC has the Blackhawks and Wild Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The Rangers meet the Red Wings on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7 p.m.
NBC has the PGA tour Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Everton faces West Bromwich Albion Saturday at 9:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it’s Liverpool-Burnley Sunday at 11:55 a.m.
MLS’ new squads – Minnesota and Atlanta – meet on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m. before the Galaxy take on the Timbers on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers women’s giant slalom skiing Saturday at 4 p.m.