68….64…32…16Posted: March 16, 2017
Sixth-eight teams earned spots in the NCAA tournament.
Only one gets a shining moment to cherish in a few weeks.
The tournament kicks into high gear Thursday afternoon, beginning on CBS with Notre Dame against Princeton at 12:15 p.m. Virginia faces UNC-Wilmington in the first contest on TruTv starting at 12:40 p.m.
TNT’s coverage starts at 1:30 p.m. with Butler against Winthrop and TBS brings West top-seed Gonzaga’s contest with South Dakota State at 2 p.m.
CBS has primetime coverage from the Buffalo site, with East top-seed Villanova meeting Mount St. Mary’s before Virginia Tech battles Wisconsin.
Friday’s action begins on CBS with Michigan against Oklahoma State at 12:15 p.m. TruTv’s four contests start with Baylor’s battle with New Mexico State.
TNT has the 8-9 matchup between Seton Hall and Arkansas at 1:30 p.m. from Greenville before top-seed North Carolina meets Texas Southern. TBS brings Oregon-Iona at 2 p.m.
CBS offers four games from the second round Saturday, with primetime doubleheaders on TNT and TBS. There’s more action on CBS Sunday afternoon, with two contests each on TBS and TNT while TruTV adds one contest at 7:30 p.m.
Then we’re down to the Sweet 16.
There’s NIT action Saturday and Sunday at noon on ESPN and Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.
The women’s tournament starts Friday at noon on ESPN2. Connecticut takes on Albany Saturday at 11 a.m. to start the second day of competition, with second round play Sunday at noon.
Comcast has Wizards-Bulls Friday at 7 p.m.
The Cavaliers meet the Clippers on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Capitals host the Predators Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and visit Tampa Bay Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Orioles take on the Tigers in spring training action Sunday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
On the college diamond, Virginia tangles with Clemson Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
NASCAR visits Phoenix this weekend, with the Monster Series going Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity Series will be on Fox Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC has the Arnold Palmer Invitational Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Seattle meets the Red Bulls Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
West Bromwich Albion faces Arsenal Saturday at 8:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, with
ESPN offers the NCAA wrestling championships, with finals Saturday at 8 p.m. The semifinals are Friday at 8 p.m. with second round action Thursday at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Alpine skiing Thursday at noon and Friday at 12:30 p.m. There’s Giant Slalom Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
It’s the World Women’s Curling Championship Sunday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network.