And the field is…Posted: March 8, 2018
Virginia finished the regular season ranked number one.
The Cavaliers hope to open the NCAA tournament in the top spot also when the field of 68 gets revealed Sunday at 6 p.m. on TBS.
Brooklyn’s Barclay Center hosts the ACC tournament, with the top four seeds getting byes to Thursday’s action. Virginia has the first game of the session against Louisville at noon on the ACC network and ESPN.
Clemson plays Boston College at 2:30 p.m., with second-seeded Duke against Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Miami meets the winner of Wednesday’s late game at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday’s winners advance to Friday’s semifinals at 7 and 9:30 p.m. The championship will be Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ACC network and ESPN.
The Big East tournament gets going on FoxSports1 Thursday at noon with Xavier meeting St. John’s. Providence clashes with Creighton at 2:30 p.m. and Villanova faces the winner of Wednesday’s late game at 7 p.m. Butler battles Seton Hall in the nightcap at 9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 brings the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Thursday, starting at 12:30 p.m. with TCU taking on Kansas State. It’s Kansas against a Wednesday winner at 2:30 p.m., followed by Texas Tech’s first contest at 7 p.m. and West Virginia’s battle with Baylor at 9 p.m.
There’s a Pac-12 quarterfinal game on FoxSports1 Thursday at 11:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network carries the Atlantic 10 tournament Thursday, starting at noon with Dayton against VCU. George Mason takes the court at 2:30 p.m., with Duquesne-Richmond at 6 p.m. and St. Louis meeting a Wednesday winner at 8:30 p.m.
The SEC tournament has a pair of quarterfinals on ESPN2 Friday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
There’s a pair of quarterfinals from the American Conference on ESPN2 Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m., with the semifinals from the Big 12 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Big East semifinals Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., and the second semifinal from the Pac-12 at 11:30 p.m.
CBS has the semifinals in the American Conference Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The Mountain West crowns its champion Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Big East crowns its champion on Fox Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and FoxSports1 carries the Pac-12 title game at 10 p.m.
The SEC semifinals are Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, with the Big 12 finale at 6 p.m.
ESPN2 starts its day at 11 a.m. Saturday with the America East final between UMBC and Vermont. It’s the MEAC final at 1 p.m., followed by a semifinal from the Ivy League at 3 p.m. The SWAC bid will be on the line at 5 p.m., then it’s the MAC and Southland Conferences. The Big West closes the slate at midnight.
The Atlantic 10 holds its title game on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the American Conference at 3:30 p.m.
The SEC finale will be Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, while ESPN2 shows the Ivy League at noon and Sun Belt final at 2 p.m.
TNT offers the Celtics against the Timberwolves Thursday at 8 p.m. with Spurs-Warriors in the nightcap.
The Wizards visit the Pelicans Friday at 8 p.m. and the Heat Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ABC brings Spurs-Thunder Saturday at 8:30 p.m. with Warriors-Timberwolves Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Cavaliers tangle with the Lakers Sunday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC has the Valspar Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Phoenix for the weekend, with the Monster Series going Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4 p.m. on Fox.
The Capitals meet the Kings on NBC Sports Washington Thursday at 10:30 p.m. It’s off to San Jose Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC has the Bruins against the Blackhawks Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and it’s Stars-Penguins on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
In exhibition baseball, the Nationals take on the Cardinals Sunday at 1 p.m. before the Orioles and Phillies meet at 6 p.m. on MASN.
D.C. United takes on Atlanta United on ESPN Sunday at 3 p.m.
Manchester United meets Liverpool in the Premier League Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Newcastle United-Southampton and Chelsea’s clash with Crystal Palace at 12:25 p.m.
Arsenal faces Watford Sunday at 9:25 a.m. then Bournemouth meets Tottenham Hotspur at 11:55 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich battles Hamburg on FoxSports1 Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and it’s Stuttgart-Leipzig Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
The 2018 Paralympics get going Friday at 6 a.m. with opening ceremonies on NBC Sports network. There’s alpine skiing Friday at 11 p.m., with sled hockey Saturday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 p.m.
There’s college softball between LSU and Auburn Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.