March Madness schedule today: Times, TV channels, scores for Friday’s Round 1 NCAA Tournament games

March Madness will continue on Friday with 16 more first-round games on the NCAA Tournament schedule.

UConn, the top overall seed in the bracket, will start its journey toward another national championship when it meets No. 16 Stetson at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Huskies rolled to the title last year, winning each tournament game by double-digits, so the Hatters have a tall task in front of them.

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No. 1 seeds Purdue and Houston will take the floor during the evening window. Both teams will attempt to shake off recent losses in their conference tournaments and build momentum heading into the second round.

One potential team on upset watch: No. 4 seed Duke. The Blue Devils have lost three of their last six games, including a 74-69 defeat in their ACC Tournament opener against NC State. Their opponent, No. 13 Vermont, is riding a 10-game winning streak into the first round.

Here is everything you need to know about today’s schedule, including tipoff times and TV and streaming options for NCAA Tournament games.

March Madness live bracket 2024

If you want to follow along with all of the action at the NCAA Tournament, you can check out the links below. The Sporting News’ March Madness landing page has the latest bracket updates and analysis from our college basketball experts.

SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQ:
Live NCAA bracket news | TV schedule | Printable PDF

What channel is March Madness on today?

  • TV channels: CBS | TBS | TNT | truTV

Friday’s slate of NCAA Tournament games will air on four networks: CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.

The first game of the day (No. 9 Northwestern vs. No. 8 Florida Atlantic) will tip off at 12:15 p.m. ET and air on CBS. The last game of the day (No. 12 Grand Canyon vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s) will start at 10:05 p.m. ET and air on truTV.

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How to live stream NCAA Tournament games

Cord cutters can stream March Madness games on Paramount+ (CBS) and Sling (TBS, TNT and truTV).

Sling is the home for sports fans, as it offers a wide a range of channels. You can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.

Round TV channel Live stream
First Four truTV Sling
First Round CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV Paramount+, Sling
Second Round CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV Paramount+, Sling
Sweet 16 CBS, TBS Paramount+, Sling
Elite Eight CBS, TBS Paramount+, Sling
Final Four TBS Sling
Championship TBS Sling

March Madness schedule 2024

Round 1

Friday, March 22

Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
No. 9 Northwestern 77, No. 8 Florida Atlantic 65 (OT) 12:15 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
No. 3 Baylor 92, No. 14 Colgate 67 12:40 p.m. truTV, Sling
No. 5 San Diego State 69, No. 12 UAB 65 1:45 p.m. TNT, Sling
No. 2 Marquette 87, No. 15 Western Kentucky 69 2 p.m. TBS, Sling
No. 16 Stetson vs. No. 1 UConn 2:45 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
No. 11 New Mexico vs. No. 6 Clemson 3:10 p.m. truTV, Sling
No. 13 Yale vs. No. 4 Auburn 4:15 p.m. TNT, Sling
No. 10 Colorado vs. No. 7 Florida 4:30 p.m. TBS, Sling
No. 9 Texas A&M vs. No. 8 Nebraska 6:50 p.m. TNT, Sling
No. 13 Vermont vs. No. 4 Duke 7:10 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
No. 16 Grambling vs. No. 1 Purdue 7:25 p.m. TBS, Sling
No. 13 College of Charleston vs. No. 4 Alabama 7:35 p.m. truTV, Sling
No. 16 Longwood vs. No. 1 Houston 9:20 p.m. TNT, Sling
No. 12 James Madison vs. No. 5 Wisconsin 9:40 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
No. 9 TCU vs. No. 8 Utah State 9:55 p.m. TBS, Sling
No. 12 Grand Canyon vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s 10:05 p.m. truTV, Sling

NCAA Tournament first-round tickets 2024

Tickets for first-round games at the NCAA Tournament are still available on StubHub. You can check out seating charts for games by clicking on the link below.

BUY NOW: Get NCAA Tournament tickets on StubHub

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