2015 NCAA Tournament Brackets: Full TV Schedule For First And Second Rounds — How, Where, When To Watch

With Selection Sunday having passed and the University of Kentucky taking the number one overall seed into the 2015 NCAA Tournament, it’s time for the true fun to begin. All the seeds are in place for all 68 teams, and that means some of the most exciting television is coming so check out the full schedule below for the first and second rounds.

Selection Sunday took place on ESPN, and they revealed all the seeds for the tournament. Now, teams know if their bubble was burst or who they will play and where. There were some surprises and some locks that made it in, but many others that didn’t get in at all.

The first round now officially belongs to just eight teams as the field of 64 has become the field of 68. Four games will be played March 17-18, and they will take place at the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The winners of those four games will determine the final four teams to make it into the field of 64 in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

All time below are Eastern.

The TV schedule for the First Four games is:

Tuesday, March 17 – Both games on TruTV

#16 Manhattan vs. #16 Hampton – 6:40 p.m.
#11 Ole Miss vs. #11 BYU – 9:10 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18 – Both games on TruTV

#16 North Florida vs. #16 Robert Morris – 6:40 p.m.
#11 Boise State vs. #11 Dayton – 9:10 p.m.

After those games are played and settled, then the field of 64 will be set and in place for the 2015 NCAA Tournament. From there, the second round will begin and as NCAA.com showed in the bracket, those games will take place March 19-20.

Please note that some games may have a slightly different tip-time if the previous games run longer.

Second Round – Thursday, March 19

Midwest

#3 Notre Dame vs. #14 Northeastern – 12:15 p.m. on CBS
#6 Butler vs. #11 Texas – 2:45 p.m. on CBS
#8 Cincinnati vs. #9 Purdue – 7:10 p.m. on CBS
#1 Kentucky vs. #16 Hampton or Manhattan – 9:40 p.m. on CBS

West

#3 Baylor vs. #14 Georgia State – 1:40 p.m. on TBS
#2 Arizona vs. #15 Texas Southern – 2:10 p.m. on TNT
#6 Xavier vs. #11 BYU or Ole Miss – 4:10 p.m. on TBS
#7 VCU vs. #10 Ohio State – 4:40 p.m. on TNT
#4 North Carolina vs. #13 Harvard – 7:20 p.m. on TNT
#5 Arkansas vs. #12 Wofford – 9:50 p.m. on TNT

East

#1 Villanova vs. #16 Lafayette – 6:50 p.m. on TBS
#8 NC State vs. #9 LSU – 9:20 p.m. on TBS

South

#3 Iowa State vs. #14 UAB – 12:45 p.m. on TruTV
#6 SMU vs. #11 UCLA – 3:10 p.m. on TruTV
#5 Utah vs. #12 Stephen F. Austin – 7:27 p.m. on TruTV
#4 Georgetown vs. #13 Eastern Washington – 9:57 p.m. on TruTV

Second Round – Friday, March 20

Midwest

#2 Kansas vs. #15 New Mexico State – 12:15 p.m. on CBS
#5 West Virginia vs. #12 Buffalo – 2:10 p.m. on TNT
#7 Wichita State vs. #10 Indiana – 2:45 p.m. on CBS
#4 Maryland vs. #13 Valparaiso – 4:40 p.m. on TNT

West

#8 Oregon vs. #9 Oklahoma State – 6:50 p.m. on TBS
#1 Wisconsin vs. #16 Coastal Carolina – 9:20 p.m. on TBS

East

#7 Michigan State vs. #10 Georgia – 12:40 p.m. on TruTV
#5 UNI vs. #12 Wyoming – 1:40 p.m. on TBS
#2 Virginia vs. #15 Belmont – 3:10 p.m. on TruTV
#4 Louisville vs. #13 UC Irvine – 4:10 p.m. on TBS
#3 Oklahoma vs. #14 Albany – 7:27 p.m. on TruTV
#6 Providence vs. #11 Boise State or Dayton – 9:57 p.m. on TruTV

South

#7 Iowa vs. #10 Davidson – 7:20 p.m. on TNT
#1 Duke vs. #16 North Florida or Robert Morris – 7:10 p.m. on CBS
#8 San Diego State vs. #9 St. John’s – 9:40 p.m. on CBS
#2 Gonzaga vs. #15 North Dakota State – 9:50 p.m. on TNT

There you have it. The TV schedules for the complete first and second rounds of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, and it’s going to be fun. That is a lot of basketball in just a few short days, but there will be plenty more after these rounds are completed as well.

All of the teams are in place for the 2015 NCAA Tournament, and March Madness is ready to officially begin. Those that don’t care for basketball will have to put up with the tournament games postponing or taking the spot of their normal TV viewing. The TV schedule is here and ready for all those that hope for dominance, dunks, and Cinderella teams.

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