2013 NCAA Tournament Schedule: Watch Thursday’s Games Live Online

The 2013 NCAA Tournament is here, and March Madness kicks off on Thursday with some intriguing matchups that you can watch live online.

Two of the tournament’s top seeds — Louisville and Gonzaga — open up their tournament runs while some potential upset picks are spread out throughout the day.

Those stuck at work might want to find their way to the office lounge, as there are a number of good games scheduled for early in the day. This includes the No. 11 Bucknell Bisons against the No. 6 Butler Bulldogs, in what could be a potential upset. The Bisons have one of best players in the country that you’ve likely never heard of, 6-foot-11 center Mike Muscala, an NBA prospect who can lead Bucknell on a tournament run.

Thursday’s schedule of NCAA Tournament games end up with a look into what Syracuse team shows up for the tournament — the one that stumbled through the latter half of the season, or the one that caught fire in the last ever Big East Tournament.

This game could either be the return of the Orange or a big upset in the making as the No. 13 Montana Grizzlies have the chops to take on ‘Cuse.

All of the games can be watched live online as CBS is streaming the NCAA Tournament on its website, though it requires authentication from your cable provider to watch games on TruTV and TNT.

Here is Thursday’s schedule for the 2013 NCAA Tournament:

No. 14 Valparaiso Crusaders vs. No. 3 Michigan State Spartans, 12:15 pm ET, CBS

No. 11 Bucknell Bison vs. No. 6 Butler Bulldogs, 12:40 pm ET, TruTV

No. 9 Wichita State Shockers vs. No. 8 Pittsburgh Panthers, 1:40 pm ET, TBS

No. 13 New Mexico State Aggies vs. No. 4 Saint Louis Billikens, 2:10 pm ET, TNT

No. 11 St. Mary’s Gaels vs. No. 6 Memphis Tigers, approx. 2:40 pm ET, CBS

No. 14 Davidson Wildcats vs. No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles, approx. 3:10 pm ET, TruTV

No. 16 Southern Jaguars vs. No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs, approx. 4:10 pm ET, TBS

No. 12 Oregon Ducks vs. No. 5 Oklahoma State Cowboys, approx. 4:40 pm ET, TNT

No. 16 North Carolina A&T Aggies vs. No. 1 Louisville Cardinals, 6:50 pm ET, TBS

No. 13 South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. No. 4 Michigan Wolverines, 7:15 pm ET, CBS

No. 11 Belmont Bruins vs. No. 6 Arizona Wildcats, 7:20 pm ET, TNT

No. 12 California Golden Bears vs. No. 5 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, 7:27 pm ET, TruTV

No. 9 Missouri Tigers vs. No. 8 Colorado State Rams, approx. 9:20 pm ET, TBS

No. 12 Akron Zips vs. No. 5 VCU Rams, approx. 9:45 pm ET, CBS

No. 14 Harvard Crimson vs. No. 3 New Mexico Lobos, approx. 9:50 pm ET, TNT

No. 13 Montana Grizzlies vs. No. 4 Syracuse Orange, approx. 9:57 pm ET, TruTV

Note: The 2013 NCAA Tournament schedule of games for Thursday is tentative after the first few pods of games, as start times can get pushed back at regional sites if earlier games run late.