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NCAA Tournament Thursday Round 1: Game times, TV channels, odds for March Madness

Steve Samra03/16/23
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It’s finally time for one of the best days on the sports calendar, Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament.

While some use a day off to watch the games and others attempt to find a way to watch at school or work, the vibes are immaculate entering the highpoint of the college basketball season. With some new memories ready to be made, here are the game times, television channels and odds for every game on Thursday.

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Game times, TV channels, odds for NCAA Tournament Thursday Round 1:

(All times listed are EST; Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook)

No. 8 Maryland Terrapins vs. No. 9 West Virginia Mountaineers (-2.5) — 12:15 p.m. (CBS)

No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers (-5.5) vs. No. 13 Furman Paladins  — 12:40 p.m. (TruTV)

No. 7 Missouri Tigers vs. No. 10 Utah State Aggies (-1.5) — 1:40 p.m. (TNT)

No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (-22.5) vs. No. 16 Howard Bison — 2 p.m. (TBS)

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (-23.5) vs. No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders — 2:45 p.m. (CBS)

No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs (-4.5) vs. No. 12 Charleston Cougars — 3:10 p.m. (TruTV)

No. 2 Arizona Wildcats (-14.5) vs. No. 15 Princeton Tigers — 4:10 p.m. (TNT)

No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks (-1.5) vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini — 4:30 p.m. (TBS)

No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. No. 9 Auburn Tigers (1.5) — 6:50 p.m. (TNT)

No. 5 Duke Blue Devils (-6.5) vs. No. 12 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles — 7:10 p.m. (CBS)

No. 2 Texas Longhorns (-13.5) vs. No. 15 Colgate Raiders — 7:25 p.m. (TBS)

No. 7 Northwestern Wildcats (-1.5) vs. No. 10 Boise State Broncos — 7:35 p.m. (TruTV)

No. 1 Houston Cougars (-17.5) vs. No. 16 Northern Kentucky Norse — 9:20 p.m. (TNT)

No. 4 Tennessee Volunteers (-10.5) vs. No. 13 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns — 9:40 p.m. (CBS)

No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies (-2.5) vs. No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions — 9:55 p.m. (TBS)

No. 2 UCLA Bruins (-17.5) vs. No. 15 UNC Asheville Bulldogs — 10:05 p.m. (TruTV)