Beyond buzzer-beaters and bracket-busters, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is big business. This is a look at some of the numbers—and dollars—surrounding March Madness. Ali Rizvi, Nicole L. Cvetnic McClatchy
Beyond buzzer-beaters and bracket-busters, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is big business. This is a look at some of the numbers—and dollars—surrounding March Madness. Ali Rizvi, Nicole L. Cvetnic McClatchy

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NCAA Tournament bracket, opening schedule

McClatchy News Network

March 15, 2016 07:01 PM

UPDATED March 16, 2016 01:45 PM

Get ready for March Madness with this year’s NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Here’s the NCAA Tournament schedule for Thursday and Friday, March 17-18 with times and TV channels. All times ET

Thursday, March 17

Duke (4) vs. UNCW (13): 12:15 p.m. (CBS)

Texas Tech (8) vs. Butler (9): 12:40 p.m. (TruTV)

Colorado (8) vs. Connecticut (9): 1:30 p.m. (TNT)

Iowa State (4) vs. Iona (13): 2 p.m. (TBS)

Baylor (5) vs. Yale (12): 2:45 p.m. (CBS)

Virginia (1) vs. Hampton (16): 3:10 p.m. (TruTV)

Kansas (1) vs. Austin Peay (16): 4 p.m. (TNT)

Purdue (5) vs. Little Rock (12): 4:30 p.m. (TBS)

Miami (3) vs. Buffalo (14): 6:50 p.m. (TNT)

Indiana (5) vs. Chattanooga (12): 7:10 p.m. (CBS)

North Carolina (1) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (16): 7:20 p.m. (TBS)

Utah (3) vs. Fresno State (14) : 7:27 p.m. (TruTV)

Arizona (6) vs. Wichita St. (11): 9:20 p.m. (TNT)

Kentucky (4) vs. Stony Brook (13): 9:40 p.m. (CBS)

USC (8) vs. Providence (9) : 9:50 p.m. (TBS)

Seton Hall (6) vs. Gonzaga (11): 9:57 p.m. (TruTV)

Friday, March 18

Dayton (7) vs. Syracuse (10): 12:15 p.m. (CBS)

Villanova (2) vs. UNC-Asheville (15) : 12:40 pm (TruTV)

Oregon State (7) vs. VCU (10): 1:30 p.m. (TNT)

California (4) vs. Hawaii (13): 2 p.m. (TBS)

Michigan State (2) vs. Middle Tenn. (15): 2:45 pm (CBS)

Iowa (7) vs. Temple (10): 3:10 p.m. (TruTV)

Oklahoma (2) vs. CSU Bakersfield (15): 4 p.m. (TNT)

Maryland (5) vs. South Dakota St. (12): 4:30 p.m. (TBS)

Wisconsin (7) vs. Pittsburgh (10): 6:50 p.m. (TNT)

West Virginia (3) vs. Stephen F. Austin (14): 7:10 p.m. (CBS)

Texas A&M (3) vs. Green Bay (14): 7:20 p.m. (TBS)

Oregon (1) vs. TBC: 7:27p.m. (TruTV)

Xavier (2) vs. Weber State (15): 9:20 p.m. (TNT)

Notre Dame (6) vs. TBD: 9:40 p.m. (CBS)

Texas (6) vs. UNI (11): 9:50 p.m. (TBS)

St. Joseph's (8) vs. Cincinnati (9): 9:57pm (TruTV)

Source: ESPN