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2018 NCAA tournament TV schedule set for First Four, first round

Shortly after the 2018 NCAA tournament bracket was set on Sunday evening, CBS and Turner released game times and TV channels for all first-round games.

March Madness tips off Tuesday with the First Four. The real Madness, though, begins on Thursday shortly after noon.

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Here is the complete schedule for the First Four and the first round:

All times p.m. ET. Asterisk(*) indicates approximate start time — the second and fourth games at each site tip off around 30 minutes after the conclusions of the first and third games, respectively.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

LIU Brooklyn vs. Radford (16) — 6:40, TruTV | Dayton
St. Bonaventure vs. UCLA (11) — 9:10*, TruTV | Dayton

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

North Carolina Central vs. Texas Southern (16) — 6:40, TruTV | Dayton
Arizona State vs. Syracuse (11) — 9:10*, TruTV | Dayton

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Rhode Island (7) vs. Oklahoma (10) — 12:15, CBS | Pittsburgh
Tennessee (3) vs. Wright State (14) — 12:40, TruTV | Dallas
Gonzaga (4) vs. UNC Greensboro (13) — 1:30, TNT | Boise
Kansas (1) vs. Penn (16) — 2, TBS | Wichita

Duke (2) vs. Iona (15) — 2:45*, CBS | Pittsburgh
Miami (6) vs. Loyola-Chicago (11) — 3:10*, TruTV | Dallas
Ohio State (5) vs. South Dakota State (12) — 4*, TNT | Boise
Seton Hall (8) vs. NC State (9) — 4:30*, TBS | Wichita

Villanova (1) vs. LIU Brooklyn/Radford (16) — 6:50, TNT | Pittsburgh
Kentucky (5) vs. Davidson (12) — 7:10, CBS | Boise
Houston (6) vs. San Diego State (11) — 7:20, TBS | Wichita
Texas Tech (3) vs. Stephen F. Austin (14) — 7:27, TruTV | Dallas

Virginia Tech (8) vs. Alabama (9) — 9:20*, TNT | Pittsburgh
Arizona (4) vs. Buffalo (13) — 9:40*, CBS | Boise
Michigan (3) vs. Montana (14) — 9:50*, TBS | Wichita
Florida (6) vs. St. Bonaventure/UCLA (11) — 9:57*, TruTV | Dallas

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Texas A&M (7) vs. Providence (10) — 12:15, CBS | Charlotte
Purdue (2) vs. Cal State Fullerton (15) — 12:40, TruTV | Detroit
Wichita State (4) vs. Marshall (13) — 1:30, TNT | San Diego
Cincinnati (2) vs. Georgia State (15) — 2, TBS | Nashville

North Carolina (2) vs. Lipscomb (15) — 2:45*, CBS | Charlotte
Arkansas (7) vs. Butler (10) — 3:10*, TruTV | Detroit
West Virginia (5) vs. Murray State (12) — 4*, TNT | San Diego
Nevada (7) vs. Texas (10) — 4:30*, TBS | Nashville

Creighton (8) vs. Kansas State (9) — 6:50, TNT | Charlotte
Michigan State (3) vs. Bucknell (14) — 7:10, CBS | Detroit
Xavier (1) vs. North Carolina Central/Texas Southern (16) — 7:20, TBS | Nashville
Auburn (4) vs. Charleston (13) — 7:27, TruTV | San Diego

Virginia (1) vs. UMBC (16) — 9:20*, TNT | Charlotte
TCU (6) vs. Arizona State/Syracuse (11) — 9:40*, CBS | Detroit
Missouri (8) vs. Florida State (9) — 9:50*, TBS | Nashville
Clemson (5) vs. New Mexico State (12) — 9:57*, TruTV | San Diego

Second round game times and TV channel assignments will be decided after Thursday (Saturday games) and Friday (Sunday games) results are in.

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