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2017 NCAA Tournament Day 2: How to Watch & Open Thread

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Put your feet and watch some basketball, because Purdue is still alive.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Purdue vs Vermont James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Last year Purdue lost int he second stretch of games on the first day of the NCAA Tournament. The way that Little Rock lost happened ruined the rest of the opening weekend for me. I normally love watching the NCAA Tournament. I absorb it every year and watch as much as is humanly possible.

Last year thought? I was so distraught I couldn’t even watch the remaining three days of the opening weekend, which is the best sporting event on earth. It was just ruined for me.

This year is different. Purdue was a 10 point winner yesterday, so we’re still alive in this silly thing. I have a Second Round preview to write for the first time in five years and we get at least one more game. We’ll see what happens there, but for now we can enjoy the second day for First Round games that include two more Big Ten teams (Michigan and Michigan State) taking the floor.

Friday NCAA Tournament Schedule

Game Date Approx. Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
Game Date Approx. Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
(7) Michigan Wolverines vs. (10) Oklahoma State Cowboys March 17 12:15 PM CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
(3) Baylor Bears vs. (14) New Mexico State Aggies March 17 12:40 PM truTV Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
(8) Arkansas Razorbacks vs. (9) Seton Hall Pirates March 17 1:30 PM TNT Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
(3) Oregon Ducks vs. (14) Iona Gaels March 17 2:00 PM TBS Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
(2) Louisville Cardinals vs. (15) Jacksonville State Gamecocks March 17 2:45 PM CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
(6) SMU Mustangs vs. (11) Providence Friars/USC Trojans March 17 3:00 PM truTV Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (16) Texas Southern Tigers March 17 4:00 PM TNT Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
(6) Creighton Bluejays vs. (11) Rhode Island Rams March 17 4:30 PM TBS Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (16) NC Central/UC Davis March 17 6:50 PM TNT Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
(7) Dayton Flyers vs. (10) Wichita State Shockers March 17 7:10 PM CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
(2) Duke Blue Devils vs. (15) Troy Trojans March 17 7:20 PM truTV Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
(6) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. (11) Kansas St. Wildcats/Wake Forest Demon Deacons March 17 7:27 PM TBS Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
(8) Miami Hurricanes vs. (9) Michigan State Spartans March 17 9:20 PM TNT Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
(2) Kentucky Wildcats vs. (15) Northern Kentucky Norse March 17 9:40 PM CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
(7) South Carolina Gamecocks vs. (10) Marquette Golden Eagles March 17 9:50 PM TBS Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
(3) UCLA Bruins vs. (14) Kent State Golden Flashes March 17 9:57 PM truTV Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude