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2019 NCAA Tournament: Day 1 How to Watch

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Let the games begin

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Hartford Practice David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, I know that the NCAA Tournament already started with the First Four, but those aren’t real tournament games. Theya re a bizarre purgatory in Dayton of teams too good for the NIT and not good enough for the real bracket yet. That they make four 16 seeds play there is ridiculous, as those teams earned their way in.

But enough about that. The real games begin today and it will be a long wiat until around 10pm when Purdue tips off against Old Dominion. I will be on the road most of the day as It is spring break and I am off to Miami, but I will be checking in throughout. Casey is live in Hartford for us, while the rest of the staff will be around and handling game tweeting.

Let’s hope that the entire day is worth waiting for, because there is nothing worse than losing on day 1.

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Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Louisville vs. Minnesota Thursday Des Moines I 12:15 p.m. CBS Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
LSU vs. Yale Thursday Jacksonville I 12:40 p.m. truTV Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
Auburn vs. New Mexico State Thursday Salt Lake City I 1:30 p.m. TNT Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington
Florida State vs. Vermont Thursday Hartford I 2 p.m. TBS Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
Michigan State vs. Bradley Thursday Des Moines II After conc. 1 CBS Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
Maryland vs. Temple OR Belmont Thursday Jacksonville II After conc. 1 truTV Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
Kansas vs. Northeastern Thursday Salt Lake City II After conc. 1 TNT Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington
Marquette vs. Murray State Thursday Hartford II After conc. 1 TBS Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
Nevada vs .Florida Thursday Des Moines III 6:50 p.m. TNT Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
Kentucky vs. Abilene Christian Thursday Jacksonville III 7:10 p.m. CBS Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
Villanova vs. Saint Mary's (CA) Thursday Hartford III 7:20 p.m. TBS Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington
Gonzaga vs. Prairie View A&M OR Fairleigh Dickinson Thursday Salt Lake City III 7:27 p.m. truTV Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
Michigan vs. Montana Thursday Des Moines IV After conc. III TNT Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
Wofford vs. Seton Hall Thursday Jacksonville IV After conc. III CBS Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
Purdue vs. Old Dominion Thursday Hartford IV After conc. III TBS Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington
Syracuse vs. Baylor Thursday Salt Lake City IV After conc. III truTV Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen