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2021 NCAA Tournament: Day 1 Open Thread & How to Watch

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After a year absence, the greatest day in sports is back.

One year ago today we were too distracted to deal with the whole “The NCAA Tournament was cancelled” thing. Virginia got the rare two-year reign as defending champ, and now we get even more replays of That Shot. Still, the tournament is finally back. It got underway last night with the vestigial play-in games that really need to be eliminated, but today is the day we have all been waiting for.

It’s 16 games today from noon to midnight. Purdue plays at 7:25 tonight and we will have a separate Open Thread for that, but in the meantime enjoy today’s full slate:

12:15pm – CBS – South Region – 7 Florida vs. 10 Virginia Tech – Hinkle Fieldhouse

12:45pm – TruTV – South Region – 3 Arkansas vs. 14 Colgate – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

1:15pm – TBS – Midwest Region – 1 Illinois vs. 16 Drexel – Indiana Farmers Coliseum

1:45pm – TNT – South Region – 6 Texas Tech vs. 11 Utah State – Assembly Hall (Bloomington)

3:00pm – CBS – South Region – 2 Ohio State vs 15 Oral Roberts – Mackey Arena (West Lafayette)

3:30pm – TruTV – South Region – 1 Baylor vs. 16 Hartford – Lucas Oil Stadium

4:00pm – TBS – Midwest Region - 8 Loyola Chicago vs. 9 Georgia Tech – Hinkle Fieldhouse

4:30pm – TNT – Midwest Region - 5 Tennessee vs. 12 Oregon State – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

6:25pm – TBS – Midwest Region - 4 Oklahoma State vs. 13 Liberty – Indiana Farmers Coliseum

7:10pm – CBS – South Region – 8 North Carolina vs. 9 Wisconsin – Mackey Arena (West Lafayette)

7:15pm – TruTV – Midwest Region – 2 Houston vs. 15 Cleveland State – Assembly Hall (Bloomington)

7:25pm – TNT – South Region – 4 Purdue vs. 13 North Texas - Lucas Oil Stadium

9:20pm – TBS – Midwest Region – 7 Clemson vs. 10 Rutgers – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

9:40pm – CBS – Midwest Region – 6 San Diego State vs. 11 Syracuse – Hinkle Fieldhouse

9:50pm – TruTV – Midwest Region – 3 West Virginia vs. 14 Morehead State – Lucas Oil Stadium

9:57pm – TNT – South Region – 5 Villanova vs. 12 Winthrop – Indiana Farmers Coliseum