MARCH MADNESS IS HERE! IT'S FINALLY HERE! I couldn't be more excited. I'm about to leave for Louisville and I'm looking forward to an easy drive filled with hoops on the radio, more hoops when I get into town, and the chance to enjoy a good Cincy/Purdue game followed by a blowout UK win.
Consider this your Thursday OPEN THREAD. Have fun!
ALL THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
The NCAA March Madness Live app is available for all mobile app stores:
IMPORTANT NOTE: You have to sign in using your television provider information. If you're television provider is somehow not participating (all the major ones should be) then you'll need to call up a friend with a different provider and borrow their login.
Just the like the mobile apps, the option requires you to sign in with your television provider login.
CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV are your homes for the NCAA Tournament. Here's the full schedule of Thursday's games (note that all times are Eastern Time Zone):
Thursday, March 19 (Noon- 6 p.m. ET)
|12:15 p.m.||CBS||Pittsburgh I||Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Northeastern Huskies||Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Lewis Johnson|
|12:40 p.m.||truTV||Louisville I||Iowa State Cyclones vs. UAB Blazers||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce|
|1:40 p.m.||TBS||Jacksonville I||Baylor Bears vs. Georgia State Panthers||Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl|
|2:10 p.m.||TNT||Portland I||Arizona Wildcats vs. Texas Southern Tigers||Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols|
|2:45 p.m.||CBS||Pittsburgh II||Butler Bulldogs vs. Texas Longhorns||Anderson/Smith//Johnson|
||truTV||Louisville II||SMU Mustangs vs. UCLA Bruins||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
||TBS||Jacksonville II||Xavier Musketeers vs. Ole Miss||Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl|
||TNT||Portland II||Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. Ohio State Buckeyes||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols|
Thursday Evening, March 19 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)
(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)
|6:50 p.m.||TBS||Pittsburgh III||Villanova Wildcats vs. Lafayette Leopards||Anderson/Smith//Johnson|
|7:10 p.m.||CBS||Louisville III||Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|7:20 p.m.||TNT||Jacksonville III||North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Harvard Crimson||Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl|
|7:27 p.m.||truTV||Portland III||Utah Utes vs. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols|
||TBS||Pittsburgh IV||North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. LSU Tigers||Anderson/Smith//Johnson|
||CBS||Louisville IV||Kentucky Wildcats vs. Hampton||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
||TNT||Jacksonville IV||Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Wofford Terriers||Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl|
||truTV||Portland IV||Georgetown Hoyas vs. Eastern Washington Eagles||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols|