March Madness Guide: How To Watch, Tip-Off Times, Seedings And Odds

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March Madness is here.

That means it’s time to cancel all your plans in anticipation of an unadulterated three-week college hoops binge.

And to help you prepare, we’ve compiled every date, tip-off time, broadcast detail and betting line ahead of the tournament.

Odds to win it all

Duke +200

Virginia +600

Gonzaga +600

North Carolina +650

Tennessee 12/1

Kentucky 12/1

Michigan State 12/1

Michigan 15/1

Texas Tech 18/1

This could be you (but probably won’t be).

Key start dates

First day of action – March 19

Round of 64 – March 21

Round of 32 – March 23

Sweet Sixteen – March 28

Elite Eight – March 30

Final Four – April 6

National Championship Game – April 8

First Four schedule

Tuesday, March 19

Prairie View A&M (16) vs Fairleigh Dickinson (16)

Tip-off – 6:40pm ET

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – Fairleigh Dickinson -1.5

Temple (11) vs Belmont (11)

Tip-off – 9.10pm ET

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – Belmont -3.5

Wednesday, March 20

North Carolina Central (16) vs North Dakota State (16)

Tip-off – 6.40pm

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – North Dakota State -5.5

St John’s (11) vs Arizona State (11)

Tip-off – 9.10pm

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – Arizona State -1.5

First Round schedule

Thursday March 21

Minnesota (10) vs Louisville (7)

Tip-off – 12:15pm ET

Broadcast – CBS

Line – Lousville -4.5

Yale (14) vs LSU (3)

Tip-off – 12:40pm ET

Broadcast – Tru TV

Line – LSU -7.5

New Mexico State (12) vs Auburn (5)

Tip-off – 1:30pm ET

Broadcast – TNT

Line – Auburn -6.5

Vermont (13) vs Florida State (4)

Tip-off – 2:00pm ET

Broadcast – TBS

Line – Florida State -10.5

Bradley (15) vs Michigan State (2)

Tip-off – 2:45pm ET

Broadcast – CBS

Line – Michigan State -17.5

Temple/Belmont (11) vs Maryland (6)

Tip-off – 3:10pm ET

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – TBA

Northeastern (13) vs Kansas (4)

Tip-off – 4:00pm ET

Broadcast – TNT

Line – Kansas -8.5

Murray State (12) vs Marquette (5)

Tip-off – 4:30pm ET

Broadcast – TBG

Line – Marquette -4.5

Florida (10) vs Nevada (7)

Tip-off – 6:50pm ET

Broadcast – TNT

Line – Nevada -1.5

Abilene Christian (15) vs Kentucky (2)

Tip-off – 7:10pm

Broadcast – CBS

Line – Kentucky -21.5

Saint Mary’s (11) vs Villanova (6)

Tip-off – 7:20pm

Broadcast – TBS

Line – Villanova -6.5

Prairie View A&M/Fairleigh Dickinson (16) vs Gonzaga (1)

Tip-off – 7:27pm ET

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – TBA

Montana (15) vs Michigan (2)

Tip-off – 9:20pm ET

Broadcast – TNT

Line – Michigan -15.5

Seton Hall (10) vs Wofford (7)

Tip-off – 9:40pm ET

Broadcast – CBS

Line – Wofford -2.5

Old Dominion (14) vs Purdue (3)

Tip-off – 9:50pm ET

Broadcast – TBS

Line – Purdue -11.5

Baylor (9) vs Syracuse (8)

Tip-off – 9:57pm ET

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – Syracuse -2.5

Friday March 22

Iowa (10) vs Cincinnati (7)

Tip-off – 12:15pm

Broadcast – CBS

Line – Cincinnati -3.5

Oklahoma (9) vs Ole Miss (8)

Tip-off – 12:40pm

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – Ole Miss -2.5

Northern Kentucky (14) vs Texas Tech (3)

Tip-off – 1:30pm

Broadcast – TNT

Line – Texas Tech -14.5

UC Irvine (13) vs Kansas State (4)

Tip-off – 2:00pm

Broadcast – TBS

Line – Kansas State -5.5

Colgate (15) vs Tennessee (2)

Tip-off – 2:45pm ET

Broadcast – CBS

Line – Tennessee -17.5

Gardner-Webb (16) vs Virginia (1)

Tip-off – 3:10pm ET

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – Virginia -23.5 

St John’s/Arizona State (11) vs Buffalo (6)

Tip-off – 4:00pm ET

Broadcast – TNT

Line – TBA

Oregon (12) vs Wisconsin (5)

Tip-off – 4:30pm ET

Broadcast – TBS

Line – Oregon -1.5

Washington (9) vs Utah State (8)

Tip-off – 6:50pm ET

Broadcast – TNT

Line – Utah State -2.5

North Carolina Central/North Dakota State (16) vs Duke (1)

Tip-off – 7:10pm ET

Broadcast – CBS

Line – TBA

Georgia State (14) vs Houston (3)

Tip-off – 7:20pm ET

Broadcast – TBS

Line – Houston -11.5

Liberty (12) vs Mississippi State (5)

Tip-off – 7:27pm ET

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – Mississippi State -6.5

Iona (16) vs North Carolina (1)

Tip-off – 9:20pm ET

Broadcast – TNT

Line – North Carolina -24.5

UCF (9) vs VCU (8)

Tip-off – 9:40pm ET

Broadcast – CBS

Line – VCU -1.5

Ohio State (11) vs Iowa State (6)

Tip-off – 9:50pm ET

Broadcast – TBS

Line – Iowa State -5.5

Saint Louis (13) vs Virginia Tech

Tip-off – 9:57pm ET

Broadcast – TruTV

Line – Virginia Tech -9.5

Game day odds via TAB.

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