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Let the madness begin!

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After nearly two years, the Madness is finally back! Things kicked off last night as the First Four got underway, but now the real action starts up. Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament is perhaps the greatest two days of the year with a full slate of 16 games each day.

This year’s action starts a day later than typical years, which is perhaps adding insult to injury in a year when significant portions of the population are still working from home and able to actually consume those weekday games. So we’ve got 16 games on Friday and another 16 on Saturday. The action tips off at 11:15am CT each day and games are spread across CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV. We’ll open a fresh thread with all game times and TV listings for Round 2 on Sunday.


Friday Games

As noted, Friday has a full slate of 16 games. The days are split by region with the South and Midwest regions in action on Friday while the West and East are on hold until Saturday.

Game 1

Matchup: 10 Virginia Tech (15-6) vs. 7 Florida (14-9)
When: 11:15 am CT
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Va Tech -1, O/U 135
Result: Florida 75, Va Tech 70 (OT)

Game 2

1 Matchup: 14 Colgate (14-1) vs. 3 Arkansas (22-6)
When: 11:45 am CT
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TruTV
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Arkansas -8.5, O/U 162
Result: Arkansas 85, Colgate 68

Game 3

Matchup: 16 Drexel (12-7) vs. 1 Illinois (23-6)
When: 12:15 pm CT
Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Illinois -22.5, O/U 143.5
Result: Illinois 78, Drexel 49

Game 4

Matchup: 11 Utah State (20-8) vs. 6 Texas Tech (17-10)
When: 12:45 pm CT
Where: Assembly Hall - Bloomington, IN
TV: TNT
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: TTU -4.5, O/U 131
Result: Texas Tech 65, Utah State 53

Game 5

Matchup: 15 Oral Roberts (16-10) vs. 2 Ohio State (21-9)
When: 2:00 pm CT
Where: Mackey Arena - West Lafeyette, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: OSU -16, O/U 157.5
Result: Oral Roberts 75, Ohio State 72 (OT)

Game 6

Matchup: 16 Hartford (15-8) vs. 1 Baylor (22-2)
When: 2:30 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TruTV
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Baylor -25.5, O/U 140
Result: Baylor 79, Hartford 55

Game 7

Matchup: 9 Georgia Tech (17-8) vs. 8 Loyola Chicago (24-4)
When: 3:00 pm CT
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Loyola -5.5, O/U 124.5
Result: Loyola 71, Georgia Tech 60

Game 8

Matchup: 12 Oregon State (17-12) vs. 5 Tennessee (18-8)
When: 3:30 pm CT
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TNT
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Tennessee -8.5, O/U 131
Result: Oregon State 70, Tennessee 56

Game 9

Matchup: 13 Liberty (23-5) vs. 4 Oklahoma State (20-8)
When: 5:25 pm CT
Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: OK ST -7, O/U 139.5
Result: Oklahoma State 69, LIberty 60

Game 10

Matchup: 9 Wisconsin (17-12) vs. 8 North Carolina (18-10)
When: 6:10 pm CT
Where: Mackey Arena - West Lafeyette, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: UNC -1.5, O/U 137.5
Result: Wisconsin 85, North Carolina 62

Game 11

Matchup: 15 Cleveland State (19-7) vs. 2 Houston (24-3)
When: 6:15 pm CT
Where: Assembly Hall - Bloomington, IN
TV: TruTV
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Houston -20, O/U 134.5
Result: Houston 87, Cleveland State 56

Game 12

Matchup: 13 North Texas (17-9) vs. 4 Purdue (18-9)
When: 6:25 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TNT
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Purdue -7, O/U 126
Result: North Texas 78, Purdue 69 (OT)

Game 13

Matchup: 10 Rutgers (15-11) vs. 7 Clemson (16-7)
When: 8:20 pm CT
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Rutgers -2, O/U 125.5
Result: TBD

Game 14

Matchup: 11 Syracuse (16-9) vs. 6 San Diego State (23-4)
When: 8:40 pm CT
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: SDSU -3, O/U 139
Result: TBD

Game 15

Matchup: 14 Moorehead State (23-7) vs. 3 West Virginia (18-9)
When: 8:50 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TruTV
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: WVU -13, O/U 137
Result: TBD

Game 16

Matchup: 12 Winthrop (23-1) vs. 5 Villanova (16-6)
When: 8:57 pm CT
Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TNT
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: NOVA -6.5, O/U 143
Result: TBD


Saturyda Games

As with Friday, the Saturday games get underway at 11:15 am CT. This is where the day change this season really throws things for a loop. This is when we would typically get a slower pace with only 8 games on Saturday, but this year we have the full 16 games. All of them will be on CBS, TBS, TNT or TruTV.

Game 1

Matchup: 12 Georgetown (13-12) vs. 5 Colorado (22-8)
When: 11:15 am CT
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Colorado -6.5, O/U 138
Result: TBD

Game 2

Matchup: 13 UNC Greensboro (21-8) vs. 4 Florida State (16-6)
When: 11:45 am CT
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TruTV
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: FSU -10.5, O/U 145
Result: TBD

Game 3

Matchup: 14 Eastern Michigan (16-7) vs. 3 Kansas (20-8)
When: 12:15 pm CT
Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Illinois -22.5, O/U 143.5
Result: TBD

Game 4

Matchup: 9 St. Bonaventure (16-4) vs. 8 LSU (18-9)
When: 12:45 pm CT
Where: Assembly Hall - Bloomington, IN
TV: TNT
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: LSU -1.5, O/U 144
Result: TBD

Game 5

Matchup: 16 Texas Southern (17-8) vs. 1 Michigan (20-4)
When: 2:00 pm CT
Where: Mackey Arena - West Lafeyette, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Michigan -25.5, O/U 142.5
Result: TBD

Game 6

Matchup: 12 UC Santa Barbara (22-4) vs. 5 Creighton (20-8)
When: 2:30 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TruTV
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Creighton -7.5, O/U 137.5
Result: TBD

Game 7

Matchup: 15 Iona (12-5) vs. 2 Alabama (24-6)
When: 3:00 pm CT
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Bama -16.5, O/U 147
Result: TBD

Game 8

Matchup: 11 Drake (26-4) vs. 6 USC (24-6)
When: 3:30 pm CT
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TNT
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: USC -6, O/U 135.5
Result: TBD

Game 9

Matchup: 15 Grand Canyon (17-6) vs. 2 Iowa (21-8)
When: 5:25 pm CT
Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Iowa -14.5, O/U 145
Result: TBD

Game 10

Matchup: 10 Maryland (16-13) vs. 7 UConn (15-7)
When: 6:10 pm CT
Where: Mackey Arena - West Lafeyette, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: UConn-3, O/U 130
Result: TBD

Game 11

Matchup: 13 Ohio (16-7) vs. 4 Virginia (18-6)
When: 6:15 pm CT
Where: Assembly Hall - Bloomington, IN
TV: TruTV
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: UVA -7, O/U 130.5
Result: TBD

Game 12

Matchup: 9 Missouri (16-9) vs. 8 Oklahoma (15-10)
When: 6:25 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TNT
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: OU -1, O/U 139.5
Result: TBD

Game 13

Matchup: 16 Norfolk State (17-7) vs. 1 Gonzaga (26-0)
When: 8:20 pm CT
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Gonzaga -33.5, O/U 154
Result: TBD

Game 14

Matchup: 11 UCLA (16-9) vs. 6 BYU (20-6)
When: 8:40 pm CT
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: BYU -4, O/U 139
Result: TBD

Game 15

Matchup: 14 Abilene Christian (23-4) vs. 3 Texas (19-7)
When: 8:50 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TruTV
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Texas -8.5, O/U 140
Result: TBD

Game 16

Matchup: 10 VCU (19-7) vs. 7 Oregon (20-6)
When: 8:57 pm CT
Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TNT
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Oregon -5.5, O/U 137.5
Result: TBD


As a reminder, here’s a look at the full NCAA Tournament Bracket.

Image via NCAA.org

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