March Madness Schedule, TV Information, Bracket And Announcers For Thursday's Games

March Madness has arrived! The two-day event that is the opening round of the NCAA Tournament is an incredible time for college basketball fans, with thrill finishes, impressive individual performances and more than enough games to keep the most avid hoops fan satisfied. The NCAA Tournament brackets are out, the predictions have been made and it's time to play the games.

After the jump, the entire schedule for Thursday's college basketball explosion. It all gets started at 9:15 a.m. Pacific time on CBS, running throughout the day and into the evening.

Almost as important as the games is the announcer calling the action. As anyone who's heard Gus Johnson can attest, it makes a difference to have an announcer in-tune with the games and setting the scene. So, of course, we've got that covered, as well, with a list of where each announcing pair is.

Thursday, March 17: Early schedule

9:15, CBS, Tampa -- West Virginia vs. UAB/Clemson (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

9:40, truTV, Wash. D.C. -- Butler vs. Old Dominion (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

10:40, TBS, Denver--I Louisville vs. Morehead St. (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

11:10, TNT, Tucson -- Temple vs. Penn St. (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

11:45, CBS, Tampa -- Kentucky vs. Princeton (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

12:10, truTV, Wash. D.C. -- Pittsburgh vs. Asheville/Ark-LR (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

1:10, TBS, Denver -- Vanderbilt vs. Richmond (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

1:40, TNT, Tucson -- San Diego St. vs. Northern Colorado (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

Late session

3:50, TBS, Tampa -- Florida vs. UC Santa Barbara (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

4:15, CBS, Denver -- BYU vs. Wofford (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

4:20, TNT, Wash D.C. -- Connecticut vs. Bucknell (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

4:27, truTV, Tucson -- Wisconsin vs. Belmont (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

6:20, TBS, Tampa -- UCLA vs. Michigan St. (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

6:45, CBS, Denver -- St. John's vs. Gonzaga (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

6:45, TNT, Wash. D.C. -- Cincinnati vs. Missouri (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

6:57, truTV, Tucson -- Kansas St. vs. Utah St. (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

Check out the full, printable NCAA Tournament bracket for a look at what this year's March Madness teams are up against. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the college basketball show as the tournament kicks into overdrive.

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