The stage is set. After yesterday's action, 48 teams remain after one day of the first round of games for the NCAA Tournament. Thirty-two of them will take the court on Friday, for the second full day of March Madness. Your bracket may already be ruined, but don't worry, the Buckeyes will keep things interesting for you on Sunday -- when they play in the second round of the NIT at home at 12 p.m. against the Florida Gators.
Our final No. 1 seed will see game action on Friday, so you won't want to miss a thing!
How to Watch
Every NCAA Tournament game is available on CBS and CBS' March Madness app. But, that's not all.
SBNation.com breaks down all the different ways to stream the games (especially for those pretending to work during games) below:
All NCAA Tournament games can be streamed online with NCAA March Madness Live. There's also an NCAA March Madness Live app for iOS, Android, Windows 10, Amazon, and Roku, so you can watch every game, even if you're not at home or near a TV. March Madness Live has also added Chromecast support this year, so there are more ways than ever to get the game onto the TV.
So many options.
The NCAA has provided a full breakdown of all Thursday's games, along with tip-off times, location and how to catch it on TV. Check it out, here.
And just in case, CBS also has a complete live schedule of all games and which TV network they'll be aired. You can see that, here.
|12:15p||St. Louis||Midwest||(7) Dayton Flyers vs. (10) Syracuse Orange||Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson|
|12:40p||Brooklyn||South||(2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (15) UNC-Asheville Bulldogs||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce|
|1:30p||Oklahoma City||West||(7) Oregon State Beavers vs. 910) Virginia Commonwealth Rams||Carter Blackburn/ Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio|
|2:00p||Spokane||South||(4) California Golden Bears vs. (13) Hawaii Rainbow Warriors||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude|
|After conc. I||St. Louis||Midwest||(2) Michigan State Spartans vs. (15) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders||Anderson/Smith//Jacobson|
|After conc. I||Oklahoma City||West||(2) Oklahoma Sooners vs. (15) CS-Bakersfield Roadrunners||Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio|
|After conc. I||Brooklyn||South||(7) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. (10) Temple Owls||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|After conc. I||Spokane||South||(5) Maryland Terrapins vs. (12) South Dakota State Jackrabbits||Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude|
|6:50p||St. Louis||East||(7) Wisconsin Badgers vs.(10) Pittsburgh Panthers||Anderson/Smith//Jacobson|
|7:10p||Brooklyn||East||(3) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (14) Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|7:20p||Oklahoma City||West||(3) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (14) Green Bay Phoenix||Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio|
|7:27p||Spokane||West||(1) Oregon Ducks vs. (16) Holy Cross Crusaders||Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude|
|After conc. III||St. Louis||East||(2) Xavier Musketeers vs. (15) Weber State Wildcats||Anderson/Smith//Jacobson|
|After conc. III||Brooklyn||East||(6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs.(11) Michigan Wolverines||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|After conc. III||Oklahoma City||West||(6) Texas Longhorns vs.(11) Northern Iowa Panthers||Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio|
|After conc. III||Spokane||West||(8) Saint Josephs (PA) Hawks vs. (9) Cincinnati Bearcats||Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude|
Does LGHL have a bracket challenge?
Sure do! Hope you already signed up to take part in the annual Land-Grant Holy Land March Madness bracket, with the window having closed. If you're participating, you should be able to see how you're doing against our staff and your fellow readers.
Start your weekend off right, with back-to-back and overlapping basketball games -- even consider sneaking out of the office and grabbing an adult beverage or three. You have two more days before the Buckeyes will attempt to give you another heart attack in the NIT, and might as well spend that time rooting for and against other teams.