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Big Ten in NCAA tournament: Dates, Times, TV info & more



As we all gear up for the two-day basketball love-fest that is the second round of the NCAA tournament, we all need to stake out the times and dates for each of the seven teams from the Big Ten that will go in the tourney.

With that in mind, we give you a viewer’s guide — including dates, times, TV stations and even TV announcing crews for each game. Let’s just say Friday is going to be huge day for the Big Ten.

Let’s get right to it…


Wednesday, March 16

NCAA First Four: Michigan vs. Tulsa
Time: 25min after conclusion of 1st game (around 9p.m. ET)
TV: truTV
Announcers: Carter Blackburn/Mike Gminski/Jaime Maggio


Thursday, March 17

NCAA First Round

(5) Purdue vs. (12) Arkansas-Little Rock
Time: (approx. 4:25p.m. ET — 25min after conclusion of 2p.m. game)
Announcers: Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas/Jamie Eradhl

(5) Indiana vs. (12) Chattanooga
Time: 7:10p.m. ET
Announcers: Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery/Tracy Wolfson


Friday, March 18

(2) Michigan State vs. (15) Middle Tennessee State
Time: approx. 2:45p.m. ET (25min following conclusion of 12:15p.m. game)
Announcers: Brian Anderson/Steve Smith/Dana Jacobson

(7) Iowa vs. (10) Temple
Time: 3:05p.m. ET (25min after conclusion of 12:40p.m. game)
TV: truTV
Announcers: Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce

(5) Maryland vs. (12) South Dakota State
Time: approx. 4:30p.m. ET (25min following conclusion of 2p.m. game)
Announcers: Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Ros Gold-Onwude

(7) Wisconsin vs. (10) Pittsburgh
Time: 6:50p.m. ET
Announcers: Brian Anderson/Steve Smith/Dana Jacobson

(6) Notre Dame vs. (11) Michigan/Tulsa winner
Time: approx. 9:40p.m. ET (25min following conclusion of 7:10p.m. game)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce

[The Big Lead]

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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