NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule: Saturday, March 18

Written By Bill Gelman on March 18, 2023
Schedule NCAA tournament Saturday TV start time March 18

The second round of the 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins Saturday around noon. Being March Madness season, the field of 32 will certainly include some surprises and potential bracket busters. There will be several favorites looking to punch their Sweet 16 ticket as well. Here is the NCAA Tournament schedule and approximate starting times for Saturday, March 18.

We will update the Saturday, March 18 NCAA schedule with team matchups once Thursday’s games are final.


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NCAA Tournament Saturday schedule with TV channel and start time info

The third full day of the 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is taking place on Saturday, March 18. Here are the approximate March Madness TV tip times for every game on the first day of second round action.

  • Game 1: Furman vs. SDSU: 12:10 p.m. ET, TV: CBS
  • Game 2: Duke vs. Tennessee: 2:40 p.m. ET, TV: CBS
  • Game 3: Arkansas vs. Kansas: 5:15 p.m. ET, TV: CBS
  • Game 4: Princeton vs. Missouri: 6:10 p.m. ET, TV: TNT
  • Game 5: Auburn vs. Houston: 7:10 p.m. ET, TV: TBS
  • Game 6: Penn State vs. Texas: 7:45 p.m. ET, TV: CBS
  • Game 7: Northwestern vs. UCLA: 8:40 p.m. ET, TV: TNT
  • Game 8: Maryland vs. Alabama: 9:40 p.m. ET, TV: TBS

Round 2 games played on Saturday, March 18 will be held at the following locations.

  • Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
  • Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California  

NCAA Tournament Bracket

Check out our interactive NCAA men’s basketball bracket below. View odds and more.

College basketball betting

When it comes to NCAA basketball tournament odds some 20-plus states offer legal online sports betting, including moneylines, point spreads and futures. Massachusetts and Ohio residents can legally bet on the NCAA Tournament for the first time this year.

Below you will find the game lines for this weekend’s NCAA tournament games.

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