NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule: Friday, March 17

Written By Bill Gelman on March 16, 2023
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This Friday is a holiday in two regards as it is St. Patrick’s Day as well as the second full day of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The second day of March Madness first round games will start just after noon ET and last until a little after midnight. And when the final whistle sounds, the initial field of 64 will be dwindled down to 32 teams. Here is the NCAA Tournament schedule and estimated tip off times for Friday, March 17.

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NCAA Tournament Schedule Friday March 17

The second full day of the 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is taking place on Friday, March 17. Here are the approximate March Madness TV tip times for every game on the second day of first round action.

  • USC vs. Michigan State: 12:15 p.m. ET, TV: CBS
  • Kennesaw State vs. Xavier: 12:40 p.m. ET, TV: TruTV
  • UCSB vs. Baylor: 1:30 p.m. ET, TV: TNT
  • VCU vs. St. Mary’s: 2 p.m. ET, TV: TBS
  • Vermont vs. Marquette: 2:45 p.m. ET, TV: CBS
  • Pittsburgh vs. Iowa State: 3:10 p.m. ET, TV: TruTV
  • NC State vs. Creighton: 4 p.m. ET, TV: TNT
  • Iona vs. UConn: 4:30 p.m. ET, TV: TBS
  • FDU vs. Purdue: 6:50 p.m. ET, TV: TNT
  • Providence vs Kentucky: 7:10 p.m. ET, TV: CBS
  • Drake vs. Miami: 7:25 p.m. ET, TV: TBS
  • Grand Canyon vs. Gonzaga: 7:35 p.m. ET, TV: TruTV
  • Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis: 9:20 p.m. ET, TV: TNT
  • Montana State vs. Kansas State: 9:40 p.m. ET, TV: CBS
  • Kent State vs. Indiana: 9:55 p.m. ET, TV: TBS
  • Arizona St. vs. TCU: 10:05 p.m. ET, TV: TruTV

Round 1 games played on Friday, March 17 will be held at the following locations.

  • MVP Arena in Albany, New York
  • Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
  • Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado
  • Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina

CBS and Turner Sports will continue collaborating on the NCAA Tournament broadcast coverage. Greg Gumbel, Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Jay Wright, Candace Parker and Clark Kellogg will be part of the studio shows taking place in New York and Atlanta.

CBS and Turner Sports have named the 2023 March Madness announce teams with some slight changes from 2022. They are:

  • Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill / Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter)
  • Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson / Allie LaForce (sideline reporter)
  • Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel / Evan Washburn (sideline reporter)
  • Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner / Stan Van Gundy / Lauren Shehadi (sideline reporter)
  • Lisa Byington / Steve Smith / Avery Johnson /Andy Katz (sideline reporter)
  • Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas /Jamie Erdahl (sideline reporter)
  • Spero Dedes / Deb Antonelli / AJ Ross (sideline reporter)
  • Brad Nessler / Brendan Haywood / Dana Jacobson (sideline reporter)

March Madness betting

When it comes to March Madness odds the number of states in which you can legally bet on moneylines, point spreads, total points and game props has grown once again. Massachusetts and Ohio are the two newest states now offering online sports betting for March Madness 2023.

Below you will find the game lines for all upcoming NCAA basketball games.

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