The Ultimate Lazy Fan’s Guide to Watching the NCAA Tournament

crying2If you’re anything like my good friend Matt and I, you’ll be glued to your couch the next two days watching the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Matt and I have been planning this for awhile. We each took vacation time for no other reason than to watch 48 hours of basketball from my living room.

In order to maximize our TV watching, I’ve composed a chronological schedule of all opening-round games with locations, times, and TV stations and am sharing it with you. So now instead of panicking when one game ends, you can simply refer to this schedule and flip the station without thinking. I’d get you chips and beer if I could, but this will have to do for now. Happy viewing!

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*Note: All times listed are Pacific. Because this is Seattle.

Day 1: Thursday, March 21, 2013

No. of games: 16

First game start time: 9:15am

Last game start time: 6:57pm

Approximate viewing time: 12 hours

9:15am – Michigan State (3) vs. Valparaiso (14), Auburn Hills, MI – CBS

9:40am – Butler (6) vs. Bucknell (11), Lexington, KY – truTV

10:40am – Pittsburgh (8) vs. Wichita State (9), Salt Lake City, UT – TBS

11:10am – Saint Louis (4) vs. New Mexico State (13), San Jose, CA - TNT

11:45am – Memphis (6) vs. Saint Mary’s (11), Auburn Hills, MI – CBS

12:10pm – Marquette (3) vs. Davidson (14), Lexington, KY – truTV

1:10pm – Gonzaga (1) vs. Southern (16), Salt Lake City, UT – TBS

1:40pm – Oklahoma State (5) vs. Oregon (12), San Jose, CA – TNT

3:50pm – Louisville (1) vs. North Carolina A&T (16), Lexington, KY – TBS

4:15pm – Michigan (4) vs. South Dakota State (13), Auburn Hills, MI – CBS

4:20pm – Arizona (6) vs. Belmont (11), Salt Lake City, UT – TNT

4:27pm – UNLV (5) vs. California (12), San Jose, CA – truTV

6:20pm – Colorado State (8) vs. Missouri (9), Lexington, KY – TBS

6:45pm – VCU (5) vs. Akron (12), Auburn Hills, MI – CBS

6:50pm – New Mexico (3) vs. Harvard (14), Salt Lake City, UT – TNT

6:57pm – Syracuse (4) vs. Montana (13), San Jose, CA – truTV

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Day 2: Friday, March 22, 2013

No. of games: 16

First game start time: 9:15am

Last game start time: 6:57pm

Approximate viewing time: 12 hours

9:15am – Duke (2) vs. Albany (15), Philadelphia, PA – CBS

9:40am – Wisconsin (5) vs. Ole Miss (12), Kansas City, MO – truTV

10:40am – North Carolina State (8) vs. Temple (9), Dayton, OH – TBS

11:10am – Miami (2) vs. Pacific (15), Austin, TX – TNT

11:45am – Creighton (7) vs. Cincinnati (10), Philadelphia, PA – CBS

12:10pm – Kansas State (4) vs. La Salle (13), Kansas City, MO – truTV

1:10pm – Indiana (1) vs. James Madison (16), Dayton, OH – TBS

1:40pm – Illinois (7) vs. Colorado (10), Austin, TX – TNT

3:50pm – Georgetown (2) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (15), Philadelphia, PA – TBS

4:15pm – Ohio State (2) vs. Iona (15), Dayton, OH – CBS

4:20pm – North Carolina (8) vs. Villanova (9), Kansas City, MO – TNT

4:27pm – Florida (3) vs. Northwestern State (14), Austin, TX – truTV

6:20pm – San Diego State (7) vs. Oklahoma (10), Philadelphia, PA – TBS

6:45pm – Notre Dame (7) vs. Iowa State (10), Dayton, OH – CBS

6:50pm – Kansas (1) vs. Western Kentucky (16), Kansas City, MO – TNT

6:57pm – UCLA (6) vs. Minnesota (11), Austin, TX – truTV

7 responses

  1. I believe you are starting to get into “Troll” territory when it comes to Gonzaga. Take a deep breathe and just let it go.

  2. Nope, it’s still funny

  3. husky13836 :
    Nope, it’s still funny

    Are you sure it’s not the anti-depressants making you laugh?

  4. I love being a Gonzaga troll. Because Gonzaga fans are the most sensitive fans in sports, and it’s awesome to behold. All you have to do is post a picture of factual events — not even say a word — and freak-out mode commences. Beautiful and crazy, all at the same time.

  5. Nope. Just funny. Douche.

  6. Alex :
    I love being a Gonzaga troll. Because Gonzaga fans are the most sensitive fans in sports, and it’s awesome to behold. All you have to do is post a picture of factual events —
    not even say a word — and freak-out mode commences. Beautiful and crazy, all at the same time.

    What about my reaction is “freak-out mode”? Seems to me like you just constantly put up negative tweets/posts about Gonzaga hoping to get any type of reaction and when you do get a reaction YOU overreact and call our comments “freak-outs.” Maybe it would be best if Gonzaga fans just sat back and didn’t bite your troll bait and just let the #1 AP, and #1 seed speak for themselves.

    I’ll take my own advice and not comment again, but I hope you celebrate when/if Gonzaga loses. Count or blessings because they have been few and far in between for UW fans.

  7. Don :

    Alex :
    I love being a Gonzaga troll. Because Gonzaga fans are the most sensitive fans in sports, and it’s awesome to behold. All you have to do is post a picture of factual events —
    not even say a word — and freak-out mode commences. Beautiful and crazy, all at the same time.

    What about my reaction is “freak-out mode”? Seems to me like you just constantly put up negative tweets/posts about Gonzaga hoping to get any type of reaction and when you do get a reaction YOU overreact and call our comments “freak-outs.” Maybe it would be best if Gonzaga fans just sat back and didn’t bite your troll bait and just let the #1 AP, and #1 seed speak for themselves.

    I’ll take my own advice and not comment again, but I hope you celebrate when/if Gonzaga loses. Count or blessings because they have been few and far in between for UW fans.

    You have proven my point.

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