What NCAA Tournament March Madness Games Are On Today (3/18/17)?

Times, TV Channels, Locations

The First Round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament is in the books and all things considered, there weren’t a lot of surprises. With 19 of the top 20 seeds (Nos. 1-5) winning does that mean we are headed towards a loaded Sweet 16? Eight spots will be determined today (Saturday, March 18). Here's a look at the rundown for games, TV channels, start times and locations as the bracket continues to shrink.

 

NCAA Tournament Saturday Second Round Games

Note: All times Eastern, some start times approximate

 

No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No.4 West Virginia

TV: 12:10 p.m., CBS

Site: Buffalo (West Region)

 

Prediction: Notre Dame 74, West Virginia 68

 

Related: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Preview and Prediction

 

No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 1 Villanova

TV: 2:40 p.m., CBS

Site: Buffalo (East Region)

 

Prediction: Villanova 77, Wisconsin 67

 

Related: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Villanova Wildcats Preview and Prediction

 

No. 8 Northwestern vs. No. 1 Gonzaga

TV: 5:15 p.m., CBS

Site: Salt Lake City (West Region)

 

Prediction: Gonzaga 80, Northwestern 66

 

Related: Northwestern Wildcats vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

 

No. 11 Xavier vs. No. 3 Florida State

TV: 6:10 p.m., TNT

Site: Orlando (West Region)

 

Prediction: Florida State 74, Xavier 70

 

Related: Xavier Musketeers vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Prediction

 

No. 12 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 4 Butler

TV: 7:10 p.m., TBS

Site: Milwaukee (South Region)

 

Prediction: Butler 71, Middle Tennessee 67

 

Related: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Butler Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

 

No. 7 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 2 Arizona

TV: 7:45 p.m., CBS

Site: Salt Lake City (West Region)

 

Prediction: Arizona 87, Saint Mary’s 72

 

Related: Saint Mary's Gaels vs. Arizona Wildcats Preview and Prediction

 

No. 5 Virginia vs. No. 4 Florida

TV: 8:40 p.m., TNT

Site: Orlando (East Region)

 

Prediction: Florida 72, Virginia 65

 

Related: Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators Preview and Prediction

 

No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 4 Purdue

TV: 9:40 p.m., TBS

Site: Milwaukee (Midwest Region)

 

Prediction: Iowa State 77, Purdue 73

 

Related: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Purdue Boilermakers Preview and Prediction

 

— Written by Antwan Staley, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and has extensive experience covering Florida sports teams. Staley has written for Bleacher Report, Pro Player Insiders and is a reporter for Sports Talk Florida. Follow him on Twitter @antwanstaley.

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:29

More Stories: