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What NCAA Tournament March Madness Games Are On Today (3/16/17)?

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

What NCAA Tournament March Madness Games Are On Today (3/16/17)?

The NCAA Tournament is here and today's (Thursday, March 16) schedule is sure to be a good one. Here's a look at the rundown for games, TV channels, start times and locations for today's March Madness.

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NCAA Tournament Thursday First Round Games

Note: All times Eastern, some start times approximate. 

No. 12 Princeton vs. No. 5 Notre Dame

TV: 12:15 p.m., CBS

Site: Buffalo (West Region)

Prediction: Notre Dame 74, Princeton 60

No. 12 UNC Wilmington vs. No. 5 Virginia

TV: 12:40 p.m., truTV

Site: Orlando (East Region)

Prediction: Virginia 61, UNC Wilmington 58

Related: UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

No. 13 Winthrop vs. No. 4 Butler

TV: 1:30 p.m., TNT

Site: Milwaukee (South Region)

Prediction: Winthrop 84, Butler 80

No. 16 South Dakota State vs. No. 1 Gonzaga

TV: 2 p.m., TBS

Site: Salt Lake City (West Region)

Prediction: Gonzaga 86, South Dakota 60

Related: South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

No. 13 Bucknell vs. No. 4 West Virginia

TV: 2:45 p.m., CBS

Site: Buffalo (West Region)

Prediction: West Virginia 76, Bucknell 58

No. 13 East Tennessee State vs. No. 4 Florida

TV: 3:10 p.m., truTV

Site: Orlando (East Region)

Prediction: Florida 62, ETSU 55

No. 12 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 5 Minnesota

TV: 4 p.m., TNT

Site: Milwaukee (South Region)

Prediction: MTSU 72, Minnesota 66

Related: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview and Prediction

No. 9 Vanderbilt vs. No. 8 Northwestern

TV: 4:30 p.m., TBS

Site: Salt Lake City (West Region)

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Prediction: Northwestern 70, Vanderbilt 64

Related: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

No. 11 Xavier vs. No. 6 Maryland

TV: 6:50 p.m., TNT

Site: Orlando (West Region)

Prediction: Xavier 72, Maryland 64

Related: Xavier Musketeers vs. Maryland Terrapins Preview and Prediction

No. 16 Mount St. Mary's vs. No. 1 Villanova

TV: 7:10 p.m., CBS

Site: Buffalo (East Region)

Prediction: Villanova 88, Mount St. Mary's 51

Related: Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers vs. Villanova Wildcats Preview and Prediction

No. 10 VCU vs. No. 7 Saint Mary's

TV: 7:20 p.m., TBS

Site: Salt Lake City (West Region)

Prediction: Saint Mary's 55, VCU 53

No. 13 Vermont vs. No. 4 Purdue

TV: 7:27 p.m., truTV

Site: Milwaukee (Midwest Region)

Prediction: Purdue 78, Vermont 60

No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 3 Florida State

TV: 9:20 p.m., TNT

Site: Orlando (West Region)

Prediction: Florida State 79, FGCU 77

Related: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Prediction

No. 9 Virginia Tech vs. No. 8 Wisconsin

TV: 9:40 p.m., CBS

Site: Buffalo (East Region)

Prediction: Wisconsin 65, Virginia Tech 61

No. 15 North Dakota vs. No. 2 Arizona

TV: 9:50 p.m., TBS

Site: Salt Lake City (West Region)

Prediction: Arizona 92, North Dakota 64

No. 12 Nevada vs. No. 5 Iowa State

TV: 9:57 p.m., truTV

Site: Milwaukee (Midwest Region)

Prediction: Iowa State 82, Nevada 78

— Written by Kyle Kensing, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a sportswriter in Southern California. Kensing is publisher of CFBHuddle.com. Follow him on Twitter @kensing45.