The first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament begins Thursday with 16 games from four regional sites. It starts at 12:15 p.m. ET.

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How to watch the NCAA tournament

Four of Thursday's games are broadcast on WTSP (CBS):

  • 12:15 p.m. ET: Minnesota vs. Louisville
  • 2:45 p.m. ET: Bradley vs. Michigan State
  • 7:10 p.m. ET: Abilene Christian vs. Kentucky
  • 9:40 p.m. ET: Seton Hall vs. Wofford

Four of Friday’s game are also broadcast on WTSP (CBS):

  • 12:15 p.m. ET: Iowa vs. Cincinnati
  • 2:45 p.m. ET: Colgate vs. Tennessee
  • 7:10 p.m. ET: North Dakota State vs. Duke
  • 9:40 p.m. ET: UCF vs. VCU

Note: Exact start times are tentative. 10News Midday at noon ET will not air Thursday or Friday due to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. 10News Nightside, which typically airs at 11 p.m. ET, will air after basketball coverage on Thursday and Friday.

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TBS, TNT and truTV will broadcast the other games Thursday and Friday.

March Madness stream options

For fans wanting to stream the game, they can tune in on March Madness Live or

If you’re using March Madness Live to stream the games, the first three hours of viewing on TBS, TNT and truTV are free. CBS games do not count toward three-hour preview.

March Madness? More like "truTV Awareness Month"

Each year, college basketball fans across the world go to their favorite search engines to ask: “What channel is truTV?”

Here's how to find truTV on your cable provider or otherwise stream the games on your computer, phone or laptop.

AT&T U-Verse: Channel 164/1164 HD (Full listings here)

DirecTV: Channel 246 (Full listings here)

Dish Network: Channel 242 (Full listings here)

Verizon Fios: Channel 183/683 HD (Full listings here)

Streaming: March Madness Live**

Brighthouse/Spectrum: Channels vary, find yours here.

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