2024 March Madness Schedule: Best Live Odds for Men’s College Basketball First Round

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March Madness is finally upon us with the release of the 2024 NCAA Men’s College Basketball tournament bracket. This page will provide a schedule for the first-round games. We also feature current spreads, moneylines, and totals for each contest.

For the first time, games will be available for live streaming on Paramount+ and Max without a subscription to a multichannel distributor. As usual, all games will be shown on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.

Check out the full March Madness schedule below with matchups, dates, locations, and TV/live stream options. Best odds available are listed.

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March Madness Schedule: First Four Odds

Four games will take place before the first round, cutting the field from 68 to 64 teams. Two contests will feature duplicate 16 seeds, while the other two feature the final four at-large teams that made it into the big dance.

All games will occur in Dayton, Ohio, and are available to watch on Max and truTV. Days and times are Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET.

  • (16) Wagner
    vs. (16) Howard
    Total:
  • (10) Colorado St
    vs. (10) Virginia
    Total:
  • (16) Grambling
    vs. (16) Montana St
    Total:
  • (10) Colorado
    vs. (10) Boise St
    Total:

Thursday’s Games and Current Odds

Times listed are Eastern. All contests will occur in the following locations: Charlotte, North Carolina; Omaha, Nebraska; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Time (ET)MatchupMoneylineTotalRegionLocationTV / Live Stream
12:15 p.m.8 Mississippi St
9 Michigan St

WestCharlotteCBS / Paramount+
12:40 p.m.6 BYU
11 Duquesne

EastOmahatruTV / Max
1:30 p.m.3 Creighton
14 Akron

MidwestPittsburghTNT / Max
2 p.m.2 Arizona
15 Long Beach St

WestSalt Lake CityTBS / Max
2:45 p.m.1 North Carolina
16 Howard/Wagner
WestCharlotteCBS / Paramount+
3:10 p.m.3 Illinois
14 Morehead St

EastOmahatruTV / Max
4 p.m.6 South Carolina
11 Oregon

MidwestPittsburghTNT / Max
4:30 p.m.7 Dayton
10 Nevada

WestSalt Lake CityTBS / Max
6:50 p.m.7 Texas
10 VA/CSU
MidwestCharlotteTNT / Max
7:10 p.m.3 Kentucky
14 Oakland

SouthPittsburghCBS / Paramount+
7:25 p.m.5 Gonzaga
12 McNeese St

MidwestSalt Lake CityTBS / Max
7:35 p.m.2 Iowa St
15 South Dakota St

EastOmahatruTV / Max
9:20 p.m.2 Tennessee
15 Saint Peter's

MidwestCharlotteTNT / Max
9:40 p.m.6 Texas Tech
11 NC State

SouthPittsburghCBS / Paramount+
9:55 p.m.4 Kansas
13 Samford

MidwestSalt Lake CityTBS / Max
10:05 p.m.7 Washington St
10 Drake

EastOmahatruTV / Max

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Friday’s Games and Current Odds

Times listed are Eastern. All contests will occur in the following locations: Brooklyn, New York; Indianapolis, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee; and Spokane, Washington.

Time (ET)MatchupMoneylineTotalRegionLocationTV / Live Stream
12:15 p.m.8 FL Atlantic
9 Northwestern

EastBrooklynCBS / Paramount+
12:40 p.m.3 Baylor
14 Colgate

WestMemphistruTV / Max
1:30 p.m.5 San Diego St
12 UAB

EastSpokaneTNT / Max
2 p.m.2 Marquette
15 W Kentucky

SouthIndianapolisTBS / Max
2:45 p.m.1 UConn
16 Stetson

EastBrooklynCBS / Paramount+
3:10 p.m.6 Clemson
11 New Mexico

WestMemphistruTV / Max
4 p.m.4 Auburn
13 Yale

EastSpokaneTNT / Max
4:30 p.m.7 Florida
10 BSU/Colorado
SouthIndianapolisTBS / Max
6:50 p.m.8 Nebraska
9 Texas A&M

SouthMemphisTNT / Max
7:10 p.m.4 Duke
13 Vermont

SouthBrooklynCBS / Paramount+
7:25 p.m.1 Purdue
16 MSU/Grambling
MidwestIndianapolisTBS / Max
7:35 p.m.4 Alabama
13 Charleston

WestSpokanetruTV / Max
9:20 p.m.1 Houston
16 Longwood

SouthMemphisTNT / Max
9:40 p.m.5 Wisconsin
12 James Madison

SouthBrooklynCBS / Paramount+
9:55 p.m.8 Utah St
9 TCU

MidwestIndianapolisTBS / Max
10:05 p.m.5 St. Mary's
12 Grand Canyon

WestSpokanetruTV / Max

March Madness Schedule: NCAA Tournament Second Round

Similar to recent years, locations hosting first-round games will also host second-round games two days later. CBS and Paramount+ will have seven total games beginning at Noon ET on Saturday and Sunday. truTV and Max will have the final match that CBS would show if they carried a Sunday night game.

Coverage on Max begins at 6 p.m. ET on both Saturday and Sunday. TNT will have a doubleheader beginning at that time, and TBS will start an hour later at 7 p.m. ET.

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