It’s the time of year again when nearly all of America—basketball fans or not—seems to get caught up March Madness.
March Madness 2018
The first NCAA men’s basketball tournament games start on Tuesday, with two of the so-called First Four matchups—the play-in games for lower-ranked seeds—getting under way in the evening. Sixteen-seed LIU-Brooklyn is scheduled to tip off against 16-seed Radford to determine who will face-off against 1-seed Villanova. The Radford vs. LIU-Brooklyn matchup is scheduled to tip off at 6:40 p.m. Eastern time. It will be televised on TruTV and available to stream on March Madness Live as well.
The other game Tuesday night, meanwhile, will feature 11-seed St. Bonaventure and 11-seed UCLA facing off to see which squad will go on to face 6-seed Florida in the first round. That game is scheduled to tip off at 9:10 p.m. Eastern time. Like the first match-up Tuesday, it will be televised on TruTV and streamed on March Madness Live.
There are two more First Four games scheduled for Wednesday: 16-seed NC Central vs. 16-seed Texas Southern and 11-seed Arizona State vs.11-seed Syracuse. After that, the tournament is scheduled to begin in earnest with a slate of first-round games on Thursday. March Madness Live will have a stream available for the all the games, which will all also be televised on either TBS, TNT, TruTV or CBS.
If you’ve yet to fill out your bracket, it’s about time to get down to business—the final hours are approaching. Making selections can be a daunting task, especially since mot folks choosing winners probably didn’t watch as enough college basketball to feel truly informed. But don’t fret. Newsweek collected some of the picks from the experts, including potential upsets and overall winners, which you can find here.
Good luck with your bracket and with making sure your boss doesn’t spot your live stream of the games in the days to come.