NCAA Tournament 2012 Schedule And Bracket For Thursday's Second Round

LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 31: Rick Pitino the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals reacts to a foul charged to his team during 69-62 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena on December 31, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The first full day of March Madness is underway. Here's your full TV schedule with announcer information. | NCAA Tournament Live Scoreboard

It's finally time for the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. Or the First Round, whatever you feel more comfortable with. Whether the First Four matchups are glorified play-in games or an actual part of the tournament is up to you but, either way, March Madness begins in earnest on Thursday.

That means wall-to-wall action, games aplenty, and all the madness you can handle. The action kicks off just after noon on the East Coast and ends just about 12 hours later. Strap in and get ready for college basketball's finest spectacle.


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Here's the schedule, TV information and announcers for Thursday's games. Be sure to grab a printable bracket to follow along with the games, as well.

Murray State vs. Colorado State, 12:15 p.m. ET, CBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Kansas State vs. Southern Miss, 12:40 p.m. ET, truTV (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

Louisville vs. Davidson, 1:40 p.m. ET, TBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Wisconsin vs. Montana, 2:10 p.m. ET, TNT (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Marquette vs. BYU, 2:45 p.m. ET (tentative), CBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Syracuse vs. UNC Asheville, 3:20 p.m. ET (tentative), truTV (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)


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New Mexico vs. Long Beach St., 4:20 p.m. ET (tentative), TBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Vanderbilt vs. Harvard, 4:40 p.m. ET (tentative), TNT (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky, 6:50 p.m. ET, TBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Wichita State vs. VCU, 7:15 p.m. ET, CBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Gonzaga vs. West Virginia, 7:20 p.m. ET, TNT (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

Baylor vs. South Dakota State, 7:27 p.m. ET, truTV (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Iowa State vs. Connecticut, 9:20 p.m. ET, TBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Indiana vs. New Mexico State, 9:20 p.m. ET (tentative), CBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Ohio State vs. Loyola Maryland, 9:50 p.m. ET (tentative), TNT (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

UNLV vs. Colorado, 9:57 p.m. ET (tentative), truTV (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's Selection Sunday StoryStream, and stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on who was snubbed, who got the best bracket, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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