Thursday's action on the hardwood will be the first true taste college hoops fans get of March Madness this spring. With 16 games on the slate, there will be no shortage of stuff to watch either at home or on a mobile device via March Madness Live.
Here is the full TV schedule. All times are Eastern.
12:15 p.m., CBS: No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Dayton
12:40 p.m., TruTV: No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 American
1:40 p.m., TBS: No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Pittsburgh
2:10 p.m., TNT: No. 5 Cincinnati vs. No. 12 Harvard
2:45 p.m., CBS: No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Western Michigan
3:10 p.m., TruTV: No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 BYU
4:10 p.m., TBS: No. 1 Florida vs. No. 16 Albany
4:40 p.m., TNT: No. 4 Michigan State vs. No. 13 Delaware
6:55 p.m., TBS: No. 7 UConn vs. No. 10 Saint Joseph's
7:10 p.m., CBS: No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Wofford
7:20 p.m., TNT: No. 5 Saint Louis vs. No. 12 North Carolina State
7:27 p.m., TruTV: No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 North Dakota State
9:25 p.m., TBS: No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 15 Milwaukee
9:40 p.m., CBS: No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Arizona State
9:50 p.m., TNT: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Manhattan
9:57 p.m., TruTV: No. 4 San Diego State vs. No. 13 New Mexico State
There a ton of upset opportunities on Thursday, and we get one right off the bat as Dayton battles Ohio State. The Buckeyes were once ranked in the top five, but they torn up by the Big Ten. If the Fliers can hit some threes against OSU's vaunted defense, they are more than capable of springing the upset.
Everyone loves a good 5-12 upset. We could get our first 12 seed advancing to the third round as Harvard takes on Cincinnati. The Crimson can really shoot the ball and won't let the bright lights affect them too much after upsetting No. 3 seed New Mexico this time last year.
Fans of high-scoring shootouts should tune into Oregon-BYU. Defense will be optional in this one.
At night, there are two more intriguing 5-12 matchups. Saint Louis is one of the top defensive teams in the country, but they've lost four of their last five games. North Carolina State, on the other hand, beat Xavier on Tuesday night and seems to be finding its stride. Oklahoma and North Dakota State can both really score the basketball, and it's tough to see either team getting many stops on the defensive end.
Don't sleep on that final game between San Diego State and New Mexico State, either. The Aztecs struggle to score and could be primed for an early exit if Xavier Thames is unable to hit some shots.