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2015 NCAA Tournament Thursday Schedule, Where To Watch, and Open Thread

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Thursday marks the opening day of the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament. Here is how to watch and an open thread to discuss the day's action.

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On Thursday, the Round of 64 will tip-off in the 2015 NCAA Tournament where a total of 7 teams from the Big Ten conference have received bids.  Two teams will play on Thursday in what should be an exciting day of action.

To help assist in this, BTPowerhouse has taken the liberty of breaking down when all of the Big Ten games are happening and where fans can check them out.  Also, we attached a full schedule of all of the first few days of the tournament for this weekend.  You can check out both lists below.

Thursday Big Ten Teams In 2015 NCAA Tournament:

Ohio State
  • Opponent: Virginia Commonwealth Rams
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: After conclusion of Arizona vs. Texas Southern (Starts at 2:10PM ET)
  • Network: TNT
  • Preview: Here
Purdue
  • Opponent: Cincinnati Bearcats
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 7:10PM ET
  • Network: CBS
  • Preview: Here
For convenience, we have also attached the full schedule for Thursdays' games and the First Round of this year's NCAA Tournament, which is labeled as the Second Round on this chart.

Full NCAA Tournament Schedule:


Second Round Games
Thursday, March 19 (Noon- 6 p.m. ET)
Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Pittsburgh I Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs.Northeastern Huskies Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Lewis Johnson
12:40 p.m. truTV Louisville I Iowa State Cyclones vs. UAB Blazers Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
1:40 p.m. TBS Jacksonville I Baylor Bears vs. Georgia State Panthers Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl
2:10 p.m. TNT Portland I Arizona Wildcats vs. Texas Southern Tigers Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols
After conc. I CBS Pittsburgh II Butler Bulldogs vs. Texas Longhorns Anderson/Smith//Johnson
After conc. I truTV Louisville II SMU Mustangs vs. UCLA Bruins Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. I TBS Jacksonville II Xavier Musketeers vs. BYU/Ole Miss Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl
After conc. I TNT Portland II Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols
Second Round Games
Thursday Evening, March 19 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)
(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)
Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TBS Pittsburgh III Villanova Wildcats vs. Lafayette Leopards Anderson/Smith//Johnson
7:10 p.m. CBS Louisville III Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
7:20 p.m. TNT Jacksonville III North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Harvard Crimson Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl
7:27 p.m. truTV Portland III Utah Utes vs. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols
After conc. III TBS Pittsburgh IV North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. LSU Tigers Anderson/Smith//Johnson
After conc. III CBS Louisville IV Kentucky Wildcats vs. Hampton/Manhattan Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. III TNT Jacksonville IV Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Wofford Terriers Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl
After conc. III truTV Portland IV Georgetown Hoyas vs. Eastern Washington Eagles Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols