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NCAA Tournament 2019: First round start times, matchups, locations, tv, announcer pairings, and more

It all starts on Thursday.

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Who’s ready for the greatest four days of the year?

The first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA Tournament get underway on Thursday when CBS goes on the air at high noon. The fun doesn’t let up until Sunday night.

Shortly after the full bracket was revealed, the NCAA announced the full schedule for the First Round, beginning with Thursday’s slate of games.

Louisville and Minnesota get the honor of starting things off with the first tip-off just after 12:15 p.m. on CBS. LSU will play Yale, Auburn will face New Mexico State, and Florida State draws Vermont in the other three early games.

The full schedule, complete with announcer pairings, TV assignments, and locations can be found below.

There you have it. Now you can start counting down the minutes until Thursday when you turn on CBS just a couple minutes before The Price is Right ends and get goosebumps when the March Madness theme starts playing.