March Madness Schedule 2012: Times, TV Details Announced For Thursday's Games

Although the 2012 NCAA tournament technically begins on Tuesday with the First Four, the real action doesn't start until the round of 64 begins on Thursday. That is the main part of the first week of the NCAA tournament, as there will be games on from early in the afternoon to late in the night.

Here's a look at the schedule (start times, TV details and announcers) for the 2012 NCAA tournament games on Thursday:

Related: Related: First Four Schedule | Friday's Schedule

Thursday Afternoon, March 15 (Noon-5 p.m. ET)

12:15 PM CBS Louisville I
Murray State vs. Colorado State
Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser

12:40 PM truTV Pittsburgh I
Kansas State vs. Southern Miss
Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Marty Snider

1:40 PM TBS Portland I
Louisville vs. Davidson
Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Jenn Hildreth

2:10 PM TNT Albuquerque I
Wisconsin vs. Montana
Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel//Jamie Maggio

after conc. I CBS Louisville II
Marquette vs. BYU/Iona

after conc. I truTV Pittsburgh II
Syracuse vs. UNC Asheville

after conc. I TBS Portland II
New Mexico vs. Long Beach State

after conc. I TNT Albuquerque II
Vanderbilt vs. Harvard
Dedes/ Wenzel//Maggio

Thursday Evening, March 15 (6:30 p.m.-12 a.m., ET)

(Announce teams same as day games)

6:50 PM TBS Louisville III Kentucky vs. Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky

7:15 PM CBS Portland III Wichita State vs. VCU

7:20 PM TNT Pittsburgh III Gonzaga vs. West Virginia

7:27 PM truTV Albuquerque III Baylor vs. South Dakota State

after conc. III TBS Louisville IV Iowa State vs. Connecticut

after conc. III CBS Portland IV Indiana vs. New Mexico State

after conc. III TNT Pittsburgh IV Ohio State vs. Loyola Maryland

after conc. III truTV Albuquerque IV UNLV vs. Colorado

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