March Madness Schedule 2012: Thursday Games, Times, TV And Announcers

Thursday marks the beginning of the second round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, but we all know it's still treated like the first round with those other four games garnering little to none of our attention. They are there to merely serve as fluffy play-ins.

Now that the first day of real action is upon us, get ready for 16 games of packed tournament action. We have all of the games, tip times, channels you need to tune in to and even the announcers below.

Game 1: No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State

Time: 12:15 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

Announcers: Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery

Game 2: No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Southern Mississippi

Time: 12:40 p.m. ET

TV: truTV

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller

Game 3: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson

Time: 1:40 p.m. ET

TV: TBS

Announcers: Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner

Game 4: No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Montana

Time: 2:10 p.m. ET

TV: TNT

Announcers: Spero Dedes and Bob Wenzel

Game 5: No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 BYU

Time: 2:45 p.m. ET (approx.)

TV: CBS

Announcers: Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery

Game 6: No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 16 UNC Asheville

Time: 3:10 p.m. ET (approx.)

TV: truTV

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller

Game 7: No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Long Beach State

Time: 4:10 p.m. ET (approx.)

TV: TBS

Announcers: Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner

Game 8: No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Harvard

Time: 4:40 p.m. ET (approx.)

TV: TNT

Announcers: Spero Dedes and Bob Wenzel

Game 9: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky

Time: 6:50 p.m. ET

TV: TBS

Announcers: Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner

Game 10: No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU

Tip: 7:15 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

Announcers: Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery

Game 11: No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 10 West Virginia

Time: 7:20 p.m. ET

TV: TNT

Announcers: Spero Dedes and Bob Wenzel

Game 12: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State

Time: 7:27 p.m. ET

TV: truTV

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller

Game 13: No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Connecticut

Time: 9:20 p.m. ET (approx.)

TV: TBS

Announcers: Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner

Game 14: No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

Time: 9:45 p.m. ET (approx.)

TV: CBS

Announcers: Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery

Game 15: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Loyola (MD)

Time: 9:50 p.m. ET (approx.)

TV: TNT

Announcers: Spero Dedes and Bob Wenzel

Game 16: No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado

Time: 9:57 p.m. ET (approx.)

TV: truTV

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller

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