Primer: NCAA tournament time, TV, ticket and streaming information

Dylan Burkhardt

The_Palace_of_Auburn_Hills[1]Michigan will open the NCAA tournament against South Dakota State just 50 miles away from home at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Michigan’s opening game will be at 7:15 p.m. and televised on CBS, broadcast by Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols. The game is part of Thursday’s second session ticket at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

If Michigan tops South Dakota State, the Wolverines will face the winner of No. 5 VCU and No. 12 Akron. The winner of that game will advance to the Sweet 16 in the tournament’s south region.

Weekend Schedule:

Wednesday, March 20th

Practices (open to media and general public)
  • Noon -­ 12:40 p.m.: Valparaiso
  • 12:45 -­ 1:25 p.m.: South Dakota State
  • 1:30 -­ 2:10 p.m.: Michigan State
  • 2:15 -­ 2:55 p.m.: Memphis
  • 4:25 -­ 5:05 p.m.: Michigan
  • 5:10 -­ 5:50 p.m.: VCU
  • 5:55 -­ 6:35 p.m.: MTSU/St. Mary’s
  • 6:40 -­ 7:20 p.m.: Akron

Thursday, March 21st:

Session 1:
  • 12:15 p.m., CBS: No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Valparaiso
  • 2:45 p.m., CBS: No. 6 Memphis vs. MTSU/St .Mary’s winner
Session 2:
  • 7:15 p.m., CBS: No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 South Dakota State
  • 9:45 p.m., CBS: No. 5 VCU vs. No. 12 Akron

Saturday, March 23rd

Session 3:
  • 12:15 p.m., CBS: No. 4 Michigan vs. No 5 Virginia Commonwealth
  • 2:45 p.m., CBS: No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 6 Memphis

View a full television schedule for the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament here.

Streaming Information:

All NCAA tournament broadcast will be available over the internet at As well as on the NCAA March Madness app on the iPhone, iPod and select Android devices.

Ticket Information:

South Regional:

The South regional semifinals and finals will be played at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. South regional games are scheduled to be played on March 29th and March 31st, 2013.

  • JDiesel

    Any one know if one can live stream games on an airplane? I have an 8pm flight on Thursday (delta)….

    • jakelam2116

      Pretty sure Delta has wireless for a fee…

      • JDiesel

        Hi. In the past, the gogo inflight has not supported live video streaming. Basically I am wondering if anyone has had better luck than me with watching hoops on Delta using their internet.
        Thanks for any advice!

        • arsenal926

          In my experience the Delta wifi has never streamed video, usually not even youtube. Best chance of following the games is on the umhoops open thread or a game tracker thing.

    • Mark Worthley

      sometimes….does the airplane have wifi?

    • Burz

      Yea, you can pay a fee and then either watch on a laptop or download the app to a smartphone

  • gpsimms

    I have a flight during the game. Will the link to the live stream games have archived games immediately after?

  • Devin McCauley

    Got my tickets for 62 $ from ticket master it seemed to be the least expensive option but there are only noise bleeds left in ticketmaster.

  • Impashable

    Will there be open practices in Arlington on Thursday?