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Thursday on TV: Are your brackets done? NCAA tournament tips off!

Published March 16, 2017 9:39 am
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Well, productivity at work will be down for the next couple of days — the NCAA men's basketball tournament tips off and goes non-stop for 12 hours at a time.

(Yes, we had the First Four games over the past couple of days ... but the 64 team field is set now.)

That's 16 games today and 16 games tomorrow, overlapping on CBS/Ch. 2, TBS, TNT and truTV.

Here's today's schedule:

Notre Dame vs. Princeton (10:15 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Virginia vs. UNC-Wilmington (10:40 a.m., truTV; Butler vs. Winthrop (11:30 a.m., TNT); Gonzaga vs. South Dakota State (noon, TBS); West Virginia vs. Bucknell (12:45 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Florida vs. East Tennessee State (1:10 p.m., truTV; Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee State (2 p.m., TNT); Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt 2:30 p.m., TBS); Maryland vs. Xavier (4:50 p.m., TNT); Villanova vs. Mount St. Mary's (5:10 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); St. Mary's vs. Virginia Commonwealth (5:20 p.m., TBS); Purdue vs. Vermont (5:27 p.m., truTV); Florida State vs. Florida Gulf Coast (7:20 p.m. TNT); Wisconsin vs. Virginia Tech (7:40 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Arizona vs. North Dakota (7:50 p.m., TBS); Iowa State vs. Nevada (7:57 p.m., truTV)

Elsewhere on TV ...

• NBA (5 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Cleveland Cavaliers

• College baseball (6 p.m., BYUtv): Connecticut at BYU

• "Grey's Anatomy" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): April and Jackson travel to Montana to perform a complicated surgery on a young patient.

• "Superstore" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Jonah accompanies Amy on a trip to help her parents move out of her childhood home.

• "MasterChef Junior" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The top 14 cooks receive a mystery box challenge inspired by the White House garden from former first lady Michelle Obama.

• Women's NIT (7 p.m., BYUtv): Washington State at BYU

• "Powerless" (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Van steals credit for Emily's generosity.

• "Scandal" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Flashbacks reveal events on the night of Francisco Vargas' assassination.

• "Chicago Med" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Doctors and nurses deal with a staff member's suicide; Choi and Halstead face off over how to treat a patient experiencing stroke symptoms.

• "Kicking & Screaming" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Kirsten struggles with a serious allergic reaction; things get personal during the elimination.

• "The History of Comedy" (8 p.m., CNN): Tracing the origins of topical humor.

• "The Catch" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The AVI team takes on a sharpshooting assassin hunting their new client.

• "The Blacklist: Redemption" (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Ruthless terrorists escape from a black site' prison in Manhattan.

• "Sun Records" (11 p.m., CMT): Elvis tries to win Trixie back; Johnny Cash makes a decision that will affect his girlfriend back home.

• "Colony" (11 p.m., USA): Will, Katie and Broussard search for a way out of the colony.

• "Baskets" (11 p.m., FX): Martha learns to haggle.






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