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2017 NCAA Tournament: How to watch the First Four games

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Villanova will find out their First Round opponent on Tuesday night.

Albany v Mount St Mary's Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The First Four games! A tradition unlike any other kicks off tonight in Dayton, Ohio and continues again on Wednesday night as we officially kick off the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

These games typically pair up four one-bid league winners that are rated on the lower end for the right to be put to the sword by one of the big boys. But there is the potential for a couple of good games too as the others will feature Power 6 that typically just made it in with an at-large bid.

The Villanova Wildcats are awaiting the winner of the first game between the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers and the New Orelans Privateers. That game will air at 6:30pm ET on truTV.

Here’s the full schedule if you feel inclined to watch any of the other games — Big East ally Providence takes the court in the late game on Wednesday.

2017 NCAA Tournament First Four TV Schedule

Game Date Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
Game Date Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
Mount St. Mary's vs. New Orleans March 14 6:30 p.m. truTV Dayton Brian Anderson / Clark Kellogg / Lewis Johnson
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons March 14 Approx. 9:10 p.m. truTV Dayton Brian Anderson / Clark Kellogg / Lewis Johnson
North Carolina Central vs. UC Davis March 15 6:30 p.m. truTV Dayton Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
Providence Friars vs. USC Trojans March 15 Approx. 9:10 p.m. truTV Dayton Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude

Use this as your Open Thread for the game tonight!