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NCAA Tournament 2011 Schedule: Four Teams Square Off For Right To Face Pittsburgh, West Virginia

It's finally here: the 2011 NCAA Tournament kicks off today. But before we get into the heart of March Madness on Thursday and Friday, there are four first round (play in) match-ups slated for the next two days.

Today's TV schedule features two of those games:

6:40 p.m., truTV, DaytonNorth Carolina- Ashville vs. Arkansas- Little Rock. The winner of this game gets to take on the Southeast's top seed, Pittsburgh.

9:10 p.m., truTV, DaytonAlabama- Birmingham vs. Clemson. These two teams square off for the right to face West Virginia, the East's five seed.

Check back here daily for the day's NCAA Tournament TV schedule.

To help you find truTV in your area, we've put together this handy channel guide.

  • Dish Network - 204 (SD/HD) and 9430 (HD) 
  • Direct TV - 246 (SD) and 246-1 (HD, NCAA Coverage Only)
  • Cox Communication - 45 (SD) / 745 (HD)
  • Qwest Choice TV - 54 (SD)

Here's the full schedule for the NCAA Tournament for the next three days, including broadcast teams:

FIRST ROUND GAMES

TUESDAY, MARCH 15  

6:40, truTV, Dayton -- UNC Asheville vs. UALR (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr)

9:10, truTV, Dayton -- UAB vs. Clemson (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16  

6:40, truTV, Dayton -- UTSA vs. Alabama St. (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)

9:10, truTV, Dayton -- Southern California vs. VCU  (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)

SECOND ROUND GAMES

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 17 (12:00 Noon-5:00 , ET)  

12:15, CBS, Tampa -- West Virginia vs. UAB/Clemson (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

12:40, truTV, Wash. D.C. -- Butler vs. Old Dominion (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

1:40, TBS, Denver--I Louisville vs. Morehead St. (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

2:10, TNT, Tucson -- Temple vs. Penn St. (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

2:45, CBS, Tampa -- Kentucky vs. Princeton (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

3:10, truTV, Wash. D.C. -- Pittsburgh vs. Asheville/Ark-LR (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

4:10, TBS, Denver -- Vanderbilt vs. Richmond (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

4:40, TNT, Tucson -- San Diego St. vs. Northern Colorado (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 17 (6:30 -12:00 AM, ET)

6:50, TBS, Tampa -- Florida vs. UC Santa Barbara (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

7:15, CBS, Denver -- BYU vs. Wofford (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery) 

7:20, TNT, Wash D.C. -- Connecticut vs. Bucknell (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

7:27, truTV, Tucson -- Wisconsin vs. Belmont (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

9:20, TBS, Tampa -- UCLA vs. Michigan St. (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

9:45, CBS, Denver -- St. John's vs. Gonzaga (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery) 

9:45, TNT, Wash. D.C. -- Cincinnati vs. Missouri (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

9:57, truTV, Tucson -- Kansas St. vs. Utah St. (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)