March Madness schedule, odds and TV info for Friday's NCAA Tournament first-round games

Jace Evans, USA TODAY
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Let the Madness begin in full.

After getting a taste of the NCAA Tournament action we missed out on last year with Thursday's First Four games, Friday brings us our first full day of March Madness since 2019.

Sixteen games, featuring teams from the Midwest and South regions, will meet in first round play in venues (mostly) in the Indianapolis area. Two No. 1 seeds are in action, as Illinois takes on Drexel and Baylor battles Hartford. Will we get any big first-round upsets?

One other highlight to look for Friday: the return of Sister Jean! Loyola-Chicago's team chaplain will be on hand for the Ramblers' matchup with Georgia Tech.

Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu celebrates the Fighting Illini's win over Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. Both teams are in action Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu celebrates the Fighting Illini's win over Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. Both teams are in action Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

LAST-MINUTE BRACKET TIPS:

Here's everything you need to know about Friday's NCAA Tournament games (all times Eastern and all betting odds via BetMGM as of 8 p.m. ET Thursday night):

No. 10 Virginia Tech vs. No. 7 Florida

Time: 12:15 p.m. Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.

TV: CBS.

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson.

How to stream: March Madness Live, fuboTV, Paramount+.

Odds: Florida -1; over/under: 135.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Hokies and Gators, check out USA TODAY Sports' full South Region breakdown.

No. 14 Colgate vs. No. 3 Arkansas

Time: 12:45 p.m. Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.

TV: truTV.

Announcers:

How to stream: March Madness Live, truTV, fuboTV.

Odds: Arkansas -8.5; over/under: 161.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Raiders and Razorbacks, check out USA TODAY Sports' full South Region breakdown.

No. 16 Drexel vs. No. 1 Illinois

Time: 1:15 p.m. Location: Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis.

TV: TBS.

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson.

How to stream: March Madness Live, TBS, fuboTV.

Odds: Illinois -22.5; over/under: 143.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Dragons and Fighting Illini, check out USA TODAY Sports' full Midwest Region breakdown.

No. 11 Utah State vs. No. 6 Texas Tech

Time: 1:45 p.m. Location: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Ind.

TV: TNT.

Announcers: Carter Blackburn, Debbie Antonelli, Evan Washburn.

How to stream: March Madness Live, TNT, fuboTV.

Odds: Texas Tech -4; over/under: 131.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Aggies and Red Raiders, check out USA TODAY Sports' full South Region breakdown.

No. 15 Oral Roberts vs. No. 2 Ohio State

Time: 3 p.m. Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind.

TV: CBS.

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Jamie Erdahl.

How to stream: March Madness Live, fuboTV, Paramount+.

Odds: Ohio State -15.5; over/under: 156.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Golden Eagles and Buckeyes, check out USA TODAY Sports' full South Region breakdown.

No. 16 Hartford vs. No. 1 Baylor

Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

TV: truTV.

Announcers: Lisa Byington, Steve Smith, AJ Ross.

How to stream: March Madness Live, truTV, fuboTV.

Odds: Baylor -25; over/under: 140.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Hawks and Bears, check out USA TODAY Sports' full South Region breakdown.

No. 9 Georgia Tech vs. No. 8 Loyola-Chicago

Time: 4 p.m. Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.

TV: TBS.

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson.

How to stream: March Madness Live, TBS, fuboTV.

Odds: Loyola-Chicago -6; over/under: 124.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Yellow Jackets and Ramblers, check out USA TODAY Sports' full Midwest Region breakdown.

No. 12 Oregon State vs. No. 5 Tennessee

Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.

TV: TNT.

Announcers: Spero Dedes, Brendan Haywood, Lauren Shehadi.

How to stream: March Madness Live, TNT, fuboTV.

Odds: Tennessee -8; over/under: 130.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Beavers and Volunteers, check out USA TODAY Sports' full Midwest Region breakdown.

No. 13 Liberty vs. No. 4 Oklahoma State

Time: 6:25 p.m. Location: Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis.

TV: TBS.

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson.

How to stream: March Madness Live, TBS, fuboTV.

Odds: Oklahoma State -7.5; over/under: 139.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Flames and Cowboys, check out USA TODAY Sports' full Midwest Region breakdown.

No. 9 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 North Carolina

Time: 7:10 p.m. Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind.

TV: CBS.

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Jamie Erdahl.

How to stream: March Madness Live, fuboTV, Paramount+.

Odds: North Carolina -1; over/under: 137.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Badgers and Tar Heels, check out USA TODAY Sports' full South Region breakdown.

No. 15 Cleveland State vs. No. 2 Houston

Time: 7:15 p.m. Location: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Ind.

TV: truTV.

Announcers: Carter Blackburn, Debbie Antonelli, Evan Washburn.

How to stream: March Madness Live, truTV, fuboTV.

Odds: Houston -20; over/under: 134.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Vikings and Cougars, check out USA TODAY Sports' full Midwest Region breakdown.

No. 13 North Texas vs. No. 4 Purdue

Time: 7:25 p.m. Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

TV: TNT.

Announcers: Tom McCarthy, Avery Johnson, AJ Ross.

How to stream: March Madness Live, TNT, fuboTV.

Odds: Purdue -7.5; over/under: 126.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Mean Green and Boilermakers, check out USA TODAY Sports' full South Region breakdown.

No. 10 Rutgers vs. No. 7 Clemson

Time: 9:20 p.m. Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.

TV: TBS.

Announcers: Spero Dedes, Brendan Haywood, Lauren Shehadi.

How to stream: March Madness Live, TBS, fuboTV.

Odds: Rutgers -1.5; over/under: 125.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Scarlet Knights and Tigers, check out USA TODAY Sports' full Midwest Region breakdown.

No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 6 San Diego State

Time: 9:40 p.m. Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.

TV: CBS.

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson.

How to stream: March Madness Live, fuboTV, Paramount+.

Odds: San Diego State -3; over/under: 138.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Orange and Aztecs, check out USA TODAY Sports' full Midwest Region breakdown.

No. 14 Morehead State vs. No. 3 West Virginia

Time: 9:50 p.m. Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

TV: truTV.

Announcers: Lisa Byington, Steve Smith, AJ Ross.

How to stream: March Madness Live, truTV, fuboTV.

Odds: West Virginia -13; over/under: 137.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Eagles and Mountaineers, check out USA TODAY Sports' full Midwest Region breakdown.

No. 12 Winthrop vs. No. 5 Villanova

Time: 9:57 p.m. Location: Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis.

TV: TNT.

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson.

How to stream: March Madness Live, TNT, fuboTV.

Odds: Villanova -7; over/under: 142.5.

About the teams: For more information on the Eagles and Wildcats, check out USA TODAY Sports' full South Region breakdown.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: March Madness schedule: Friday's NCAA Tournament odds, TV channel info