It's the most wonderful time of the year.
When the 2017 NCAA tournament kicked off on Tuesday, March 14, diehard college basketball fans (and those who build their bracket around team mascots) were thrown into the whirlwind that is March Madness.
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Saturday, April 1, 2017
6:09 p.m., CBS: No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 7 South Carolina
8:49 p.m., CBS: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 3 Oregon
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Monday, April 3, 2017
9 p.m., CBS: Semifinal winners
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Here are some frequently asked questions about the tournament:
When is Selection Sunday?
Selection Sunday this year falls on Sunday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. On Selection Sunday, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee announces the 68 teams that have qualified for the year's championship tournament.
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When do tournament games begin?
Here is a breakdown of the tournament's games:
The first four games will be played on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15. These games will be broadcast on TruTV.
The first round takes place on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17. These games will be broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV.
The second round takes place on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19. These games will be broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV.
The Elite Eight round takes place on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. The Saturday games will be broadcast on TBS and the Sunday games will be broadcast on CBS.
The Final Four round takes place on Saturday, April 1 in Phoenix, Arizona -- with games at both 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. These games will be broadcast on CBS.
When does the tournament end?
The 2017 NCAA tournament concludes with the National Championship Game on Monday, April 3 at 9 p.m. The game will be aired on CBS.
When is the deadline to finish my bracket?
You must complete and submit your bracket by the time of first tip off on Thursday, March 16.
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