NCAA Tournament First Round start times, broadcast info, and odds for MSU & U-M announced

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The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament gets underway this week and start times and broadcast information is beginning to trickle out.

Michigan and Michigan State are both set to begin their NCAA tournament runs on Friday. The No. 7 seed Wolverines open against No. 10 seed Oklahoma State at 12:15 p.m. ET on CBS. Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, and Tracy Wolfson will anchor coverage from Indianapolis. U-M opens as a 1-point favorite against the Cowboys.

The No. 9 seed in the Midwest Region, Michigan State will play No. 8 seed Miami (FL) at about 9:15 p.m. ET, or shortly after the Kansas vs NC Central/UC Davis game. The Spartans game will be broadcast on TNT and will feature Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, and Dana Jacobson live from Tulsa, Oklahoma. MSU opens as a 1-point underdog to the Hurricanes.

*Point spreads obtained from Westgate Superbook and are subject to change.