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Sports on TV: What’s on Thursday

NC State coach Mark Gottfried, right, watches a practice as Desmond Lee, left, and Anthony Barber,center, wait their turn to run a drill in preparation for an NCAA college basketball second round game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, March 18, 2015. NC State plays LSU on Thursday.
NC State coach Mark Gottfried, right, watches a practice as Desmond Lee, left, and Anthony Barber,center, wait their turn to run a drill in preparation for an NCAA college basketball second round game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, March 18, 2015. NC State plays LSU on Thursday. AP

Let the madness – and the upsets – begin.

The NCAA tournament tips off Thursday shortly after noon, kicking off what’s arguably the best weekend in sports.

Of local interest, fourth-seeded North Carolina faces No. 13 Harvard at 7:20 p.m., No. 8 N.C. State meets No. 9 LSU at 9:20 p.m. and No. 12 Wofford looks to upset No. 5 Arkansas at 9:50 p.m.

Stuck at work? Games can be streamed on the NCAA’s March Madness Live website or app.

Major League Baseball

▪ Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers MLB 9 a.m.

Miami vs. Atlanta SPSO1 p.m.

▪ N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis MLB 1 p.m.

▪ San Francisco vs. Milwaukee MLB 4 p.m.

▪ Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees ESPN 7 p.m.

▪ Cleveland vs. Seattle MLB 10 p.m.

▪ Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona MLB 1 a.m.

▪ Houston vs. N.Y. Mets MLB 6 a.m.

Men’s College Basketball

▪ Notre Dame vs. Northeastern WBTV 12:15 p.m.

▪ Iowa St. vs. Ala.-Birmingham truTV 12:40 p.m.

▪ Baylor vs. Georgia St. TBS 1:40 p.m.

▪ Arizona vs. Texas Southern TNT 2:10 p.m.

▪ Butler vs. Texas WBTV 2:45 p.m.

▪ SMU vs. UCLA truTV 3:10 p.m.

▪ Xavier vs. Mississippi TBS 4:10 p.m.

▪ VCU vs. Ohio State TNT 4:40 p.m.

▪ Villanova vs. Lafayette TBS 6:50 p.m.

▪ Cincinnati vs. Purdue WBTV 7:10 p.m.

▪ N. Carolina vs. Harvard TNT 7:20 p.m.

▪ Utah vs. Stephen F. Austin truTV 7:27 p.m.

▪ N.C. State vs. LSU TBS 9:20 p.m.

▪ Kentucky vs. Hampton WBTV 9:40 p.m.

▪ Arkansas vs. Wofford TNT 9:50 p.m.

▪ Georgetown vs. E. Washington truTV 9:57 p.m.

Golf

▪ Arnold Palmer Invitational GOLF 2 p.m.

▪ JTBC Founders Cup GOLF 6 p.m.

NHL

▪ Carolina at Montreal FSCR 7:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

▪ Everton at FC Dynamo Kiev FS1 2 p.m.

▪ VfL Wolfsburg at FC Inter Milan FS1 4 p.m.

Tennis

▪ BNP Paribas Open ESPN2 2 p.m.

▪ BNP Paribas Open ESPN2 8 p.m.

Wrestling

▪ NCAA championships ESPNU Noon

▪ NCAA championships ESPNU 7 p.m.

KEY:

Available in South Carolina and the N.C. counties of Anson, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Moore, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, Watauga, Wilkes.

What channel is truTV in the Charlotte area?

AT&T U-Verse: 164/1164(HD)

Time Warner Cable: 75/112(HD)

DirecTV: 246(HD)

Dish Network: 242(HD)

Comporium: 151/1151(HD)

Charter: 47/774(HD)

MI-Connection: 3

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