Daily NCAA Tournament bracket picks and TV schedule: Expert predictions for every Friday game



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The 2024 NCAA Tournament resumes Friday with 16 more first-round games after 16 games were completed on Thursday. Last year’s surprise Final Four team, Florida Atlantic, plays Northwestern in the first game on Friday. Saint Mary’s and Grand Canyon play in the final game of the first round on Friday night.

One storyline to follow on Friday is whether Nebraska can win its first-ever NCAA Tournament game. Yes, that’s right—the Cornhuskers have never won an NCAA Tournament game.

Oakland, an underdog by 13.5 points to Kentucky, beat the Wildcats on Thursday night. Will we see more big upsets on Friday?

Our experts have picked the winner for every game on Friday and will for all of March Madness. The games and picks are listed below in order of when each game starts so you can follow along. The standings for the pickers are also listed below.

Our guide to March Madness has updating information on the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

No. 8 Florida Atlantic Owls vs. No. 9 Northwestern Wildcats

12:15 p.m. ET on CBS

No. 3 Baylor Bears vs. No. 14 Colgate Raiders

12:40 p.m. ET on TRU

No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs vs. No. 12 UAB Blazers

1:45 p.m. ET on TNT

No. 2 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 15 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

2 p.m. ET on TBS

No. 1 Connecticut Huskies vs. No. 16 Stetson Hatters

2:45 p.m. ET on CBS

No. 6 Clemson Tigers vs. No. 11. New Mexico Lobos

3:10 p.m. ET on TRU

No. 4 Auburn Tigers vs. No. 13 Yale Bulldogs

4:15 p.m. ET on TNT

No. 7 Florida Gators vs. No. 10 Colorado

4:30 p.m. ET on TBS

No. 8 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies

6:50 p.m. ET on TNT

No. 4 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 13 Vermont Catamounts

7:10 p.m. ET on CBS

No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 16 Grambling State

No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 13 Charleston Cougars

7:35 p.m. ET on TRU

No. 1 Houston Cougars vs. No. 16 Longwood Lancers

9:20 p.m. ET on TNT

No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers vs. No. 12 James Madison Dukes

9:40 p.m. ET on CBS

No. 8 Utah State Aggies vs. No. 9 TCU Horned Frogs

9:55 p.m. ET on TBS

No. 5 Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. No. 12 Grand Canyon Lopes

10:05 p.m. ET on TRU

(Photo of Bruce Pearl: Andy Lyons / Getty Images)





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