NCAA tournament 2013 schedule, times, channel guide, scores and more: Everything you need to know

It's time to really get 'er going.

The first full day of the 2013 NCAA tournament is upon us, and it won't be long until we're knee-deep in hoops for a few weeks.

The day begins in the Midwest bracket in Auburn Hills, Mich., at 11:15 a.m. CT, where No. 3 Michigan State will try to avoid an upset from No. 14 Valparaiso.

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Wichita State and Mizzou both play Thursday. The No. 9 Shockers are in Salt Lake City for a 12:40 p.m. CT tip-off with No. 8 Pittsburgh in the West Region. In the Midwest bracket, No. 9 Missouri will try to move past No. 8 Colorado State in Lexington, Ky. Game time is set for 8:20 p.m. CT.

After 16 games in four different cities, we'll have worked our way from 68 teams to just 48. Thursday's winners will play Saturday. Game times and TV info will likely be released Thursday night or Friday morning.

Here's a look at Thursday's games. Scores will be added as games go final.

11:15 a.m.: Midwest Region; Auburn Hills, Mich. 
No. 3 Michigan State vs No. 14 Valparaiso 
CBS/Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols

11:40 a.m.: East Region; Lexington, Ky 
No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Bucknell 
truTV/Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce

12:40 p.m.; West Region; Salt Lake City, Utah: 
No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Wichita State 
TBS/Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio

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1:10 p.m.: Midwest Region; San Jose, Calif. 
No. 4 Saint Louis vs. No. 13 New Mexico State 
TNT/Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

1:45 p.m.: Midwest Region;; Auburn Hills, Mich. 
No. 6 Memphis vs. No. 11 Saint Mary's 
CBS/Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols

2:10 p.m.: East Region; Lexington, Ky. 
No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 Davidson 
truTV/Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce

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3:10 p.m.: West Region; Salt Lake City, Utah 
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Southern 
TBS/Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio

3:40 p.m.: Midwest Region; San Jose, Calif. 
No. 5 Oklahoma State vs. No. 12 Oregon 
TNT/Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

5:50 p.m.: Midwest Region; Lexington, Ky. 
No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 16 North Carolina A&T  
TBS/Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce

6:15 p.m; South Region; Auburn Hills, Mich. 
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 South Dakota State 
CBS/Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols

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7:20 p.m.: West Region; Salt Lake City, Utah 
No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Belmont 
TNT/Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio

6:27 p.m.: East Region; San Jose, Calif. 
No. 5 UNLV vs. No. 12 California 
truTV/Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

8:20 p.m.: Midwest Region; Lexington, Ky. 
No. 8 Colorado State vs. No. 9 Missouri 
TBS/Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce

8:45 p.m.: South Region; Auburn Hills, Mich. 
No. 5 Virginia Commonwealth vs. No. 12 Akron 
CBS/Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols

8:50 p.m.: West Region; Salt Lake City, Utah 
No. 3 New Mexico vs. No. 14 Harvard 
TNT/Spiro Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio

8:57 p.m.; East Region; San Jose Calif. 
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Montana 
truTV/Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

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