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Villanova vs. Wisconsin, March Madness 2017: Game time, TV channel, and live stream info

It’s No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 1 overall seed Villanova.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Virginia Tech vs Wisconsin Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

After taking down the No. 9 seed Virginia Tech Hokies, can the No. 8 seed Wisconsin Badgers knock off the NCAA tournament No. 1 overall seed Villanova Wildcats?

That's the question awaiting UW today at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. With a win, the Badgers would return to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year. Tipoff is approximately set for 1:40 p.m. CT on CBS (find the full Round of 32 TV schedule at the bottom of this article.)

We’ve previewed the matchup from both sides: Brian Ewart from VU Hoops brought us up to speed on ‘Nova before B5Q’s own Jake Kocorowski returned the favor with a Badgers-oriented Q&A. If you’ve somehow ended up here and aren’t familiar with Wisconsin’s season, I'd also like to point you to Drew Hamm’s summary from the Virginia Tech preview:

“Well, how much time do you have? Because I could discuss this Wisconsin basketball season for days and days and days, but I don't want to bore your readers with the ramblings of a madman,” Drew wrote to GC, hinting at the side of himself B5Q readers are quite familiar with. “Instead, I'll give you the Cliff Notes version of the season. The Badgers started off the year well, only losing to Creighton on the road and UNC in Maui while beating a handful of decent teams like Marquette, Syracuse and uhhhh, well they beat Marquette and Syracuse. Conference play started and the Badgers beat Indiana (who was considered good at the time) but lost at Purdue and then won eight games in a row to sit at 21-3! Sounds great, right? Well, there were some questionable performances mixed in with all those wins and some cracks in the foundation of the team. It took overtime for the Badgers to beat Minnesota, Rutgers, and Nebraska and while "a win is a win" you don't go to Sweet 16s while being taken to OT by Rutgers. The Badgers ended the season losing five of seven and couldn't make a free throw if their dog's lives depended on it. A nice performance in the B1G Tournament (beating Indiana and steam-rolling Northwestern before running into the hottest team in the midwest, Michigan, in the finals) gave fans some hope, but in reality no one has any idea which team will show up for the Badgers in the NCAA Tournament.”

Brian’s Q&A with us was really illuminating about Villanova’s season, so I’ll link it again here because it’s definitely worth reading.

“This is a game between two really good defensive teams, and that could definitely produce a battle,” Brian wrote. “These are both pretty tough teams that can attack in different ways, and Villanova will be challenged more in the paint tomorrow, with some height on the Wisconsin front line, but the ‘Cats have dealt with that throughout Jay Wright’s tenure, so they’ll need to rely on experience to take advantage of the mismatches, and there will be pressure on Darryl Reynolds to take care of his man on defense.”

So we’ll see! Here’s the viewing information for today’s game, as well as the full TV schedule for this weekend’s March Madness. Buckle up!

No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers vs. No. 1 Villanova Wildcats

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 1:40 p.m. CT

Location: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

TV: CBS (Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce)

Live streaming: March Madness Live

National radio: Westwood One (Scott Graham, Donny Marshall)

Local radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas)

All-time series: Villanova leads 1-0 (‘Nova won 66-58 on Nov. 20, 1995)

Game Notes: Wisconsin, Villanova

Betting line: Villanova -6 (More NCAA tournament odds here)

2017 NCAA Tournament Round of 32

Game Date Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
Game Date Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
(4) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (5) Notre Dame Fighting Irish March 18 12:10 p.m. CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
(1) Villanova Wildcats vs. (8) Wisconsin Badgers March 18 Approx. 2:40 p.m. CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
(1) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. (8) Northwestern Wildcats March 18 5:15 p.m. CBS Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
(3) Florida State Seminoles vs. (11) Xavier Musketeers March 18 6:10 p.m. TNT Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
(4) Butler Bulldogs vs. (12) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders March 18 7:10 p.m. TBS Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington
(2) Arizona Wildcats vs. (7) St. Mary's Gaels March 18 Approx. 7:45 p.m. CBS Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
(4) Florida Gators vs. (5) Virginia Cavaliers March 18 Approx. 8:40 p.m. TNT Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
(4) Purdue Boilermakers vs. (5) Iowa State Cyclones March 18 Approx. 9:40 p.m. TBS Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington
(2) Louisville Cardinals vs. (7) Michigan Wolverines March 19 12:10 p.m. CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
(2) Kentucky Wildcats vs. (10) Wichita State Shockers March 19 Approx. 2:40 p.m. CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (9) Michigan St. Spartans March 19 5:15 p.m. CBS Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (8) Arkansas Razorbacks March 19 6:10 p.m. TNT Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
(3) Oregon Ducks vs. (11) Rhode Island Rams March 19 7:10 p.m. TBS Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
(3) Baylor Bears vs. (11) USC Trojans March 19 7:30 p.m. truTV Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
(2) Duke Blue Devils vs. (7) South Carolina Gamecocks March 19 Approx. 8:40 p.m. TNT Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
(3) UCLA Bruins vs. (6) Cincinnati Bearcats March 19 Approx. 9:40 p.m. TBS Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
Christopher Novak