Isaiah Wilkins, Darius Thompson and the Virginia Cavaliers are among the NCAA tournament teams appearing on truTV. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

It’s that time of year again. You know, when college basketball fans argue about seedings and snubs, fill out brackets — and try to figure out which channel is truTV.

That’s because, for the sixth straight year, truTV will show some NCAA tournament games, including the quartet of play-in games dubbed the “First Four” by the NCAA. The channel, which used to be known as Court TV and has been transitioning away from true-crime and reality programming to lighter fare, is one of three owned by Turner Broadcasting System (the others are TBS and TNT) that will share coverage of the tournament with CBS.

So how do you find truTV? Well, as the channel’s sassy Twitter feed (is there any other kind?) is already reminding everyone online, you can go to and type in your zip code.

At the same time, we know you didn’t click on this link just to have to click on another one, so, on cable/satellite systems that use the came channels nationwide, here is where to find truTV:

AT&T U-Verse: 164 (standard definition)/1164 (HD)
DISH Network: 242/9430 (HD)
DirecTV: 246
Verizon Fios: 183/683 (HD)

In the D.C. area, Comcast has truTV at 65/841, Cox has it at 79/1079 and it’s at 116/658 on RCN. Now on to the NCAA tournament schedule! (Note: the NCAA has only posted times for the play-in and first-round games so far.)


Tuesday, March 15
(all times Eastern)
6:40 p.m.: Florida Gulf Coast vs. Fairleigh Dickinson in Dayton, Ohio (truTV)
Approx. 9:10 p.m: Vanderbilt vs. Wichita St. in Dayton (truTV)

Wednesday, March 16
6:40 p.m.: Holy Cross vs. Southern U. in Dayton (truTV)
Approx. 9:10 p.m.: Michigan vs. Tulsa in Dayton (truTV)


Thursday, March 17
12:15 p.m.: Duke vs. UNC Wilmington in Providence, R.I. (CBS)
12:40 p.m.: Texas Tech vs. Butler in Raleigh, N.C. (truTV)
1:30 p.m.: Colorado vs. Connecticut in Des Moines, Iowa (TNT)
2:00 p.m.: Iowa State  vs. Iona in Denver (TBS)
Approx. 2:45 p.m.: Baylor vs. Yale in Providence, R.I. (CBS)
Approx. 3:10 p.m.: Virginia vs. Hampton in Raleigh, N.C. (truTV)
Approx. 4 p.m.: Kansas vs. Austin Peay in Des Moines, Iowa (TNT)
Approx. 4:30 p.m.: Purdue vs. Arkansas-Little Rock in Denver (TBS)
6:50 p.m.: Miami vs. Buffalo in Providence, R.I. (TNT)
7:10 p.m.: Indiana vs. Chattanooga in Des Moines, Iowa (CBS)
7:20 p.m.: North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson in Raleigh, N.C. (TBS)
7:27 p.m.: Utah vs. Fresno State in Denver (truTV)
Approx. 9:10 p.m.: Arizona vs. Vanderbilt/Wichita State in Providence, R.I. (TNT)
Approx. 9:40 p.m.: Kentucky vs. Stony Brook in Des Moines, Iowa (CBS)
Approx. 9:50 p.m.: Southern California vs. Providence in Raleigh, N.C. (TBS)
Approx. 9:57 p.m.: Seton Hall vs. Gonzaga in Denver (truTV)

Friday, March 18
12:15 p.m.: Dayton vs. Syracuse in St. Louis (CBS)
12:40 p.m.: Villanova vs. UNC Asheville in Brooklyn (truTV)
1:30 p.m.: Oregon St. vs. VCU in Oklahoma City (TNT)
2:00 p.m.: California vs. Hawaii in Spokane, Wash. (TBS)
Approx. 2:45 p.m.: Michigan St. vs. Middle Tennessee St. in St. Louis (CBS)
Approx. 3:10 p.m.: Iowa vs. Temple in Brooklyn (truTV)
Approx. 4 p.m.: Oklahoma vs. CSU Bakersfield in Oklahoma City (TNT)
Approx. 4:30 p.m.: Maryland vs. South Dakota St. in Spokane, Wash. (TBS)
6:50 p.m.: Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh in St. Louis (TNT)
7:10 p.m.: West Virginia vs. Stephen F. Austin in Brooklyn (CBS)
7:20 p.m.: Texas A&M vs. UW-Green Bay in Oklahoma City (TBS)
7:27 p.m.: Oregon vs. Holy Cross/Southern U. in Spokane, Wash. (truTV)
Approx. 9:10 p.m.: Xavier vs. Weber St. in St. Louis (TNT)
Approx. 9:40 p.m.: Notre Dame vs. Michigan/Tulsa in Brooklyn (CBS)
Approx. 9:50 p.m.: Texas vs. Northern Iowa in Oklahoma City (TBS)
Approx. 9:57 p.m.: St. Joseph’s vs. Cincinnati in Spokane, Wash. (truTV)

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