Daily NCAA Tournament bracket picks, start times and TV schedule: Expert predictions for every Sunday game – The Athletic

By Andrew DeWittMar 24, 2024

The first weekend of the men’s 2024 NCAA Tournament concludes Sunday. In the day’s action, four double-digit seeds will look to pull another upset and clinch a spot in the Sweet 16. Who will advance? Our experts are here to make their predictions.

Three of the four No. 1 seeds are also in action on Sunday, with Houston, UConn and Purdue hitting the courts. All three teams are decent-sized favorites. Although, if you read our Bracket Breaker analysis, Houston faces an interesting matchup on Sunday. Texas A&M is one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the country, and Houston — despite being one of the best defensive teams — has a tendency to give up offensive rebounds.


Our experts have picked the winner for every game on Sunday 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.

Here are the standings for the pickers:

Our guide to March Madness keeps updated information on all our coverage of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 10 Colorado

12:10 p.m. ET on CBS

No. 1 Purdue vs. No. 8 Utah State

2:40 p.m. ET on CBS

No. 4 Duke vs. No. 12 James Madison

5:15 p.m. ET on CBS

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 6 Clemson

6:10 p.m. ET on TNT

No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 12 Grand Canyon

7:10 p.m. ET on TBS

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 9 Northwestern

7:45 p.m. ET on TRU

No. 1 Houston vs. No. 9 Texas A&M

8:40 p.m. ET on TNT

No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 13 Yale

9:40 p.m. ET on TBS

(Photo of Danny Wolf: Steph Chambers / Getty Images)

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Andrew DeWitt is The Athletic’s senior editor for sports betting. Andrew previously worked for the Tampa Bay Lightning, CBSSports.com and the St. Joseph News-Press. He graduated from the University of Missouri and is from Kansas City.