Want to watch NCAA practices, games? Here’s when to see the teams

The eight teams competing in the NCAA Tournament at PNC Arena this week will conduct open 40-minute practices Wednesday.

The schedule:

Noon: Butler; 12:45 pm: Hampton; 1:30 pm: Texas Tech; 2:15 pm: Virginia; 4:25 pm: North Carolina; 5:10 pm: Southern Cal; 5:55 pm: Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson winner; 6:40 pm: Providence.

Admission and parking are free for the practices at the PNC Arena.

Limited tickets still are available for all three NCAA Tournament sessions.

All-session tickets are priced at $198 and $228, in the upper 300 level. Tickets for the first session Thursday are priced from $50 to $66, and the second session Thursday from $55 to $71.

North Carolina plays in the Thursday night second session.

Tickets for the third session Saturday are available from $65 to $76 and also are in the 300 level.

For additional ticket information, go to

NCAA Tournament in Raleigh

When: Thursday and Saturday

Thursday’s first round

▪ No. 8 Texas Tech vs. No. 9 Butler, 12:40 p.m., TruTV

▪ No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Hampton, 3:10 p.m., TruTV

▪ No. 1 UNC vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson or Florida Gulf Coast, 7:20 p.m., TBS

▪ No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Providence, 9:50 p.m., TBS

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