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CBS & Turner Announce First Round Schedule of NCAA Games

Get your brackets ready - the broadcast schedules for the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament has been released by CBS Sports and Turner Sports.
Get your brackets ready - the broadcast schedules for the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament has been released by CBS Sports and Turner Sports.  The broadcasting networks jointly issued the following schedule Tuesday.  (below)

You can follow all the March hoops action on the CBS Sports website, set up just for the tournament.



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Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ Exclusive Coverage of the 

2014 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tips Off March 18

 

Announce Teams Set for NCAA First Four™ and Second Round Coverage

 

CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19 (6:00 PM, ET; both days). Second round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21 (12:00 NOON-Midnight; both days) with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. Additionally, truTV will televise a one-hour pregame show Thursday and Friday at 11:00 AM, ET.

                                 

Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner will call Tuesday’s First Four games with reporter Kristine LeahyKevin Harlan will team with analysts Len Elmore and Reggie Miller and reporter Rachel Nichols for Wednesday’s games. Studio coverage for the First Four will originate from Atlanta with Matt Winer hosting alongside analysts Seth Davis, Grant Hill and Steve Smith both days. 

 

Following are the tip times for the First Four games, as well as the commentator assignments for the second round games. Tip times for the third round games on Saturday will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the day’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.

 

The Final Four on Saturday, April 5 will be televised on TBS for the first time along with “teamcasts” or team-specific telecasts airing on TNT and truTV.  The National Championship Game on Monday, April 7 will air on CBS for the 33rd consecutive year. 

 

First Round Games

Tuesday, March 18

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

Albany vs. Mount St. Mary’s

Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy

 

 

 

 

Rodney Vaughn/Chris Svendsen

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

North Carolina State vs. Xavier

Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

 

 

 

 

Vaughn/Svendsen

First Round Games

Wednesday, March 19

 

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

Cal Poly vs. Texas Southern

Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Rachel Nichols

 

 

 

 

Vaughn/Svendsen

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

Iowa vs. Tennessee

Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

 

 

 

 

Vaughn/Svendsen


Second Round Games

Thursday Afternoon, March 20 (NOON-6:00 PM, ET)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

12:15 p.m.

CBS

Buffalo I

Ohio State vs. Dayton

Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce

 

 

 

 

Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

12:40 p.m.

truTV

Milwaukee I

Wisconsin vs. American

Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson

 

 

 

 

Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

1:40 p.m.

TBS

Orlando I

Colorado vs. Pittsburgh

Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Segal/Renardo Lowe

2:10 p.m.

TNT

Spokane I

Cincinnati vs. Harvard

Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio

 

 

 

 

Ryan Galvin/Mark Grant

After conc. I

CBS

Buffalo II

Syracuse vs. Western Michigan

Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce

 

 

 

 

Mansbach/Smith

After conc. I

truTV

Milwaukee II

Oregon vs. BYU

Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson

 

 

 

 

Mack/Cornell

After conc. I

TBS

Orlando II

Florida vs. Albany/Mount St. Mary’s

Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

 

 

 

 

Segal/Renardo Lowe

After conc. I

TNT

Spokane II

Michigan State vs. Delaware

Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

 

 

 

 

Galvin/Grant

 

Second Round Games

Thursday Evening, March 20 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

6:55 p.m.

TBS

Buffalo III

Connecticut vs.

Saint Joseph’s

Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce

 

 

 

 

Mansbach/Smith

7:10 p.m.

CBS

Milwaukee III

Michigan vs. Wofford

Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson

 

 

 

 

Mack/Cornell

7:20 p.m.

TNT

Orlando III

St. Louis vs.

N.C. State/Xavier

Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

 

 

 

 

Segal/Lowe

7:27 p.m.

truTV

Spokane III

Oklahoma vs.

North Dakota State

Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

 

 

 

 

Galvin/Grant

After conc. III

TBS

Buffalo IV

Villanova vs. Milwaukee

Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce

 

 

 

 

Mansbach/Smith

After conc. III

CBS

Milwaukee IV

Texas vs. Arizona State

Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson

 

 

 

 

Mack/Cornell

After conc. III

TNT

Orlando IV

Louisville vs. Manhattan

Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

 

 

 

 

Segal/ Lowe

After conc. III

truTV

Spokane IV

San Diego State vs. New Mexico State

Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

 

 

 

 

Galvin/Grant

 

Second Round Games

Friday Afternoon, March 21 (NOON-6:00 PM, ET)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

12:15 p.m.

CBS

Raleigh I

Duke vs. Mercer

Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

 

 

 

 

Craig Silver/Mike Arnold

12:40 p.m.

truTV

San Antonio I

Baylor vs. Nebraska

Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager

 

 

 

 

Scott Cockerill/Lonnie Dale

1:40 p.m.

TBS

St. Louis I

New Mexico vs. Stanford

Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

2:10 p.m.

TNT

San Diego I

Arizona vs. Weber State

Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski//Otis Livingston

 

 

 

 

Vic Frank/Andy Goldberg

After conc. I

CBS

Raleigh II

Massachusetts vs. Iowa/Tennessee

Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

 

 

 

 

Silver/Arnold

 

After conc. I

 

truTV

 

San Antonio II

 

Creighton vs. La. Lafayette

 

 

Albert/Kerr//Sager

 

 

 

 

Cockerill/Dale

After conc. I

TBS

St. Louis II

Kansas vs. Eastern Kentucky

Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Wolff/Fishman

After conc. I

TNT

San Diego II

Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State

Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

 

 

 

 

Frank/Goldberg

 

Second Round Games

Friday Evening, March 21 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

6:55 p.m.

TBS

Raleigh III

Memphis vs. George Washington

Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

 

 

 

 

Silver/Arnold

7:10 p.m.

CBS

St. Louis III

Wichita State vs.

Cal Poly/Texas Southern

Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Wolff/Fishman

7:20 p.m.

TNT

San Antonio III

North Carolina vs. Providence

Albert/Kerr//Sager

 

 

 

 

Cockerill/Dale

7:27 p.m.

truTV

San Diego III

VCU vs.

Stephen F. Austin

Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

 

 

 

 

Frank/Goldberg

After conc. III

TBS

Raleigh IV

Virginia vs.

Coastal Carolina

Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

 

 

 

 

Silver/Arnold

After conc. III

CBS

St. Louis IV

Kentucky vs. Kansas State

Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Wolff/Fishman

After conc. III

TNT

San Antonio IV

Iowa State vs.

N.C. Central

Albert/Kerr//Sager

 

 

 

 

Cockerill/Dale

After conc. III

truTV

San Diego IV

UCLA vs. Tulsa

Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

 

 

 

 

Frank/Goldberg







 

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