CBS Sports really ramps up for the NCAA Tournament with coverage of four conference championships this weekend. You have the A-10, Big 10, C-USA and the Pac 10 Championships. You’ll have Turner’s Steve Kerr joining CBS’ Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg for the Big 10 Tournament semifinals on Saturday. That will be your Final Four announcing team.
Here’s the schedule plus announcing assignments for CBS’ coverage.
CBS SPORTS’ CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTED BY EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF “NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW”
Conference Championships for Conference USA, Pac-10, Atlantic-10 and Big Ten Featured on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13
CBS Sports’ coverage of CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND is highlighted by the NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW on Sunday, March 13 (6:00-7:00 PM, ET), with the exclusive, live, first-time announcement of the pairings for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
CBS Sports begins Championship weekend on Saturday, March 13 (11:30 AM, ET) with the Conference USA Championship followed by the Big Ten Semifinals (1:40 PM, ET). The Pac-10 Championship concludes Saturday’s quadruple-header coverage (6:00 PM, ET).
On Sunday, THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR® tips-off the day (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) followed by national coverage of the Atlantic-10 Championship (1:00 PM, ET) and the Big Ten Championship (3:30 PM, ET). The SELECTION SHOW wraps up an exciting weekend of college basketball on the CBS Television Network.
Turner Sports’ Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith join CBS Sports’ Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony and Seth Davis to host the NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg join via satellite from the site of the Big Ten Championship at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. Gumbel, Anthony, Barkley and Davis also host AT THE HALF®, CBS Sports’ halftime studio show, and THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR®.
Eric Mann serves as Senior Producer and Bob Matina directs the Network’s coverage. Harold Bryant is Vice President, CBS Sports.
Following are the weekend talent and production assignments:
Saturday, March 12 – Quadruple-header
11:30 AM, ET – Conference USA Championship,Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner/Reggie Miller
1:40 PM, ET – Big Ten Semifinals, Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr
6:00 PM, ET – Pac-10 Championship, Gus Johnson/Bob Wenzel
Sunday, March 13 – Doubleheader
1:00 PM, ET – Atlantic 10 Championship, Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
3:30 PM, ET – Big Ten Championship, Nantz/Kellogg
And at 6 p.m. Eastern, you’ll have the Selection Show with Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony, Seth Davis, Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Charles Barkley and Kenny “The Jet” Smith.
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