As usual, all times listed are Eastern. Now that we’re down to the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals, CBS and TBS will carry the games. As of tonight, TNT and truTV are done as far as airing games. truTV will continue to carry pre and postgame shows. I thought CBS would take BYU in the Southeast Regional, but it took the West as Duke is there. It also took North Carolina and Ohio State as they’re in the East Regional on Friday.
I’m not sure why Reggie Miller is joining Gus Johnson and Len Elmore for the Southeast Regional. My only guess is to have a Turner presence as their games are on TBS on Thursday.
Here are your tip times.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET)
7:15PM – CBS: Anaheim I: San Diego St. vs. UCONN, Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser
7:27PM – TBS: New Orleans I: Florida vs. BYU, Gus Johnson/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Marty Snider
9:45PM – CBS: Anaheim II: Duke vs. Arizona, Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser
9:57PM – TBS: New Orleans II: Wisconsin vs. Butler, Gus Johnson/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Marty Snider
FRIDAY, MARCH 25 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET)
7:15PM – CBS: Newark I: UNC vs. Marquette, Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson
7:27PM – TBS: San Antonio I: Kansas vs. Richmond, Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
9:45PM – CBS: Newark II: Ohio State vs. Kentucky, Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson
9:57PM – TBS: San Antonio II: Florida State vs. VCU, Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
CBS/Turner’s statements on the Sweet Sixteen are coming up shortly.
UPDATE: 12:18 a.m. – As promised, here is CBS/Turner’s press release on the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday and Friday.
CBS SPORTS AND TURNER SPORTS ANNOUNCE TIP-TIMES AND ANNOUCNE TEAMS FOR REGIONAL SEMI-FINALS
Exclusive Coverage Continues with Regional Semi-Finals on Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25
CBS Sports and Turner Sports announce tip-times, match-ups and announce teams for its exclusive coverage of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship regional semi-finals on Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET) with all games available in their entirety on TBS and CBS.
The announce teams for the Regional semi-finals and finals are as follows:
Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson
Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser
Gus Johnson/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Marty Snider
Studio coverage continues with Greg Gumbel hosting along with analysts Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony and Kenny Smith from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Ernie Johnson hosts the studio coverage from Turner’s Atlanta studio with analysts Seth Davis and Steve Smith.
Tip times for the Regional final 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.
Fans also will be able to access the games through NCAA March Madness on Demand. NCAA March Madness on Demand will provide live streaming video of every game of the new 68-team tournament as they are broadcast by CBS Sports and Turner Sports, which started with the First Four™ from Dayton, Ohio on March 15, and concludes with the Men’s Final Four® semifinals and national championship game from Houston, Texas on April 2 and April 4, respectively.
And that will do it. Time to sleep now.