We know that Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg will be headed to Atlanta to call the overall number one seed of the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky and the compelling South Regional semifinal between UK and Indiana. While Clark won’t be able to call his son, Nick playing for Ohio in the Midwest Regional in St. Louis against North Carolina, he will have some good basketball for the weekend.
For the first time since 2006, we won’t have Gus Johnson calling a Regional Final, but we do have Kevin Harlan which is a good thing. Kevin will be joined by Len Elmore and Reggie Miller out West in Phoenix. And the other regional final teams are Uncle Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery stationed in Boston for the East Regional along with Turner’s Marv Albert and Steve Kerr in St. Louis.
CBS and TBS will split the duties for the regional semis on Thursday and Friday while CBS handles the regional finals over the weekend. Here are the Sweet 16 tip times and announcer assignments for Thursday and Friday.
Exclusive Coverage Continues with Regional Semi-Finals on Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23
Turner Sports and CBS Sports announce tip-times, match-ups and commentators for its exclusive coverage of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semi-Finals on Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23 (7:00 PM-12:00 Midnight ET), with all games available on TBS or CBS. The NCAA Tip-Off pregame show will preview each night’s action on TBS at 6:00 PM.
Announce teams for the Regional Semi-Finals and Finals:
Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson
Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser
Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Len Elmore//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.
Below are tip-times for the Regional Semi-Final games, as well as announcer and production team assignments. Tip-times for the Regional Final games on Saturday, March 24, will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the day’s games. Tip-times for Sunday, March 25, will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday. For a complete channel guide, log on to NCAA.com/MyChannels.
Additionally, NCAA March Madness® Live provides a robust suite of products including live streaming video of all 67 games from the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship; personal channel lineup (MyChannel) features and schedule updates; social media integration; and real-time brackets, scores and stats across online and mobile platforms.
REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL GAMES
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Time Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter 7:15 PM ET CBS Boston I Wisconsin vs. Syracuse Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery// Lesley Visser 7:47 PM TBS Phoenix I Louisville vs. Michigan State Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Len Elmore// Marty Snider 9:50 PM CBS Boston II Cincinnati vs. Ohio State Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery// Lesley Visser 10:22 PM TBS Phoenix II Florida vs. Marquette Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Len Elmore//Marty Snider
REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL GAMES
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
Time Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter 7:15 PM CBS Atlanta I Baylor vs. Xavier Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson 7:47 PM TBS St. Louis I North Carolina vs. Ohio Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager 9:50 PM CBS Atlanta II Kentucky vs. Indiana Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson 10:22 pm TBS St. Louis II Kansas vs. N.C. State Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager