2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for Sweet 16

CBS/Turner Sports has released the tip times and announcers for the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28.

With TBS airing two regional finals on Saturday and CBS the other two on Sunday, the announcers are split along network lines.

Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager have been assigned to the West Regional in Anaheim, CA. Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller and Rachel Nichols will be in the South Region at Memphis, TN. These teams will call their respective regional finals on Saturday on TBS starting at 6 p.m. ET.

Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Tracy Wolfson travel to Indianapolis, IN to call the Midwest Region. And Uncle Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Allie LaForce head to Madison Square Garden in New York, NY for the East Region. Having Verne and Raft at MSG seems right. On Sunday, these teams will call their respective regional finals beginning at 2:10 p.m. ET on CBS.

Here’s the schedule for Thursday and Friday.


Exclusive Coverage Continues with Regional Semi-Finals on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28

Turner Sports and CBS Sports announce tip-times, match-ups and announce teams for its exclusive coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Regional semi-finals on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET) with all games available in their entirety on TBS and CBS.  Coverage begins both nights with the NCAA Tip-Off pregame show at 6:00 PM, ET on TBS.

The announce teams for the Regional semi-finals and finals are as follows:


Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson
Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce
Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Rachel Nichols

Studio coverage continues with Greg Gumbel hosting alongside analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Ernie Johnson hosts studio coverage from Turner Studios in Atlanta with analysts Steve Smith, Seth Davis, Grant Hill and Doug Gottlieb. 

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.

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. If you are looking for college basketball public betting data to help fill out your brackets check that out at BetQL.  The National Championship Game on Monday, April 7 will air on CBS for the 33rd consecutive year.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

Tip (ET)





7:15 p.m. CBS Memphis I Stanford vs. Dayton Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Rachel Nichols
7:47 p.m. TBS Anaheim I Wisconsin vs. Baylor Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
Approximately 9:45 p.m. CBS Memphis II Florida vs. UCLA Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Rachel Nichols
Approximately 10:17 p.m. TBS Anaheim II Arizona vs. San Diego State Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager

FRIDAY, MARCH 28 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

Tip (ET)





7:15 p.m. CBS Indianapolis I Michigan vs. Tennessee Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson
7:27 p.m. TBS New York I Iowa State vs. Connecticut Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce
Approximately 9:45 p.m. CBS Indianapolis II Louisville vs. Kentucky Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson
Approximately 9:57 p.m. TBS New York II Virginia vs. Michigan State Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce

That will do it.

Ken Fang

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.