CBS/Turner Releases the Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for First Two Rounds of 2014 NCAA Tournament

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NCAA March Madness TBS-CBS-TNT-truTVTurner 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 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
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I Albany vs. Mount St. Mary’s Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy
Approx. 9:10 p.m. truTV Dayton II North Carolina State vs. Xavier Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy


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
Approx. 9:10 p.m. truTV Dayton II Iowa vs. Tennessee Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols


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
12:40 p.m. truTV Milwaukee I Wisconsin vs. American Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson
1:40 p.m. TBS Orlando I Colorado vs. Pittsburgh Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy
2:10 p.m. TNT Spokane I Cincinnati vs. Harvard Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio
Approx. 2:45 p.m. CBS Buffalo II Syracuse vs. Western Michigan Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce
Approx. 3:10 p.m. truTV Milwaukee II Oregon vs. BYU Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson
Approx. 4:10 p.m. TBS Orlando II Florida vs. Albany/Mount St. Mary’s Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy
Approx. 5:10 p.m. TNT Spokane II Michigan State vs. Delaware Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio

 

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
6:55 p.m. TBS Buffalo III Connecticut vs. Saint Joseph’s Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce
7:10 p.m. CBS Milwaukee III Michigan vs. Wofford Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson
7:20 p.m. TNT Orlando III St. Louis vs. N.C. State/Xavier Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy
7:27 p.m. truTV Spokane III Oklahoma vs. North Dakota State Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio
Approx. 9:25 p.m. TBS Buffalo IV Villanova vs. Milwaukee Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce
Approx. 9:40 p.m. CBS Milwaukee IV Texas vs. Arizona State Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson
Approx. 9:50 p.m. TNT Orlando IV Louisville vs. Manhattan Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy
Approx. 9:57 p.m. truTV Spokane IV San Diego State vs. New Mexico State Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio

 

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

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Raleigh I Duke vs. Mercer Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
12:40 p.m. truTV San Antonio I Baylor vs. Nebraska Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
1:40 p.m. TBS St. Louis I New Mexico vs. Stanford Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson
2:10 p.m. TNT San Diego I Arizona vs. Weber State Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski//Otis Livingston
Approx. 2:45 p.m. CBS Raleigh II Massachusetts vs. Iowa/Tennessee Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Nichols
Approx. 3:10 p.m. truTV San Antonio II Creighton vs. La. Lafayette Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
Approx. 4:10 p.m. TBS St. Louis II Kansas vs. Eastern Kentucky Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson
Approx. 4:40 p.m. TNT San Diego II Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski//Otis Livingston

 

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
6:55 p.m. TBS Raleigh III Memphis vs. George Washington Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reiggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
7:10 p.m. CBS St. Louis III Wichita State vs. Cal Poly/Texas Southern Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson
7:20 p.m. TNT San Antonio III North Carolina vs. Providence Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
7:27 p.m. truTV San Diego III VCU vs. Stephen F. Austin Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski//Otis Livingston
Approx. 9:25 p.m. TBS Raleigh IV Virginia vs. Coastal Carolina Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
Approx. 9:40 p.m. CBS St. Louis IV Kentucky vs. Kansas State Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson
Approx. 9:50 p.m. TNT San Antonio IV Iowa State vs. N.C. Central Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
Approx. 9:57 p.m. truTV San Diego IV UCLA vs. Tulsa Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski//Otis Livingston

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