Tip Times for Saturday, 03/21/2015, 3rd Round of 2015 NCAA Tournament

The tip times for Saturday, March 21 are in. CBS has a quadrupleheader beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET with UCLA taking on UAB, then Kentucky vs. Cincinnati, Arizona vs. Ohio State and Utah vs. Georgetown.

TNT begins the Turner Sports coverage with Xavier vs. Georgia State at 6:10 p.m. and TBS follows an hour later with Villanova vs. North Carolina State.

The schedule and press release are below:


CBS Sports and Turner Sports announce tip times and match-ups for third round coverage of the 2015 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 21 (12:00 NOON-12:00 AM, ET) with all games available in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live. Exclusive live coverage continues with second-round action on Friday, March 20 (12:00 NOON, ET).  Additionally, truTV will televise a one-hour pregame show Friday at 11:00 AM, ET.

Following are the tip times for Saturday’s third round games, as well as the announce team assignments. Tip times for the third round games on Sunday will be announced on Friday after the conclusion of the day’s games.

The Final Four National Semi-Finals on Saturday, April 4 will be televised on TBS along with “TeamCasts” or team-specific telecasts airing on TNT and truTV.  The National Championship Game on Monday, April 6 will air on CBS.

Third Round Games
Saturday, March 21 (12:00 NOON-Midnight)
Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:10 p.m. CBS Louisville I UCLA vs. UAB Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
approximately 2:40 p.m. CBS Louisville II Kentucky vs. Cincinnati Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
5:15 p.m. CBS Portland I Arizona vs. Ohio State Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols
6:10 p.m. TNT Jacksonville I Xavier vs. Georgia State Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl
7:10 p.m. TBS Pittsburgh I Villanova vs. N.C. State Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
Approximately 7:45 p.m. CBS Portland II Utah vs. Georgetown Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols
Approximately 8:40 p.m. TNT Jacksonville II North Carolina vs. Arkansas Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl
Approximately 9:40 p.m. TBS Pittsburgh II Notre Dame vs. Butler Brian Anderson/Steve Smith/Dana Jacobson

And that will do it. Sunday’s times will be released after Friday’s games are decided.

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