Tip Times and Announce Assignments for 2015 NCAA Tournament 3rd Round, Sunday, 03/22

Ok, we get the tip times for the Round of 32 action on Sunday, March 22 as CBS and Turner don’t want to wait until the Providence-Dayton game is over as the PR people want to sleep at a decent hour.

CBS has a tripleheader on Sunday starting at 12:10 p.m. ET with the tasty Virginia-Michigan State matchup in Charlotte. That’s followed by Duke-San Diego State at 2:40 p.m. Both games will be called by Jim Nantz, Bill Rafery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson.

The third game of CBS’ tripleheader will be the Kansas-Wichita State game in Omaha, NE at 5:15 p.m. with Marv Albert, Len Elmore, Chris Webber and Lewis Johnson on the assignment.

Turner’s channels begin their coverage at 6:10 p.m. in Columbus with Oklahoma taking on the winner of Providence-Dayton on TNT. TBS returns at 7:10 p.m. from Seattle with Gonzaga vs. Iowa. truTV will take the second game from Omaha at approximately 7:45 p.m. with Wisconsin vs. Oregon.

Here’s the schedule:

CBS Sports and Turner Sports Announce Tip Times and Match-Ups for Third Round Games on Sunday, March 22

Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will offer a full slate of third round games on Sunday, March 22 (Noon-Midnight ET) available live in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and NCAA March Madness Live.

Following are the tip times for this weekend’s third round games with commentator teams. Tip times for the Sweet 16, beginning Thursday, March 26, will be announced on Sunday.

This year’s Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 4, will be televised on TBS along with team-specific telecasts airing on TNT and truTV.  The National Championship Game on Monday, April 6, will air on CBS.

Third Round Games

Sunday, March 22 (NOON-Midnight)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:10 p.m. CBS Charlotte I Virginia vs. Michigan State Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill//Tracy Wolfson
Approximately 2:40 p.m. CBS Charlotte II Duke vs. San Diego State Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill//Tracy Wolfson
5:15 p.m. CBS Omaha I Kansas vs. Wichita State Marv Albert/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Lewis Johnson
6:10 p.m. TNT Columbus I Oklahoma vs. Dayton Ian Eagle/Doug Gottlieb//Evan Washburn
7:10 p.m. TBS Seattle I Gonzaga vs. Iowa Spero Dedes/Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio
Approximately 7:45 p.m. truTV Omaha II Wisconsin vs. Oregon Marv Albert/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Lewis Johnson
Approximately 8:40 p.m. TNT Columbus II Maryland vs. West Virginia Ian Eagle/Doug Gottlieb//Evan Washburn
Approximately 9:40 p.m. TBS Seattle II Louisville vs. Northern Iowa Spero Dedes/Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio

The Sweet 16 tip times will be released after Sunday’s action.

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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.