TV Selections and Tip Times for 2014 NCAA Tournament

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Turner 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 presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 19 (6 p.m. ET; both days). Second round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 20, and Friday, March 21 (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 a.m.

Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner will call Tuesday’s First Four games with reporter Kristine Leahy. Kevin 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

6:40 p.m.
truTV
Dayton I
Albany vs. Mount St. Mary’s
Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy

After conc. I
truTV
Dayton II
North Carolina State vs. Xavier
Anderson/Bonner//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

After conc. I
truTV Dayton II
Iowa vs. Tennessee
Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

Second Round Games
Thursday Afternoon, March 20 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

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
Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

2:10 p.m.
TNT
Spokane I
Cincinnati vs. Harvard
Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio

After conc. I
CBS
Buffalo II
Syracuse vs. Western Michigan
Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce

After conc. I
truTV
Milwaukee II
Oregon vs. BYU
Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson

After conc. I
TBS
Orlando II
Florida vs. Albany/Mount St. Mary’s
Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

After conc. I
TNT
Spokane II
Michigan State vs. Delaware
Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

Second Round Games
Thursday Evening, March 20 (6:30 p.m.-Midnight ET)
(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

6:55 p.m.
TBS
Buffalo III
Connecticut vs. Saint Joseph’s
Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce

7:10 p.m.
CBS
Milwaukee III
Michigan vs. Wofford
Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson

7:20 p.m.
TNT
Orlando III
St. Louis vs. N.C. State/Xavier
Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

7:27 p.m.
truTV
Spokane III
Oklahoma vs. North Dakota State
Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

After conc. III
TBS
Buffalo IV
Villanova vs. Milwaukee
Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce

After conc. III
CBS
Milwaukee IV
Texas vs. Arizona State
Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson

After conc. III
TNT
Orlando IV
Louisville vs. Manhattan
Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

After conc. III
truTV
Spokane IV
San Diego State vs. New Mexico State
Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

Second Round Games
Friday Afternoon, March 21 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

12:15 p.m.
CBS
Raleigh I
Duke vs. Mercer
Harlan/Elmore/Miller/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

After conc. I
CBS
Raleigh II
Massachusetts vs. Iowa/Tennessee
Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

After conc. I
truTV
San Antonio II
Creighton vs. Louisiana Lafayette
Albert/Kerr//Sager

After conc. I
TBS
St. Louis II
Kansas vs. Eastern Kentucky
Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson

After conc. I
TNT
San Diego II
Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State
Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

Second Round Games
Friday Evening, March 21 (6:30 p.m.-Midnight ET)
(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

6:55 p.m.
TBS
Raleigh III
Memphis vs. George Washington
Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

7:10 p.m.
CBS
St. Louis III
Wichita State vs. Cal Poly/Texas Southern
Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson

7:20 p.m.
TNT
San Antonio III
North Carolina vs. Providence
Albert/Kerr//Sager

7:27 p.m.
truTV
San Diego III
VCU vs. Stephen F. Austin
Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

After conc. III
TBS
Raleigh IV
Virginia vs. Coastal Carolina
Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

After conc. III
CBS
St. Louis IV
Kentucky vs. Kansas State
Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson

After conc. III
TNT
San Antonio IV
Iowa State vs. N.C. Central
Albert/Kerr//Sager

After conc. III
truTV
San Diego IV
UCLA vs. Tulsa
Catalon/Gminski//Livingston



 
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