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Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ Exclusive Coverage of the 2018 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tips Off Tuesday, March 13

Tip Times and Announce Teams Set for NCAA Tournament First Round Coverage

CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14 (6 p.m. ET, both days). First round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16 (Noon-Midnight, both days) with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live.

Following are the tip times and commentator assignments for the NCAA First Four and first round games. Tip times for the second 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.

This year’s NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, March 31, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 2, will air on TBS, with corresponding TeamCast presentations on TNT and TruTV.

NCAA First Four – Tuesday, March 13

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

(16) LIU Brooklyn vs. (16) Radford

Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

(11) St. Bonaventure vs. (11) UCLA

Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude

NCAA First Four – Wednesday, March 14

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

(16) N.C. Central vs. (16) Texas Southern

Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

(11) Arizona St. vs. (11) Syracuse

Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce

First Round Games – Thursday Afternoon, March 15 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

12:15 p.m.

CBS

Pittsburgh I

(10) Oklahoma vs. (7) Rhode Island

Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson

12:40 p.m.

truTV

Dallas I

(14) Wright St. vs. (3) Tennessee

Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude

1:30 p.m.

TNT

Boise I

(13) UNCG vs. (4) Gonzaga

Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Lisa Byington

2 p.m.

TBS

Wichita I

(16) Penn vs. (1) Kansas

Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn

After conc. I

CBS

Pittsburgh II

(15) Iona vs. (2) Duke

Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson

After conc. I

truTV

Dallas II

(11) Loyola (IL) vs. (6) Miami

Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude

After conc. I

TNT

Boise II

(12) South Dakota St. vs. (5) Ohio St.

Anderson / Webber // Byington

After conc. I

TBS

Wichita II

(9) N.C. State vs. (8) Seton Hall

Nessler / Lavin // Washburn

First Round Games – Thursday Evening, March 15 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

6:50 p.m.

TNT

Pittsburgh III

(16) LIU Brooklyn/Radford vs. (1) Villanova

Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson

7:10 p.m.

CBS

Boise III

(12) Davidson vs. (5) Kentucky

Anderson / Webber // Byington

7:20 p.m.

TBS

Wichita III

(11) San Diego St. vs. (6) Houston

Nessler / Lavin // Washburn

7:27 p.m.

truTV

Dallas III

(14) Stephen F. Austin vs. (3) Texas Tech

Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude

After conc. III

TNT

Pittsburgh IV

(9) Alabama vs. (8) Virginia Tech

Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson

After conc. III

CBS

Boise IV

(13) Buffalo vs. (4) Arizona

Anderson / Webber // Byington

After conc. III

TBS

Wichita IV

(14) Montana vs. (3) Michigan

Nessler / Lavin // Washburn

After conc. III

truTV

Dallas IV

(11) St. Bonaventure/UCLA vs. (6) Florida

Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude

First Round Games – Friday Afternoon, March 16 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

12:15 p.m.

CBS

Charlotte I

(10) Providence vs. (7) Texas A&M

Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery // Tracy Wolfson

12:40 p.m.

truTV

Detroit I

(15) Cal St. Fullerton vs. (2) Purdue

Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce

1:30 p.m.

TNT

San Diego I

(13) Marshall vs. (4) Wichita St.

Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen

2 p.m.

TBS

Nashville I

(15) Georgia St. vs. (2) Cincinnati

Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl

After conc. I

CBS

Charlotte II

(15) Lipscomb vs. (2) North Carolina

Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson

After conc. I

truTV

Detroit II

(10) Butler vs. (7) Arkansas

Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce

After conc. I

TNT

San Diego II

(12) Murray St. vs. (5) West Virginia

Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen

After conc. I

TBS

Nashville II

(10) Texas vs. (7) Nevada

Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl

First Round Games – Friday Evening, March 16 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

6:50 p.m.

TNT

Charlotte III

(9) Kansas St. vs. (8) Creighton

Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson

7:10 p.m.

CBS

Detroit III

(14) Bucknell vs. (3) Michigan St.

Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce

7:20 p.m.

TBS

Nashville III

(16) N.C. Central/Texas Southern vs. (1) Xavier

Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl

7:27 p.m.

truTV

San Diego III

(13) Charleston vs. (4) Auburn

Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen

After conc. III

TNT

Charlotte IV

(16) UMBC vs. (1) Virginia

Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson

After conc. III

CBS

Detroit IV

(11) Arizona St./Syracuse vs. (6) TCU

Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce

After conc. III

TBS

Nashville IV

(9) Florida St. vs. (8) Missouri

Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl

After conc. III

truTV

San Diego IV

(12) New Mexico St. vs. (5) Clemson

Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen

           

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