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CBS Sports and Turner Sports Announce Tip Times and Matchups for Second Round Games on Saturday, March 17

Exclusive First Round Coverage Continues Friday, March 16

Turner Sports and CBS Sports announce tip times and matchups for Second Round coverage of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 17 (Noon-Midnight ET), with all games available in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live.  The night’s coverage will conclude with Inside March Madness Presented by Buick following Michigan vs. Houston on TBS.  Exclusive live coverage will continue with First Round action on Friday, March 16, beginning at Noon.

Following are the tip times and commentator assignments for Friday’s First Round and Saturday’s Second Round games. Tip times for the second round games on Sunday will be announced on Friday after the conclusion of the day’s games.

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.

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 p.m.-Midnight)

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

6:40 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) 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) 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

Second Round Games – Saturday, March 17 (Noon-Midnight)

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

12:10 p.m.

CBS

Pittsburgh I

(9) Alabama vs. (1) Villanova

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

After conc. I

CBS

Pittsburgh II

(7) Rhode Island vs. (2) Duke

Harlan / Miller / Bonner / Jacobson

5:15 p.m.

CBS

Boise I

(13) Buffalo vs. (5) Kentucky

Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Lisa Byington

6:10 p.m.

TNT

Dallas I

(11) Loyola (IL) vs. (3) Tennessee

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

7:10 p.m.

TBS

Wichita I

(8) Seton Hall vs. (1) Kansas

Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn

After conc. I

CBS

Boise II

(5) Ohio St. vs. (4) Gonzaga

Anderson / Webber // Byington

After conc. I

TNT

Dallas II

(6) Florida vs. (3) Texas Tech

Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude

After conc. I

TBS

Wichita II

(6) Houston vs. (3) Michigan

Nessler / Lavin // Wasburn

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