Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ Exclusive Coverage of the 2016 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tips Off March 15

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

CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16 (6 p.m. ET, both days). First round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18 (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, April 2, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 4, will be televised by TBS.

NCAA First Four
Tuesday, March 15

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I Florida Gulf Coast vs. Farleigh Dicksinson Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
After conc. I truTV Dayton II Vanderbilt vs. Wichita St. Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl


NCAA First Four
Wednesday, March 16

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I Holy Cross vs. Southern U. Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski // Jaime Maggio
After conc. I truTV Dayton II Michigan vs. Tulsa Blackburn / Gminski // Maggio


First Round Games
Thursday Afternoon, March 17 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Providence  I Duke vs. North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn
12:40 p.m. truTV Raleigh  I Texas Tech vs. Butler Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
1:30 p.m. TNT Des Moines I Colorado vs. Connecticut Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson
2:00 p.m. TBS Denver  I Iowa State  vs. Iona Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl
After conc. I CBS Providence  II Baylor vs. Yale Eagle/Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. I truTV Raleigh  II Virginia vs. Hampton Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. I TNT Des Moines II Kansas vs. Austin Peay Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. I TBS Denver II Purdue vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Catalon/Lappas// Erdahl


First Round Games
Thursday Evening, March 17 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)
(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT Providence III Miami vs. Buffalo Eagle/Webber/Elmore//Washburn
7:10 p.m. CBS Des Moines III Indiana vs. Chattanooga Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
7:20 p.m. TBS Raleigh III North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
7:27 p.m. truTV Denver III Utah vs. Fresno State Catalon/Lappas// Erdahl
After conc. III TNT Providence IV Arizona vs. Vanderbilt/Wichita State Eagle/Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. III CBS Des Moines IV Kentucky vs. Stony Brook Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. III TBS Raleigh IV Southern California (USC) vs. Providence Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. III truTV Denver IV Seton Hall vs. Gonzaga Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl


First Round Games
Friday Afternoon, March 18 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Time (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS St. Louis  I Dayton vs. Syracuse Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
12:40 p.m. truTV Brooklyn  I Villanova vs. UNC Asheville Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
1:30 p.m. TNT Oklahoma City  I Oregon St. vs. VCU Carter Blackburn/Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio
2:00 p.m. TBS Spokane  I California vs. Hawaii Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude
After conc. I CBS St. Louis  II Michigan St. vs. Middle Tennessee St Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
After conc. I truTV Brooklyn  II Iowa vs. Temple Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. I TNT Oklahoma City  II Oklahoma vs. CSU Bakersfield Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. I TBS Spokane II Maryland vs. South Dakota St. Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude


First Round Games
Friday Evening, March 18 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)
(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Time (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT St. Louis III Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
7:10 p.m. CBS Brooklyn III West Virginia vs. Stephen F. Austin Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
7:20 p.m. TBS Oklahoma City III Texas A&M vs. UW-Green Bay Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
7:27 p.m. truTV Spokane III Oregon vs. Holy Cross/Southern U. Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude
After conc. III TNT St. Louis IV Xavier vs. Weber St. Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
After conc. III CBS Brooklyn IV Notre Dame vs. Michigan/Tulsa Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. III TBS Oklahoma City IV Texas vs. Northern Iowa Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. III truTV Spokane IV St. Joseph’s vs. Cincinnati Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude

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