Turner Sports and CBS Sports Announce Tip Times and Matchups for Third Round Games on Saturday, March 21



CBS Sports and Turner Sports announce tip times and matchups for third round coverage of the 2015 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 21 (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. Exclusive live coverage will continue with second round action Friday, March 20 (noon-midnight).  Additionally, truTV will televise a one-hour pregame show Friday beginning at 11 a.m.

Following are the tip times for Friday’s second round games and Saturday’s third round games, as well as the commentator teams. Tip times for the third round games on Sunday, March 22, will be announced on Friday after the conclusion of the day’s games.

The 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.

Second Round Games

Friday Afternoon, March 20 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)


Tip (ET)        Network    Site           Game                            Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

12:15 p.m.    CBS            Omaha I     Kansas vs. New Mexico St    Marv Albert/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Lewis Johnson


12:40 p.m.    truTV         Charlotte I   Michigan State vs. Georgia   Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill//Tracy Wolfson


1:40 p.m.       TBS            Seattle I       Northern Iowa vs. Wyoming      Spero Dedes/Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio


2:10 p.m.        TNT          Columbus I     West Virginia vs. Buffalo          Ian Eagle/Doug Gottlieb//Evan Washburn


After conc. I     CBS      Omaha II    Wichita State vs. Indiana   Albert/Webber/Elmore//Johnson


After conc. I    truTV         Charlotte II      Virginia vs. Belmont               Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson


After conc. I     TBS           Seattle II           Louisville vs. UC Irvine       Dedes/Gminski//Maggio


After conc. I     TNT          Columbus II       Maryland vs. Valparaiso       Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn


Second Round Games

Friday Evening, March 20 (6:30 p.m.-Midnight ET)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)


Tip (ET)         Network   Site             Game                      Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

6:50 p.m.          TBS           Omaha III         Oregon vs. Oklahoma St.    Albert/Webber/Elmore//Johnson


7:10 p.m.          CBS           Charlotte III      Duke vs. Robert Morris        Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson


7:20 p.m.          TNT          Seattle III           Iowa vs. Davidson                Dedes/Gminski//Maggio


7:27 p.m.          truTV        Columbus III      Oklahoma vs. Albany          Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn


After conc. III     TBS      Omaha IV      Wisconsin vs. Coastal Carolina   Albert/Webber/Elmore//Johnson


After conc. III  CBS            Charlotte IV      San Diego State vs. St. John’s         Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson


After conc. III  TNT          Seattle IV          Gonzaga vs. North Dakota St        Dedes/Gminski//Maggio


After conc. III  truTV        Columbus IV      Providence vs. Dayton               Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn




Third Round Games

Saturday, March 21 (Noon-Midnight ET)


Tip (ET)         Network   Site                  Game                      Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

12:10 p.m.     CBS      Louisville I       UCLA vs. UAB                Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce


After Conc. I  CBS      Louisville II     Kentucky vs. Cincinnati      Lundquist/ Spanarkel//LaForce


5:15 p.m.       CBS      Portland I        Arizona vs. Ohio State       Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols


6:10 p.m.       TNT    Jacksonville I   Xavier vs. Georgia State       Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl


7:10 p.m.       TBS     Pittsburgh I    Villanova vs. N.C. State    Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson                                                                                                        

After Conc. I   CBS      Portland II     Utah vs. Georgetown/E. Washington  Harlan/ Miller/Bonner// Nichols                                                                                                        

After Conc. I   TNT     Jacksonville II   North Carolina vs. Arkansas  Catalon/ Lappas//Erdahl                                                                                                         

After Conc. I  TBS     Pittsburgh II     Notre Dame vs. Butler Anderson/Smith//Jacobson



Media Contacts:

Nate Smeltz, Turner Sports, at (404) 827-4786 or

Dan Sabreen, CBS Sports, at (212) 975-5936 or