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Wednesday / November 20.
  • NCAA Tournament Tip Times

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    Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20 (6 p.m. ET, both days). First round game coverage will be held on Thursday, March 21, and Friday, March 22 (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 6, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 8, will air on CBS.

     

    NCAA First Four – Tuesday, March 19

     

    Tip (ET)

    Network

    Site

    Game

    Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

    6:40 p.m.

    truTV

    Dayton I

    (16) Prairie View A&M vs. (16) Fairleigh Dickinson

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

    After conc. I

    truTV

    Dayton II

    (11) Temple vs. (11) Belmont

    Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson

     

    NCAA First Four – Wednesday, March 20

     

    6:40 p.m.

    truTV

    Dayton I

    (16) N.C. Central vs. (16) North Dakota St.

    Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Jim Jackson // Ros Gold-Onwude

    After conc. I

    truTV

    Dayton II

    (11) St. John’s vs. (11) Arizona St.

    Dedes / Smith / Jackson // Gold-Onwude

     

    First Round Games – Thursday Afternoon, March 21 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

     

    Tip (ET)

    Network

    Site

    Game

    Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

    12:15 p.m.

    CBS

    Des Moines I

    (10) Minnesota vs. (7) Louisville

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

    12:40 p.m.

    truTV

    Jacksonville I

    (14) Yale vs. (3) LSU

    Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl

    1:30 p.m.

    TNT

    Salt Lake City I

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

    Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington

    2:00 p.m.

    TBS

    Hartford I

    (13) Vermont vs. (4) Florida St.

    Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen

    After conc. I

    CBS

    Des Moines II

    (15) Bradley vs. (2) Michigan St.

    Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson

    After conc. I

    truTV

    Jacksonville II

    (11) Temple/Belmont vs. (6) Maryland

    Eagle / Spanarkel // Erdahl

    After conc. I

    TNT

    Salt Lake City II

    (13) Northeastern vs. (4) Kansas

    Catalon / Lappas // Byington

    After conc. I

    TBS

    Hartford II

    (12) Murray St. vs. (5) Marquette

    Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen

     

    First Round Games – Thursday Evening, March 21 (6:30 p.m.-Midnight)

     

    Tip (ET)

    Network

    Site

    Game

    Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

    6:50 p.m.

    TNT

    Des Moines III

    (10) Florida vs. (7) Nevada

    Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson

    7:10 p.m.

    CBS

    Jacksonville III

    (15) Abilene Christian vs. (2) Kentucky

    Eagle / Spanarkel // Erdahl

    7:20 p.m.

    TBS

    Hartford III

    (11) Saint Mary’s (CA) vs. (6) Villanova

    Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen

    7:27 p.m.

    truTV

    Salt Lake City III

    (16) Prairie View A&M/ Fairleigh Dickinson vs. (1) Gonzaga

    Catalon / Lappas // Byington

    After conc. III

    TNT

    Des Moines IV

    (15) Montana vs. (2) Michigan

    Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson

    After conc. III

    CBS

    Jacksonville IV

    (10) Seton Hall vs. (7) Wofford

    Eagle / Spanarkel // Erdahl

    After conc. III

    TBS

    Hartford IV

    (14) Old Dominion vs. (3) Purdue

    Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen

    After conc. III

    truTV

    Salt Lake City IV

    (9) Baylor vs. (8) Syracuse

    Catalon / Lappas // Byington

     

    First Round Games – Friday Afternoon, March 22 (Noon-6 p.m.)

     

    Tip (ET)

    Network

    Site

    Game

    Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

    12:15 p.m.

    CBS

    Columbus I

    (10) Iowa vs. (7) Cincinnati

    Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce

    12:40 p.m.

    truTV

    Columbia I

    (9) Oklahoma vs. (8) Ole Miss

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

    1:30 p.m.

    TNT

    Tulsa I

    (14) Northern Kentucky vs. (3) Texas Tech

    Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn

    2:00 p.m.

    TBS

    San Jose I

    (13) UC Irvine vs. (4) Kansas St.

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

    After conc. I

    CBS

    Columbus II

    (15) Colgate vs. (2) Tennessee

    Anderson / Webber // LaForce

    After conc. I

    truTV

    Columbia II

    (16) Gardner-Webb vs. (1) Virginia

    Nantz / Raftery / Hill // Wolfson

    After conc. I

    TNT

    Tulsa II

    (11) St. John’s/ Arizona St. vs. (6) Buffalo

    Nessler / Lavin / Jackson // Washburn

    After conc. I

    TBS

    San Jose II

    (12) Oregon vs. (5) Wisconsin

    Dedes / Elmore / Smith // Gold-Onwude

     

    First Round Games – Friday Evening, March 22 (6:30 p.m.-Midnight)

    Tip (ET)

    Network

    Site

    Game

    Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

    6:50 p.m.

    TNT

    Columbus III

    (9) Washington vs. (8) Utah St.

    Anderson / Webber // LaForce

    7:10 p.m.

    CBS

    Columbia III

    (16) N.C. Central/North Dakota St. vs. (1) Duke

    Nantz / Raftery / Hill // Wolfson

    7:20 p.m.

    TBS

    Tulsa III

    (14) Georgia St. vs. (3) Houston

    Nessler / Lavin / Jackson // Washburn

    7:27 p.m.

    truTV

    San Jose III

    (12) Liberty vs. (5) Mississippi St.

    Dedes / Elmore / Smith // Gold-Onwude

    After conc. III

    TNT

    Columbus IV

    (16) Iona vs. (1) North Carolina

    Anderson / Webber // LaForce

    After conc. III

    CBS

    Columbia IV

    (9) UCF vs. (8) VCU

    Nantz / Raftery / Hill // Wolfson

    After conc. III

    TBS

    Tulsa IV

    (11) Ohio St. vs. (6) Iowa St.

    Nessler / Lavin / Jackson // Washburn

    After conc. III

    truTV

    San Jose IV

    (13) Saint Louis vs. (4) Virginia Tech

    Dedes / Elmore / Smith // Gold-Onwude



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.