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Sunday / April 21.
  • NCAA Tournament Tip Times announced

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    March Madness is here and the tip times are out.

    All games will air on four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and NCAA March Madness Live.  

    The following are tip times and commentator assignments for the NCAA First Four and first round games. Tip times for Saturday’s second round games will be announced after the conclusion of Thursday’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.  

    This year’s NCAA Men’s Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 1, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 3, will air on CBS.  

    NCAA First Four – Tuesday, March 14
    Tip (ET)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
    6:40 p.m.truTVDayton, OH(16) SE Missouri St. vs. (16) Texas A&M-CCTom McCarthy / Avery Johnson // Jon Rothstein
    9:10 p.m.truTVDayton, OH(11) Pitt vs. (11) Mississippi St.McCarthy / Johnson // Rothstein
    NCAA First Four – Wednesday, March 15
    Tip (ET)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
    6:40 p.m.truTVDayton, OH(16) Fairleigh Dickinson vs. (16) Texas SouthernMcCarthy / Johnson // Rothstein
    9:10 p.m.truTVDayton, OH(11) Nevada vs. (11) Arizona St.McCarthy / Johnson // Rothstein
    First Round Games – Thursday Afternoon, March 16
    Tip (ET)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
    12:15 p.m.CBSBirmingham, AL(9) Maryland vs. (8) West VirginiaJim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
    12:40 p.m.truTVOrlando, FL(13) Furman vs. (4) VirginiaKevin Harlan / Dan Bonner / Stan Van Gundy // Lauren Shehadi
    1:40 p.m.TNTSacramento, CA(10) Utah St. vs. (7) MissouriBrad Nessler / Brendan Haywood // Dana Jacobson
    2:00 p.m.TBSDes Moines, IA(16) Howard vs. (1) KansasBrian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce
    2:45 p.m.CBSBirmingham, AL(16) SE Missouri St./Texas A&M-CC vs. (1) AlabamaNantz / Raftery / Hill // Wolfson
    3:10 p.m.truTVOrlando, FL(12) Col. of Charleston vs. (5) San Diego St.Harlan / Bonner / Van Gundy // Shehadi
    4:10 p.m.TNTSacramento, CA(15) Princeton vs. (2) ArizonaNessler / Haywood // Jacobson
    4:30 p.m.TBSDes Moines, IA(9) Illinois vs. (8) ArkansasAnderson / Jackson // LaForce
    First Round Games – Thursday Evening, March 16
    Tip (ET)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
    6:50 p.m.TNTBirmingham, AL(9) Auburn vs. (8) IowaNantz / Raftery / Hill // Wolfson
    7:10 p.m.CBSOrlando, FL(12) Oral Roberts vs. (5) DukeHarlan / Bonner / Van Gundy // Shehadi
    7:25 p.m.TBSDes Moines, IA(15) Colgate vs. (2) TexasAnderson / Jackson // LaForce
    7:35 p.m.truTVSacramento, CA(10) Boise St. vs. (7) NorthwesternNessler / Haywood // Jacobson
    9:20 p.m.TNTBirmingham, AL(16) N. Kentucky vs. (1) HoustonNantz / Raftery / Hill // Wolfson
    9:40 p.m.CBSOrlando, FL(13) Louisiana vs. (4) TennesseeHarlan / Bonner / Van Gundy // Shehadi
    9:55 p.m.TBSDes Moines, IA(10) Penn St. vs. (7) Texas A&MAnderson / Jackson // LaForce
    10:05 p.m.truTVSacramento, CA(15) UNC Asheville vs. (2) UCLANessler / Haywood // Jacobson
    First Round Games – Friday Afternoon, March 17
    Tip (ET)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
    12:15 p.m.CBSColumbus, OH(10) USC vs. (7) Michigan St.Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
    12:40 p.m.truTVGreensboro, NC(14) Kennesaw St. vs. (3) XavierIan Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Evan Washburn
    1:30 p.m.TNTDenver, CO(14) UC Santa Barbara vs. (3) BaylorLisa Byington / Steve Smith / Avery Johnson // Andy Katz
    2:00 p.m.TBSAlbany, NY(12) VCU vs. (5) Saint Mary’sSpero Dedes / Deb Antonelli // AJ Ross
    2:45 p.m.CBSColumbus, OH(15) Vermont vs. (2) MarquetteCatalon / Lappas // Erdahl
    3:10 p.m.truTVGreensboro, NC(11) Mississippi St./Pitt vs. (6) Iowa St.Eagle / Spanarkel // Washburn
    4:00 p.m.TNTDenver, CO(11) NC State vs. (6) CreightonByington / Smith / Johnson // Katz
    4:30 p.m.TBSAlbany, NY(13) Iona vs. (4) UConnDedes / Antonelli // Ross
    First Round Games – Friday Evening, March 17
    Tip (ET)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
    6:50 p.m.TNTColumbus, OH(16) Texas Southern/Fairleigh Dickinson vs. (1) PurdueCatalon / Lappas // Erdahl
    7:10 p.m.CBSGreensboro, NC(11) Providence vs. (6) KentuckyEagle / Spanarkel // Washburn
    7:25 p.m.TBSAlbany, NY(12) Drake vs. (5) MiamiDedes / Antonelli // Ross
    7:35 p.m.truTVDenver, CO(14) Grand Canyon vs. (3) GonzagaByington / Smith / Johnson // Katz
    9:20 p.m.TNTColumbus, OH(9) Florida Atlantic vs. (8) MemphisCatalon / Lappas // Erdahl
    9:40 p.m.CBSGreensboro, NC(14) Montana St. vs. (3) Kansas St.Eagle / Spanarkel // Washburn
    9:55 p.m.TBSAlbany, NY(13) Kent St. vs. (4) IndianaDedes / Antonelli // Ross
    10:05 p.m.truTVDenver, CO(11) Arizona St./Nevada vs. (6) TCUByington / Smith / Johnson // Katz
    NCAA Tournament production teams are as follows:

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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.

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