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Monday / February 26.
  • NCAA Tournament Tip Times for Friday & Saturday

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    Here are the tip times and commentator assignments for Saturday’s Second Round games and Friday First Round games. Tip times for the Second Round games on Sunday, March 19, will be announced on Friday after the conclusion of the day’s games.

    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.  

    Second Round Games – Saturday, March 18
    Tip (ET)NetworkSiteGamePlay-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
    12:10 p.m.CBSOrlando, FL(13) Furman vs.(5) San Diego St.Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner / Stan Van Gundy // Lauren Shehadi
    2:40 p.m.*CBSOrlando, FL(5) Duke vs. (4) TennesseeHarlan / Bonner / Van Gundy // Shehadi
    5:15 p.m.*CBSDes Moines, IA(8) Arkansas vs. (1) KansasBrian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce
    6:10 p.m.TNTSacramento, CA(15) Princeton vs.(7) MissouriBrad Nessler / Brendan Haywood // Dana Jacobson
    7:10 p.m.TBSBirmingham, AL(9) Auburn vs. (1) HoustonJim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
    7:45 p.m.*CBSDes Moines, IA(10) Penn St. / (7)Texas A&M vs.  (2) TexasAnderson / Jackson // LaForce
    8:40 p.m.*TNTSacramento, CA(7) Northwestern vs. (15) UNC Asheville / (2) UCLANessler / Haywood // Jacobson
    9:40 p.m.*TBSBirmingham, AL(8) Maryland vs. (1) AlabamaNantz / Raftery / Hill // Wolfson
    *Approximate tip times

    Below are the previously announced tip times and commentator assignments for Friday’s First Round.

    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) 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) 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. vs. (6) TCUByington / Smith / Johnson // Katz
    *Approximate tip times

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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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