Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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
(13) Furman vs.(5) San Diego St.
Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner / Stan Van Gundy // Lauren Shehadi
(5) Duke vs. (4) Tennessee
Harlan / Bonner / Van Gundy // Shehadi
Des Moines, IA
(8) Arkansas vs. (1) Kansas
Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce
(15) Princeton vs.(7) Missouri
Brad Nessler / Brendan Haywood // Dana Jacobson
(9) Auburn vs. (1) Houston
Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Des Moines, IA
(10) Penn St. / (7)Texas A&M vs. (2) Texas
Anderson / Jackson // LaForce
(7) Northwestern vs. (15) UNC Asheville / (2) UCLA
Nessler / Haywood // Jacobson
(8) Maryland vs. (1) Alabama
Nantz / 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
(10) USC vs. (7) Michigan St.
Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
(14) Kennesaw St. vs. (3) Xavier
Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Evan Washburn
(14) UC Santa Barbara vs. (3) Baylor
Lisa Byington / Steve Smith / Avery Johnson // Andy Katz
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.