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03.11.2012

TURNER SPORTS’ AND CBS SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF 2012 NCAA® DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS-OFF MARCH 13


Announce and Production Teams Assigned for NCAA First Four® and Second Round Coverage

 

CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tips off with first round coverage of the NCAA First Four on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14 (6:00 PM, ET; both days) on truTV. Second-round coverage begins Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16 (11:00 AM-12:00 AM, ET; both days), with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks: TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. 

Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr will call the action, with Tracy Wolfson courtside for the two First Four games on Tuesday. Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel, along with courtside reporter Lewis Johnson, will handle the call for the games on Wednesday. The studio coverage for Tuesday’s First Four games will include Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Seth Davis. On Wednesday, Matt Winer, Steve Smith and Davis offer analysis in the studio (6:00 PM, ET; both days).

Following are the tip times for the First Four games, as well as the announce and production team assignments for the second round games.  Tip times for the third 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.  For a complete channel guide click on MyChannels at NCAA.com/MyChannels. 

NCAA March Madness Live will provide a robust suite of products including live streaming video of all 67 games from the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship; personal channel lineup (MyChannel) features and schedule updates; social media integration; and real-time brackets, scores and stats across online and mobile platforms.

 

 

 

FIRST ROUND GAMES

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

 

                                                                                                                                   Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Tip (ET)      Network      Site      Game                                                                         Producer//Director   

6:40 PM      truTV      Dayton I      Mississippi Valley St. vs.                                              Nantz/Kellogg/Kerr//Wolfson

                                                  Western Kentucky                                                        Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

 

after conc. I  truTV      Dayton II     BYU vs. Iona                                                               Nantz/Kellogg/Kerr//Wolfson

                                                                                                                                    Mack/Cornell

 

FIRST ROUND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

 

                                                                                                                                   Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Tip (ET)      Network      Site      Game                                                                         Producer//Director  

6:40 PM      truTV        Dayton I    Lamar vs. Vermont                                                       Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//

                                                                                                                                    Lewis Johnson

                                                                                                                                    Mack/Cornell

 

after conc. I truTV       Dayton II  California vs. South Florida                                              Eagle/Spanarkel//Johnson

                                                                                                                                    Mack/Cornell

 

  

SECOND ROUND GAMES

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 15 (12:00 NOON-5:00 PM, ET)

                                                                                                                                   Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Tip (ET)      Network      Site          Game                                                                         Producer//Director  

12:15 PM      CBS          Louisville I  Murray State vs.                                                     Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//

                                                      Colorado State                                                       Lesley Visser

           Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

 

 

12:40 PM      truTV        Pittsburgh I Kansas State vs.                                                     Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/      

                                                     Southern Miss                                                        Reggie Miller//Marty Snider

          Steve Scheer/Mike Arnold

 

 

1:40 PM      TBS           Portland I Louisville vs. Davidson                                                Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//

                                                                                                                                  Jenn Hildreth

                                                                                                                                  Craig Silver/Renardo Lowe

 

     

2:10 PM      TNT           Albuquerque I  Wisconsin vs. Montana                                      Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel//

        Jamie Maggio

        Vic Frank/Mark Grant

 

 

after conc. I CBS          Louisville II      Marquette vs. BYU/Iona                                       Lundquist/Raftery//Visser

                                                                                                                                  Wolff/Smith  

 

  

after conc. I truTV        Pittsburgh II    Syracuse vs. UNC Asheville                                   Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Snider

                                                                                                                                  Scheer/Arnold

   

 

after conc. I TBS          Portland II      New Mexico vs.                                                       Anderson/Bonner//Hildreth

                                                       Long Beach St.                                                       Silver/Lowe

 

after conc. I TNT      Albuquerque II     Vanderbilt vs. Harvard                                              Dedes/ Wenzel//Maggio

                                                                                                                                     Frank/Grant

 

 

SECOND ROUND GAMES

THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 15 (6:30 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

(Announce and Production teams same as day games)

 

 

6:50 PM TBS        Louisville III    Kentucky vs. Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky

 

 

7:15 PM CBS        Portland III    Wichita State vs. VCU

 

 

7:20 PM TNT         Pittsburgh III   Gonzaga vs. West Virginia

 

 

7:27 PM truTV       Albuquerque III Baylor vs. South Dakota State  

 

after conc. III TBS   Louisville IV      Iowa State vs. Connecticut

 

 

after conc. III CBS   Portland IV        Indiana vs. New Mexico State

 

 

after conc. III TNT Pittsburgh IV        Ohio State vs. Loyola Maryland

 

 

after conc. III truTV Albuquerque IV   UNLV vs. Colorado

 

 

 

SECOND ROUND GAMES

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 16 (12:00 NOON-5:00 PM, ET)

   

     Play-by-Play/Analyst//

     Reporter

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Producer//Director 

 

12:15 PM CBS                Nashville I Cincinnati vs. Texas Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//

  Lewis Johnson

Bob Mansbach/Chris Svendsen

 

 

12:40 PM  truTV Columbus I San Diego St. vs. NC State  Tim Brando/Mike Gminski//

   Otis Livingston

Ross Schneiderman/Bryan Lilley/Andy Goldberg

 

  

1:40 PM TBS Greensboro I Creighton vs. Alabama Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/

   Tracy Wolfson

   Bob Dekas/Bob Fishman

   

 

2:10 PM TNT Omaha I Florida vs. Virginia Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager

   Scott Cockerill/Lonnie Dale

 

 

after conc. I CBS Nashville II Florida State vs. Eagle/Spanarkel//Johnson

  St. Bonaventure Mansbach/Svendsen

 

  

after conc. I truTV Columbus II Georgetown vs. Belmont Brando/Gminski//Livingston

   Schneiderman/Lilley/Goldberg

 

after conc. I TBS Greensboro II North Carolina vs.  Nantz/Kellogg/ Wolfson

  Lamar/Vermont Dekas/Fishman

 

 

after conc. I TNT Omaha II Missouri vs. Norfolk St. Albert/Kerr/Sager

   Cockerill/Dale

 

  

 

SECOND ROUND GAMES

FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 16 (6:30 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

(Announce and Production teams same as day games)

 

6:50 PM TBS Columbus III Memphis vs. Saint Louis

 

 

7:15 PM CBS Greensboro III  Duke vs. Lehigh

 

 

7:20 PM TNT Nashville III Michigan vs. Ohio

 

 

7:27 PM truTV Omaha III St. Mary’s (CA) vs. Purdue  

 

 

after conc. III TBS Columbus IV Michigan State  vs. LIU Brooklyn

 

 

after conc. III CBS Greensboro IV  Notre Dame  vs. Xavier

 

 

after conc. III TNT Nashville IV Temple vs. California/South Florida

 

 

after conc. III truTV Omaha IV  Kansas vs. Detroit

 

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CONTACTS:

Jen Sabatelle      CBS Sports         212-975-4120 jsabatelle@cbs.com – Sunday night – 917-576-2435

Sal Petruzzi       Turner Sports 212-275-6897 sal.petruzzi@turner.com – Sunday night – 908-803-8072

Dan Sabreen      CBS Sports     212-975-5936 dsabreen@cbs.com – Sunday night - 202-321-4195  

Eric Welch        Turner Sports 404-827-5417 eric.welch@turner.com – Sunday night – 404-519-4410

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press:

Dan Sabreen
212-975-5936
dsabreen@cbs.com