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03.23.2012

CBS SPORTS AND TURNER SPORTS ANNOUNCE TIP-TIMES FOR REGIONAL FINALS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 24, ON CBS

Exclusive Coverage Continues with Regional Semi-Finals on Friday, March 23, on TBS and CBS

            Turner Sports and CBS Sports announce tip-times and match-ups for the Regional Finals of the 2012 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 24 (4:30-9:00 PM, ET), on CBS.  Louisville will take on Florida / Marquette in the first game (4:30 PM, ET) followed by Syracuse playing Ohio State at (7:05 PM, ET).

            Saturday’s coverage begins on truTv with Infinti NCAA Tip-Off (12:00 NOON-1:00 PM, ET) with Ernie Johnson, Seth Davis, Steve Smith and VCU head coach Shaka Smart. The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship (1:00-3:00 PM, ET) tips-off the day’s action on CBS followed by THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR®, hosted by Greg Gumbel along with analysts Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Kansas State head coach Frank Martin (3:00-4:30 PM, ET).

            Below are the tip-times and announce/production assignments for Friday’s Regional Semi-Final games and Saturday’s Regional Final games. Tip times for Sunday’s Regional Final games will be announced after the conclusion of Friday’s games.

            Additionally, NCAA March Madness® Live provides 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.

 

REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL GAMES

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

 

Time (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//

Reporter

Producer//Director

 

 

 

 

 

7:15 PM

CBS

Atlanta I

Baylor vs. Xavier

Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Bob Dekas//Bob Fishman

 

 

 

 

 

7:47 PM

TBS

St. Louis I

North Carolina vs. Ohio

Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager

 

 

 

 

Scott Cockerill//Lonnie Dale

 

 

 

 

 

after conc. I

CBS

Atlanta II

Kentucky vs. Indiana

Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Dekas//Fishman

 

 

 

 

 

after conc. I

TBS

St. Louis II

Kansas vs. N.C. State

Albert/Kerr//Sager

 

 

 

 

Cockerill// Dale

 

 

REGIONAL FINAL GAMES

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

 

Time (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//

Reporter

Producer//Director

 

 

 

 

 

4:30 PM

CBS

Phoenix

Louisville vs. Florida/Marquette

Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Len Elmore//Marty Snider

 

 

 

 

Steve Scheer//Mike Arnold

 

 

 

 

 

7:05 PM

CBS

Boston

Syracuse vs. Ohio State

Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser

 

 

 

 

Mark Wolff//Suzanne Smith

 

CONTACTS:

Eric Welch, Turner Sports, 404-827-5417 eric.welch@turner.com

Dan Sabreen, CBS Sports, 212-975-5936 dsabreen@cbs.com

Press:

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