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03.17.2013

CBS SPORTS AND TURNER SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF 2013 NCAA® DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS OFF MARCH 19

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

 

Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tips off with first round coverage of the NCAA First Four™ on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 (6:00 PM, ET; both days) on truTV. Second-round game coverage begins Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 (12:00 Noon-12:00 AM, ET; both days), with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks: CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.  Additionally, on Thursday and Friday, truTV will televise a one-hour pregame show at 11:00 AM, ET.


Marv Albert and Steve Kerr will call the action, with Craig Sager courtside for the two First Four games on Tuesday. Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg, along with courtside reporter Tracy Wolfson, will handle the call for the First Four games on Wednesday.  Studio coverage for the First Four originates from Atlanta and features Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Steve Smith and Rex Chapman on Tuesday with Matt Winer, Seth Davis, Smith and Chapman providing analysis on Wednesday (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.  Fans can access a Channel Finder for every tournament game at www.ncaa.com/march-madness


NCAA March Madness Live® will provide college basketball fans unparalleled multi-screen digital access to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship including live streaming of every game.  The digital suite of products will also feature video highlights, full game replays, real-time game alerts, live game scoring, real-time tournament brackets, personal channel lineup features, live stats, robust social media integration and more.

 

FIRST ROUND GAMES

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

N.C. A&T vs. Liberty

Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//
Craig Sager

 

 

 

 

Rodney Vaughn/Andy Goldberg

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

Mid Tennessee  vs.
St. Mary’s

Albert/Kerr//Sager

 

 

 

 

 

Vaughn/Goldberg

 

FIRST ROUND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

 

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

LIU-Brooklyn vs.
James Madison

Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Vaughn/Goldberg

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

Boise St. vs. LaSalle

Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Vaughn/Goldberg

 

SECOND ROUND GAMES

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 21 (12:00 NOON-5:00 PM, ET)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

12:15 p.m.

CBS

Auburn Hills I

Valparaiso vs. Michigan State

Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//

Rachel Nichols

 

 

 

 

Bob Dekas/Suzanne Smith

12:40 p.m.

truTV

Lexington I

Bucknell vs. Butler

Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//
Allie LaForce

 

 

 

 

Bob Mansbach/Chris Svendsen

1:40 p.m.

TBS

Salt Lake City I

Wichita St. vs. Pittsburgh

Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//

Jamie Maggio

 

 

 

 

Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

2:10 p.m.

TNT

San Jose I

New Mexico St. vs.

Saint Louis

Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//

Marty Snider

 

 

 

 

Craig Silver/Renardo Lowe

After conc. I

CBS

Auburn Hills II

Mid Tennessee /
St. Mary’s vs. Memphis

Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols

 

 

 

 

Dekas/Smith

After conc. I

truTV

Lexington II

Davidson vs. Marquette

Eagle/Spanarkel//LaForce

 

 

 

 

Mansbach/Svendsen

After conc. I

TBS

Salt Lake City II

Southern U. vs. Gonzaga

Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

 

 

 

 

Mack/Cornell

After conc. I

TNT

San Jose II

Oregon vs. Oklahoma St.

Anderson/Bonner//Snider

 

 

 

 

Silver/Lowe

 

SECOND ROUND GAMES

THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 21 (6:30 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

(Announce and Production teams same as day games)

 

6:50 p.m.

TBS

Lexington III

N.C. A&T/Liberty vs.

Louisville

Eagle/Spanarkel//LaForce

 

 

 

 

Mansbach/Svendsen

7:15 p.m.

CBS

Auburn Hills III

South Dakota St. vs.

Michigan

Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols

 

 

 

 

Dekas/Smith

7:20 p.m.

TNT

Salt Lake City III

Belmont vs. Arizona

Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

 

 

 

 

Mack/Cornell

7:27 p.m.

truTV

San Jose III

California vs. UNLV

Anderson/Bonner//Snider

 

 

 

 

Silver/Lowe

After conc. III

TBS

Lexington IV

Missouri vs. Colorado St.

Eagle/Spanarkel//LaForce

 

 

 

 

Mansbach/Svendsen

After conc. III

CBS

Auburn Hills IV

Akron vs. VCU

Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols

 

 

 

 

Dekas/Smith

After conc. III

TNT

Salt Lake City IV

Harvard vs. New Mexico

Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

 

 

 

 

Mack/Cornell

After conc. III

truTV

San Jose IV

Montana vs. Syracuse

Anderson/Bonner//Snider

 

 

 

 

Silver/Lowe

 

SECOND ROUND GAMES

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 22 (12:00 NOON-5:00 PM, ET)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

12:15 p.m.

CBS

Philadelphia I

Albany vs. Duke

Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Lewis Johnson

 

 

 

 

Steve Scheer/Mike Arnold

12:40 p.m.

truTV

Kansas City I

Ole Miss vs. Wisconsin

Albert/Kerr//Sager

 

 

 

 

Scott Cockerill/Lonnie Dale

1:40 p.m.

TBS

Dayton I

Temple vs. N.C. State

Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

2:10 p.m.

TNT

Austin I

Pacific vs. Miami

Tim Brando/Mike Gminski//
Otis Livingston

 

 

 

 

Vic Frank/Mark Grant

After conc. I

CBS

Philadelphia II

Cincinnati vs. Creighton

Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Johnson

 

 

 

 

Scheer/Arnold

After conc. I

truTV

Kansas City II

Boise St./LaSalle vs. Kansas State

Albert/Kerr//Sager

 

 

 

 

Cockerill/Dale

After conc. I

TBS

Dayton II

LIU Brooklyn/James Madison vs. Indiana

Nantz/Kellogg/Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Wolff/Fishman

After conc. I

TNT

Austin II

Colorado vs. Illinois

Brando/Gminski/Livingston

 

 

 

 

Frank/Grant

 

SECOND ROUND GAMES

FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 22 (6:30 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

(Announce and Production teams same as day games)

 

6:50 p.m.

TBS

Philadelphia III

Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown

Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Johnson

 

 

 

 

Scheer/Arnold

7:15 p.m.

CBS

Dayton III

Iona vs. Ohio State

Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Wolff/Fishman

7:20 p.m.

TNT

Kansas City III

Villanova vs. North Carolina

Albert/Kerr//Sager

 

 

 

 

Cockerill/Dale

7:27 p.m.

truTV

Austin III

Northwestern St. vs. Florida

Brando/Gminski/Livingston

 

 

 

 

Frank/Grant

After conc. III

TBS

Philadelphia IV

Oklahoma vs. San Diego State

Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Johnson

 

 

 

 

Scheer/Arnold

After conc. III

CBS

Dayton IV

Iowa St. vs. Notre Dame

Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

Wolff/Fishman

After conc. III

TNT

Kansas City IV

Western Kentucky vs.

Kansas

Albert/Kerr//Sager

 

 

 

 

Cockerill/Dale

After conc. III

truTV

Austin IV

Minnesota vs. UCLA

Brando/Gminski/Livingston

 

 

 

 

Frank/Grant










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