Network coverage details for NCAA Tournament first and second rounds

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. Western Kentucky
Nantz/Kellogg/Kerr//Wolfson
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

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. Colorado State
Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser
Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

12:40 PM truTV Pittsburgh I
Kansas State vs. Southern Miss
Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/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. Long Beach St.
Anderson/Bonner//Hildreth
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. St. Bonaventure
Eagle/Spanarkel//Johnson
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. Lamar/Vermont
Nantz/Kellogg/ Wolfson
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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