Tip Times and Announce Teams Set for NCAA Tournament First Round Coverage

CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16 (6 p.m. ET, both days). First round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18 (Noon-Midnight, both days) with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live.

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Following are the tip times and commentator assignments for the NCAA First Four and first round games. Tip times for the second 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.

This year’s NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 2, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 4, will be televised by TBS.

 

NCAA First Four

Tuesday, March 15

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

Florida Gulf Coast vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

Vanderbilt vs. Wichita St.

Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl

 

 

 

 

 

NCAA First Four

Wednesday, March 16

 

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

Holy Cross vs. Southern U.

Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski // Jaime Maggio

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

Michigan vs. Tulsa

Blackburn / Gminski //Maggio

 

 

 

 

 

First Round Games

Thursday Afternoon, March 17 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

12:15 p.m.

CBS

Providence  I

Duke vs. North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)

Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

12:40 p.m.

truTV

Raleigh  I

Texas Tech vs. Butler

Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 p.m.

TNT

Des Moines I

Colorado vs. Connecticut

Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 p.m.

TBS

Denver  I

Iowa State  vs. Iona

Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Eradhl

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

CBS

Providence  II

Baylor vs. Yale

Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

truTV

Raleigh  II

Virginia vs. Hampton

Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

TNT

Des Moines II

Kansas vs. Austin Peay

Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

TBS

Denver II

Purdue vs. Arkansas-Little Rock

Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

 

 

 

 

 

First Round Games

Thursday Evening, March 17 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

6:50 p.m.

TNT

Providence III

Miami vs. Buffalo

Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

7:10 p.m.

CBS

Des Moines III

Indiana vs. Chattanooga

Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

 

7:20 p.m.

TBS

Raleigh III

North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson

Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

7:27 p.m.

truTV

Denver III

Utah vs. Fresno State

Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. III

TNT

Providence IV

Arizona vs. Vanderbilt/Wichita State

Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. III

CBS

Des Moines IV

Kentucky vs. Stony Brook

Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. III

TBS

Raleigh IV

Southern California (USC) vs. Providence

Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. III

truTV

Denver IV

Seton Hall vs. Gonzaga

Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

 

 

 

 

 

First Round Games

Friday Afternoon, March 18 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

12:15 p.m.

CBS

St. Louis  I

Dayton vs. Syracuse

Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson

 

 

 

 

 

12:40 p.m.

truTV

Brooklyn  I

Villanova vs. UNC Asheville

Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 p.m.

TNT

Oklahoma City  I

Oregon St. vs. VCU

Carter Blackburn/ Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 p.m.

TBS

Spokane  I

California vs. Hawaii

Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

CBS

St. Louis  II

Michigan St. vs. Middle Tennessee St

Anderson/Smith//Jaconson

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

truTV

Brooklyn  II

Iowa vs. Temple

Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

 

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

TNT

Oklahoma City  II

Oklahoma vs. CSU Bakersfield

Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. I

TBS

Spokane II

Maryland vs. South Dakota St.

Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude

 

 

 

 

 

First Round Games

Friday Evening, March 18 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

 

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

6:50 p.m.

TNT

St. Louis III

Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh

Anderson/Smith//Jacobson

 

 

 

 

 

7:10 p.m.

CBS

Brooklyn III

West Virginia vs. Stephen F. Austin

Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

 

 

 

 

 

7:20 p.m.

TBS

Oklahoma City III

Texas A&M vs. UW-Green Bay

Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio

 

 

 

 

 

7:27 p.m.

truTV

Spokane III

Oregon vs. Holy Cross/Southern U.

Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. III

TNT

St. Louis IV

Xavier vs. Weber St.

Anderson/Smith//Jacobson

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. III

CBS

Brooklyn IV

Notre Dame vs. Michigan/Tulsa

Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. III

TBS

Oklahoma City IV

Texas vs. Northern Iowa

Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio

 

 

 

 

 

After conc. III

truTV

Spokane IV

St. Joseph’s vs. Cincinnati

Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude