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NCAA.com | April 4, 2016

North Carolina vs. Villanova, Tips Off Monday, April 4, on TBS

North Carolina Team Stream on TNT; Villanova Team Stream on truTV

National Championship Pregame Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET on TBS

Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2016 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship on Monday, April 4North Carolina vs. Villanova – will tip off at 9:19 p.m. ET on TBSJim Nantz will call the game with analysts Grant Hill and Bill Raftery and reporter Tracy Wolfson.

“Team Stream by Bleacher Report” or team-specific coverage will include the North Carolina Team Stream on TNT and the Villanova Team Stream on truTVNorth Carolina Team Stream commentators will include Wes Durham calling the game with analyst Brendan Haywood and reporter Dwayne Ballen.  The Villanova Team Stream will be called by Scott Graham with analyst Brian Finneran and reporter Kacie McDonnell.  Team Stream coverage on TNT and truTV will begin at 9 p.m.

National Championship coverage on TBS will begin with the Capital One Championship Central pregame show at 7 p.m.  Ernie Johnson will host studio coverage with analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith.  They will be joined by Greg Gumbel with analysts Steve Smith, Reggie Miller and Seth Davis

Pregame coverage will include guest appearances by Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo and Connecticut Head Coach Kevin Ollie. Monday’s coverage will include taped performances from Sunday’s NCAA March Madness Music Festival featuring Maroon 5 and Pitbull, airing as part of the pregame show.

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