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NCAA.com | March 12, 2018

NCAA tournament tips off Tuesday, March 13 on TBS, CBS

CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14 (6 p.m. ET, both days). First round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16 (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, March 31, along with the national championship on Monday, April 2, will air on TBS, with corresponding TeamCast presentations on TNT and TruTV.

NCAA First Four – Tuesday, March 13

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I (16) LIU Brooklyn vs. (16) Radford Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude
After conc. I truTV Dayton II (11) St. Bonaventure vs. (11) UCLA Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude

NCAA First Four – Wednesday, March 14

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I (16) N.C. Central vs. (16) Texas Southern Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
After conc. I truTV Dayton II (11) Arizona St. vs. (11) Syracuse Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce

First Round Games – Thursday Afternoon, March 15 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Pittsburgh I (10) Oklahoma vs. (7) Rhode Island Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
12:40 p.m. truTV Dallas I (14) Wright St. vs. (3) Tennessee Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude
1:30 p.m. TNT Boise I (13) UNCG vs. (4) Gonzaga Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Lisa Byington
2 p.m. TBS Wichita I (16) Penn vs. (1) Kansas Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn
After conc. I CBS Pittsburgh II (15) Iona vs. (2) Duke Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
After conc. I truTV Dallas II (11) Loyola (IL) vs. (6) Miami Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
After conc. I TNT Boise II (12) South Dakota St. vs. (5) Ohio St. Anderson / Webber // Byington
After conc. I TBS Wichita II (9) N.C. State vs. (8) Seton Hall Nessler / Lavin // Washburn

First Round Games – Thursday Evening, March 15 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT Pittsburgh III (16) LIU Brooklyn/Radford vs. (1) Villanova Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
7:10 p.m. CBS Boise III (12) Davidson vs. (5) Kentucky Anderson / Webber // Byington
7:20 p.m. TBS Wichita III (11) San Diego St. vs. (6) Houston Nessler / Lavin // Washburn
7:27 p.m. truTV Dallas III (14) Stephen F. Austin vs. (3) Texas Tech Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
After conc. III TNT Pittsburgh IV (9) Alabama vs. (8) Virginia Tech Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
After conc. III CBS Boise IV (13) Buffalo vs. (4) Arizona Anderson / Webber // Byington
After conc. III TBS Wichita IV (14) Montana vs. (3) Michigan Nessler / Lavin // Washburn
After conc. III truTV Dallas IV (11) St. Bonaventure/UCLA vs. (6) Florida Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude

First Round Games – Friday Afternoon, March 16 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Charlotte I (10) Providence vs. (7) Texas A&M Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery // Tracy Wolfson
12:40 p.m. truTV Detroit I (15) Cal St. Fullerton vs. (2) Purdue Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
1:30 p.m. TNT San Diego I (13) Marshall vs. (4) Wichita St. Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
2 p.m. TBS Nashville I (15) Georgia St. vs. (2) Cincinnati Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
After conc. I CBS Charlotte II (15) Lipscomb vs. (2) North Carolina Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson
After conc. I truTV Detroit II (10) Butler vs. (7) Arkansas Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce
After conc. I TNT San Diego II (12) Murray St. vs. (5) West Virginia Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen
After conc. I TBS Nashville II (10) Texas vs. (7) Nevada Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl

First Round Games – Friday Evening, March 16 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT Charlotte III (9) Kansas St. vs. (8) Creighton Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson
7:10 p.m. CBS Detroit III (14) Bucknell vs. (3) Michigan St. Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce
7:20 p.m. TBS Nashville III (16) N.C. Central/Texas Southern vs. (1) Xavier Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl
7:27 p.m. truTV San Diego III (13) Charleston vs. (4) Auburn Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen
After conc. III TNT Charlotte IV (16) UMBC vs. (1) Virginia Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson
After conc. III CBS Detroit IV (11) Arizona St./Syracuse vs. (6) TCU Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce
After conc. III TBS Nashville IV (9) Florida St. vs. (8) Missouri Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl
After conc. III truTV San Diego IV (12) New Mexico St. vs. (5) Clemson Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen

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