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Ttip times announced for Saturday's second round games

Loyola wins at the buzzer

Turner Sports and CBS Sports announce tip times and matchups for Second Round coverage of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 17 (noon-midnight ET), with all games available in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live.  The night’s coverage will conclude with Inside March Madness Presented by Buick following Michigan vs. Houston on TBS.  Exclusive live coverage will continue with first round action on Friday, March 16, beginning at noon.

Following are the tip times and commentator assignments for Friday’s first round and Saturday’s second round games. Tip times for the second round games on Sunday will be announced on Friday after the conclusion of the day’s games.

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.

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

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)

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

Second Round Games – Saturday, March 17 (Noon-Midnight)

12:10 p.m. CBS Pittsburgh I (9) Alabama vs. (1) Villanova Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
After conc. I CBS Pittsburgh II (7) Rhode Island vs. (2) Duke Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
5:15 p.m. CBS Boise I (13) Buffalo vs. (5) Kentucky Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Lisa Byington
6:10 p.m. TNT Dallas I (11) Loyola (IL) vs. (3) Tennessee Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude
7:10 p.m. TBS Wichita I (8) Seton Hall vs. (1) Kansas Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn
After conc. I CBS Boise II (5) Ohio State vs. (4) Gonzaga Anderson / Webber // Byington
After conc. I TNT Dallas II (6) Florida vs. (3) Texas Tech Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
After conc. I TBS Wichita II (6) Houston vs. (3) Michigan Nessler / Lavin // Washburn


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