Turner Sports, CBS Sports announce tip times and commentators for Elite Eight on Saturday
CBS Sports and Turner Sports announced tip times and commentator teams for the regional finals of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 24, on TBS and via NCAA March Madness Live. Kansas State will take on Loyola (IL) in the first game at 6:09 p.m. ET, followed by Michigan playing Florida St. at 8:49 p.m. The Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off pregame show will begin the day’s action at 5 p.m. with host Greg Gumbel and analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith.
Following are the tip times and announcer assignments for Friday’s Regional Semifinals on CBS and TBS – with Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off coverage at 6 p.m. on TBS – and Saturday’s Regional Finals on TBS. Tip times for Sunday’s Regional Finals on CBS will be announced after the conclusion of Friday’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.
Regional semifinals — Friday, March 23 (7 p.m.-midnight ET)
|7:07 p.m.||CBS||Omaha I||(5) Clemson vs. (1) Kansas||Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery // Tracy Wolfson|
|7:27 p.m.||TBS||Boston I||(5) West Virginia vs. (1) Villanova||Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce|
|After conc. I||CBS||Omaha II||(11) Syracuse vs. (2) Duke||Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson|
|After conc. I||TBS||Boston II||(3) Texas Tech vs. (2) Purdue||Eagle / Spanarkel / LaForce|
Regional finals — Saturday, March 24 (6-11 p.m. ET)
|6:09 p.m.||TBS||Atlanta||(11) Loyola (IL) vs. (9) Kansas State||Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Lisa Byington|
|8:49 p.m.||TBS||Los Angeles||(9) Florida State vs. (3) Michigan||Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson|