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NCAA.com | March 23, 2018

Turner, CBS announce tip times and commentators for Elite Eight

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)

TIP (ET) NETWORK SITE GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST//REPORTER
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)

TIP (ET) NETWORK SITE GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST//REPORTER
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