Tip off times and broadcast assignments all set for first two rounds of Big Dance

Please keep in mind, for each set of second games listed–those tip times will be approximate since they will begin officially 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

As in years past, it is best to check the full assignments mentioned by Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York or Matt Winer at the Turner Sports studios in Atlanta for the exact times for the upcoming games in both the afternoon and evening sessions.

Now, the full list of tip times and full broadcasting assignments:

All times p.m. and Eastern


Whiparound coverage will again air radio wise on Westwood One.  Wherever the action is the closest, that is the game you will normally hear.

Links to all of the games, along with their downloadable app for each game can be found at their site:


There is also a comprehensive roster of affiliated stations where you can listen to the games while in your car, in the office, or any other place.

Television and Online at March Madness Online, search the NCAA’s website for the exact link.

Each listing of names will read Play-By-Play, Analyst, Sideline Reporter.

FIRST FOUR  All games in Opening Round to be carried by truTV


6:40: No. 16 Manhattan vs. No. 16 Hampton (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Lewis Johnson)

Approx. 9:10: No. 11 BYU vs. No. 11 Ole Miss (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)


6:40: No. 16 North Florida vs. No. 16 Robert Morris (Ian Eagle, Doug Gottlieb, Evan Washburn)

Approx. 9:10: No. 11 Boise State. vs. No. 11 Dayton (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

Round of 64

Thursday Afternoon Window

12:15, CBS: No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Northeastern (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

12:40, truTV: No. 3 Iowa State vs. No. 14 UAB (Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce)

1:40, TBS: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 Georgia State (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl)

2:10, TNT: No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Texas Southern (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols)

Approx. 2:45, CBS: No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Texas (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

Approx. 3:10, truTV: No. 6 SMU vs. No. 11 UCLA (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Approx. 4:10, TBS: No. 6 Xavier vs. No. 11s BYU/Ole Miss (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

Approx. 4:40, TNT: VCU vs. Ohio State (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols)

Thursday Evening Window

6:50, TBS, No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 Lafayette (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

7:10, CBS: No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Purdue (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

7:20, TNT: No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Harvard (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

7:27, truTV: No. 5 Utah vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols)

Approx. 9:20, TBS: No. 8 N.C. State vs. No. 9 LSU (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

Approx. 9:40, CBS: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16s Hampton/Manhattan (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Approx. 9:50, TNT: No. 5 Arkansas vs. No. 12 Wofford (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

Approx. 9:57, truTV: No. 4 Georgetown vs. No. 13 Eastern Washington (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols)

Friday Afternoon Window

12:15, CBS: No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 New Mexico State (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Craig Sager)

12:40, truTV: No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Georgia (Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson)

1:40, TBS: No. 5 Northern Iowa vs. No. 12 Wyoming (Spero Dedes, Mike Gminski, Jaime Maggio)

2:10, TNT: No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Buffalo (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

Approx. 2:45, CBS: No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 10 Indiana (Albert/Webber/Elmore/Sager)

Approx. 3:10, truTV: No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Belmont (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

Approx. 4:10, TBS: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 UC Irvine (Dedes/Gminski/Maggio)

Approx. 4:40, TNT: No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Valparaiso (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

Friday Evening Window

6:50, TBS: No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State (Albert/Webber/Elmore/Sager)

7:10, CBS: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 UNF/Robert Morris (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

7:20, TNT: No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Davidson (Dedes/Gminski/Maggio)

7:27, truTV: No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 Albany (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

Approx. 9:20, TBS: No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina (Albert/Webber/Elmore/Sager)

Approx. 9:40, CBS: No. 8 San Diego State vs. No. 9 St. John’s (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

Approx. 9:50, TNT: No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 15 North Dakota St. (Dedes/Gminski/Maggio)

Approx. 9:57, truTV: No. 6 Providence vs. No. 11s Boise State/Dayton (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)


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