Tip times and TV information for Opening Round and First Round

First, for all of you cord-cutters and others who watch TV on their smartphones and other mobile devices, please point your browsers to this very important link so you will know how and where to stream each of the games during the 2016 NCAA Tournament:


For the rest of us, here are the tip times and announcer assignments for each pod.

All times are in Eastern time (play by play, commentator, sideline reporter):



6:30, truTV: No. 16 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl)

Approx. 9:00, truTV: No. 11 Vanderbilt vs. No. 11 Wichita State (Catalon/Lappas /Erdahl)


6:30, truTV: No. 16 Holy Cross vs. No. 16 Southern (Carter Blackburn, Mike Gminski, Jaime Maggio)

Approx. 9:00, truTV: No. 11 Michigan . vs. No. 11 Tulsa (Blackburn/Gminski/Maggio)

Round of 64

Thursday Afternoon Window

Noon, CBS: No. 4 Duke vs. No. 13 UNC Wilmington (Ian Eagle, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Evan Washburn)

12:30, truTV: No. 8 Texas Tech vs. No. 9 Butler (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Lewis Johnson)

1:00, TNT: No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Connecticut (Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson)

1:30, TBS: No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 13 Iona (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

Approx. 2:30, CBS: No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 Yale (Eagle/Webber/Elmore/Washburn)

Approx. 3:00, truTV: No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Hampton (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Johnson)

Approx. 3:50, TNT: No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Austin Peay (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

Approx. 4:20, TBS: No. 5 Purdue vs. No. 12 Little Rock (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

Thursday Evening Window

6:45, TNT, No. 3 Miami vs. No. 14 Buffalo (Eagle/Webber/Elmore/Washburn)

7:00, CBS: No. 5 Indiana vs. No. 12 Chattanooga (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

7:15, TBS: No. 1 North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast-Fairleigh Dickinson winner (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Johnson)

7:15, truTV: No. 3 Utah vs. No. 14 Fresno State (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

Approx. 9:15, TNT: No. 6 Arizona vs. Vanderbilt-Wichita State winner (Eagle/Webber/Elmore/Washburn)

Approx. 9:30, CBS: No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Stony Brook (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

Approx. 9:45, TBS: No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Providence (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Johnson)

Approx. 9:55, truTV: No. 6 Seton Hall vs. No. 11 Gonzaga (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

Friday Afternoon Window

Noon, CBS: No. 7 Dayton vs. No. 10 Syracuse (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Dana Jacobson)

12:30, truTV: No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 UNC Asheville (Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce)

1:30, TNT: No. 7 Oregon State vs. No. 10 VCU (Blackburn/Gminski/Maggio)

2:00, TBS: No. 4 California vs. No. 13 Hawaii (Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb, Ros Gold-Onwude)

Approx. 2:30, CBS: No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 Middle Tennessee State (Anderson/Smith/Jacobson)

Approx. 3:00, truTV: No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Temple (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Approx. 3:50, TNT: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 15 CSU Bakersfield (Blackburn/Gminski/Maggio)

Approx. 4:20, TBS: No. 5 Maryland vs. No. 15 South Dakota State (Dedes/Gottlieb/Gold-Onwude)

Friday Evening Window

6:45, TNT, No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Pittsburgh (Anderson/Smith/Jacobson)

7:00, CBS: No. 3 West Virginia vs. No. 14 Stephen F. Austin (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

7:15, TBS: No. 3 Texas A&M vs. No. 14 Green Bay (Blackburn/Gminski/Maggio)

7:15, truTV: No. 1 Oregon vs. Holy Cross-Southern winner (Dedes/Gottlieb/Gold-Onwude)

Approx. 9:15, TNT: No. 2 Xavier vs. No. 15 Weber State (Anderson/Smith/Jacobson)

Approx. 9:30, CBS: No. 6 Notre Dame vs. Michigan-Tulsa winner (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

Approx. 9:45, TBS: No. 6 Texas vs. No. 11 Northern Iowa (Blackburn/Gminski/Maggio)

Approx. 9:55, truTV: No. 8 Saint Joseph’s vs. No. 9 Cincinnati (Dedes/Gottlieb/Gold-Onwude)

Another update will come late in the week with the TV schedule for Round Two.


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