When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, there’s no one better than CBS Sports to provide press releases on tip times and announcing assignments. Here they are.
CBS SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF 2010 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS OFF ON THURSDAY, MARCH 18Announce Teams Assigned for First and Second Round CoverageCBS Sports’ exclusive live coverage of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship begins with first round action on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19 (12:00 Noon-5:00 PM, ET, and 7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET, both days) and concludes on Monday, April 5 with the national championship game (9:00 PM, ET-conclusion).Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony and Seth Davis host THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR® from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Eric Mann serves as Senior Producer and Bob Matina directs.Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.Following are the tip times of first-round games, as well as the announce team assignments for CBS Sports’ 29th consecutive year on THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR.Tip times for the second-round games on Saturday will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the days’ games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 18 (12:00 Noon-5:00 PM, ET)12:20 PM – Oklahoma City I, Florida vs. BYU, Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner12:25 PM – New Orleans I, Notre Dame vs. Old Dominion, Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas12:30 PM – Providence I, Villanova vs. Robert Morris, Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery2:30 PM – San Jose I, Vanderbilt vs. Murray State, Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzelapproximately 2:50 PM – Oklahoma City II, Kansas State vs. North Texas, Harlan/Bonner
approximately 2:55 PM – New Orleans II, Baylor vs. Sam Houston, Enberg/Bilasapproximately 3:00 PM – Providence II, Richmond vs. St. Mary’s, Lundquist/Rafteryapproximately 5:00 PM – San Jose II, Butler vs. UTEP, Dedes/WenzelTHURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 18 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET)(announce teams same as day games)
7:10 PM – Oklahoma City III, UNLV vs. University of North Iowa, Harlan/Bonner7:15 PM – New Orleans III, Kentucky vs. East Tennessee State, Enberg/Bilas7:20 PM – San Jose III, Marquette vs. Washington, Dedes/Wenzel7:25 PM – Providence III, Georgetown vs. Ohio, Lundquist/Rafteryapproximately 9:40 PM – Oklahoma City IV, Kansas vs. Lehigh, Harlan/Bonnerapproximately 9:45 PM – New Orleans IV, Texas vs. Wake Forest, Enberg/Bilasapproximately 9:50 PM – San Jose IV, New Mexico vs. Montana, Dedes/Wenzelapproximately 9:55 PM – Providence IV, Tennessee vs. San Diego State, Lundquist/RafteryFRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 19 (12:00 Noon-5:00 PM, ET)
12:15 PM – Buffalo I, West Virginia vs. Morgan State, Gus Johnson/Len Elmore12:25 PM – Milwaukee I, Xavier vs. Minnesota, Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel12:30 PM – Jacksonville I, Temple vs. Cornell, Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg2:30 PM – Spokane I, Purdue vs. Siena, Tim Brando/Mike Gminskiapproximately 2:45 PM – Buffalo II, Clemson vs. Missouri, Johnson/Elmoreapproximately 2:55 PM – Milwaukee II, Pittsburgh vs. Oakland, Eagle/Spanarkelapproximately 3:00 PM – Jacksonville II, Wisconsin vs. Wofford, Nantz/Kelloggapproximately 5:00 PM – Spokane II, Texas A&M vs. Utah State, Brando/GminskiFRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 19 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET)(announce teams same as day games)
7:10 PM – Buffalo III, Gonzaga vs. Florida State, Johnson/Elmore7:15 PM – Milwaukee III, Oklahoma State vs. Georgia Tech, Eagle/Spanarkel7:20 PM – Spokane III, Michigan State vs. New Mexico State, Brando/Gminski7:25 PM – Jacksonville III, Duke vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Nantz/Kelloggapproximately 9:40 PM – Buffalo IV, Syracuse vs. Vermont, Johnson/Elmoreapproximately 9:45 PM – Milwaukee IV, Ohio State vs. UC Santa Barbara, Eagle/Spanarkelapproximately 9:50 PM, Spokane IV, Maryland vs. Houston, Brando/Gminskiapproximately 9:55 PM, Jacksonville IV, California vs. Louisville, Nantz/Kellogg
I’ll post the 2nd round tip times when they become available.