From CBS Sports / Turner Sports –
TURNER SPORTS AND CBS SPORTS ANNOUNCE TIP-TIMES AND MATCH-UPS FOR THIRD-ROUND GAMES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Exclusive Coverage Continues with Third-Round on Saturday, March 17
CBS Sports and Turner Sports announce tip-times and match-ups for third-round coverage of the 2012 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Sunday, March 18 (12:00 NOON-12:00 AM, ET) with all games available in their entirety across four national television networks: TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. Exclusive live coverage continues with third-round action on Saturday, March 17 (12:00 NOON-12:00 AM, ET).
Studio coverage continues with Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson sharing hosting duties each day. Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony and Kenny Smith provide analysis throughout the tournament alongside Gumbel or Johnson from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin joins the New York Studio on Saturday and Sunday. Matt Winer hosts the studio coverage from Turner’s Atlanta studio with analysts Seth Davis and Steve Smith on Saturday and Sunday.
Following are the tip-times for Saturday’s and Sunday’s third-round games, as well as the announce and production team assignments. Tip-times for the Regional Semi-Final games on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 will be announced on Sunday after the conclusion of the day’s games. For a complete channel guide click on MyChannels at NCAA.com/MyChannels.
NCAA March Madness® Live provides a robust suite of products including live streaming video of all 67 games from the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship; personal channel lineup (MyChannel) features and schedule updates; social media integration; and real-time brackets, scores and stats across online and mobile platforms.
THIRD ROUND GAMES
SATURDAY, MARCH 17 (12:00 Noon-12:00 AM, ET)
12:15PM CBS Pittsburgh I Syracuse. vs. Kansas St. Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Marty Snider
after conc. I CBS Pittsburgh II Ohio St. vs. Gonzaga Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Snider
5:15 PM CBS Louisville I Marquette vs. Murray St. Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Lesley Visser
and I Indiana vs. VCU Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Jenn Hildreth
after conc. I CBS Louisville II Kentucky vs. Iowa St. Lundquist/Raftery/Visser
after conc. I TNT Albuquerque II Baylor vs. Colorado Dedes/Wenzel/Maggio
after conc. I TBS Portland II Louisville vs. New Mexico Anderson/Bonner/Hildreth
THIRD ROUND GAMES
SUNDAY, MARCH 18 (12:00 Noon-12:00 AM, ET)
12:15PM CBS Columbus I Georgetown vs. NC State Tim Brando/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
after conc. I CBS Columbus II Michigan St. vs. Saint Louis Brando/Gminski/Livingston
5:15 PM CBS Greensboro I North Carolina vs. Creighton Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Tracy Wolfson
6:10 PM TNT Omaha I Florida vs. Norfolk St. Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craig Sager
7:10 PM TBS Nashville I S. Florida vs. Ohio Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Lewis Johnson
7:40 PM truTV Greensboro II Xavier vs. Lehigh Nantz/Kellogg/Wolfson
after conc. I TNT Omaha II Kansas vs. Purdue Albert/Kerr/Sager
after conc. I TBS Nashville II Florida St. vs. Cincinnati Eagle/Spanarkel/Johnson