First Four

Tue, March 14

UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio – Brian Anderson, Clark Kellogg & Lewis Johnson
Westwood One Radio – Ted Emrich, Austin Croshere

Mt. Saint Mary’s vs. New Orleans, truTV 6:40 p.m. – Anderson, Kellogg & Johnson
Kansas State vs. Wake Forest, truTV TBD – Anderson, Kellogg & Johnson

Wed, March 15

UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio- Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore & Ros Gold-Onwude
Westwood One Radio – Ted Emrich, Austin Croshere

North Carolina Central vs. UC Davis, truTV 6:40 p.m. – Dedes, Smith, Elmore & Gold-Onwude
Providence vs. USC, truTV TBD – Dedes, Smith, Elmore & Gold-Onwude

First Round

Thu, March 16

KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York – Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel & Allie LaForce
Amway Center, Orlando – Ian Eagle, Steve Lavin & Evan Washburn
Bradley Center, Milwaukee – Carter Blackburn, Mike Gminski, Debbie Antonelli & Lisa Byington
Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City – Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas & Jamie Erdahl

Westwood One Radio
Buffalo – Scott Graham, Donny Marshall
Orlando – Tom McCarthy, Will Perdue
Milwaukee – Brandon Gaudin, Kelly Tripucka
Salt Lake City – Kevin Kugler, Dan Dickau

Session I

Notre Dame vs. Princeton, CBS 12:15 p.m. – Lundquist, Spanarkel & LaForce
Virginia vs. UNC-Wilmington, truTV 12:40 p.m. – Eagle, Lavin & Washburn
Butler vs. Winthrop, TNT 1:30 p.m. – Blackburn, Gminski, Antonelli & Byington
Gonzaga vs. South Dakota State, TBS 2 p.m. – Catalon, Lappas & Erdahl

Session II – All times TBD after Session I games
West Virginia vs. Bucknell, CBS TBD – Lundquist, Spanarkel & LaForce
Florida vs. East Tennessee State, truTV TBD – Eagle, Lavin & Washburn
Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee State, TNT TBD – Blackburn, Gminski, Antonelli & Byington
Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt, TBS TBD – Catalon, Lappas & Erdahl

Session III
Maryland vs. Xavier, TNT 6:50 p.m. – Eagle, Lavin & Washburn
Villanova vs. Mt. St. Mary’s/New Orleans, CBS 7:10 p.m. – Lundquist, Spanarkel & LaForce
St. Mary’s vs. Virginia Commonwealth, TBS 7:20 p.m. – Catalon, Lappas & Erdahl
Purdue vs. Vermont, truTV 7:27 p.m. – Blackburn, Gminski, Antonelli & Byington

Session IV – All times TBD after Session III games
Florida State vs. Florida Gulf Coast, TNT TBD – Eagle, Lavin & Washburn
Wisconsin vs. Virginia Tech, CBS TBD – Lundquist, Spanarkel & LaForce
Arizona vs. North Dakota, TBS TBD – Catalon, Lappas & Erdahl
Iowa State vs. Nevada, truTV TBD – Blackburn, Gminski, Antonelli & Byington

Fri, March 17

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis – Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill & Tracy Wolfson
Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville – Brian Anderson, Chris Webber & Lewis Johnson
BOK Center, Tulsa – Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner & Dana Jacobson
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento – Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore & Ros Gold-Onwude

Westwood One Radio
Indianapolis – Chris Carrino, Jim Jackson
Greenville – John Sadak, John Thompson/Eric Montross
Tulsa – Craig Way, P.J. Carlesimo
Sacramento – Jason Benetti, Mike Montgomery

Session I
Michigan vs. Oklahoma State, CBS 12:15 p.m. – Nantz, Raftery, Hill & Wolfson
Baylor vs. New Mexico State, truTV 12:40 p.m. – Harlan, Miller, Bonner & Jacobson
Arkansas vs. Seton Hall, TNT 1:30 p.m. – Anderson, Webber & Johnson
Oregon vs. Iona, TBS 2:00 p.m. – Dedes, Smith, Elmore & Gold-Onwude

Session II – All times TBD after Session I games
Louisville vs. Jacksonville State, CBS TBD – Nantz, Raftery, Hill & Wolfson
Southern Methodist vs. Providence/USC, truTV TBD – Harlan, Miller, Bonner & Jacobson
North Carolina vs. Texas Southern, TNT TBD – Anderson, Webber & Johnson
Creighton vs. Rhode Island, TBS TBD – Dedes, Smith, Elmore & Gold-Onwude

Session III
Kansas vs. NCC/UC Davis, TNT 6:50 p.m. – Harlan, Miller, Bonner & Jacobson
Dayton vs. Wichita State, CBS 7:10 p.m. – Nantz, Raftery, Hill & Wolfson
Duke vs. Troy, TBS 7:20 p.m. – Anderson, Webber & Johnson
Cincinnati vs. KSU/Wake Forest, truTV 7:27 p.m. – Dedes, Smith, Elmore & Gold-Onwude

Session IV – All times TBD after Session III games
Miami vs. Michigan State, TNT TBD – Harlan, Miller, Bonner & Jacobson
Kentucky vs. Northern Kentucky, CBS TBD – Nantz, Raftery, Hill & Wolfson
South Carolina vs. Marquette, TBS TBD – Anderson, Webber & Johnson
UCLA vs. Kent State, truTV TBD – Dedes, Smith, Elmore & Gold-Onwude

h/t Sammy!

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.

  • Walt_Gekko

    Personally, why doesn’t the NCAA schedule the regions to be set up so the games in the west tip off later. You could by doing so have it where for the west games are at say 2:30 and 5:00 PM ET/11:30 AM and 2:00 PM PT for the afternoon session and 10:00 PM and 12:30 AM ET/7:00 and 9:30 PM PT for the evening sessions. You could then have it where CBS and TBS split two sub-regionals in each window (afternoon and evening) where the East, South or Midwest sub-regional airs on CBS in the east and TBS in the west and the the West sub-regionals air on CBS in the west/TBS in the east.

    Also, I would look to start having the Midwest Regional semis and final in the Mountain Time Zone so the NCAA is no longer handcuffed to having the West Regional always be Thursday-Saturday (which I believe is specifically done because of BYU not being allowed to play on Sundays on religious grounds. Would it really kill if the Big 10 Champion for example if they got to the regional had to play their “Home” regional in say Denver or Salt Lake City? Doing that would allow the NCAA to have the West Regional Semis and Final be Friday-Sunday and on Friday for the regional semis do the same CBS/TBS split or even have three games on CBS: The two from the East/Midwest/South in prime time and the second semifinal from the West Regional in late night.

    If it happened an east coast team had to play a game that started at 12:30 AM ET, so be it. One of the best experiences of all time I had with the NCAA tournament was in 1987 when CBS actually showed a west regional semi on a Friday night-early Saturday morning east coast time that tipped at 12:40 AM in the east and didn’t end until almost 3:00 AM ET.

    • danderson600

      I remember that game. UNLV and i can’t remember the other team, but because CBS needed to show the local news, it started at 1am.

      • Walt_Gekko

        I know UNLV was there and it was at the Kingdome in Seattle. It was the first time ever CBS had a late game on the second weekend of the tournament (something that would continue for a few years on Friday of the second weekend after that). It’s something that should have been done a long time ago.

        • danderson600

          It was Wyoming, and your right, the game was in Seattle.

  • DrewShervin

    Is there a way I can filter out the voice of John Rafferty. Sorry, not a fan.

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