NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first-round schedule on CBS

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CBS has announced its first-round schedule and broadcast pairings for the NCAA Tournament March 18-19. Full schedule after the jump. From CBS:

CBS SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF 2010 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS OFF ON THURSDAY, MARCH 18

Announce Teams Assigned for First and Second Round Coverage

CBS 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 Bonner
12:25 PM – New Orleans I, Notre Dame vs. Old Dominion, Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas
12:30 PM – Providence I, Villanova vs. Robert Morris, Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
2:30 PM – San Jose I, Vanderbilt vs. Murray State, Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel
approximately 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/Bilas
approximately 3:00 PM – Providence II, Richmond vs. St. Mary’s, Lundquist/Raftery
approximately 5:00 PM – San Jose II, Butler vs. UTEP, Dedes/Wenzel

THURSDAY 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/Bonner
7:15 PM – New Orleans III, Kentucky vs. East Tennessee State, Enberg/Bilas
7:20 PM – San Jose III, Marquette vs. Washington, Dedes/Wenzel
7:25 PM – Providence III, Georgetown vs. Ohio, Lundquist/Raftery
approximately 9:40 PM – Oklahoma City IV, Kansas vs. Lehigh, Harlan/Bonner
approximately 9:45 PM – New Orleans IV, Texas vs. Wake Forest, Enberg/Bilas
approximately 9:50 PM – San Jose IV, New Mexico vs. Montana, Dedes/Wenzel
approximately 9:55 PM – Providence IV, Tennessee vs. San Diego State, Lundquist/Raftery

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 19 (12:00 Noon-5:00 PM, ET)
12:15 PM – Buffalo I, West Virginia vs. Morgan State,Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
12:25 PM – Milwaukee I, Xavier vs. Minnesota, Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel
12:30 PM – Jacksonville I, Temple vs. Cornell, Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
2:30 PM – Spokane I, Purdue vs. Siena, Tim Brando/Mike Gminski
approximately 2:45 PM – Buffalo II, Clemson vs. Missouri, Johnson/Elmore
approximately 2:50 PM – Milwaukee II, Pittsburgh vs. Oakland, Eagle/Spanarkel
approximately 3:00 PM – Jacksonville II, Wisconsin vs. Wofford, Nantz/Kellogg
approximately 5:00 PM – Spokane II, Texas A&M vs. Utah State, Brando/Gminski

FRIDAY 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/Elmore
7:15 PM – Milwaukee III, Oklahoma State vs. Georgia Tech, Eagle/Spanarkel
7:20 PM – Spokane III, Michigan State vs. New Mexico State, Brando/Gminski
7:25 PM – Jacksonville III, Duke vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff/Winthrop, Nantz/Kellogg
approximately 9:40 PM – Buffalo IV, Syracuse vs. Vermont, Johnson/Elmore
approximately 9:45 PM – Milwaukee IV, Ohio State vs. UC Santa Barbara, Eagle/Spanarkel
approximately 9:50 PM, Spokane IV, Maryland vs. Houston, Brando/Gminski
approximately 9:55 PM, Jacksonville IV, California vs. Louisville, Nantz/Kellogg

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