2011 NCAA Tournament TV schedule

College basketball fans get their first look at the revamped NCAA Tournament, which now features a 68-team field and a new “First Four” round of games, beginning Tuesday, March 15, in Dayton, Ohio, on truTV. Eight teams play March 15-16 for the right to advance to the Second Round (which was previously known as the First Round) March 17-18. Got that? As part of a new 14-year, $10.8 billion TV rights deal with CBS and Turner, CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combine forces to provide full, live national TV coverage of every tournament game.

The NCAA Tournament begins in earnest with the Second Round beginning Thursday, March 17, and continuing Friday, March 17. The tournament continues with the Third Round March 19-20 (CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV), the Regionals March 24-27 (CBS & TBS) and the Final Four April 2 & 4 (CBS).

Full TV schedule below (check back for updates) complete with announcing teams and  broadcast details from CBS and Turner:

2011 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TV SCHEDULE/RESULTS

(All times Eastern)

FIRST ROUND

TUESDAY, MARCH 15
Dayton I: UNC Asheville 81, UALR 77 (OT)
Dayton II: UAB 52, Clemson 70

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
Dayton I: UTSA 70, Alabama St. 61
Dayton II: Southern California 46, VCU 59

SECOND ROUND

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 17 (12pm-5pm ET)
Tampa I: West Virginia 84, Clemson 76
Wash. D.C. I: Butler 60, Old Dominion 58
Denver I: Louisville 61, Morehead St. 62
Tucson I: Temple 66, Penn St. 64
Tampa II: Kentucky 59, Princeton 57
Wash. D.C. II: Pittsburgh 74, UNC Asheville 51
Denver II: Vanderbilt 66, Richmond 69
Tucson II: San Diego St. 68, Northern Colorado 50

THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 17 (6:30pm-12am ET)
Tampa III: Florida 79, UC Santa Barbara 51
Denver III: BYU74, Wofford 66
Wash D.C. III: Connecticut 81, Bucknell 52
Tucson III: Wisconsin 72, Belmont 58
Tampa IV: UCLA 78, Michigan St. 76
Denver IV: St. John’s 71, Gonzaga 86
Wash. D.C. IV: Cincinnati 78, Missouri 63
Tucson IV: Kansas St. 73, Utah St. 68

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 18 (12pm-5pm ET)
Tulsa I: Texas 85, Oakland 81
Charlotte I: Michigan 75, Tennessee 45
Chicago I: Notre Dame 69, Akron 56
Cleveland I: George Mason 61, Villanova 57
Tulsa II: Arizona 77, Memphis 75
Charlotte II: Duke 87, Hampton 47
Chicago II: Texas A&M 50, Florida State 57
Cleveland II: Ohio St. 75, UTSA 46

FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 18 (6:30pm-12am ET)
Tulsa III: Kansas 72, Boston U. 53
Charlotte III, North Carolina 102, Long Island 87
Chicago III: Purdue 65, St. Peter’s 43
Cleveland III: Xavier 55, Marquette 66
Tulsa IV: UNLV 62, Illinois 73
Charlotte IV: Washington 68, Georgia 65
Chicago IV: Georgetown 56, VCU 74
Cleveland IV: Syracuse 77, Indiana St. 60

THIRD ROUND

Saturday, March 19 (12pm-12am ET)
Tampa I: Kentucky 71, West Virginia 63
Tampa II: Florida 73, UCLA 65
Denver I: Richmond 65, Morehead St. 48
Tucson I: San Diego St. 71, Temple 64
Wash. DC I: Pittsburgh 70, Butler 71
Denver II: BYU 89 vs. Gonzaga 67
Tucson II: Wisconsin 70, Kansas St. 65
Wash. DC II: Connecticut 69, Cincinnati 58

Sunday, March 20 (12pm-12am, ET)
Charlotte I: UNC 86, Washington 83
Charlotte II: Duke 73, Michigan 71
Cleveland I: Ohio St. 98, George Mason 66
Tulsa I: Texas 69, Arizona 70
Chicago I: Purdue 76, VCU 94
Cleveland II: Syracuse 62, Marquette 66
Tulsa II: Kansas 73, Illinois 59
Chicago II: Notre Dame 57, Florida St. 71

REGIONALS

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 (7pm-12am ET)
Anaheim I: San Diego St. 67, UCONN 74
New Orleans I: Florida 83, BYU 74
Anaheim II: Duke 77, Arizona 93
New Orleans II: Wisconsin 54, Butler 61

FRIDAY, MARCH 25 (7pm-12am ET)

Newark I: UNC 81, Marquette 63
San Antonio I: Kansas 77, Richmond 57
Newark II: Ohio State 60,  Kentucky 62
San Antonio II: Florida State 71, VCU 72

Saturday, March 26
New Orleans: Florida 71,  Butler 74
Anaheim: Connecticut 65, Arizona 63

Sunday, March 27

San Antonio I: Kansas 61, VCU 71
Newark I: North Carolina 69, Kentucky 76

FINAL FOUR
Saturday, April 2

6pm — CBS: Butler vs. VCU (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr/Tracy Wolfson)
Approx 9pm — CBS: Connecticut vs. Kentucky (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr/Tracy Wolfson)

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Monday, April 4
9pm         CBS

CBS SPORTS’ AND TURNER SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF 2011 NCAA® DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS-OFF MARCH 15 FOR FIRST TIME EVER ALL GAMES TO BE BROADCAST NATIONALLY ACROSS TBS, CBS, TNT AND truTV

Announce and Production Teams Assigned for NCAA FIRST FOUR™ and Second Round Coverage

CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tips off with first-round coverage of the NCAA FIRST FOUR on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16 (6:30 PM, ET; both days) on truTV. Second-round coverage begins on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 (12:00 NOON-12:00 AM, ET; both days), with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks: TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.

Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr call the action, with Tracy Wolfson courtside for the two FIRST FOUR games on Tuesday. Gus Johnson and Len Elmore, along with courtside reporter Marty Snider, handle the call for the games on Wednesday. The studio coverage for Tuesday’s FIRST FOUR games features Greg Gumbel, Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith, and Seth Davis. On Wednesday, Matt Winer, Steve Smith and Seth Davis offer analysis in the studio (6:00 PM, ET; both days).

Two studios, based in New York and Atlanta, will be used to cover all the action. Studio coverage will be anchored by Gumbel and Johnson, who will share hosting duties during each day. Barkley, Anthony and Smith will provide analysis throughout the tournament alongside Gumbel or Johnson from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Analysts Reggie Miller and Davis will join the New York studio rotation for the second week of the tournament. Matt Winer will host the studio coverage from Turner’s Atlanta studio with analysts Davis and Steve Smith.

Tip times for the third-round games on Saturday will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the day’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.

Fans will also be able to access the games through NCAA March Madness on Demand. NCAA March Madness on Demand will provide live streaming video of every game of the new 68-team tournament as they are broadcast by CBS Sports and Turner Sports, starting with the First Four™ from Dayton, OH on March 15, through the Men’s Final Four® semifinals and national championship game from Houston, TX on April 2 and April 4.

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