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TV schedules, announcer pairings for 2014 NCAA Tournament

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Below are the game times and announcer assignments for the first four days of the NCAA tournament, beginning with Tuesday and Wednesday’s First Four doubleheaders in Dayton.

Tuesday, March 18

South Region (Dayton, Ohio)
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Kristine Leahy

6:40 p.m. EST (16) Albany vs. (16) Mount St. Mary’s (truTV)

Midwest Region (Dayton, Ohio)
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Kristine Leahy

Approx. 9:10 p.m. EST (12) N.C. State vs. (12) Xavier (truTV)

Wednesday, March 19 

Midwest Region (Dayton, Ohio)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller and Rachel Nichols

6:40 p.m. EST (16) Cal Poly vs. (16) Texas Southern (truTV)
Approx. 9:10 p.m. EST (11) Iowa vs. (11) Tennessee

Thursday, March 20 (Afternoon sessions) 

South Region (Buffalo, N.Y.) 
Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Allie LaForce 

12:15 p.m. EST (6) Ohio State vs. (11) Dayton (CBS)
Approx. 2:45 p.m. EST (3) Syracuse vs. (14) Western Michigan (CBS)

West Region (Milwaukee, Wis.) 
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Lewis Johnson

12:40 p.m. EST (2) Wisconsin vs. (15) American (truTV)
Approx. 3:10 p.m. EST (7) Oregon vs. (10) BYU (truTV)

South Region (Orlando, Fla.) 
Announcers: Anderson, Bonner and Leahy

1:40 p.m. EST (8) Colorado vs. (9) Pittsburgh (TBS)
Approx. 4:10 p.m. EST (1) Florida vs. Albany/Mount St. Mary’s winner (TBS)

East Region (Spokane, Wash.) 
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jaime Maggio

2:10 p.m. EST (5) Cincinnati vs. (12) Harvard (TNT)
Approx. 4:40 p.m. EST (4) Michigan State vs. (13) Delaware (TNT)

Thursday, March 20 (Evening sessions)

East Region (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Announcers: Lundquist, Raftery and LaForce

6:55 p.m. EST (7) UConn vs. (10) Saint Joseph’s (TBS)
Approx. 9:25 p.m. EST (2) Villanova vs. (15) Milwaukee (TBS)

Midwest Region (Milwaukee, Wis.) 
Announcers: Eagle, Spanarkel and Johnson

7:10 p.m. EST (2) Michigan vs. (15) Wofford (CBS)
Approx. 9:40 p.m. EST (7) Texas vs. (10) Arizona State (CBS)

Midwest Region (Orlando, Fla.) 
Announcers: Anderson, Bonner and Leahy

7:20 p.m. EST (5) Saint Louis vs. N.C. State/Xavier winner (TNT)
Approx. 9:50 p.m. EST (4) Louisville vs. (13) Manhattan (TNT)

West Region (Spokane, Wash.) 
Announcers: Dedes, Gottlieb and Maggio

7:27 p.m. EST (5) Oklahoma vs. (12) North Dakota State (truTV)
Approx. 9:57 p.m. EST (4) San Diego State vs. (13) New Mexico State (truTV)

Friday, March 21 (Afternoon sessions)

Midwest Region (Raleigh, N.C.) 
Announcers: Harlan, Elmore, Miller and Nichols

12:15 p.m. EST (3) Duke vs. (14) Mercer (CBS)
Approx. 2:45 p.m. EST (6) UMass vs. Iowa/Tennessee winner (CBS)

West Region (San Antonio, Texas)
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager

12:40 p.m. EST (6) Baylor vs. (11) Nebraska (truTV)
Approx 3:10 p.m. EST (3) Creighton vs. (14) Louisiana-Lafayette (truTV)

South Region (St. Louis, Mo.) 
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Tracy Wolfson 

1:40 p.m. EST (7) New Mexico vs. (10) Stanford (TBS)
Approx. 4:10 p.m. EST (2) Kansas vs. (15) Eastern Kentucky (TBS)

West Region (San Diego, Calif.)
Announcers: Andrew Catalon, Mike Gminski and Otis Livingston

2:10 p.m. EST (1) Arizona vs. (16) Weber State (TNT)
Approx. 4:40 p.m. EST (8) Gonzaga vs. (9) Oklahoma State (TNT)

Friday, March 21 (Evening sessions) 

East Region (Raleigh, N.C.)
Announcers: Harlan, Elmore, Miller and Nichols

6:55 p.m. EST (8) Memphis vs. (9) George Washington (TBS)
Approx. 9:25 p.m. EST (1) Virginia vs. (16) Coastal Carolina (TBS)

Midwest Region (St. Louis, Mo.)
Announcers: Nantz, Anthony and Wolfson 

7:10 p.m. EST (1) Wichita State vs. (16) Cal Poly/Texas Southern winner (CBS)
Approx. 9:40 p.m. EST (8) Kentucky vs. (9) Kansas State (CBS)

East Region (San Antonio, Texas)
Announcers: Albert, Kerr and Sager 

7:20 p.m. EST (6) North Carolina vs. (11) Providence (TNT)
Approx. 9:50 p.m. EST (3) Iowa State vs. (14) North Carolina Central (TNT)

South Region (San Diego, Calif.) 
Announcers: Catalon, Gminski and Livingston

7:27 p.m. EST (5) VCU vs. (12) Stephen F. Austin (truTV)
Approx. 9:57 p.m. EST (4) UCLA vs. (13) Tulsa

VIDEO: Monmouth hits a game-winner, Bench Mob member tries to disrobe

King Rice
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Monmouth used a 17-2 run in the final minutes to beat Rider on Friday night, a win that will keep the Hawks within striking distance of the kind of an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament should they fall in the MAAC tourney.

The run was capped by star point guard Justin Robinson, who buried this three with three seconds left to put Monmouth up for good, 79-78:

No. 17 Arizona erases double-digit deficit to beat UCLA

Arizona coach Sean Miller reacts to a foul call during the first half of Arizona's NCAA college basketball game against UCLA, Friday, Feb 12, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored 16 points in his second career start as No. 17 Arizona knocked off UCLA, 81-75, in Tucson on Friday night.

UCLA was up by as much as 11 points in the first half and took a ten point lead into half time, but in the second half, the Bruins were eventually done in by foul trouble and the stronger front line of the Wildcats.

Ryan Anderson and Kaleb Tarczewski were dominant down the stretch. The duo combined to score 12 of the last 23 point for the Wildcats, including the bucket that put the Wildcats ahead for the first time since early in the first half. Off of a missed free throw, UCLA’s Thomas Welsh battled with Tarczewski for the rebound, but when Welsh finally seemed to gain control of the loose ball, Anderson knocked it out of his hands and bullied through Jonah Bolden for a layup.

All told, those two combined for 20 points and 27 boards, seven of which were offensive. They also managed to foul out both Welsh and Tony Parker, although some of the calls that went against UCLA down the stretch were questionable.

The win keeps Arizona within a game of first place Oregon in the Pac-12 standings and tied for second with No. 23 USC, who will be visiting the McKale Center on Sunday night.