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

PREGAME SHOOTAROUND: Thanksgiving Day Edition!

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GAME OF THE NIGHT: Syracuse vs. No. 18 UConn, 3:30 p.m.

For the first time since the Orange departed the Big East, the two former rivals will square off. Today’s battle will take place at the Battle 4 Atlantis, as the Orange knocked off Charlotte yesterday and the Huskies dispatched Michigan. To get ready for this battle, I’d suggest ready through the conversation @NoEscalators had with himself last night.

THIS ONE’S GOOD, TOO: No. 25 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Gonzaga, 1:00 p.m.

The other semifinal in the Battle 4 Atlantis could end up being just as good, as the Aggies — who might be the second best team in the SEC — square off with a Gonzaga team that has one of the best front lines in the country. This will be a good test to figure out just how good both of these teams are.


1. No. 20 Wichita State vs. USC, 2:00 p.m.: The Shockers will be without Fred VanVleet for this event. It will also be a chance for us to gauge just how good this 4-0 USC team is.

2. No. 23 Xavier vs. Alabama, 12:00 p.m: The Musketeers should have no problems dispatching Alabama.

3. No. 8 Villanova vs. Stanford, 4:30 p.m.: The Wildcats are, once again, as good as any team in the country. Josh Hart might be the nation’s most underrated star.

4. No. 14 Cal vs. San Diego State, 12:00 a.m.: Tyrone Wallace and company have been awesome this season. They get their first real test of the season tonight.

5. Providence vs. Evansville, 7:00 p.m.: Evansville is one of the nation’s best mid-majors, good enough to give the likes of Wichita State and Northern Iowa a fight in the Missouri Valley. And Providence? They got a kid named Kris Dunn. Heard of him?


  • No. 3 Michigan State vs. Boston College, 6:30 p.m.
  • No. 11 Arizona vs. Santa Clara, 11:30 p.m.
  • No. 17 Notre Dame vs. Monmouth, 6:30 p.m.

VIDEOS: Rhode Island, Maryland exchange heated words in Cancun

Dan Hurley

No. 2 Maryland finally found their rhythm on Wednesday night, blowing out a good Rhode Island team, 86-63, in the finals of the Cancun Challenge.

Melo Trimble and Rasheed Sulaimon combined for 34 points and eight assists on 13-for-14 shooting and Robert Carter added 15 points, nine boards, three assists and three blocks. Peak Maryland, which is what we saw tonight, is really dangerous.

But Peak Maryland wasn’t the story after the game, as tempers flared in the waning minutes.

It started when Maryland coach Mark Turgeon called a timeout with less than two minutes remaining. Jake Layman had just hit a three to put Maryland up by 24 points and Turgeon wanted to get his walk-ons in the game. Hurley said to the Maryland bench, “We’ll see you again, boy,” according to Inside Maryland Sports, which prompted this reaction from Turgeon:

After the game, the two teams had to be separated in layup lines. According to reports from IMS and from the Baltimore Sun, Hurley was cursing at Maryland players as he was shaking their hands after the game. According Doug Gottlieb, who called the game for CBS Sports Network, Trimble said that the Rhode Island team wanted to “fight us”: