Friday, March 16th, 2012

Times and Announcers for 1st and 2nd round games of the NCAA Tournament

Published on March 12, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Finally, the brackets are out, and so are the times for the 1st and 2nd round games. The announcing teams for each site where also announced on Sunday. Check out the times and announcers below.

Enough of trying to predict the field. In my Bracketology I predicted 67 of the 68 teams in the NCAA tournament. I also had 39 teams with the right seed, and had 21 teams +/- a seed. Check out the bracket below. To no surprise Kentucky was the number 1 overall seed. Also getting number 1 seeds where Syracuse North Carolina and Michigan State. Kentucky and Michigan State will be on the same side of the bracket. The only team that made it that shocked me was Iona. I thought Drexel should have been ahead of Iona, but that was my only beef.

Stay tuned to Roundballchat this week as I will breakdown the entire field of 68 teams.

Announcing teams and what I think of them.

Jim Nantz / Clark Kellogg* – Lead team they will be calling the best games throughout including the final four. Kellogg is ten times better than Billy Packer.

Marv Albert / Steve Kerr*- Solid team even though I can’t get used to Albert calling NCAA games. Kerr is very knowledgeable.

Verne Lundquist / Bill Raftery*- “Onions” . Other than Lundquist messing up players names this is a solid pair.

Kevin Harlan / Len Elmore / Reggie Miller*- Elmore and Miller together ugh…

Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel- This duo has been together forever.

Brian Anderson / Dan Bonner- Who is Brian Anderson?

Tim Brando / Mike Gminski- Like Jay Bilas, Gminski is another great Duke analyst.

Spero Dedes / Bob Wenzel – Who is Spero Dedes?

First Four” Games, March 13-14 in Dayton, Ohio

Tuesday, March 13

6: 40 PM ET: No. 16 Mississippi Valley St. vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky winner

9:10 PM No. 14 BYU vs. No. 14 Iona

Network: truTV

Broadcast Team: Nantz, Kellogg, Kerr, Wolfson

Wednesday, March 14

6:40 PM ET: No. 16 Lamar vs. No. 16 Vermont

9:10 PM ET: No. 12 California vs. No. 12 South Florida

Network: truTV

Broadcast Team: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Lewis Johnson

Second Round Games, March 15-16 in various sites

Thursday, March 15

Site: Louisville

Network: CBS (afternoon); TBS (evening)

12:15 PM ET: No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State

2:45 PM ET: No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 BYU/Iona

6:50 PM ET: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky

9:20 PM ET: No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Connecticut

Broadcast Team: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser

Site: Pittsburgh

Network: truTV (afternoon), TNT (evening)

12:40 PM ET: No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Southern Miss

3: 10 PM ET: No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 16 UNC Asheville

7:20 PM ET: No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 10 West Virginia

9:50 PM ET: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Loyola Maryland

Broadcast Team: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Marty Snider

Site: Portland

Network: TBS (afternoon), CBS (evening)

1:40 PM ET: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson

4:10 PM ET: No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Long Beach St.

7:15 PM ET: No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU

9:45 PM ET: No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

Broadcast Team: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner, Jenn Hildreth

Site: Albuquerque

Network: TNT (afternoon), truTV (evening)

2:10 PM ET: No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Montana

4:40 PM ET: No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Harvard

7:27 PM ET: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State

9:57 PM ET: No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado

Broadcast Team: Spero Dedes, Bob Wenzel, Jamie Maggio

Friday, March 16

Site: Nashville

Network: CBS (afternoon), TNT (evening)

12:15 PM ET: No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Texas

2:45 PM ET: No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 14 St. Bonaventure

7:20 PM ET: No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio

9:50 PM ET: No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 California/South Florida winner

Broadcast Team: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Lewis Johnson

Site: Columbus

Network: truTV (afternoon), TBS (evening)

12:40 PM ET: No. 6 San Diego St. vs. No. 11 NC State

3:10 PM ET: No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont

6:50 PM ET: No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Saint Louis

9:20 PM ET: No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn

Broadcast Team: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Otis Livingston

Site: Greensboro

Network: TBS (afternoon); CBS (evening)

1:40 PM ET: No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama

4:10 PM ET: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Lamar/Vermont

7:15 PM ET: No. 2 Duke vs. 15 Lehigh

9:45 PM ET: No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier

Broadcast Team: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson

SITE: Omaha

Network: TNT (afternoon), truTV (evening)

2:10 PM ET: No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia

4:40 PM ET: No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 15 Norfolk St.

7:27 PM ET: No. 7 St. Mary’s (CA) vs. No. 10 Purdue

9:57 PM ET: No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit

Broadcast Team: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager

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