NCAA Tournament announcer pairings

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NCAA Tournament announcer pairings

CREATED Mar. 18, 2013

Let the madness begin! Now that the NCAA tournament bracket has been revealed and game times announced, its time to look ahead to the talking head's who will be calling the games. The tournament begins in earnest on Thursday and Friday with what is officially referred to as "round 2". The tournament officially begins on Tuesday with a pair of play-in games.  

Once again, CBS and Turner Sports will air the games. Locally, tournament games will be shown on CBS, TBS, TruTV and TNT.

Below is a complete rundown of the games, game times, and announcer pairings for the games on Thursday and Friday. Times listed are central standard time. Games with no time associated will begin 20 minutes following the previous game. 

 

Midwest Region

  • Auburn Hills, Mich. — Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Rachel Nichols
    • Games: March 2111:15 p.m. (3) Michigan State vs (14) Valparaiso; (6) Memphis vs (11) Winner of Middle Tennessee State/St. Mary’s
  • Lexington, Ky. — Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce
    • Games: March 21, 5:50 p.m. (1) Louisville vs (16) Winner of North Carolina A&T/Liberty; (8) Colorado State vs (9) Missouri
  • Philadelphia, Pa. — Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Lewis Johnson
    • Games: March 22, 1:10 p.m. (4) St. Louis vs (13) New Mexico State; (5) Oklahoma State vs (12) Oregon
  • San Jose, Calif. — Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Marty Snider
    • Games: March 2111:15 p.m. (2) Duke vs (15) Albany; (7) Creighton vs (10) Cincinnati

West Region

  • Salt Lake City — Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jamie Maggio
    • Games: March 21, 12:40 p.m. (8) Pittsburgh vs (9) Wichita State; (1) Gonzaga vs (16) Southern
  • Kansas City — Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craig Sager
    • Games: March 22, 1:40 p.m. (5) Wisconsin vs (12) Ole Miss; (4) Kansas State vs (13) Winner of La Salle/Boise State
  • Dayton, Ohio — Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Tracy Wolfson
    • Games: March 22, 6:15 p.m. (2) Ohio State vs (15) Iona; (7) Notre Dame vs (10) Iowa State

East Region

  • Dayton — Nantz/Kellogg/Wolfson
    • Games: March 22, 12:40 p.m. (8) North Carolina State vs (9) Temple; (1) Indiana vs (16) Winner of LIU-Brooklyn/James Madison
  • San Jose – Anderson/Bonner/Snider
    • Games: March 21, 6:27 p.m. (5) UNLV vs (12) California; (4) Syracuse vs (13) Montana
  • Lexington — Eagle/Spanarkal/LaForce
    • Games: March 21, 1:40 p.m. (6) Butler vs (11) Bucknell; (3) Marquette vs (14) Davidson
  • Austin — Tim Brando/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
    • Games: March 22, 1:10 p.m (2) Miami vs (15) Pacific; (7) Illinois vs (10) Colorado

South Region

  • Kansas City — Albert/Kerr/Sager
    • Games: March 22, 6:20 p.m. (8) North Carolina vs (9) Villanova; (1) Kansas vs (16) Western Kentucky
  • Austin — Brando/Gminski/Livingston
    • Games: March 22, 6:27 p.m. (3) Florida vs (14) Northwestern State; (6) UCLA vs (11) Minnesota
  • Auburn Hills, Ill. — Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols
    • Games: March 21, 6:15 p.m. (4) Michigan vs (13) South Dakota State; (5) VCU vs (12) Akron
  • Philadelphia — Harlan/ Elmore/Miller/Johnson
    • Games: March 22, 5:50 p.m. (2) Georgetown vs (15) Florida Gulf Coast; (7) San Diego State vs (10) Oklahoma

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