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Saturday’s tip times, TV listings, announcer pairings

Mar 16, 2012, 1:06 AM EDT

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One can’t properly plan a weekend in March until the tip and TV times are announced for the NCAA tournament’s round of 32.

Well, start planning.

Here’s an updated schedule with the latest times, TV channels and broadcast teams for the eight games on Saturday. (Friday’s schedule can be found here.)

Enjoy.

(All times ET)

EARLY GAME

No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 8 Kansas State (East Region, in Pittsburgh)
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Channel: CBS
Broadcast team: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller

AFTERNOON SESSION

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 7 Gonzaga (East Region, in Pittsburgh)
Time: 2:55 p.m., or approximately 30 minutes after ‘Cuse-K-State ends
Channel: CBS
Broadcast team: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller

No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 6 Murray State (West Region, in Louisville)
Time
: 5:15 p.m.
Channel: CBS
Broadcast team: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery

No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Vanderbilt (East Region, in Albuquerque)
Time: 6:10 p.m.
Channel: TNT
Broadcast team: Spero Dedes, Bob Wetzel

EVENING SESSION

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 5 VCU (South Region, in Portland)
Time: 7:10 p.m.
Channel: TBS
Broadcast team: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 8 Iowa State (South Region, in Louisville)
Time: 8 p.m., or approximately 30 minutes after Marquette-Murray State ends
Channel: CBS
Broadcast team: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 11 Colorado (South Region, in Albuquerque)
Time: 8:45 p.m., or approximately 30 minutes after (Wiconsin-Vandy ends)
Channel: TNT
Broadcast team: Spero Dedes, Bob Wetzel

No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 5 New Mexico (West Region, in Portland)
Time: 9:45 p.m., or approximately 30 minutes after Indiana-VCU ends
Channel: TBS
Broadcast team: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner

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  1. drmonkeyarmy - Mar 16, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Len Elmore is the worst College Basketball announcer ever. He makes Billy Packer enjoyable.

    • florida727 - Mar 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      WRONG! Emphasis applied here… NOBODY can make Billy Packer enjoyable. Clear on that? NOBODY.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Mar 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

        Compared to Elmore, Packer is a treat.

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