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2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Elite Eight, Final Four and Championship TV Schedule (March 26-April 4, 2016)

The end of the road to determine the men’s Division I college basketball national champion for 2016 is near.

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This year, TBS will televise 21 contests. For the first time in TV history, a cable network (TBS) will air the National Championship which is slated for Monday, Apr. 4. TBS will also again be the broadcast home of the Final Four games on Saturday, Apr. 2. In addition, the two Final Four games and the National Championship — from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas — will have “Team Stream” simulcasts on Turner’s other networks, TNT and truTV — versions catered to each competing college or university that evening. TBS also airs the Elite 8® games on Mar. 27.

It is the sixth consecutive year that CBS and Turner Sports will jointly broadcast the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. The 2015 men’s tournament averaged 11.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen — the largest viewership for the event since 1993.

On the digital side, “NCAA March Madness Live” will bring each and every tournament game online on their website and via their official app, available on mobile devices and consoles like Roku and Apple TV.

Updated Sun. Mar. 27, 2016 10:57 p.m. EDT

The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change), locations and respective networks for the final week of tournament action:

Regional Final: Saturday, March 26, 2016

6‪:0‬9‪ p.m.‬ on CBS: West Region
(#1) Oregon vs. (#2) Oklahoma
Location: West Regional, Honda Center (‪Anaheim, California‬)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst) and Allie LaForce (reporter)

Approx. 8:‪4‬9‪ p.m.‬ on CBS: South Region
(#1) Kansas vs. (#2) Villanova
Location: KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Kentucky)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

Regional Final: Sunday, March 27, 2016

6:‪0‬9‪ p.m.‬ on TBS: Midwest Region
(#1) Virginia vs. (#10) Syracuse
Location: United Center (‪Chicago, Illinois‬)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst), Dan Bonner (analyst), and Lewis Johnson  (reporter)

8:49‪ p.m.‬ on TBS: East Region
(#1) North Carolina vs. (#6) Notre Dame
Location: Wells Fargo Center (‪Philadelphia, Pennsylvania‬)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Steve Smith (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst), and Dana Jacobson (reporter)

Final Four: Saturday, April 2, 2016

6:09 p.m. on TBS, TNT, truTV: Final Four Semifinal No. 1:
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Villanova Wildcats
Location: NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)
TBS TV announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
Westwood One radio announcers: to be announced

Approx. 8:49 p.m. on TBS, TNT, truTV: Final Four Semifinal No. 2:
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Syracuse Orange
Location: NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)
TBS TV announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
Westwood One radio announcers: to be announced

Championship Final: Monday, April 4, 2016

8:30 p.m. on TBS, TNT, truTV: National Championship
Location: NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)
TBS TV announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
Westwood One radio announcers: to be announced

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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