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2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Elite Eight, Final Four and Championship TV and Announcer Schedule

The end of the road to determine the men’s Division I college basketball national champion for 2018 is near.

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  • TBS will air the National Championship which is slated for Monday, Apr. 2. TBS will also again be the broadcast home of the Final Four games on Saturday, Mar. 31. In addition, the two Final Four games and the National Championship — from the Alamodome in San Antonio, 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. 24.

    It is also the eighth consecutive year that CBS and Turner Sports will jointly broadcast the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, in the midst of a multi-year partnership deal thru 2032.

    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.

    March Madness on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV

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

    Regional Final Round: Saturday, March 24, 2018

    6:09 p.m. on TBS: South Region
    (#9) Kansas State vs. (#11) Loyola-Chicago
    Location: Phillips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
    Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Chris Webber (analyst), Lisa Byington (reporter)

    Approx. 8:49 p.m. on TBS: West Region
    (#3) Michigan vs. (#9) Florida State
    Location: Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)
    Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst), Dan Bonner (analyst), Dana Jacobson (reporter)

    Regional Final Round: Sunday, March 25, 2018

    2:20 p.m. on CBS: East Region
    (#1) Villanova vs. (#3) Texas Tech
    Location: TD Garden (Boston, Mass.)
    Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Allie LaForce (reporter)

    Approx. 5:05 p.m. on CBS: Midwest Region
    (#1) Kansas vs. (#2) Duke
    Location: CenturyLink Center Omaha (Omaha, Neb.)
    Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

    Final Four: Saturday, March 31, 2018

    6:09 p.m. on TBS, TNT and truTV: Final Four Semifinal No. 1:
    Michigan vs. Loyola-Chicago
    Location: Alamodome (San Antonio, Tex.)
    TBS TV announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
    TNT announcers (Michigan MegaCast): Matt Park, Jay Feely, Sanjay Gupta
    truTV announcers (Loyola-Chicago MegaCast): Jeff Hagedorn, Jerry Harkness, Shams Charania
    ESPN International announcers: Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst)
    VR announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Steve Smith (analyst)
    Westwood One radio announcers: Kevin Kugler, John Thompson, Clark Kellogg, Jim Gray

    Approx. 8:49 p.m. on TBS, TNT and truTV: Final Four Semifinal No. 2:
    Villanova vs. Kansas
    Location: Alamodome (San Antonio, Tex.)
    TBS TV announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
    TNT announcers (Kansas MegaCast): Dave Armstrong, Scot Pollard, Rob Riggle
    truTV announcers (Villanova MegaCast): Scott Graham, Randy Foye, Kacie McDonnell
    ESPN International announcers: Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst)
    VR announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Steve Smith (analyst)
    Westwood One radio announcers: Kevin Kugler, John Thompson, Clark Kellogg, Jim Gray

    Championship Final: Monday, April 2, 2018

    9:20 p.m. on TBS, TNT and truTV: National Championship
    Location: Alamodome (San Antonio, Tex.)
    TBS TV announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
    ESPN International announcers: Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst)
    VR announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Steve Smith (analyst)
    Westwood One radio announcers: Kevin Kugler, John Thompson, Clark Kellogg, Jim Gray

    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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    1. Really crappy, biased pro Michigan announcing. Kind of like CNN and pro- Dem.

      Seriously?

      At least give balanced support. Nothing even close.