2021 March Madness TV schedule, tip times: How to watch the NCAA Tournament, TV announcer assignments – CBS Sports

Fans can finally enjoy an NCAA Tournament bracket once again after a two-year hiatus, which is a glorious feeling. Now let’s help you plan the upcoming week by laying out every March Madness game on every channel — announcing teams and venues included.

Included below: tip times, a complete TV schedule, locations and announcing crews or all games on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV during March Madness. While you’re here, don’t forget to head on over and grab an NCAA Tournament printable bracket so you can get to picking and printing.

CBS will provide coverage of this year’s Final Four on Saturday, April 3 along with the national championship on Monday, April 5. Pregame coverage for the Final Four will begin at 2 p.m. ET with the first game set for 5 p.m. The title game will tip at 9 p.m. Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call for the Final Four and national championship games.

In total, CBS will broadcast 24 games, while Turner Sports will air 43 across its three networks (TBS, TNT and truTV). March Madness Live will again be your home for live streaming access to the 2021 NCAA Tournament with all 67 games being aired live online. All times Eastern

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2021 March Madness announcing teams

Play-by-Play / Analyst // Reporter

  • Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
  • Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce
  • Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
  • Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner  // Dana Jacobson
  • Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // Evan Washburn
  • Lisa Byington / Steve Smith // AJ Ross
  • Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // AJ Ross
  • Spero Dedes / Brendan Haywood // Lauren Shehadi
  • Tom McCarthy / Avery Johnson // AJ Ross
  • Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn

2021 NCAA Tournament dates, schedule

First Four

Thursday, March 18 

5:10 p.m. (16) Texas Southern vs. (16) Mount St. Mary’s
Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Avery Johnson // Evan Washburn
truTV
6:27 p.m. (11) Drake vs. (11) Wichita State
Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce
TBS
8:40 p.m. (16) Appalachian State vs. (16) Norfolk State
Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Avery Johnson // Evan Washburn
truTV
9:57 p.m. (11) UCLA vs. (11) Michigan State
Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce
TBS

First round

Friday, March 19, 2021

12:15 p.m. (10) Virginia Tech vs. (7) Florida
Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
CBS
12:45 p.m. (14) Colgate vs. (3) Arkansas
Spero Dedes / Brendan Haywood // Lauren Shehadi
truTV
1:15 p.m. (16) Drexel vs. (1) Illinois
Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner  // Dana Jacobson
TBS
1:45 p.m. (11) Utah State vs. (6) Texas Tech
Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // Evan Washburn
TNT
3 p.m. (15) Oral Roberts vs. (2) Ohio State
Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
CBS
3:30 p.m. (16) Hartford vs. (1) Baylor
Lisa Byington / Steve Smith // AJ Ross
truTV
4 p.m. (9) Georgia Tech vs. (8) Loyola Chicago
Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
TBS
4:30 p.m. (12) Oregon State vs. (5) Tennessee
Spero Dedes / Brendan Haywood // Lauren Shehadi
TNT
6:25 p.m. (13) Liberty vs. (4) Oklahoma State
Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner  // Dana Jacobson
TBS
7:10 p.m. (9) Wisconsin vs. (8) North Carolina
Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
CBS
7:15 p.m. (15) Cleveland State vs. (2) Houston
Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // Evan Washburn
truTV
7:25 p.m. (13) North Texas vs. (4) Purdue
Tom McCarthy / Avery Johnson // AJ Ross
TNT
9:20 p.m. (10) Rutgers vs. (7) Clemson
Spero Dedes / Brendan Haywood // Lauren Shehadi
TBS
9:40 p.m. (11) Syracuse vs. (6) San Diego State
Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
CBS
9:50 p.m. (14) Morehead State vs. (3) West Virginia
Lisa Byington / Steve Smith // AJ Ross
truTV
9:57 p.m. (12) Winthrop vs. (5) Villanova
Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner  // Dana Jacobson
TNT

Saturday, March 20

12:15 p.m. (12) Georgetown vs. (5) Colorado
Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // AJ Ross
CBS
12:45 p.m. (13) UNC Greensboro vs. (4) Florida State
Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce
truTV
1:15 p.m. (14) Eastern Washington vs. (3) Kansas
Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn
TBS
1:45 p.m. (9) St. Bonaventure vs. (8) LSU
Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // Evan Washburn
TNT
3 p.m. (16) Mount St. Mary’s/Texas Southern vs. (1) Michigan
Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
CBS
3:30 p.m. (12) UC Santa Barbara vs. (5) Creighton
Lisa Byington / Steve Smith // AJ Ross
truTV
4 p.m. (15) Iona vs. (2) Alabama
Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // AJ Ross
TBS
4:30 p.m. (11) Wichita St./Drake vs. (6) USC
Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce
TNT
6:25 p.m. (15) Grand Canyon vs. (2) Iowa
Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn
TBS
7:10 p.m. (10) Maryland vs. (7) UConn
Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
CBS
7:15 p.m. (13) Ohio vs. (4) Virginia
Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // Evan Washburn
truTV
7:25 p.m. (9) Missouri vs. (8) Oklahoma
Tom McCarthy / Avery Johnson // AJ Ross
TNT
9:20 p.m. (16) Norfolk St./Appalachian St. vs. (1) Gonzaga
Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce
TBS
9:40 p.m. (11) Michigan St./UCLA vs. (6) BYU
Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // AJ Ross
CBS
9:50 p.m. (14) Abilene Christian vs. (3) Texas
Lisa Byington / Steve Smith // AJ Ross
truTV
9:57 p.m. (10) VCU vs. (7) Oregon
Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn
TNT

Second round

Sunday, March 21 — Noon start (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV)
Monday, March 22 — Noon start (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium

Sweet 16

Saturday, March 27 — 2 p.m. start (CBS, TBS)
Sunday, March 28 — 1 p.m. start (CBS, TBS)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse

Elite Eight

Monday, March 29 — 7 p.m. start (CBS)
Tuesday, March 30 — 6 p.m. start (TBS)
Lucas Oil Stadium

Final Four

Saturday, April 3 — 5 p.m. start (CBS)
Lucas Oil Stadium

National Championship

Monday, April 5 — 9 p.m. (CBS)
Lucas OIl Stadium

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