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March Madness: CBS and Turner announce Sunday and Monday 2nd round times, networks and talent

The partner networks, CBS and Turner, announced the times, networks and talent for today and tomorrow’s second round matchups.

Jim Spanarkel, the superb commentator, remains sidelined due to Covid protocols. So Grant Hill will again replace him to work with Ian Eagle. Jim Nantz will now only have Bill Raftery at his side.

Unlike in years past, the announce crews in the completed first round were assigned a maximum of three games. In preceding years, the voices worked four games, an enervating task.

Check in tomorrow when we assess the work of the analysts through the first two rounds.

Second Round Games – Sunday, March 21


12:10 PM-CBS-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-(8) Loyola Chicago vs. (1) Illinois –

Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery // Tracy Wolfson

2:40 PM-CBS-Hinkle Fieldhouse-(9) Wisconsin vs. (1) Baylor-

Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson

5:15 PM-CBS-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-(11) Syracuse vs. (3) West Virginia-

Nantz / Raftery // Wolfson

6:10 PM-TNT-Hinkle Fieldhouse-(6) Texas Tech vs. (3) Arkansas –

Harlan / Bonner // Jacobson

7:10 PM-TBS-Lucas Oil Stadium Unity (South)-(10) Rutgers vs. (2) Houston-

Spero Dedes / Brendan Haywood// Lauren Shehadi

7:45 PM-truTV-Indiana Farmers Coliseum-(15) Oral Roberts vs. (7) Florida-

Lisa Byington / Steve Smith // TBD

8:45 PM-TNT-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-(13) North Texas vs. (5) Villanova-

Nantz / Raftery // Wolfson

9:40 PM-TBS-Hinkle Fieldhouse-(12) Oregon St. vs. (4) Oklahoma St. –

Harlan / Bonner // Jacobson


Second Round Games – Monday, March 22


12:10 PM-CBS-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-(7) Oregon vs. (2) Iowa-

Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce

2:40 PM-CBS-Hinkle Fieldhouse-(8) Oklahoma vs. (1) Gonzaga-

Carter Blackburn / Deb Antonelli // Lauren Shehadi

5:15 PM-TBS-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-(14) Abilene Christian vs. (11) UCLA-

Anderson / Jackson // LaForce

6:10 PM-TNT-Hinkle Fieldhouse-(13) Ohio vs. (5) Creighton-

Ian Eagle / Grant Hill // Jamie Erdahl

7:10 PM-CBS-Lucas Oil Stadium Unity (South)-(8) LSU vs. (1) Michigan

Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // AJ Ross

7:45 PM-TBS-Indiana Farmers Coliseum-(5) Colorado vs. (4) Florida St.-

Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn

8:45 PM-TNT-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-(10) Maryland vs. (2) Alabama-

Anderson / Jackson // LaForce

9:40 PM-CBS-Hinkle Fieldhouse-(6) USC vs. (3) Kansas-

Eagle / Hill // Erdahl



David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year + industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History and The Fundamentals of Sports Media and Sponsorship Sales: Developing New Accounts.

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