Tip Times and Announce Teams Set for NCAA Tournament First Round Coverage

CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14 (5 p.m., both days). First round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16 (11 a.m.-11 p.m., both days) with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live.

Following are the tip times and commentator assignments for the NCAA First Four and first-round games. Tip times for the second round games on Saturday will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the day’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.

This year’s NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, March 31, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 2, will air on TBS, with corresponding TeamCast presentations on TNT and TruTV.

Below are the game sequences and tip times for Tournament play on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
11:10 a.m. CBS Detroit I (10) Butler vs. (2) Purdue
1:40 p.m. CBS Detroit II (11) Syracuse vs. (3) Michigan State
4:15 p.m. CBS Charlotte I (7) Texas A&M vs. (2) North Carolina