Turner Sports and CBS Sports begin the road to the Final Four with the exclusive, live first-time announcement of the pairings for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Sunday, March at 6:00 p.m. during the “NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show”.
Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony, Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis will host from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr join Gumbel, Anthony, Gottlieb and Davis via satellite from the United Center, site of the Big Ten Championship, in Chicago. In addition, Mike Bobinski, Chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, joins live from Indianapolis to provide an in-depth look into the selection process.
Immediately following the Selection Show at 7:00 p.m., truTV will have its own selection show from Turner Studios in Atlanta. Ernie Johnson hosts the one-hour special and will be joined by Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and former Kentucky Wildcat Rex Chapman. Also, Matt Winer will conduct interviews with select members of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee in Indianapolis to discuss the bracket and provide details regarding the group’s deliberations throughout the weekend. Anthony, Gottlieb and Davis also will join the show live via satellite from New York.
Additionally, the “NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show” will be available via NCAA® March Madness® Live at www.ncaa.com/marchmadness, the March Madness Live® app on tablets and mobile devices, and will launch from www.CBSSports.com and www.bleacherreport.com.
Game coverage for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship begins on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 with the “NCAA First Four”™ truTV and the tournament concludes with the National Championship game Monday, April 8 on CBS (WTSP in Tampa Bay).
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