NCAA Tournament 2012 Schedule: Times, Announcers For First And Second Games

Now that field of 68 teams for the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament has been announced it's time to print your bracket and figure out where you going to be watching all the action during the frenetic first week of the tournament.

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The 2012 tournament will tip off in Dayton with the annual "First Four" games between eight teams trying to advance to the second round. For those fans out there who are thinking about disregarding those so-called "play-in games" it's worth remembering that Virginia Commonwealth rode an epic hot streak from the First Four all the way to the 2011 Final Four. The winners of those games will advance to play on either Thursday and Friday when the tournament explodes in full over two days of wall-to-wall action. Below is the full schedule, including broadcast information, for all the action over the first and second rounds of the tournament.

All times are approximate and subject to change

"First Four" Games, March 13-14 in Dayton, Ohio

Tuesday, March 13
6: 40 PM ET: No. 16 Mississippi Valley St. vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky winner
9:10 PM No. 14 BYU vs. No. 14 Iona
Network: truTV
Broadcast Team: Nantz, Kellogg, Kerr, Wolfson

Wednesday, March 14
6:40 PM ET: No. 16 Lamar vs. No. 16 Vermont
9:10 PM ET: No. 12 California vs. No. 12 South Florida
Network: truTV
Broadcast Team: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Lewis Johnson

Second Round Games, March 15-16 in various sites

Thursday, March 15

Site: Louisville
Network: CBS (afternoon); TBS (evening)
12:15 PM ET: No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State
2:45 PM ET: No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 BYU/Iona
6:50 PM ET: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky
9:20 PM ET: No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Connecticut
Broadcast Team: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser

Site: Pittsburgh
Network: truTV (afternoon), TNT (evening)
12:40 PM ET: No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Southern Miss
3: 10 PM ET: No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 16 UNC Asheville
7:20 PM ET: No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 10 West Virginia
9:50 PM ET: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Loyola Maryland
Broadcast Team: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Marty Snider

Site: Portland
Network: TBS (afternoon), CBS (evening)
1:40 PM ET: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson
4:10 PM ET: No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Long Beach St.
7:15 PM ET: No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU
9:45 PM ET: No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State
Broadcast Team: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner, Jenn Hildreth

Site: Albuquerque
Network: TNT (afternoon), truTV (evening)
2:10 PM ET: No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Montana
4:40 PM ET: No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Harvard
7:27 PM ET: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State
9:57 PM ET: No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado
Broadcast Team: Spero Dedes, Bob Wenzel, Jamie Maggio

Friday, March 16

Site: Nashville
Network: CBS (afternoon), TNT (evening)
12:15 PM ET: No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Texas
2:45 PM ET: No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 14 St. Bonaventure
7:20 PM ET: No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio
9:50 PM ET: No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 California/South Florida winner
Broadcast Team: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Lewis Johnson

Site: Columbus
Network: truTV (afternoon), TBS (evening)
12:40 PM ET: No. 6 San Diego St. vs. No. 11 NC State
3:10 PM ET: No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont
6:50 PM ET: No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Saint Louis
9:20 PM ET: No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn
Broadcast Team: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Otis Livingston

Site: Greensboro
Network: TBS (afternoon); CBS (evening)
1:40 PM ET: No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama
4:10 PM ET: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Lamar/Vermont
7:15 PM ET: No. 2 Duke vs. 15 Lehigh
9:45 PM ET: No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier
Broadcast Team: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson

SITE: Omaha
Network: TNT (afternoon), truTV (evening)
2:10 PM ET: No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia
4:40 PM ET: No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 15 Norfolk St.
7:27 PM ET: No. 7 St. Mary’s (CA) vs. No. 10 Purdue
9:57 PM ET: No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit
Broadcast Team: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager