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2011 NCAA Tournament Schedule: UConn Tips Off Thursday Night, BU Plays Friday

The 2011 NCAA Tournament officially begins Tuesday night, when UNC Asheville and Arkansas-Little Rock tip off as one of the First Four Games, a new wrinkle to this year's bracket. 

Connecticut, the No. 3 seed in the West Region, battles Bucknell on Thursday, at 7:20 p.m. EDT at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The game will be shown on TNT and broadcast by Tim Brando and Mike Gmisnki. Boston University plays No. 1 Kansas on Friday, at 6:50 p.m. EDT. The game will air on TBS, with Marv Albert and Steve Kerr on the call. 

Complete schedule for the first, second and third round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament: 

 

FIRST ROUND GAMES

TUESDAY, MARCH 15  

6:40, truTV, Dayton -- UNC Asheville vs. UALR (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr)

9:10, truTV, Dayton -- UAB vs. Clemson (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16  

6:40, truTV, Dayton -- UTSA vs. Alabama St. (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)

9:10, truTV, Dayton -- Southern California vs. VCU  (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)

SECOND ROUND GAMES

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 17 (12:00 Noon-5:00 , ET)  

12:15, CBS, Tampa -- West Virginia vs. UAB/Clemson (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

12:40, truTV, Wash. D.C. -- Butler vs. Old Dominion (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

1:40, TBS, Denver-- Louisville vs. Morehead St. (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

2:10, TNT, Tucson -- Temple vs. Penn St. (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

2:45, CBS, Tampa -- Kentucky vs. Princeton (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

3:10, truTV, Wash. D.C. -- Pittsburgh vs. Asheville/Ark-LR (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

4:10, TBS, Denver -- Vanderbilt vs. Richmond (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

4:40, TNT, Tucson -- San Diego St. vs. Northern Colorado (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 17 (6:30 -12:00 AM, ET)

6:50, TBS, Tampa -- Florida vs. UC Santa Barbara (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

7:15, CBS, Denver -- BYU vs. Wofford (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery) 

7:20, TNT, Wash D.C. -- Connecticut vs. Bucknell (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

7:27, truTV, Tucson -- Wisconsin vs. Belmont (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

9:20, TBS, Tampa -- UCLA vs. Michigan St. (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

9:45, CBS, Denver -- St. John's vs. Gonzaga (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery) 

9:45, TNT, Wash. D.C. -- Cincinnati vs. Missouri (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

9:57, truTV, Tucson -- Kansas St. vs. Utah St. (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 18 (12:00 Noon-5:00 , ET)   

12:15, CBS, Tulsa -- Texas vs. Oakland (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)

12:40, truTV, Charlotte -- Michigan vs. Tennessee (Nantz/Kellogg)

1:40, TBS, Chicago -- Notre Dame vs. Akron (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)

2:10, TNT, Cleveland -- George Mason vs. Villanova (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)

2:45, CBS, Tulsa -- Arizona vs. Memphis (Albert/Kerr)

3:10, truTV, Charlotte -- Duke vs. Hampton (Nantz/Kellogg)

4:10, TBS, Chicago -- Texas A&M vs. Florida St. (Dedes/Wenzel)

4:40, TNT, Cleveland -- Ohio St. vs. UTSA/Alabama St. (Johnson/Elmore)

FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 17 (6:30 -12:00 AM, ET) 

6:50, TBS, Tulsa -- Kansas vs. Boston U. (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)

7:15, CBS, Charlotte -- North Carolina vs. Long Island (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg)

7:20, TNT, Chicago -- Purdue vs. St. Peter's (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)

7:27, truTV, Cleveland --   Xavier vs. Marquette (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)

9:20, TBS, Tulsa -- UNLV vs. Illinois (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)

9:45, CBS, Charlotte -- Washington vs. Georgia (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg)

9:50, TNT, Chicago -- Georgetown vs. Southern California/VCU (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)

9:57, truTV, Cleveland -- Syracuse vs. Indiana St. (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)

 

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