Laying out TV’s college hoops docket

Tonight will see the first stop for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship as the First Four begin play, opening the door for Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ coverage over the next three weeks. Programming will include NCAA March Madness Confidential, offering exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to seven NCAA Tournament teams: Auburn, Clemson, Loyola-Chicago, Nevada, Ohio State, Rhode Island and Tennessee. Production crews have been embedded with the teams beginning with Selection Sunday and will chronicle their NCAA Tournament journeys, with features running during studio coverage across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, as well as on digital channels. In addition, a special documentary titled “10 Years of March Madness Confidential,” highlighting the best moments from the series over the past decade, will air on CBS on Sunday at noon.

Here are opening channel assignments for the games:

10-Oklahoma/7-Rhode Island, 12:15p (CBS)
14-Wright State vs. 3-Tennessee, 12:40p (truTV)
13-UNC-Greensboro/4-Gonzaga, 1:30p (TNT)
16-Penn/1-Kansas, 2p (TBS)
15-Iona/2-Duke, 2:45p (CBS)
11-Loyola-Chicago/6-Miami, 3:10p (truTV)
12-South Dakota State/5-Ohio State, 4p (TNT)
9-N.C. State/8-Seton Hall, 4:30p (TBS)
16-LIU/Radford/1-Villanova, 6:50p (TNT)
12-Davidson/5-Kentucky, 7:10p (CBS)
11-San Diego State/6-Houston, 7:20p (TBS)
14-Stephen F. Austin/3-Texas Tech, 7:27p (truTV)
9-Alabama/8-Virginia Tech, 9:20p (TNT)
13-Buffalo/4-Arizona, 9:40p (CBS)
14-Montana/3-Michigan, 9:50p (TBS)
11-St. Bonaventure/UCLA/6-Florida, 9:57p (truTV)

10-Providence/7-Texas A&M, 12:15p (CBS)
15-Cal State-Fullerton/2-Purdue, 12:40p (truTV)
13-Marshall/4-Wichita State, 1:30p (TNT)
15-Georgia State/2-Cincinnati, 2p (TBS)
15-Lipscomb/2-North Carolina, 2:45p (CBS)
10-Butler/7-Arkansas, 3:10p (truTV)
12-Murray State/5-West Virginia, 4p (TNT)
10-Texas/7-Nevada, 4:30p (TBS)
9-Kansas State/8-Creighton, 6:50p (TNT)
14-Bucknell/3-Michigan State, 7:10p (CBS)
16-N.C. Central/Texas Southern/1-Xavier, 7:20p (TBS)
13-Charleston/4-Auburn, 7:27p (truTV)
16-UMBC/1-Virginia, 8:20p (TNT)
11-Arizona State/Syracuse/6-TCU, 9:40p (CBS)
9-Florida State at 8-Missouri, 9:50p (TBS)
12-New Mexico State/5-Clemson, 9:57p (truTV)

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