Men’s National Basketball Championship Tonight on Cable TV
April 4, 2016
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The men’s college basketball season ends tonight on cable TV, with the game itself tipping off at 9:19 EDT on TBS. North Carolina and Villanova, winners of the semifinal games this past Saturday, will face off with the national title on the line. Jim Nantz will call the game with analysts Grant Hill and Bill Raftery and reporter Tracy Wolfson.
In addition to the main broadcast, there will also be team-specific broadcasts on TNT and TruTV. Here’s more information from the NCAA:
“Team Stream by Bleacher Report” or team-specific coverage will include the North Carolina Team Stream on TNT and the Villanova Team Stream on truTV. North Carolina Team Stream commentators will include Wes Durham calling the game with analyst Brendan Haywood and reporter Dwayne Ballen. The Villanova Team Stream will be called by Scott Graham with analyst Brian Finneran and reporter Kacie McDonnell. Team Stream coverage on TNT and truTV will begin at 9 p.m.
National Championship coverage on TBS will begin with the Capital One Championship Central pregame show at 7 p.m. Ernie Johnson will host studio coverage with analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith. They will be joined by Greg Gumbel with analysts Steve Smith, Reggie Miller and Seth Davis.
Pregame coverage will include guest appearances by Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo and Connecticut Head Coach Kevin Ollie. Monday’s coverage will include taped performances from Sunday’s NCAA March Madness Music Festival featuring Maroon 5 and Pitbull, airing as part of the pregame show.
Enjoy the game!