CBS College Sports Network will tip off two out-of-market games of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship later this week.
The "March Madness" lineup features first-round tourney matchups between UTEP and Butler in the West region on Thursday March 18 at 4:45 p.m. (ET) from San Jose Calif. and Utah State against Texas A&M in the South Region from Spokane, Wash. at the same time on Friday March 19.
The telecasts will be fully produced by CBS Sports with CBS announcers and graphics. The games will air in the areas of natural interest of the competing teams on CBS stations, in addition to CBS College Sports Network.
Spero Dedes and Bob Wenzel call the game from San Jose, with Tim Brando and Mike Gminski on the mic in Spokane.
In addition to the games, CBS College Sports will air some 80 hours of tourney-related fare through the national championship game on April 5.
With the Madness set to begin, CBS College Sports executive vice president, general manager Steve Herbst, CBS Sports vice president Harold Bryant and basketball analysts Seth Davis, Greg Anthony and Bill Raftery rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on March 15.