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Thursday, April 4, 2013

2013 NCAA Tournament TV Schedule: Final Four Weekend

CBS's will have coverage of the Final Four this weekend with the NCAA Tournament's national semifinals from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.   The surprising 9 seed Wichita State Shockers will take on the #1 team in the country, Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals after 6PM.  That will be followed by a Big10-BigEast classic as the Orange of Syracuse take on the Michigan Wolverines.  CBS's Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg, along with Turner's Steve Kerr will have the call with Tracey Wolfson as the court side reporter.   

CBS's coverage starts at 4PM with the Final Four Show hosted by Greg Gumbel along with the clumsily awkward studio crew of Greg Anthony, Charles Barkely, Kenny Smith and the controversial Doug Gottlieb.  The show will have features including an update on Louisville's Kevin Ware, following his horrific injury during last Sunday's Regional Final.  Also, Lesley Visser will have the first interview former Tennessee Lady Volunteer's head coach Pat Summit following her Alzheimer's diagnosis.  Plus, CBS Sports Network's Jim Rome will interview all the Final Four Coaches.

Everyone will be back on Monday night, April 8 for the National Championship game on CBS at 9PM.

ESPN will have the Women's final four on Sunday from the New Orleans Arena.  Coverage starts at 6PM with the pregame show followed by the national semifinals doubleheader thirty minutes later.  The games will feature three Big East teams, starting with Louisville's women's, team also reaching the Final Four, taking on Cal.  Later, Notre Dame will face Geno Auriemma's Connecticut Lady Huskies.  Dave O'Brien and Doris Burke have the call with Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe sharing court side reporting duties.  The Championship game will be on Tuesday night, April 9 on ESPN.

Monday, April 8
Men's National Championship, Georgia Dome, Atlanta 
Michigan Wolverines vs. Louisville Cardinals (CBS 9:23PM)

Tuesday, April9
Women’s National Championship, New Orleans Arena, New Orleans 
Louisville Cardinals vs. Connecticut Huskies (ESPN 9PM)

Saturday, April 6
Men's National Semi-Finals, Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Wichita St. Shockers vs. Louisville Cardinals (CBS 6:09PM)
Syracuse Orange vs. Michigan Wolverines (CBS 8:49PM)
CBS: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr; Reporter: Tracy Wolfson
Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Bill Raftery and John Thompson; Reporter: Jim Gray

The Final Four Show (CBS 4PM)
Host: Greg Gumbel
Analysts: Greg Anthony, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Doug Gottlieb 

Contributors: Seth Davis and Lesley Visser

  • Louisville's Sophomore Gaurd Kevin Ware after his injury against Duke in Regional Final 
  • Michigan's second generation class of Tim Hardaway Jr., Glenn Robinson III and Jon Horford 
  • Syracuse's point guard Michael Carter-Williams 
  • Wichita State's Forward Carl Hall 
  • Lesley Visser interviews Pat Summit 
  • Jim Rome interview's all the Final Four Coaches Wichita State's Gregg Marshall, Michigan's John Beilein, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim and Louisville’s Rick Pitino 
Sunday, April 7

Women’s National Semi-Finals, New Orleans Arena, New Orleans 
Louisville Cardinals vs. California Golden Bears (ESPN 6:30PM)
Connecticut Huskies vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (ESPN 8:30PM)

ESPN: Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke; Reporters: Holly Rowe, Rebecca Lobo 
Dial Global Radio: Dave Ryan, Debbie Antonelli, Krista Blunk 
NCAA Women’s Final Four Pregame (ESPN 6PM) 
Host: Kevin Negandhi; Analysts: Kara Lawson and Carolyn Peck

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