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CBS, Turner Sports Announce 2017 NCAA Tournament Programming Schedule

An overhead view of the March Madness midcourt logo ahead of a tipoff during the NCAA Tournament.

TULSA, OKLAHOMA - MARCH 22: Opening tip off between Montell McRae of Buffalo and Romello White of Arizona State during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship at BOK Center on March 22, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The 2017 NCAA Tournament is almost here. Check out all the TV information for the Big Dance.

This afternoon, CBS and Turner Sports announced the complete television programming schedule for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Once again, four networks (CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV) will carry the games this month.

CBS will broadcast the Final Four and national championship, unlike last year when TBS carried all three games. This year's Final Four will be in Phoenix.

TBS and CBS will split up the four Elite Eight games, with TBS broadcasting the two match-ups on Saturday, March 25 and CBS showing the pair of games on Sunday, March 26. The annual Selection Sunday show will air for 90 minutes on CBS this Sunday from 5:30-7.

Some other details from the release:

  • Turner will air 43 game telecasts across its three networks (TBS, TNT and truTV).
  • CBS will broadcast 24 games throughout the tournament including the National Championship, Final Four Semifinals, Elite 8®, Sweet 16® and first and second rounds.
  • TBS will televise 18 contests including the Elite 8®, Sweet 16® and first and second round games.
  • truTV will air a total of 13 games, including the First Four™ and the first and second rounds.
  • TNT will televise 12 games including first and second round match-ups.

The NCAA Tournament is without question one of the best sporting events of the year, and makes for incredible television.

We'll keep you updated on Sunday as the 68-team field is revealed.