CBS NCAA Tournament Coverage Map Central

March 13th, 2010 at 7:12 pm by HDSportsGuide | 51 Comments

CBS NCAA Tournament Coverage Map Central

***Thanks to everyone who helped***

The CBS NCAA tournament tournament coverage maps will be posted here. Have you ever wondered which NCAA tournament game will be on in my area? Wonder no more. Here are going going to post the links to each of the sessions for the first three rounds with the march madness map which will show each affiliate across the country, and which game will be the main one coming through on the local CBS station.

The times below are for the start of the coverage window. Click on the link for teams and the full information. We just wanted to make this a page that you can bookmark which can be an easy reference for the first three rounds. Or follow @hdsportsguide on twitter, or become a fan on facebook to be updated when new maps are posted.

The times for the windows are approximate. We have not received the detail for the maps from CBS yet, as we get the information it will be posted here.

>>Maps for Thursday First Round games
>>Maps for Friday First Round games
>>Maps for Saturday Second Round games
>>Maps for Sunday Second Round games
>>Maps for Sweet 16 Thursday Games
>>Maps for Sweet 16 Friday Games

The host cities for the Thursday games are: Providence, New Orleans, Oklahoma City and San Jose
The host cities for the Friday games are: Jacksonville, Buffalo, Milwaukee and Spokane.

Thursday March 18 NCAA Basketball Regional Maps

Window 1 – Thursday 12:00 PM Eastern

NCAA Tournament Coverage Map

Thursday Morning Window 1
% Game Announcers Site
54% #10 Florida vs. #7 Brigham Young Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner Oklahoma City
27% #11 Old Dominion vs. #6 Notre Dame Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas New Orleans
19% #15 Robert Morris vs. #2 Villanova Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery Providence

Window 2 – Thursday 2:30 PM Eastern

NCAA Tournament Regional Map

Thursday Morning Window 2
Game Announcers Site
#15 North Texas vs. #2 Kansas State Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner Oklahoma City
#14 Sam Houston State vs. #3 Baylor Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas New Orleans
#10 Saint Mary’s vs. #7 Richmond Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery Providence
#13 Murray State vs. #4 Vanderbilt Dedes/Wenzel San Jose

The Butler vs. UTEP game from San Jose will take place 30 minutes after the end of the Murray State vs. Vanderbilt game, and will probably only be available on the west coast and west Texas
UPDATE Butler vs. UTEP will go to AREA OF NATURAL INTEREST ONLY
WISH/Indianapolis, WLFI/Lafayette, KDBC/El Paso, WANE/Ft Wayne, WTHI/Terre Haute [2%]
Dedes/Wenzel/Frank/Svendsen

Window 3 – Thursday 7:00 PM Eastern

March Madness CBS Coverage

Thursday Evening Window 3
Game Announcers Site
#9 Northern Iowa vs. #8 UNLV Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner Oklahoma City
#16 East Tennessee State vs. #1 Kentucky Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas New Orleans
#14 Ohio vs. #3 Georgetown Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery Providence
#11 Washington vs. #6 Marquette Dedes/Wenzel San Jose

Window 4 – Thursday 9:30 PM Eastern

CBS NCAA Tournament Map

Thursday Evening Window 4
Game Announcers Site
#16 Lehigh vs. #1 Kansas Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner Oklahoma City
#9 Wake Forest vs. #8 Texas Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas New Orleans
#11 San Diego St.vs. #6 Tennessee Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery Providence
#14 Montana vs. #3 New Mexico Dedes/Wenzel San Jose

Friday March 19 NCAA Basketball Regional Maps

Window 1 – Friday 12:00 PM Eastern

NCAA College Basketball Coverage Map

Friday Morning Window 1
Game Announcers Site
#15 Morgan State vs. #2 West Virginia Gus Johnson/Len Elmore Buffalo
#11 Minnesota vs. #6 Xavier Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel Milwaukee
#12 Cornell vs. #5 Temple Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg Jacksonville

Window 2 – Friday 2:30 PM Eastern

CBS NCAA March Madness Map

Friday Morning Window 2
Game Announcers Site
#10 Missouri vs. #7 Clemson Gus Johnson/Len Elmore Buffalo
#14 Oakland vs. #3 Pittsburgh Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel Milwaukee
#13 Wofford vs. #4 Wisconsin Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg Jacksonville
#13 Siena vs. #4 Purdue Tim Brando/Mike Gminski Spokane

Texas A&M vs. Utah State will start 30 minutes after Siena vs. Purdue, and will be shown in the area of natural interest which will be Texas and Utah. According to Will in the comment section these stations will be getting the game.

**UPDATE** All CBS Stations in Texas will be getting this game along with Utah, Idaho Falls and Reno Nevada. Thanks to Will for this information.

Window 3 – Friday 7:00 PM Eastern

NCAA Tournament Regional Map

Friday Evening Window 3
Game Announcers Site
#9 Florida State vs. #8 Gonzaga Gus Johnson/Len Elmore Buffalo
#10 Georgia Tech vs. #7 Oklahoma State Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel Milwaukee
Play in Winner vs. #1 Duke Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg Jacksonville
#12 New Mexico State vs. #5 Michigan State Tim Brando/Mike Gminski Spokane

Window 4 – Friday 9:30 PM Eastern

March Madness Map

Friday Evening Window 4
Game Announcers Site
#16 Vermont vs. #1 Syracuse Gus Johnson/Len Elmore Buffalo
#15 UC Santa Barbara vs. #2 Ohio State Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel Milwaukee
#13 Houston vs. #4 Maryland Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg Jacksonville
#9 Louisville vs. #8 California Tim Brando/Mike Gminski Spokane

Saturday March 20 NCAA Basketball Regional Maps

Saturday 1:00 PM Eastern

Villanova vs. St. Marys will be a full national telecast.

Saturday 3:30 PM Eastern

Regional Information (please update if you know)

Saturday Afternoon: Window 2
Game Announcers Site
#14 Ohio vs. #6 Tennessee Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery Providence
#13 Murray State vs. #5 Butler Dedes/Wenzel San Jose

Saturday Evening 5:30 PM Eastern

Regional Information (please update if you know)

Saturday Evening Window 3
Game Announcers Site
#9 Northern Iowa vs. #1 Kansas Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner Oklahoma City
#3 Baylor vs. #11 Old Dominion Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas New Orleans
#11 Washington vs. #3 New Mexico Dedes/Wenzel San Jose

Saturday 8:00 PM Eastern

Thursday Evening Window 3
Game Announcers Site
#2 Kansas State vs. #7 Brigham Young Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner Oklahoma City
#1 Kentucky vs. #9 Wake Forest Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas New Orleans

Sunday March 21 NCAA Basketball Regional Maps

Window 1 – Sunday 12:00 PM Eastern

Syracuse vs. Gonzaga will be a full national broadcast.

Window 2 – Sunday 2:20 PM Eastern

For the regional information, and if you have any please update it, click here for our google spreadsheet

Sunday Afternoon Window 2
Game Announcers Site
#2 West Virginia vs. #10 Missouri Gus Johnson/Len Elmore Buffalo
#10 Georgia Tech vs. #2 Ohio State Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel Milwaukee
#12 Cornell vs. #4 Wisconsin Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg Jacksonville
#5 Michigan State vs. #4 Maryland Tim Brando/Mike Gminski Spokane

Window 3 – Sunday 4:50 PM Eastern

For the regional information, and if you have any please update it, click here for our google spreadsheet

Sunday Afternoon: Window 3
Game Announcers Site
#3 Pittsburgh vs. #6 Xavier Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel Milwaukee
#1 Duke vs. #9 Louisville Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg Jacksonville
#4 Purdue vs. #5 Texas A&M Tim Brando/Mike Gminski Spokane

Thursday March 25 NCAA Basketball Regional Maps

Thursday Evening Window 1

Thursday Evening Window 1 Map

Sweet 16 Thursday Evening Window 1
Game Announcers Site
#1 Syracuse vs. #5 Butler Gus Johnson/Len Elmore Salt Lake City
#11 Washington vs. #2 West Virginia Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas Syracuse NY

Thursday Evening Window 2


Thursday Evening Window 2 Map

Sweet 16 Thursday Evening Window 2
Game Announcers Site
#2 Kansas State vs. #6 Xavier Gus Johnson/Len Elmore SLC
#1Kentucky vs. #12 Cornell Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas Syracuse NY

Friday Sweet Sixteen Maps

Friday Evening Window 1

Friday Evening Map

Sweet 16 Friday Evening Window 1
Game Announcers Site
#6 Tennessee vs. #2 Ohio State Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery St. Louis
#10 Saint Mary’s vs. #3 Baylor Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg Houston

Friday Evening Window 2


NCAA tournament map Friday window 2

Sweet 16 Friday Evening Window 1
Game Announcers Site
#9 Northern Iowa vs. #5 Michigan State Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery St. Louis
#4 Purdue vs. #1 Duke Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg Houston
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51 Comments for “CBS NCAA Tournament Coverage Map Central”

  1. regionrumbler Says:

    Butler games not on in Indiana??

  2. Mike Says:

    The Butler vs. UTEP game will most likely only be available in the Butler and UTEP primary markets (ie., states of Indiana and Texas). The same is the case for Texas A&M vs. Utah State (states of texas and Utah). As in the past, these two games are also available on DirecTV’s Mega March Madness.

  3. Hamsterdamn Says:

    The 5 p.m. EST games also are on College Sports Television (cable).

  4. jb Says:

    yer missing the Michigan State game in the first Friday evening Window

  5. Mike Says:

    Actually, the entire window 3 on Friday night is wrong (it actually is displaying the window 3 games from Thur night)

  6. HDSportsGuide Says:

    Thanks Mike and JB, Copy and paste error.

  7. RM Says:

    You sure about Thursday 12:00PM games? Robert Morris is located in Pittsburgh and that CBS affiliate/region is showing only flex feed for that game. I’d think they would show constant and not flex feed.

  8. HDSportsGuide Says:

    RM, This is just the preliminary map, but I know it used to happen to us in Salt Lake City when one of the smaller schools like Weber State was on. We would get flexed all over the place, but because this is an in state match up, I wouldn’t be surprised if that changes by the time they finalize it tomorrow.

  9. AK Says:

    Maps are great, but what about Alaska and Hawaii? Also interesting that each map has a different name (March Madness Map, NCAA Regional Tournament Map, etc.) No idea why I notice that stuff. Anyway, nice work.

  10. AY Says:

    The Friday night games listed on this page are switched between the Jacksonville and Spokane sites. For example, Duke vs. Play-in game winner is in Jacksonville with Nantz and Kellogg, not in Spokane with Brando and G-man.

  11. Mike Says:

    Thank You! These Maps are so Great! Is it possible to have the windows on the maps themselves(game/ann/site/color legend)?
    AK- I notice those things too (different names)!!
    Looking forward to the great updates!!

  12. 2010 NCAA Tournament Coverage Maps - VolNation Says:

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  13. Andrew Says:

    Will the Ohio State game be on in Florida? What game can we expect down there?

  14. Rob Says:

    Any idea whether the Houston v. MD game will be broadcast in the Boston area on Friday night?

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  16. Mike Says:

    So does “constant” mean no cutaways, and “main” mean there will be cutaways?

  17. Mike Says:

    Just because it’s a “constant” doesn’t mean there won’t be any cutaways. For the most part, constant feeds stay with the same game for its entirety, but if another game is ending, they can (and usually will) cut to that ending (just asked MSU fans about that as last year we didn’t see the end of the MSU-USC game so they could take us to another game, despite clearly receiving a “constant” feed of MSU-USC). Once that game is done then you are immediately sent back to your game. “Main”, or as CBS calls them, “Flex feeds”, will move you around from game to game to get you to the most exciting game.

    If you have Mega March Madness from DirecTV, if a “Constant” feed is temporary moved to another game (such as the finish of another game), DirecTV will cut to the backhaul feed (which is the feed from the stadium) so you don’t miss any of the game.

  18. Mike Says:

    Thanks. Another quick question for you:

    I’m in Vegas and have DirecTV’s MMM package. I’m assuming the MSU/NMSU game will be our “main” feed… Does that mean I’m going to have to put up with all those cutaways? Just because that game is my “local” game, and the MMM won’t even apply?

  19. Mike Says:

    And again, since I’m in Vegas… MSU vs. New Mexico state will likely be my “main” game, right, due to my vicinity to New Mexico… but it probably won’t be my “constant” game. Does that mean if I stay at mi casa, I should be able to watch online during the cutaways? Or does that mean they’ll black MSU out online when the game cuts away?

  20. Brian Says:

    When are the Friday maps coming??

  21. Mike Says:

    If you do have the MSU/NMSU game on your local CBS affilite, it will be blacked out on MMM (even if you are only getting the main/flex feed). However, if CBS swings you to another game, then DirecTV will lift the blackout and you can watch the rest of the MSU/NMSU game via the constant feed on MMM. It may take a couple of minutes for DirecTV to catch up, so just keep checking the DirecTV constant feed as eventually the blackout will be lifted (sometimes takes a couple of minutes).

  22. Ryan Says:

    Where are the Friday Coverage maps?

  23. Chad Says:

    Good question, have the links to the Friday coverage maps just not been posted yet, or do we not know?

  24. bert Says:

    Yeah I need to know if I am going to get to watch my Yellow Jackets play friday night or if I need to buy the package thru direct tv.

  25. cuse fan Says:

    yah, i need to know if I can watch the Cuse take down VT

  26. HDSportsGuide Says:

    We are working on the Friday maps, they will be for sure posted by tonight. They might get up sooner, but they will for sure be done tonight.

  27. boknowscornell Says:

    Which game does DC get late on Friday??

  28. John Lynch Says:

    If you need help with the decision process, broadcast the Georgia Tech Game in North Alabama for the Friday, Window 3 coverage.

  29. John Says:

    Thanks for posting the coverage maps! I couldn’t find this information anywhere. Love your work.

  30. Will Says:

    The Texas A&M – Utah game was originally going to air in Salt Lake City, Waco, Bryan, Houston, and Tyler. Aggies have organized call-in/email campaigns using the website texags.com and gotten affiliates in Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Wichita Falls to call CBS and request the game. The affiliates in Austin and Dallas have updated the program guides on their websites to show them showing the game. The other haven’t (yet?).

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  32. ryan Says:

    FYI the Greenville SC, Spartanburg, Anderson, Asheville, NC TV market will be getting the Wake/Texas game, not Tennessee. Also, they will be showing the Friday Wofford game on the CW network at the same time as Clemson.

    http://www2.wspa.com/news/2010/mar/18/ncaa-schedule-games-ar-65544/

  33. Lewis Says:

    Speaking of the Greenville, SC area….CBS left the Marquette/Washington game with about 2 minutes or so to bring us the beginning of the Wake/Texas game. We completely missed everything up until Marquette’s hail mary. CBS College gave us a live look in with 1.7 seconds left but nothing before that so we missed the game winner. Way to drop the ball CBS.

  34. Rutgers Fan Says:

    As Hamsterdamn mentioned the 5 PM games are televised nationally on CBS college sports. The friday game is Texas A&M vs. Utah State. If your cable or satellite provider carries CBSCS, then you should be able to watch it since there is a free preview this week.

  35. DJP Says:

    CBS screws up coverage every year. They don’t understand what the viewers really want to see …the big time upsets and the last minutes of close games.

    Last night I wanted to see the ending of Ohio’s big time upset of Georgetown but they wouldnt shift.

    They also failed to shift on a few of the close games until you have a second left…when your game on mya have some 12-16 minutes left in the second half.

    Outside of the immediate markets like for the Wake Forest-Texas game which woould be the Greensboro/Raleigh-Durham and Austin/San Antonio markets should be the only one required to move.

    I was locked on the washington-marquette game so I couldnt see some the endings of the other upsets.

    If you have digital cable your affiliate may have alternate stations which they will pick up another game feed that you can flip to.

    With Saturday games:

    Murray-State-Butler
    Primary: KY and IN markets…secondary: West of the mississippi
    Ohio-Tennessee
    Primary: Tennessee, Ohio…Secondary: Southeast, Atlantic, Northeast, Michigan.

    Washington-New Mexico
    Primary: Washington and Portland, New Mexico and El Paso
    Secondary: All places in Mountain time zone on west
    ODU-Baylor

    Primary: Norfolk, Richmond, Texas
    Secondary: Texas, all southeast, mid atlantic, and north east.

    Northern Iowa-Kansas
    Primary: Iowa, Kansas, Kansas City
    Secondary Midwest and Great Lakes.

    BYU-Kansas State
    Primary: UT, KS, Kansas City
    Secondar : West of the Mississippi

    Wake Forest-Kentucky
    Primary: North Carolina, Kentucky, Cincinati
    Secondary: East of the Mississippi.

  36. Tim Says:

    As a “rabid Kentucky fan” (but not one who complained), I am sorry the fervor of some of my bretheren screwed the pooch so to speak. As I don’t live in Kentucky, I do come to this site often to check the availaibility of UK telecasts in my area. And I will add you do a great job and I am extremely grateful for what you do.

    But the underlying problem is that CBS – unlike ABC and FOX – has never made regional casting information available on its site. That would have been the first thing I would have told them when they cut you off.

    Again, sorry for the issue and thank you for the info you do provide to us UK fans who appreciate it.

  37. Mitch Says:

    Being locked into the silly Kentucky vs. ETSU game last night here in Knoxville was BRUTAL.

    I’ll once again head to the bar to watch my Kansas State Wildcats tomorrow night. Last time I paid for MMM on DirecTv, they still switched from games even if you were watching the specific feed for the game you wanted to watch. So, in effect, you weren’t getting anything for your money.

  38. NCAA LIVE BLOG: Follow Day 2 action here – Waterbury Republican American (blog) : Watch TV 4 Free Says:

    [...] other early games are Morgan State vs. West Virginia and Xavier-Minnesota. Here is a link to a pretty cool Web site that has maps showing which games we can expect to see in Connecticut. (We will get the [...]

  39. Bill Says:

    Why would they plan the Gaucho and Cal game at the same time? Also, why would they show the Cal game in SoCal when the Gauchos are a SoCal/Central Cal team?

    This makes no sense. Go Gauchos, at least we have beer.

  40. Maxer Says:

    Duke vs. Louisville huh? Might want to check again. Pretty sure Louisville will be watching from home on Saturday.

  41. Jeff Says:

    According to the WBZ TV website, tomorrow Boston will be showing SU-Gonzaga, Cornell-Wisconsin, Cal-Duke. Sorry if already posted. Didn’t see it in the spreadsheet.

  42. Derek Says:

    can anyone tell me if the georgia tech ohio state game will be airing in South Dakota.

  43. Justin Says:

    That’s a shame you cannot post the maps. CBS has lousy coverage anyway! That’s why I buy MMM. I hope you can somehow make good with your contact and get the maps back up. They were awesome!

  44. todd kosta Says:

    I’m trying to find out if the MSU vs Northern Iowa game will be aired in Los Angeles so i can watch it without going to the bar. Any ideas? Thanks. Last game I watched on my laptop. ugh.

  45. cuse fan Says:

    so whats the easiest way to look up which game will be playing in a certain area to fill it in on the spreadsheet?? I tried lookin on my tv listings on tv guide.com and it didn’t say which ames there were.

  46. Michael Says:

    zap2it has Thursday’s games up. I filled in a couple on the spreadsheet.

  47. mjw Says:

    Per the spreadsheet: Xavier/K-State not on in Cincinnati? Nor in much of Texas (Big 12 country)? Are we sure about that?

  48. HDSportsGuide Says:

    We have been using these spreadsheets as a base, but using common sense as to which cities we think are incorrect and double checking them on zap2it.com. http://www.hdsportsguide.com/news/2010/ncaa-tournament-sweet-sixteen-thursday-late-map/ has the map with the preliminary, but accurate as far as we can tell, information.

    Please add comments if you see cities that are incorrect on the map.

  49. Time Out » NCAA LIVE BLOG: Follow Day 2 action here Says:

    [...] other early games are Morgan State vs. West Virginia and Xavier-Minnesota. Here is a link to a pretty cool Web site that has maps showing which games we can expect to see in Connecticut. (We will get the [...]

  50. candyhughes Says:

    Is there an award for the ugliest shoes? They are horrendous.

  51. GMU Alum Says:

    Clark Kellogg (an OSU alum) providing commentary on the GMU – OSU game? A bit bias. Always a positive comment about OSU – rarely one about GMU.

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