CBS SPORTS NETWORK OFFERS COMPREHENSIVE LIVE COVERAGE SURROUNDING MEN’S FINAL FOUR WEEKEND
Programming Lineup Includes Live Team Practices on Friday, April 2 and
Exclusive Encore Airings of Men’s Final Four Games
Special Edition of WE NEED TO TALK Airs on Friday Evening at 7:00 PM, ET
Exclusive Announcement of Winners of 2021 Naismith Women’s and Men’s Coach of the Year and Player of the Year on NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
CBS Sports Network will offer a robust lineup of programming surrounding this year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four with nearly 20 hours of coverage across the weekend, beginning Friday, April 2. Coverage includes live studio programming with highlights and analysis, exclusive encore showings of Men’s Final Four games, and a special edition of WE NEED TO TALK. Plus, the winners of the Naismith Women’s and Men’s Coach of the Year and Player of the Year will be revealed live on CBS Sports Network.
Coverage begins with NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360 on Friday, April 2 (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, ET) with exclusive live coverage of Men’s Final Four team practices from inside Lucas Oil Stadium. In addition to NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360, CBS Sports Network will air NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN live throughout the weekend, including the Men’s Final Four and Championship game analysis immediately following the conclusion of the games on CBS on Saturday, April 3 and Monday, April 5.
CBS Sports’ critically-acclaimed studio show, WE NEED TO TALK, will air a special episode on April 2 (7:00 PM, ET) with hosts Tina Cervasio, Sarah Kustok, Lisa Leslie and Summer Sanders. The crew will preview the Men’s Final Four, highlight this year’s Women’s Tournament, and discuss the inequities in college sports.
CBS Sports Network will be the exclusive home of the announcement of the winners of the 2021 Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year and Player of the Year as well as the Women’s Coach of the Year and Player of the Year. All four award winners will be revealed on NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360 with both Coach of the Year announcements seen live on April 2 while the Player of the Year winners will be announced on April 3.
Encore showings of each Men’s Final Four National Semifinal will air on CBS Sports Network throughout the weekend with an encore of the Men’s National Championship game televised on Monday night following the post-game edition of NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN.
Studio programming throughout the weekend will be anchored by Adam Zucker and Brent Stover, alongside analysts Pete Gillen, Steve Lappas, Seth Davis, Ryan Hollins, Ryan Gomes, Wally Szczerbiak, and Chris Walker, insiders Jon Rothstein and Gary Parrish, and reporter Sherree Burruss.
CBS Sports Network Men’s Final Four Weekend Programming Schedule (All times ET)
Friday, April 2
11:00 AM-3:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360 (FINAL FOUR PRACTICES)
7:00-8:00 PM – WE NEED TO TALK
Saturday, April 3
12:30-2:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
11:00-12:00 MIDNIGHT – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
12:00 MIDNIGHT-2:00 AM – TOURNAMENT REBOUND – NATIONAL SEMIFINAL
2:00-4:00 AM – TOURNAMENT REBOUND – NATIONAL SEMIFINAL
Sunday, April 4
1:00-3:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
3:00-4:00 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
Monday, April 5
6:30-8:30 PM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS 360
12:00 MIDNIGHT-1:00 AM – NCAA MARCH MADNESS BRACKET BREAKDOWN
1:00-3:00 AM – TOURNAMENT REBOUND – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
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