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No. 10 West Virginia Battles No. 9 Villanova on Saturday, March 6 and

 Missouri Valley Conference Crowns Champion on Sunday, March 7 to Highlight Weekend Line-up


CBS Sports' ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR roars into March as the madness begins on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7   (12:00-6:00 PM, ET; both days).


Saturday's live action tips off with a national broadcast as *No. 10-ranked West Virginia takes on *No. 9-ranked Villanova (12:00 NOON, ET). *No. 2-ranked Kansas battling Missouri follows (2:00 PM, ET). The day concludes with a national Pac-10 match-up as UCLA plays Arizona State.


Sunday's national tripleheader tips-off as Florida visits *No. 3-ranked Kentucky (12:00 NOON, ET), followed by the Missouri Valley Conference Championship (2:00 PM, ET). The weekend's action wraps up with a Big Ten battle as Michigan takes on *No. 11-ranked Michigan State (4:00 PM, ET).   


AT THE HALFÒ, CBS Sports' halftime studio show hosted by Greg Gumbel, along with Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis, with Greg Anthony joining on Sunday, provides all the day's news, scores and highlights live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Eric Mann produces and Bob Matina directs. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.


(*AP poll rankings as of 3/1/10)


Following are the talent and production assignments for this weekend's action:


Saturday, March 6 - Tripleheader

12:00-2:00 PM, ET

West Virginia at Villanova                                        Gus Johnson/Greg Anthony           Steve Scheer/Mike Arnold


2:00-4:00 PM, ET

Kansas at Missouri                                                   Verne Lundquist/Clark Kellogg     Bob Dekas/Bob Fishman


4:00-6:00 PM, ET

UCLA at Arizona State                                            Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel             Vic Frank/Chris Svendsen


Sunday, March 7 - Tripleheader

12:00-2:00 PM, ET

Florida at Kentucky                                                 Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel                Ross Schneiderman/Bryan Lilley


2:00-4:00 PM, ET -                                               

Missouri Valley Conference Championship               Dick Enberg/Bill Raftery                Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith


4:00-6:00 PM, ET

Michigan at Michigan State                                       Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner             Craig Silver/Andy Goldberg


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CBS Sports Contact:    Jennifer Sabatelle    (212) 975-4120


Jennifer Sabatelle