via press release:




Conference Championships for Conference USA, Pac-10, Atlantic-10 and Big Ten Featured on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13


CBS Sports’ coverage of CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND is highlighted by the NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW on Sunday, March 13 (6:00-7:00 PM, ET), with the exclusive, live, first-time announcement of the pairings for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.


CBS Sports begins Championship weekend on Saturday, March 13 (11:30 AM, ET) with the Conference USA Championship followed by the Big Ten Semifinals (1:40 PM, ET).  The Pac-10 Championship concludes Saturday’s quadruple-header coverage (6:00 PM, ET).


On Sunday, THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOURÒ tips-off the day (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) followed by national coverage of the Atlantic-10 Championship (1:00 PM, ET) and the Big Ten Championship (3:30 PM, ET).  The SELECTION SHOW wraps up an exciting weekend of college basketball on the CBS Television Network.


Turner Sports’ Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith join CBS Sports’ Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony and Seth Davis to host the NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York.  Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg join via satellite from the site of the Big Ten Championship at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.  Gumbel, Anthony, Barkley and Davis also host AT THE HALFÒ, CBS Sports’ halftime studio show, and THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOURÒ.


Eric Mann serves as Senior Producer and Bob Matina directs the Network’s coverage.  Harold Bryant is Vice President, CBS Sports.


Following are the weekend talent and production assignments:

Saturday, March 12 – Quadruple-header

11:30 AM, ET

Conference USA Championship Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner/Reggie Miller                   Craig Silver/Mike Arnold


1:40 PM, ET

Big Ten Semifinals Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr                          Bob Dekas/Bob Fishman


6:00 PM, ET

Pac-10 Championship                         Gus Johnson/Bob Wenzel                                           Bob Mansbach/Chris Svendsen

Sunday, March 13 – Doubleheader

1:00 PM, ET

Atlantic 10 Championship                  Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery                                     Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith


3:30 PM, ET

Big Ten Championship                       Nantz/Kellogg                                                             Bob Dekas/Bob Fishman

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