WEEKEND OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL ACTION CULMINATES WITH BRACKET BREAKDOWN ON CBSSPORTS.COM
Bracket Breakdown takes an in-depth look at each region of the
2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, complete with analysis & predictions
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. MARCH 10, 2011: CBSSports.com today announced that following the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show (6-7 p.m. ET, CBS), the site will stream a live show dedicated to in-depth analysis and predictions of each of the four regions of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
Bracket Breakdown, a one hour show which begins at 7 p.m. ET, will be hosted by CBSSports.com original video host, Jason Horowitz along with former men’s basketball coach Norm Roberts (St. Johns) and CBSSports.com Senior College Basketball Writer Gary Parrish.
As has been the case the entire 2010-11 college basketball season, CBSSports.com begins the weekend with hoops action, providing live streaming video of the CBS Sports broadcast of the 2011 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. The following games can be viewed live on CBSSports.com (all times ET):
- 3/12 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal – 1:40 p.m.
- 3/12 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal – 4 p.m.
- 3/13 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship – 3:30 p.m.
Following the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship, CBS will present the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show (6-7 p.m. ET). The 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show can also be viewed on NCAA March Madness on Demand, which is available from NCAA.com, CBSSports.com, SI.com, as well as via an iPhone app, and for the first time, an iPad app.
Once the brackets are unveiled, CBSSports.com has a multitude of options to let fans participate in the action. Below are the 2011 Bracket games on CBSSports.com:
Bracket Manager 1: Sponsored by AT&T, the CBSSports.com Bracket Manager helps fans organize brackets competitions with friends and co-workers. Each Bracket Manager gives users their own private website with live updating brackets and allows them to customize scoring options such as seed weighting, round weighting, and tiebreakers.
Bracket Challenge 2: Sponsored by Infiniti, the CBSSports.com Bracket Challenge allows fans to compete against college hoops fanatics from around the world to win the Grand Prize – a trip for four to the 2012 Men’s Final Four® in New Orleans.
Round by Round Bracket Game for Coaches vs Cancer 3: Sponsored by Infiniti, fans can make picks for each of the match-ups throughout the Championship tournament, from the new First Four™ through the Men’s Final Four®. Fans are encouraged to return to the Round by Round Bracket game and select their picks throughout the total of six competition rounds. Participants will be eligible to win prizes for each round, including computer tablets and a grand prize of a trip for two to the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in New Orleans.
Fan participation will drive Infiniti’s donation of up to $500,000 to Coaches vs. Cancer, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer.
Facebook Brackets & Pick 4 4: Sponsored by Lowe’s, fans can log onto the official page of CBS Sports on Facebook to participate in bracket games against your friends, including “Pick 4”, a competition which allows fans to enter once per day (through March 24th) and predict the Men’s Final Four teams. Prizes will be awarded including a trip for two to the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in New Orleans.
For fans looking to follow the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on the go, CBS Sports Mobile has complete tournament coverage through Android and Apple apps and the Mobile Web including:
- Full tournament bracket, with scores & schedules
- Live GameTrackers for every tournament game
- Tournament news, game previews, and recaps
- One-touch access to the CBSSports.com Bracket Challenge
CBS SPORTS AND TURNER SPORTS BEGIN “ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR” WITH
“NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW” ON SUNDAY, MARCH 13
CBS Sports Broadcasts Exclusive, Live First-time Announcement of
2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Field of 68
Turner Sports’ Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith Added to Selection Show
CBS Sports and Turner Sports begin the ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR as CBS Sports broadcasts the exclusive, live first-time announcement of the pairings for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Sunday, March 13 (6:00-7:00 PM, ET) during the NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW.
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. In addition, Gene Smith, Chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, joins live from Indianapolis, Ind. to discuss the bracket and the committee’s selection process.
Additionally, CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW will be streamed live on NCAA March Madness on Demand (MMOD) available at NCAA.com, CBSSports.com, and SI.com.
Game coverage for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship begins on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16 with the FIRST FOUR on truTV, and the tournament concludes with the National Championship game Monday, April 4 on CBS. Through Turner Sports’ and CBS Sports’ new 14- year agreement with the NCAA, fans will be able to watch all of the games live in their entirety across four national television networks: CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV, for the first time in the tournament’s 73-year history.
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