TORONTO (March 13, 2015) – From the First Four all the way to the championship game, TSN delivers complete live coverage of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, across five national feeds and TSN GO (see complete broadcast schedule below). The network’s comprehensive coverage shines the spotlight on top Canadian players competing in NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®, including Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos, Kentucky’s Trey Lyles, and Villanova’s Dylan Ennis.
TSN’s live coverage of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® begins Tuesday, March 17 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN2 with the First Four, and culminates with the championship game on Monday, April 6, with pre-game coverage kicking off at 8:30 p.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO.
“With multiple must-see games happening at the same time, TSN’s five national feeds are the ideal way for fans to experience the thrill of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® ,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice President of Programming and Marketing, TSN. “TSN subscribers across Canada can now enjoy every minute of action from everyone’s favourite college basketball tournament.”
TSN primes fans for the tournament with all the news from Selection Sunday on COLLEGE GAMENIGHT – BRACKETOLOGY airing Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2. This comprehensive preview show is followed by the world premiere of ESPN 30 FOR 30 documentary I HATE CHRISTIAN LAETTNER at 9 p.m. ET on TSN2. The latest edition of ESPN’s award-winning documentary series, the film features interviews with former teammates and rivals as well as Laettner himself, exploring why the polarizing basketball player was—and still is—so disliked.
TSN’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia and Nabil Karim host the network’s NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® coverage from the TSN Studio alongside analysts Jack Armstrong, Leo Rautins, and Morris ‘Mo Pete’ Peterson. The original studio show features comprehensive pre-game, halftime, and post-game analysis of the day’s action.
As well, ESPN’s award-winning NCAA basketball play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman joins the TSN panel to provide analysis on all the breaking news, top seeds, and bracket busters from the early rounds.
SPORTSCENTRE, Canada’s most-watched sports news and information show, covers all angles of the tournament, with Shulman previewing the tournament, Rautins spotlighting the Top 5 Canadians to watch, and Armstrong breaking down the Top 5 key storylines.
Reporters on location for the opening weekend of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® include Jermain Franklin covering Kentucky and Matthew Scianitti covering Gonzaga.
SPORTSCENTRE also features breaking news, daily highlights, technical breakdowns, bracket updates, and more throughout the tournament.