Final Four TV schedule: Saturday’s announcers, homer broadcast info

The 2015 NCAA tournament’s Final Four is today, with Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium serving as the backdrop for Saturday’s national semifinals and Monday night’s title game. While TBS (Saturday) and CBS (Monday) will carry the national broadcasts with veteran voices Jim Nantz and Bill Raftery, Turner Sports is offering broadcasts tailored to fans of individual teams for a second straight year.

Those team-centric broadcasts are available on either TNT or truTV, with the schedule and announcers appearing below. Great job by Turner to select former players from each school as the analysts for the respective team broadcasts. Even the halftime shows will be tailored toward each school.

For those without cable, coverage of all games will be streamed online for free.

Just think, the coaches in this year’s Final Four have accounted for 25 Final Four appearances. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski has nearly half of those, with 12.


(All times Eastern)

6:09 p.m.: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 7 Michigan State, TBS / Announcers: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson

8:49 p.m.: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 1 Wisconsin, TBS / Announcers: Nantz, Raftery, Hill and Wolfson


Michigan State vs. Duke

Michigan State (truTV): Brian Anderson, Mateen Cleaves, Shireen Saski

Duke (TNT): Tom Werme, Alaa Abdelnaby, Chris Spatola

Kentucky vs. Wisconsin

Kentucky (TNT): Dave Baker, Rex Chapman, Michael Eaves

Wisconsin (truTV): Wayne Larrivee, Mike Kelley, Phil Dawson (no, not the 49ers’ kicker!)


Semifinal winners, 9:18 p.m. ET, CBS