The 2011 NCAA Tournament begins Tuesday night at 6:40 with the first round-of-four play-in game, but really really begins 24 hours later when CBS March Madness veteran Gus Johnson gets his first crack at the microphone. Every game is scheduled to broadcast on at least one TV channel this year, a step up from last year's already-great coverage that offered every game via NCAA.com. Below you'll see a list of every team opener's TV schedule.
Atlanta's TBS and TNT, plus some outfit called truTV that I'm going to have to wade through the menu to track down, lend CBS their hands in coverage, and like all forward-thinking Americans we're most excited about seeing Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith working on college basketball games.
The Georgia Bulldogs will be one of the very last teams to get their opening game in, scheduled to take on the Washington Huskies at 9:45 on CBS Friday night. And rest easy, nervous systems of Athens; Gus Johnson is not calling that game.
The first ACC team to take their cuts is Clemson in the tourney's second game, while Kentucky starts off the SEC on Thursday afternoon. Clemson could also be the second ACC team, now that you mention it.
Via Sean Keeley, the complete 2011 NCAA Tournament first- and second-round schedule (all times EST):