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2013 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
2013NCAAMensFinalFourLogo.png
2013 Final Four logo
Season 2012–13
Teams 68
Finals site Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
Champions Louisville (3rd title, 3rd title game,
10th Final Four)
Runner-up Michigan (6th title game,
7th Final Four)
Semifinalists Syracuse (5th Final Four)
Wichita State (2nd Final Four)
Winning coach Rick Pitino (2nd title)
MOP Luke Hancock Louisville
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
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The 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was a single-elimination tournament that involved 68 teams playing to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 19, 2013, and concluded with the championship game on April 8, 2013, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. This was the 75th edition of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, dating to 1939.

Selection Sunday, when CBS announced the participants and tournament brackets, occurred on March 17, 2013.[1]

The Final Four consisted of Louisville, making their second straight appearance, Wichita State, making their second ever appearance, Syracuse, making their first appearance since their 2003 national championship, and Michigan, returning for the first time since the Fab Five's second appearance in 1993 (which was later vacated). By winning the West Region, Wichita State became the first #9 seed and first Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) team to reach the Final Four since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The last #9 seed to reach the Final Four was Penn, and the last MVC team to do so was Indiana State, both in 1979.

Louisville defeated Michigan in the championship game by a final score of 82-76, winning their first national title since 1986. They also are the last team from the original Big East Conference to win a national championship.

The tournament featured several notable upsets. Perhaps the most notable were the two victories put together by Atlantic Sun Conference champion Florida Gulf Coast University, who were playing in their first ever NCAA tournament. The Eagles were given the #15 seed in the South Region and defeated Georgetown in the round of 64. They followed that up by defeating #7 seed San Diego State in the round of 32, becoming the first #15 seed to advance to the regional semifinals. Florida Gulf Coast was defeated in their next game by Florida.

Florida Gulf Coast's run was not the only upset of the tournament, as at least one team seeded #9 through #15 won at least once in the tournament. For the first time since 2010, a #14 seed won as Harvard defeated New Mexico in the West Region. The same region saw #13 La Salle, who won in the opening round, defeat #4 Kansas State and #12 Mississippi defeat #5 Wisconsin. In addition to that, the region's top seed, Gonzaga, was defeated in the round of 32 by eventual region winner Wichita State, who defeated La Salle in the Sweet Sixteen.

The Pac-12 saw two of its schools qualify as #12 seeds and both won. In the Midwest Region, Oregon advanced to the Sweet Sixteen by defeating #5 seed Oklahoma State and #4 Saint Louis. California, who was placed in the East Region, knocked off #5 UNLV before falling to eventual region winner Syracuse. By contrast #6 seed Pac-12 team UCLA was upset by #11 seed Minnesota in their opening round matchup.

With their loss to Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown has lost to a double-digit seed in their last five NCAA tournament appearances.

A notable absence from the tournament was Connecticut, who won twenty games in 2012-13. The Huskies were barred from all postseason play by the NCAA for 2013 due to a new rule initiated in 2011 that penalizes schools for not keeping an average Academic Progress Rate over the previous four years.

Two other teams also earned their first ever NCAA Tournament victory: Ivy League champion Harvard and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) champion North Carolina A&T. Liberty became the first 20-loss team in five years to earn an NCAA bid, having finished its season with five consecutive wins to secure the Big South championship and its automatic qualification. For the first time since 1977, the 10-member basketball selection committee did not choose a single NCAA team from the state of Texas for the tournament.[2] For the first time since 1994, no team from Utah was selected for the tournament.[3]

2013 NCAA Tournament schedule and venues[edit]

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Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills
Lexington
Lexington
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
San Jose
San Jose
Austin
Austin
Dayton
Dayton
Kansas City
Kansas City
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
2013 second and third rounds (green)
2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in USA
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Arlington
Arlington
Atlanta
Atlanta
2013 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 2013 tournament:[4][5][6]

First Four (March 19 and 20)
Second and third rounds
Regional sites
Final Four - Atlanta (April 6 and 8)

Qualified teams[edit]

Automatic qualifiers[edit]

The following teams were automatic qualifiers for the 2013 NCAA field by virtue of winning their conference's tournament (except for the Ivy League, whose regular-season champion received the automatic bid).

Conference School Appearance Last Bid
America East Albany 3rd 2007
Atlantic 10 Saint Louis 8th 2012
ACC Miami 6th 2008
Atlantic Sun Florida Gulf Coast 1st Never
Big 12 Kansas 42nd 2012
Big East Louisville 39th 2012
Big Sky Montana 10th 2012
Big South Liberty 3rd 2004
Big Ten Ohio State 29th 2012
Big West Pacific 9th 2006
Colonial James Madison 5th 1994
C-USA Memphis 25th 2012
Horizon Valparaiso 8th 2004
Ivy League Harvard 3rd 2012
MAAC Iona 10th 2012
MAC Akron 4th 2011
MEAC North Carolina A&T 10th 1995
Missouri Valley Creighton 18th 2012
Mountain West New Mexico 14th 2012
Northeast Long Island 6th 2012
Ohio Valley Belmont 6th 2012
Pac-12 Oregon 11th 2008
Patriot Bucknell 6th 2011
SEC Mississippi 7th 2002
Southern Davidson 12th 2012
Southland Northwestern State 3rd 2006
SWAC Southern 8th 2006
Summit South Dakota State 2nd 2012
Sun Belt Western Kentucky 23rd 2012
West Coast Gonzaga 16th 2012
WAC New Mexico State 20th 2012

Tournament seeds[edit]

South Regional – Arlington
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
#1 Kansas Big 12 29–5 Automatic 2
#2 Georgetown Big East 25–6 At-large 7
#3 Florida SEC 26–7 At-large 10
#4 Michigan Big Ten 26–7 At-large 13
#5 VCU Atlantic 10 26–8 At-large 20
#6 UCLA Pac-12 25–9 At-large 24
#7 San Diego State Mountain West 22–10 At-large 26
#8 North Carolina ACC 24–10 At-large 29
#9 Villanova Big East 20–13 At-large 38
#10 Oklahoma Big 12 20–11 At-large 40
#11 Minnesota Big Ten 20–12 At-large 41
#12 Akron MAC 26–6 Automatic 51
#13 South Dakota State Summit 25–9 Automatic 53
#14 Northwestern State Southland 23–8 Automatic 57
#15 Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 24–10 Automatic 59
#16 Western Kentucky Sun Belt 20–15 Automatic 63
West Regional – Los Angeles
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
#1 Gonzaga West Coast 31–2 Automatic 4
#2 Ohio State Big Ten 26–7 Automatic 8
#3 New Mexico Mountain West 29–5 Automatic 9
#4 Kansas State Big 12 27–7 At-large 14
#5 Wisconsin Big Ten 23–11 At-large 19
#6 Arizona Pac-12 25–7 At-large 21
#7 Notre Dame Big East 25–9 At-large 27
#8 Pittsburgh Big East 24–8 At-large 31
#9 Wichita State Missouri Valley 26–8 At-large 35
#10 Iowa State Big 12 22–11 At-large 39
#11 Belmont Ohio Valley 26–6 Automatic 44
#12 Mississippi SEC 26–8 Automatic 47
#13* Boise State Mountain West 21–10 At-large 45
La Salle Atlantic 10 21–9 At-large 49
#14 Harvard Ivy 19–9 Automatic 58
#15 Iona MAAC 20–13 Automatic 61
#16 Southern SWAC 23–9 Automatic 64
East Regional – Washington, D.C.
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
#1 Indiana Big Ten 27–6 At-large 3
#2 Miami ACC 27–6 Automatic 5
#3 Marquette Big East 23–8 At-large 12
#4 Syracuse Big East 26–9 At-large 16
#5 UNLV Mountain West 25–9 At-large 18
#6 Butler Atlantic 10 26–8 At-large 22
#7 Illinois Big Ten 22–12 At-large 28
#8 NC State ACC 24–10 At-large 32
#9 Temple Atlantic 10 23–9 At-large 34
#10 Colorado Pac-12 21–11 At-large 36
#11 Bucknell Patriot 28–5 Automatic 48
#12 California Pac-12 20–11 At-large 42
#13 Montana Big Sky 25–7 Automatic 54
#14 Davidson Southern 26–7 Automatic 55
#15 Pacific Big West 22–12 Automatic 60
#16* James Madison CAA 20–14 Automatic 66
Long Island Northeast 20–13 Automatic 65
Midwest Regional – Indianapolis
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
#1 Louisville Big East 29–5 Automatic 1
#2 Duke ACC 27–5 At-large 6
#3 Michigan State Big Ten 25–8 At-large 11
#4 Saint Louis Atlantic 10 27–6 Automatic 15
#5 Oklahoma State Big 12 24–8 At-large 17
#6 Memphis C-USA 30–4 Automatic 23
#7 Creighton Missouri Valley 27–7 Automatic 25
#8 Colorado State Mountain West 25–8 At-large 30
#9 Missouri SEC 23–10 At-large 33
#10 Cincinnati Big East 22–11 At-large 37
#11* Middle Tennessee Sun Belt 28–5 At-large 50
Saint Mary's (CA) West Coast 27–6 At-large 46
#12 Oregon Pac-12 26–8 Automatic 43
#13 New Mexico State WAC 24–10 Automatic 52
#14 Valparaiso Horizon 26–7 Automatic 56
#15 Albany America East 24–10 Automatic 62
#16* Liberty Big South 15–20 Automatic 68
North Carolina A&T MEAC 19–16 Automatic 67

*See First Four.


Brackets[edit]

* – Denotes overtime period

Unless otherwise noted, all times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04)

First Four – Dayton, Ohio[edit]

March 19 - Midwest Region
     
11 Middle Tennessee 54
11 Saint Mary's 67
March 19 - Midwest Region
     
16 Liberty 72
16 North Carolina A&T 73
March 20 - West Region
     
13 Boise State 71
13 La Salle 80
March 20 - East Region
     
16 James Madison 68
16 Long Island 55

Midwest Regional – Indianapolis, Indiana[edit]

Second round
Round of 64
March 21–22
Third round
Round of 32
March 23–24
Regional semifinals
Sweet 16
March 29
Regional finals
Elite 8
March 31
                       
1 Louisville 79
16 North Carolina A&T 48
1 Louisville 82
Lexington – Thu/Sat
8 Colorado State 56
8 Colorado State 84
9 Missouri 72
1 Louisville 77
12 Oregon 69
5 Oklahoma State 55
12 Oregon 68
12 Oregon 74
San Jose – Thu/Sat
4 Saint Louis 57
4 Saint Louis 64
13 New Mexico State 44
1 Louisville 85
2 Duke 63
6 Memphis 54
11 Saint Mary's 52
6 Memphis 48
Auburn Hills – Thu/Sat
3 Michigan State 70
3 Michigan State 65
14 Valparaiso 54
3 Michigan State 61
2 Duke 71
7 Creighton 67
10 Cincinnati 63
7 Creighton 50
Philadelphia – Fri/Sun
2 Duke 66
2 Duke 73
15 Albany 61

Midwest Regional all-tournament team[edit]

Regional all-tournament team: Seth Curry, Duke; Gorgui Dieng, Louisville; Mason Plumlee, Duke; Peyton Siva, Louisville[7]

Regional most outstanding player: Russ Smith, Louisville[8]

West Regional – Los Angeles, California[edit]

Second round
Round of 64
March 21–22
Third round
Round of 32
March 23–24
Regional semifinals
Sweet 16
March 28
Regional finals
Elite 8
March 30
                       
1 Gonzaga 64
16 Southern 58
1 Gonzaga 70
Salt Lake City – Thu/Sat
9 Wichita State 76
8 Pittsburgh 55
9 Wichita State 73
9 Wichita State 72
13 La Salle 58
5 Wisconsin 46
12 Mississippi 57
12 Mississippi 74
Kansas City – Fri/Sun
13 La Salle 76
4 Kansas State 61
13 La Salle 63
9 Wichita State 70
2 Ohio State 66
6 Arizona 81
11 Belmont 64
6 Arizona 74
Salt Lake City – Thu/Sat
14 Harvard 51
3 New Mexico 62
14 Harvard 68
6 Arizona 70
2 Ohio State 73
7 Notre Dame 58
10 Iowa State 76
10 Iowa State 75
Dayton – Fri/Sun
2 Ohio State 78
2 Ohio State 95
15 Iona 70

West Regional all-tournament team[edit]

Regional all-tournament team: Carl Hall, Wichita State; Mark Lyons, Arizona; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State[9]

Regional most outstanding player: Malcolm Armstead, Wichita State[10]

South Regional – Arlington, Texas[edit]

Second round
Round of 64
March 21–22
Third round
Round of 32
March 23–24
Regional semifinals
Sweet 16
March 29
Regional finals
Elite 8
March 31
                       
1 Kansas 64
16 Western Kentucky 57
1 Kansas 70
Kansas City – Fri/Sun
8 North Carolina 58
8 North Carolina 78
9 Villanova 71
1 Kansas 85
4 Michigan 87*
5 VCU 88
12 Akron 42
5 VCU 53
Auburn Hills – Thu/Sat
4 Michigan 78
4 Michigan 71
13 South Dakota State 56
4 Michigan 79
3 Florida 59
6 UCLA 63
11 Minnesota 83
11 Minnesota 64
Austin – Fri/Sun
3 Florida 78
3 Florida 79
14 Northwestern State 47
3 Florida 62
15 Florida Gulf Coast 50
7 San Diego State 70
10 Oklahoma 55
7 San Diego State 71
Philadelphia – Fri/Sun
15 Florida Gulf Coast 81
2 Georgetown 68
15 Florida Gulf Coast 78

South Regional all-tournament team[edit]

Regional all-tournament team: Mitch McGary, Michigan; Ben McLemore, Kansas; Mike Rosario, Florida; Nik Stauskas, Michigan[11]

Regional most outstanding player: Trey Burke, Michigan[12]

East Regional – Washington, D.C.[edit]

Second round
Round of 64
March 21–22
Third round
Round of 32
March 23–24
Regional semifinals
Sweet 16
March 28
Regional finals
Elite 8
March 30
                       
1 Indiana 83
16 James Madison 62
1 Indiana 58
Dayton – Fri/Sun
9 Temple 52
8 NC State 72
9 Temple 76
1 Indiana 50
4 Syracuse 61
5 UNLV 61
12 California 64
12 California 60
San Jose – Thu/Sat
4 Syracuse 66
4 Syracuse 81
13 Montana 34
4 Syracuse 55
3 Marquette 39
6 Butler 68
11 Bucknell 56
6 Butler 72
Lexington – Thu/Sat
3 Marquette 74
3 Marquette 59
14 Davidson 58
3 Marquette 71
2 Miami (FL) 61
7 Illinois 57
10 Colorado 49
7 Illinois 59
Austin – Fri/Sun
2 Miami (FL) 63
2 Miami (FL) 78
15 Pacific 49

East Regional all-tournament team[edit]

Regional all-tournament team: Vander Blue, Marquette; C. J. Fair, Syracuse; Davante Gardner, Marquette; James Southerland, Syracuse[13][14]

Regional most outstanding player: Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse[15]


Final Four – Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia[edit]

During the Final Four round, the champion of the top overall top seed's region was to play against the champion of the fourth-ranked top seed's region, and the champion of the second overall top seed's region was to play against the champion of the third-ranked top seed's region.[16] Louisville (placed in the Midwest Regional) was selected as the top overall seed, and Gonzaga (in the West Regional) was named as the final top seed.[17] Thus, the Midwest champion played the West Champion in one semifinal game, and the South Champion faced the East Champion in the other semifinal game.

Wichita State surprised the college basketball world by reaching the Final Four from the West region. They lost to Louisville in the first semifinal game, 72–68. Michigan defeated Syracuse 61–56 in the second semifinal.[18]

National Semifinals
April 6
National Championship Game
April 8
           
MW1 Louisville 72
W9 Wichita State 68
MW1 Louisville 82
S4 Michigan 76
S4 Michigan 61
E4 Syracuse 56

Final Four all-tournament team[edit]

Final Four all-tournament team: Spike Albrecht, Michigan; Trey Burke, Michigan; Mitch McGary, Michigan; Cleanthony Early, Wichita State; Peyton Siva, Louisville; Luke Hancock, Louisville; Chane Behanan, Louisville

Final Four most outstanding player: Luke Hancock, Louisville (the first-ever non-starter to earn this title) [19]

Game summaries[edit]

National semifinals[edit]

CBS
April 6
6:09 pm EDT
Wichita State Shockers 68, Louisville Cardinals 72
Scoring by half: 26–25, 42–47
Pts: C. Early, 24
Rebs: C. Early, 10
Asts: M. Armstead, 7
Pts: R. Smith, 21
Rebs: C. Behanan, 9
Asts: R. Smith, 3
Georgia Dome
Referees: Karl Hess, Terry Wymer, Les Jones
CBS
April 6
9:21 pm EDT
Syracuse Orange 56, Michigan Wolverines 61
Scoring by half: 25–36, 31–25
Pts: C. Fair, 22
Rebs: J. Grant, 7
Asts: B. Triche, 8
Pts: T. Hardaway, Jr., 13
Rebs: M. McGary, 12
Asts: M. McGary, 6
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 75,350
Referees: Mark Whitehead, Doug Sirmons, Randy Mccall

National championship[edit]

CBS
April 8
9:23pm EDT
Michigan Wolverines 76, Louisville Cardinals 82
Scoring by half: 38-37, 38-45
Pts: Burke, 24
Rebs: McGary, 6
Asts: Hardaway Jr., 4
Pts: Hancock, 22
Rebs: Behanan, 12
Asts: Dieng, 6
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 74,326
Referees: John Cahill, John Higgins, Tony Greene

Louisville defeated Michigan 82–76 in the championship game. The win gave Louisville its first championship since 1986, and third overall.[20] It became the eighth school to win at least three championships.[20] Head coach Rick Pitino became the first coach to win an NCAA championship with two different schools.[21] Michigan fell to 1–4 all time in championship games (including two losses vacated because of sanctions against the university).[20]

Michigan's Trey Burke scored seven quick points to get Michigan out to a 7–3 lead, but also picked up two quick fouls and sat during much of the first half.[21] With Burke on the bench, Michigan got a spark from freshman Spike Albrecht, a minor role player during the regular season. Albrecht hit four straight 3-pointers en route to a 17-point first half performance, easily surpassing his previous single game best of 7.[21] Louisville trailed Michigan 35–23 late in the first half, before going on a run fueled by four straight three-pointers by Luke Hancock.[21] At halftime, Michigan led 38–37.[21]

The second half featured several lead changes before Louisville pushed the margin to 10 on a three-pointer by Hancock with 3:20 remaining in the game. Michigan fought back, closing the gap to four points in the last minute, but ran out of time in its comeback effort.[21]

Hancock hit all five three-point shots he attempted in the game and led Louisville with 22 points, while teammate Peyton Siva scored 18 and had a game high 4 steals.[20][21] Chane Behanan pulled down 12 rebounds to go with 15 points. Burke led Michigan with 24 points.[21] Russ Smith, Louisville's leading scorer, struggled in the game, shooting 3-for-16.[20] Hancock was named as the game's most outstanding player.[21]

Record by conference[edit]

Conference Bids Record Win % R64 R32 S16 E8 F4 CG NC
Big East 8 13–7 .650 8 3 3 3 2 1 1
Big Ten 7 14–7 .667 7 6 4 2 1 1
MVC 2 5–2 .714 2 2 1 1 1
ACC 4 6–4 .600 4 3 2 1
SEC 3 4–3 .571 3 2 1 1
Pac-12 5 5–5 .500 5 3 2
Atlantic Sun 1 2–1 .667 1 1 1
Atlantic 10 5 7–5 .583 5 5 1
Big 12 5 3–5 .375 5 2 1
Mountain West 5 2–5 .286 4 2
WCC 2 2–2 .500 2 1
Ivy 1 1–1 .500 1 1
C-USA 1 1–1 .500 1 1
CAA 1 1–1 .500 1
MEAC 1 1–1 .500 1

Other events surrounding the tournament[edit]

On May 10, 2012, the NCAA announced that as part of the celebration of the 75th Division I tournament, it would hold all three of its men's basketball championship games in Atlanta. The finals of the Division II and Division III tournaments were held at Philips Arena on April 7, the day between the Division I semifinals and final.[22] In addition, Atlanta-based tournament broadcaster TBS announced that Conan O'Brien would tape his Conan talk show at The Tabernacle, located a few blocks from the Georgia Dome and Philips Arena, in the week leading up to the Final Four. March Madness studio analyst Charles Barkley and Dick Vitale were among the guests that appeared.[23]

Media[edit]

U.S. television[edit]

The year 2013 marked the third year of a 14-year partnership between CBS and Turner cable networks TBS, TNT and truTV to cover the entire tournament under the NCAA March Madness banner. CBS aired the Final Four and championship rounds for the 32nd consecutive year.[24][25] The tournament was considered a ratings success. Tournament games averaged 10.7 million viewers, and the championship game garnered an average of 23.4 million viewers and a peak viewership of 27.1 million.

Studio hosts[edit]

  • Greg Gumbel (New York and Atlanta) – Second Round, Third Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Ernie Johnson Jr. (New York and Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round and Regional Semi-Finals
  • Matt Winer (Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round and Third Round

Studio analysts[edit]

  • Greg Anthony (New York and Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Charles Barkley (New York and Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Rex Chapman (Atlanta) – First Four and Second Round
  • Seth Davis (Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round and Regional Semi-Finals
  • Jamie Dixon (Atlanta) – Third Round
  • Doug Gottlieb (New York and Atlanta) – Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Kenny Smith (New York and Atlanta) – Second Round, Third Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Steve Smith (Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round and Regional Semi-Finals
  • Jay Wright (Atlanta) – Regional Semi-Finals

Commentary teams[edit]

Radio[edit]

Dial Global Sports (formerly Westwood One) and SiriusXM have live broadcasts of all 67 games.[26][27]

First Four[edit]

Second and Third Round[edit]

Regionals[edit]

  • Ian Eagle and John Thompson – East Regional at Washington, DC
  • Kevin Kugler and Pete Gillen – Midwest Regional at Indianapolis, IN
  • Brad Sham and Fran Fraschilla – South Regional at Arlington, TX
  • Wayne Larrivee and Bill Frieder – West Regional at Los Angeles, CA

Final Four[edit]

  • Kevin Kugler, John Thompson and Bill Raftery – Atlanta, GA

International[edit]

ESPN International distributes broadcast rights to the tournament outside the United States, and will produce separate international broadcasts of the semi-final and championship games with announcers Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst for the final and one semi-final), and Jay Bilas (analyst for the other semi-final).[28] For the initial rounds, they use CBS/Turner coverage with an additional host to transition between games, with whiparound coverage similar to the CBS-only era. ESPN also has exclusive digital rights to the NCAA tournament outside of North America.[29]

Canada[edit]

In Canada, the TSN family of media outlets (including TSN2, RDS, and TSN Radio), which are part-owned by ESPN, own broadcast rights to the tournament. TSN produces separate studio coverage with Kate Beirness, Jack Armstrong, Dan Shulman and Sam Mitchell,[30] but simulcasts CBS/Turner game coverage for the first five rounds (and ESPN International coverage for the Final Four).

As in past years, TSN and TSN2 carry whiparound coverage (often in parallel) during the second, third and fourth rounds, in 2013 focusing when possible on games not being broadcast on CBS (as that network, but not the Turner channels, is also widely available in Canada).

See also[edit]

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