Channel 11 today announced its schedule of NCA basketball games for Thursday, the opening day of the 64-team tournament.
At 12.30 p.m., said Emerson Coleman, director of broadcasting operations, Duke will play Northeast Louisiana in a Midwest Regional first-rounder. That will be followed at 2.40 p.m. by the N.C. State-Southern Mississippi game, an Eastern Regional game from College Park. If that game is not sold out, Coleman said, the station must carry the Seton Hall-Pepperdine game.
At 8 p.m. it's Louisiana State vs. the University of Connecticut from the Midwest. Then at 10 it's Syracuse-Richmond, another game at College Park. If that game is not sold out, Ch. 11 must carry the Indiana-Coastal Carolina game.
Coleman said subsequent games would be scheduled according the CBS network.