2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament: Bracket, Schedule, TV Information And Announcers

The opening round of the NCAA Tournament kicks off Tuesday ahead of Thursday and Friday's college basketball bonanza known as the big dance. On Thursday, the Gonzaga Bulldogs play West Virginia on TNT at 4 p.m. here on the West Coast. Ahead of those games, however, there's an incredible amount of college basketball to satisfy all your NCAA Tournament needs.

Check out the bracket, schedule and announcers below and get to work planning a college basketball holiday.

Bracket: On Sunday, during the traditional Selection Sunday show, the NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed for the world to see. A full printable bracket is also available for all your prediction needs. Check it out and get to work filling it out.

Schedule: The opening-round games take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio, on TruTV. After that, it's wall-to-wall college basketball Thursday and Friday. The full schedule can be found at SB Nation's NCAA Tournament Hub.

TV Information: March Madness is going multi-platform again this year as TruTV, TNT and TBS join CBS with the broadcasting duties. All four networks will handle the opening-round games, ensuring every single game will be broadcast. In addition to the network television, CBS' March Madness on Demand should also be up and running. The full schedule can be found at the same link as above.

Announcers:

First Four in Dayton -- Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr; Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Lewis Johnson will handle the First Four games in Dayton on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Second Round on Thursday -- Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Lesley Visser; Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller and Marty Snider; Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Jenn Hildreth; and Spero Dedes, Bob Wenzel and Jamie Maggio will be calling the games in different regions on Thursday.

Second Round on Friday -- Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Lewis Johnson; Tim Brando, Mike Gminski and Otis Livingston; Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson; and Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager get the Friday duties.

You can find a full schedule of announcers for the first two rounds right here to find out who's calling your games.

To check out the entire NCAA Tournament field, visit our Selection Sunday StoryStream or check out SB Nation's 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket. For more on the Zags, visit SB Nation's The Slipper Still Fits. Check back with our NCAA Tournament Bracket StoryStream throughout the day and make sure you check back to SB Nation's Printable Bracket StoryStream to start making your picks.

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