Rams, Murray State to kick off first full day of NCAA tourney

March 12, 2012

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Consulting firms have estimated that the NCAA tournament costs employers nearly $200 million in lost productivity, as employees turn their attention away from business and toward March Madness.

Our nation’s employees may not complete much work on Thursday, but the Colorado State men’s basketball team certainly will attempt to make up for it. In fact, the Rams will tip off the first of 16 NCAA tournaments games scheduled for the first full day of championship action. 

CBS on Thursday will air the Rams’ second-round contest against Murray State (30-1), with a 10:15 a.m. MDT tipoff, CSU learned Sunday night.

Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery will call the action, with Leslie Visser making reports throughout the game.

Lundquist, who lives in Steamboat Springs, Colo., has been calling Colorado State sporting events since the 1970s.