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@Giantsfan1982 Oh I remember those days in the mid-90s, it was a who's who. They brought in guys like Mike Emrick (hockey guy who did a great job on basketball), Mike Gorman (Celtics' announcer), Bill Macatee (their tennis guy), Ted Robinson (another tennis guy), Dave Sims (underrated journeyman), Gary Thorne (baseball guy), and Jim Durham (NBA guy borrowed from ESPN) to do the NCAA tournament. A lot of their commentators in those days were borrowed from ESPN as well; Quinn Buckner, Digger Phelps, Larry Conley, Derrek Dickey, Larry Farmer, Jimmy Dykes, and John Sundvold to name a few. I remember even Sean McDonough and Bill Raftery worked as a team on both CBS and ESPN for several years in the 90s (they remain a team to this day on ESPN).
1 year, 6 months ago on Your 2013 NCAA Tournament Broadcasting Primer | March | 2013
Outstanding lineup as always. The announcing team that covers the NCAA tournament year after year ranks as the best in any sport. Definitely miss Gus Johnson (he can not be replaced) but Brian Anderson is solid, and Marv Albert was a definite upgrade after Dick Enberg retired a few years ago. Spero Dedes/Craig Bolerjack is a wash. I like Jim Nantz' work as an announcer; my only beef with him is what the article mentions; that he does only 1 or 2 regular season games per year before swooping in to take the lead in March. He has probably done fewer games than any of the other 15 guys on this list this year. All in all, a great crew to cover one of America's greatest sporting events.