Syracuse and Marquette face each other one last time as members of the Big East
By the end of the day on Saturday, two teams will have booked their places in the Final Four. Two of the remaining four Regional Finals of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will take place Saturday, with all games airing on CBS.
First up at 4:30 p.m. EDT from the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., it will be the finals in the East Region. Two Big East teams will face off in the District with Syracuse and Marquette taking center stage.
The CBS broadcast crew in the nation’s capital will be Verne Lundquist doing the play-by-play, the analysis will handled by Bill Raftery and the in-game reporting duties go to the gifted Rachel Nichols. In the truck calling the shots on the broadcast will be producer Bob Dekas and director Suzanne Smith.
Meanwhile, with a tip time of 7:05 p.m. EDT, it will be the West Regional Final taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Out west we have a classic David vs. Goliath matchup featuring The Ohio State University battling a surprising Wichita State team. It is the Missouri Valley Conference, one of the best mid-major leagues the country, facing the powerhouse Big Ten with the winner headed to Atlanta.
The CBS broadcast crew at the Staples Center will be play-by-play man Kevin Harlan who will be joined court side by analysts Reggie Miller and Len Elmore with Lewis Johnson as the in-game reporter. The duo of producer Steve Scheer and director Mike Arnold will handle the look and feel of the broadcast.
Radio for all the Saturday games will air nationally by Dial Global Sports on a radio station in most local markets or streamed live on their website. Meanwhile, the games are also carried on Sirius XM Radio.
Those wishing to watch the games on broadband can do so by accessing the games from a number of sites. You can start at Bleacher Report along with NCAA.com, CBSSports.com, TBS.com, TNT.com and truTV.com.
James Williams is a Contributor for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all information and quotes were obtained firsthand.