Louisville takes Duke is worthy of an NCAA Final
Around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, every slot in the Final Four will be known. The last two of the remaining four Regional Finals of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will take place Sunday, with all games airing on CBS.
At 2 p.m. from the CBS broadcast center in New York the pregame show will get underway. Sitting in the anchor seat will be Greg Gumbel with analysts Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Doug Gottlieb. The group will be onhand all day to offer insights and highlights of both games.
The South Region games start at 2:20 p.m EDT from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. It will be the Florida Gators, playing in their third consecutive Elite Eight, facing a scrappy Michigan team that stormed back to defeat first-seeded Kansas in overtime 87-85 Friday night.
The CBS broadcast crew in Arlington will be led by play-by-play announcer Marv Albert. He will be joined courtside by his fellow Turner Sports teammates Steve Kerr and Craig Sager.
In the truck calling the shots will be the talented NBA on TNT crew of producer Scott Cockerill and director Lonnie Dale. The Turner Sports production crew will be handling the game in Arlington for the CBS telecast.
The nightcap will get underway at around 5:05 p.m. EDT on CBS featuring the Midwest Regional Final to be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This is a game that showcases two of the nation’s top programs Duke vs.Louisville, both teams have the talent to win the Big Dance.
Many will recall the 1992 East Regional Final when Duke and Coach Mike Krzyzewsk beat Kentucky, was coached by Louisville’s bench boss Rick Pitino. The game went into overtime, and that is where things got interesting. Duke was up by a point with 2.1 seconds on the clock. Blue Devil guard Grant Hill threw a fullcourt pass to Christian Laettner, who hit a turnaround jumper from above the foul line to win the game 104-103, sending Duke to the Final Four.
The Duke-Kentucky game is still considered one of the greatest games in NCAA tournament history.
So, it is only fitting that the Duke vs. Louisville, another Krzyzewsk and Pitino battle would be telecast by the CBS lead broadcast team. Jim Nantz will do the play-by-play with his broadcast partner Clark Kellogg offering the analysis and in-game reporter Tracy Wolfson onhand in Indianapolis.
The top CBS production team will be in the truck outside Lucas Oil Stadium. The network will have producer Mark Wolff and director Bob Fishman calling the shots, and not a bit of the action will be missed.
All radio will be heard nationally on Dial Global Sports. Check your local listings for the station in your market. All the games can be heard live on their website.
James Williams is a Contributor for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all information and quotes were obtained firsthand.