For the first time ever, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s semifinal games will be broadcast on cable on TBS. And to supplement that coverage, the networks of TNT and truTV will simultaneously air team-specific presentations custom fit to the fans of the four teams: Florida, UConn, Wisconsin and Kentucky.
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The TBS broadcast will feature play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, analysts Greg Anthony and Steve Kerr, and reporter Tracy Wolfson. The team-specific broadcasts will employ people native to the schools participating.
Who will be on the air for both of the games?
Florida against Connecticut (6:09 p.m. tip)
Play-by-play: David Steele, the television voice of the Orlando Magic,
Color commentary: Mark Wise, who has served for more than a decade as commentator for the Gator Basketball Network
Courtside: James Bates, former Florida football player and CBS reporter
Play-by-play: Eric Frede, a studio host for CSN New England who covered UConn this year
Color commentary: Donny Marshall, former Huskies’ basketball player
Courtside: Swin Cash, former UConn and WNBA star
Kentucky-Wisconsin (tip 40 minutes following the conclusion of the first game)
Play-by-play: Rob Bromley, longtime Kentucky broadcaster
Color commentary: Rex Chapman, former Kentucky and NBA player
Courtside: Dave Baker, local Kentucky TV reporter
Play-by-play: Wayne Larrivee, voice of Green Bay Packers
Color commentary: Mike Kelley, player on Badgers’ 2000 Final Four team