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Take it from an expert on these things: Wichita State won't win

2. ONWARD CHRISTIAN 1992 East Regional Final: Duke

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As most of you surely recall, in March of 1991, my first year on the college hoops beat, I wrote a pre-NCAA column flat-out guaranteeing undefeated UNLV would not win the tournament.

At the time it was considered a rather bold assertion, considering that the defending champs were by far the best team in the nation and appeared darn near unstoppable.

The Runnin' Rebels won their first...

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NCAAs grant Hill a TV opportunity

Grant Hill attends Keep a Child Alive?s 10th

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Grant Hill spent two decades in the NBA, but you might recall his work in the NCAA Tournament before that, such as a long pass he completed to Duke teammate Christian Laettner in Philadelphia in 1992.

Now Hill is back in the NCAAs in his first post-NBA spring, working as an analyst for CBS/Turner after a winter spent breaking into media, mostly for NBA TV.

“I am excited and thrilled,’’...

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Charles Barkley: Some at CBS were not initially welcoming

NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, shakes Charles Barkley's

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Sean McManus and David Levy, who run CBS and Turner Sports, respectively, spoke Tuesday as they have for four years about the warm, successful partnership between the two media entities that carry the NCAA Tournament.

But studio analyst Charles Barkley said later that at first, some incumbent tournament announcers were not warm and cuddly toward Turner's NBA voices when they came aboard for...

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Greg Anthony added to Final Four announcing team

Television personality and former NBA player Greg Anthony

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CBS and Turner Sports announced Tuesday that Greg Anthony will join Jim Nantz and Steve Kerr as the announcing team for the Final Four, with Clark Kellogg returning to studio analysis for the event.

The move had been expected since Anthony was named lead analyst for CBS' college basketball coverage in September.

Ernie Johnson will be the studio host for the Final Four. TBS will televise...

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