Thursday, January 05, 2012

NCAA College Hoops Weekend on CBS

From CBS Sports -


CBS SPORTS’ WILD WEEKEND OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL FEATURES
WOMEN’S AND MEN’S MATCH-UPS ON SATURDAY, JAN. 7 AND SUNDAY, JAN. 8
 
CBS Sports’ wild weekend of NCAA Basketball tips off on Saturday, Jan. 7 (2:00-6:00 PM, ET) with a women’s doubleheader featuring Michigan State at *No. 19-ranked Penn State (2:00 PM, ET) followed by No. 2-ranked Connecticut battling No. 3-ranked Notre Dame(4:00 PM, ET).

On Sunday, Jan. 8 (1:30 PM, ET) men’s action airs prior to CBS Sports’ NFL coverage of the AFC Wild Card game as No. 19-ranked Wisconsin takes on No. 13-ranked Michigan.

Saturday, Dave Ryan calls play-by-play for the Michigan State-Penn State game along with analyst Deb Antonelli, live from Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. Sellers Shy produces and Mark Grant directs.  Don Criqui is joined by Mary Murphy for the Connecticut-Notre Dame contest live from Purcell Pavilion at Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind.  Ken Mack and Suzanne Smith produce and direct, respectively. 

On Sunday, Verne Lundquist joins CBS Sports’ lead college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg to call the action for Wisconsin-Michigan live from Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bob Dekas, CBS Sports’ Coordinating Producer for college basketball, produces and Chris Svendsen directs.   

In addition, CBS Sports will stream the Wisconsin-Michigan game, as well as select games from the entire 2011-12 college basketball schedule, live on CBSSports.com. The games are available exclusively on CBSSports.com and CBS Sports Mobile.

AT THE HALF®, CBS Sports’ halftime studio show is hosted on Saturday by Tracy Wolfson, who will be joined by Ann Schatz. James Brown and Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis will be on the set on Sunday. AT THE HALF®, live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City, provides all the day’s news, scores and highlights.  Vin DeVito produces and Linda Malino directs on Saturday. On Sunday, Eric Mann produces and Bob Matina directs.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

(*Coaches poll rankings as of 1/02/12)

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