Jim Nantz, Grant Hill and Bill Raftery are all great at their jobs, and I thoroughly enjoyed their broadcasts last weekend from Louisville. They will be calling the Final Four on TBS for the second straight year, and you can't go wrong with them as your neutral broadcast.
But you may have a better option. In addition to thee regular broadcast on TBS, the NCAA will have dedicated "Team Stream" broadcasts on TNT and truTV that will have school-specific slants.
Today March Madness TV announced that Scott Graham, Brian Finneran and Kacie McDonnell will be the Villanova broadcast team this weekend. You can watch them on truTV during the semifinal game vs. Oklahoma starting at 6pm ET.
Graham has had a long career broadcasting sports in Philadelphia, and his most recent work has included airtime on Fox Sports 1 and his work producing the Inside Villanova Basketball program and has reported alongside Steve Pinone during the current NCAA Tournament run.
In addition to being one of the greatest football players in Villanova history, Finneran has guested a couple of times on Villanova Football broadcasts in recent seasons, and currently hosts 680 The Fan's "The Front Row" radio show in Atlanta that airs on weekday mornings from 9-12.
Kacie McDonnell will round out the group as the sideline reporter. The 2012 graduate is the weekday morning reporter for 41 Action News in Kansas City, and also hosts the pre and postgame shows for Sporting Kansas City of the MLS.
CBS Team Stream Broadcast Teams
- Oklahoma Sooners (TNT): Chad McKee, Eduardo Najera and Jessica Coody
- Villanova Wildcats (truTV): Scott Graham, Brian Finneran and Kacie McDonnell
- North Carolina Tar Heels (TNT): Wes Durham, Brendan Haywood and Dwayne Ballen
- Syracuse Orange (truTV): Tom Werme, Roosevelt Bouie and Donovan McNabb