03 November 2011

ESPN College Basketball 2011-12 Announcers

College hoops is such a major part of ESPN going into the spring and thus, they have released their announcer pairings for the 2011-12 season. Note that as due to the NBA Lockout, we will see Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy, the lead NBA crew for ESPN, will be calling some non-conference games. And Mike Tirico will be calling Big Ten games on Tuesday nights as well. Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale remain the lead crew. Here are the commentator pairings for ESPN.
Per press release

Various Days

NetworkConferencePlay-by-playAnalyst
ESPN or ESPN2Select GamesDan ShulmanDick Vitale

Monday

NetworkConferencePlay-by-playAnalystReporter
ESPNBIG EAST (Big Monday)Sean McDonoughJay Bilas and Bill Raftery
ESPNBig 12 (Big Monday)Brent MusburgerBob KnightHolly Rowe
ESPNUBig 12Dave FlemmingSean Farnham

Tuesday

NetworkConferencePlay-by-playAnalyst
ESPNBig Ten (Super Tuesday)Mike TiricoDan Dakich
ESPNSEC (Super Tuesday)Brad NesslerJimmy Dykes
ESPN2Various ConferencesJon SciambiDoug Gottlieb
ESPNUACCRob StoneJay Williams
ESPNUSECDari NowkhahDino Gaudio

Wednesday

NetworkConferencePlay-by-playAnalyst
ESPN or ESPN2ACC (Wednesday Night Hoops)Dan ShulmanDick Vitale or Jay Bilas
ESPN or ESPN2BIG EAST(Wednesday Night Hoops)Bob WischusenFran Fraschilla, Doug Gottlieb or LaPhonso Ellis
ESPN or ESPN2Big 12 (Wednesday Night Hoops)Jon SciambiFran Fraschilla, Doug Gottlieb or Sean Farnham
ESPNUBig 12Mitch HolthusMiles Simon
ESPNUBIG EASTCarter BlackburnLaPhonso Ellis

Thursday

NetworkConferencePlay-by-playAnalystReporter
ESPN or ESPN2ACC (Thursday Night Showcase)Mike PatrickLen ElmoreJeannine Edwards
ESPN or ESPN2Big Ten (Thursday Night Showcase)Dave O’BrienStephen Bardo
ESPN or ESPN2SEC (Thursday Night Showcase)Rece Davis or Brad NesslerHubert Davis, Jimmy Dykes or Kara Lawson
ESPN2West Coast (Thursday Night Showcase)Dave FlemmingSean Farnham or Miles Simon
ESPNUVariousAnish ShroffAdrian Branch

Friday

NetworkConferencePlay-by-playAnalyst
ESPNUMAACDoug ShermanTim O’Toole
ESPNUHorizonJim BarbarDavid Kaplan

Saturday

NetworkConferencePlay-by-playAnalyst
ESPNSaturday PrimetimeDan ShulmanDick Vitale
ESPN or ESPN2BIG EASTDave PaschDoris Burke
ESPN or ESPN2Big TenDave O’BrienDan Dakich
ESPN or ESPN2Big 12Mark JonesFran Fraschilla
ESPN or ESPN2ACCMike PatrickLen Elmore
ESPN or ESPN2SECBrad NesslerJimmy Dykes
ESPNUBIG EASTBeth MowinsTim Welsh
ESPNUVariousMike CrispinoBob Valvano
ESPNUVariousAdam AminBrooke Weisbrod
ESPNUVariousJustin KutcherDickey Simpkins

Sunday

NetworkConferencePlay-by-playAnalystReporter
ESPNUACC Sunday Night BasketballJon SciambiHubert DavisAllison Williams
ESPNUMissouri ValleyMitch HolthusDavid Kaplan
In addition to regular assignments on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, ESPN Regional Television will produce and syndicate an extensive schedule of games from the SEC, BIG EAST and Big 12:
SEC Network    Play-by-playAnalyst
Wednesday and SaturdayCarter BlackburnClay Matvick or Dave NealKara Lawson or Joe Dean, Jr.
Big 12 NetworkPlay-by-playAnalyst
Saturday and select weekdaysDave ArmstrongMitch Holthus or Brad ShamReid Gettys, Jon Sunvold or Stephen Howard
BIG EAST NetworkPlay-by-playAnalyst
Saturday and select SundaysMike GleasonBob Wenzel

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