22 February 2012

2012 NCAA Tournament: Predicting Announcing Assignments for Rounds 2-3 (1st Edition)

Last year before the NCAA Tournament, I wrote a series of posts predicting where the eight broadcast teams from the CBS/Turner consortium would be calling games in the second and third round of March Madness. I am bringing that back for the 2012 NCAA Tournament so let's dig in.

2012 NCAA Tournament announcers

And so, where do I think these crews will be headed on the first weekend? Let's take a look, with the help of the most accurate bracketology of the past three years, Bracketville.

Thursday/Saturday:
Albuquerque
East: (3) Baylor, (6) Vanderbilt, (11) Washington, (14) Drexel
South: (4) Wichita St., (5) UNLV, (12) Cincinnati, (13) Northwestern/Texas
Announcer prediction: Brando, Gminski, TBA


Louisville
South: (1) Kentucky, (8) Virginia, (9) Purdue, (16) UNC-Asheville
West: (3) Marquette, (6) New Mexico, (11) BYU, (14) Akron
Announcer prediction: Harlan, Elmore, Miller, Snider


Pittsburgh
East: (1) Syracuse, (8) Saint Louis, (9) Iowa State, (16) Savannah St./Mississippi Valley St.
East: (2) Ohio St., (7) Gonzaga, (10) UConn, (15) Bucknell
Announcer prediction: Lundquist, Raftery, Visser


Portland
East: (4) Indiana, (5) Florida St., (12) Long Beach, (13) Iona
West: (4) Louisville, (5) Temple, (12) Oral Roberts, (13) Middle Tennessee St.
Announcer prediction: Anderson, Bonner, TBA


Friday/Sunday:
Columbus
Midwest: (3) Michigan, (6) Notre Dame, (11) Xavier, (14) Nevada
West: (1) Michigan St., (8) St. Mary's, (9) Mississippi St., (16) UT-Arlington/Stony Brook
Announcer prediction: Eagle, Spanarkel, Johnson


Greensboro
Midwest: (2) Duke, (7) Creighton, (10) California, (15) Valparaiso
South: (2) UNC, (7) Kansas St., (10) Southern Miss, (15) Belmont
Announcer prediction: Nantz, Kellogg, Wolfson


Nashville
Midwest: (4) Wisconsin, (5) Florida, (12) Seton Hall, (13) Miami (FL)/ St. Joe's
South: (3) Georgetown, (6) Murray St., (11) Alabama, (14) Davidson
Announcer prediction: Dedes, Wenzel, Maggio


Omaha
Midwest: (1) Missouri, (8) West Virginia, (9) Harvard, (16) Long Island
West: (2) Kansas, (7) San Diego St., (10) Memphis, (15) Weber St.
Announcer prediction: Albert, Kerr, Sager

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