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2019 NCAA tournament announcer pairings revealed


The NCAA logo is at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round games. Second round games start on Thursday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


Announcers and commentators working for CBS/Turner during the 2019 NCAA tournament were revealed on Monday.

Many familiar names will be featured throughout March as Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and reporter Tracy Wolfson will call the Final Four and national title game for the fifth straight year. The studio coverage will be hosted once again by Ernie Johnson and Greg Gumbel as they’ll have Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith with them.

More studio coverage will be hosted by Casey Stern with a collection of college coaches as well as Brendan Haywood, Seth Davis and Candace Parker.

As for the in-game groups, most of the tournament’s regional weekend announce teams remain unchanged as sideline reporters have shifted in a few cases. Jamie Erdahl is now working with Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel while Lisa Byington replaces Erdahl with Andrew Catalon and Steve Lappas. Allie LaForce will be with Brian Anderson and Chris Webber this year after previously being with Eagle and Spanarkel.

Here are all of the announcer pairings that will call NCAA tournament games over the next several weeks.

Play-by-Play / Analyst // Reporter
* Regional Weekend Announce Teams

Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson*
Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce*
Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl*
Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson*
Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington
Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen