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Analyzing the Elite Eight Announcers and their Assignments

Each announcing crew brings their own flavor to their assigned matchups.

CBS commentators Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Jim Nantz look on during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal between the Auburn Tigers and the Virginia Cavaliers at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The Elite Eight tips off on Monday evening and the schedule is set. The round will air two games on CBS and two games on TBS. The broadcast teams for each game is settled and it’s time to take a look at them.

Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Jamie Erdahl

No. 12 Oregon State vs. No. 2 Houston

This team did an excellent job calling the Alabama-UCLA thriller and effectively captured the excitement of Alex Reese’s buzzer-beater to send the game into overtime. A true “wild card” Elite Eight matchup in Oregon State-Houston will suit them well.

Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson

No. 3 Arkansas vs. No. 1 Baylor

This All-Star team were tasked with calling pair of blowouts in Michigan-FSU and Oregon-USC on Sunday. While both of those games were put out of reach early, a battle of Jared Butler vs. Moses Moody could be brought to life by this crew.

Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson, Allie LaForce

No. 11 UCLA vs. No 1 Michigan

The team of Anderson, Jackson and LaForce have complemented each other well and they’re in the element when calling a game when the respective teams are going blow-for-blow. Michigan is a buzzsaw as the No. 1 seed but UCLA’s surprise run could provide for an exciting show come Tuesday night.

Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson

No. 6 USC vs. No 1 Gonzaga

This is the heavyweight clash of the Elite Eight with two of the top defensive teams in the country colliding at Lucas Oil Stadium. With USC Evan Mobley going toe-to-toe with Gonzaga’s trio of All-Americans, who better than Harlan, Bonner and Jacobson to provide commentary on the action?