Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware will be profiled on CBS' pregame show, “The Final Four Show,” 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Ware discusses how his Louisville teammates helped him cope with the injury. Cardinals players Russ Smith, Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan reveal what it was like to witness the awful injury in the first half and then compose themselves to defeat Duke.
Wichita State senior forward Carl Hall, who six years ago was told he would never play basketball again following a diagnosis of neuro-cardiogenic syncope, also is featured. The condition has caused him to pass out on the court on several occasions.
Other stories include Michigan's family ties as the Wolverines make their first Final Four appearance in 20 years and a report on Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams, whose family home in Hamilton, Mass., was recently destroyed by fire. Legendary Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt and her 22-year-old son Tyler discuss her battle with Alzheimer's. Jim Rome will interview the Final Four coaches.
Doug Gottlieb, a former OSU point guard, will make his Final Four broadcast debut on the studio show, working with host Greg Gumbel and analysts Greg Anthony, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. Seth Davis and Lesley Visser also will contribute.
Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr will call the Final Four games, with Tracy Wolfson serving as reporter. Nantz will call his 28th Final Four, Kellogg his fifth and Kerr his third.
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