Turner Sports to use 'teamcasts' for Final Four coverage

Team-oriented telecasts will air on TNT and truTV
by Mel Bracht Published: March 11, 2014

The Big 12 Network and ESPN will combine to carry the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament from Kansas City, Mo. The Big 12 network, including KOCB-34 locally, will air the first-round games Wednesday night and quarterfinal games Thursday night with Dave Armstrong and analyst Reid Gettys. Reporter Holly Rowe also will work the Thursday night games.

The remainder of the tourney will air on ESPN with Brent Musburger, analyst Fran Fraschilla and Rowe.

Short takes

•The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will be featured in ESPN’s Wednesday night doubleheader. Miami hosts Brooklyn at 6 p.m. (Mike Breen, analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Lisa Salters) and San Antonio hosts Portland at 8:30 p.m. (Dave Pasch, analyst Doug Collins and reporter J.A. Adande). ABC will have a good match-up at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the red-hot Houston Rockets at Miami. (Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Salters).

•Next week’s ESPN lineup will include a special St. Patrick’s Day doubleheader on Monday, beginning at 7 p.m. with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chicago Bulls (Breen, Brown and Salters) and the L.A. Clippers at Denver (Mike Tirico, analyst Jon Barry and reporter Heather Cox).

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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