The Final Four tips off on Saturday afternoon at 5:14 p.m. ET, and the schedule is set. The round will air both of its games on CBS and on live stream, Paramount+. We’ll get the same broadcast crew covering both of this year’s Final Four matchups, so let’s take a look at what to expect in this year’s semifinals.
Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson
The crew of Nantz, Raftery, Hill, and Wolfson will be back once again to call their sixth consecutive Final Four together as a unit. The crew did a pretty good job on Monday calling the Elite Eight matchup between Baylor and Arkansas, a competitive matchup that saw the Bears pull away within the last five minutes.
What makes the Baylor-Houston matchup intriguing is Jim Nantz himself being an alum of the University of Houston, graduating from the school in the early 80’s during the Guy Lewis/Phi Slama Jama era of Cougars basketball. On top of the lead man having a personal investment into the matchup, he can also provide commentary on Baylor vs. Houston from an old Southwest Conference perspective.
Jim Nantz here to watch the Houston Cougars during their open practice. He will have the call of tomorrow’s UH-Baylor game #FinalFour— Andy Yanez (@AYanez_5) April 2, 2021
He made my day. He greeted me and said he has read some of my work. Unreal. I was in awe haha. pic.twitter.com/q11J8cCukx
The crew will also be good to call the late game between Gonzaga and UCLA, a battle of an undefeated juggernaut vs. a blue blood program making a surprise return to glory.