On Wednesday evening, 16-seed Texas Southern (14-20) will battle 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson (19-15) in the East Region’s First Four matchup. With tipoff scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET on truTV, let’s have a look at the respective broadcast team.
2023 March Madness: First Four
No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. No. 16 Texas Southern announcers
For FDU-TXSO, Tom McCarthy will hold the play-by-play duties via truTV; He is also currently the television play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Providing color will be analysts Jon Rothstein (College Hoops Today) and Avery Johnson (16-year NBA veteran and former head coach of the Dallas Mavericks). The broadcast will be carried by truTV and will also be available on the truTV app/website.
Fairleigh Dickinson came into the year with hoops of making the Big Dance, and despite squandering the Northeast Conference title game, the Knights will still punch a ticket due to Merrimack’s transitional ineligibility. Texas Southern, on the other hand, did not have an impressive year until the calendar turned to March. At the moment, the Tigers are on a three-game winning streak, which is tied for their longest this season.
At DraftKings Sportsbook, Texas Southern is a 2-point favorite against FDU. On the moneyline, the Knights show a shortdog price of +110 a couple days before the game, while Texas Southern is -130 to win straight up. The combined total is 146.