Crean, Willard Added to CBS-Turner Tourney Coverage
Indiana University head coach Tom Crean and Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard will join CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the 2011 NCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball Championship. Crean will serve as a guest analyst in the Atlanta studio for the First Four games and the Second Round, while Willard will serve as a guest analyst for the Second Round’s afternoon and primetime games.
Crean will join the studio team of host Matt Winer and analysts Seth Davis and Steve Smith, working the First Four games on truTV on Wednesday, March 16 as well as the Second Round games on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, which will air across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. Willard will help call the Second Round games on March 17-18.
Crean has served as the head basketball coach of the Indiana Hoosiers since 2008. Prior to Indiana, Crean was the head coach of Marquette University, where he made five NCAA tournament appearances, including the 2003 Final Four.
Willard just completed his first year in the Big East Conference as head coach of the Seton Hall men’s basketball team. Prior to that, he spent three years as head coach at Iona College, where he was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.