Originally Posted by Kib
Kinda surprised the CBS "A" announce team is making the calls tonight, but in some ways it's charming that CBS is showing a little respect for the play-in teams. Rest assured it will probably be the only time these kids have Nance calling a game they're in during their basketball careers.
Let the dance begin !!!!!
The use of the "A" team had absolutely nothing to do with the teams, or the perceived respect level for the teams playing. It had everything to do with the two special guests in attendance at the first game. Several weeks ago, CBS was informed that POTUS and UK PM Cameron would be in attendance. Naturally, CBS jumped at the chance for an interview at halftime as well as the obligatory shots of him interacting with the crowd and kissing babies.
Consider also that there are second and third round games in Louisville and Columbus (each about a 90 minute drive from Dayton). The "A" team will have a short drive to the next destination for games (even if they are not on CBS). CBS probabily took that into consideration when making the assignments.