Bill Raftery

Bill Raftery will serve as color analyst for the 23rd consecutive year on the Westwood One NCAA Radio Network’s coverage of the Final Four in 2014.

From 1970-1981, Raftery served as head basketball coach at Seton Hall University, where he led the Pirates to seven straight winning seasons and a record of 154-141. Raftery led the team to four ECAC post-season tournaments and two National Invitational Tournament appearances.

In addition to radio, Raftery serves as a television analyst for CBS Sports and Fox Sports 1.

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NCAA Kentucky Wisconsin Final Four Basketball

Final Four Highlights: (8) Kentucky 74 – (7) Wisconsin 73

06 April 2014 Comments are off for this post.
ARLINGTON, TX – Aaron Harrison did it again, hitting another clutch, late three-pointer with seconds remaining for the second straight weekend to propel Kentucky to Monday night’s championship game with a 74-73 victory over Wisconsin. The Wildcats trailed 73-71 after Traevon Jackson hit two of three free throws after being…
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APTOPIX NCAA UConn Florida Final Four Basketball

Final Four Highlights: (7) Connecticut 63 – (1) Florida 53

05 April 2014 Comments are off for this post.
ARLINGTON, TX – Shabazz Napier led the way with 12 points and six assists as Connecticut knocked out the top overall seed Florida and advanced to Monday’s national championship game with a 63-53 victory. DeAndre Daniels continued his impressive NCAA tournament with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies.…
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APTOPIX NCAA Final Four Michigan Louisville Basketball

National Championship Highlights: (1) Louisville 82 – (4) Michigan 76

09 April 2013 Comments are off for this post.
ATLANTA, GA – In one of the most closely contested championship games in years, Louisville and Michigan slugged it out from end to end with a barrage of threes and thunderous dunks, leaving Rick Pitino’s Cardinals standing on top in the end with an 82-76 victory against the Wolverines in…
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NCAA Final Four Michigan Syracuse Basketball

National Semifinal: (4) Michigan 61 – (4) Syracuse 56

07 April 2013 Comments are off for this post.
ATLANTA, GA – The Player of the Year made exactly one field goal all night, his backcourt mate missed 12 of his 16 field goal attempts, the team’s three-point specialist didn’t score a single point, and collectively shot just 11-for-20 from the free throw line. So where does all of…
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APTOPIX NCAA Final Four Wichita St Louisville Basketball

National Semifinal: (1) Louisville 72 – (9) Wichita State 68

06 April 2013 Comments are off for this post.
ATLANTA, GA – Trailing by a dozen points in the second half, the top-overall seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament field never panicked. Instead, Louisville methodically took their play to another level, and had just enough firepower to outlast a Wichita State team which proved once and for all that…
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Final Four

Why Play-by-Play Matters: By Brian Landau

04 April 2012 Comments are off for this post.
I had the great fortune of being in New Orleans last weekend for the Final Four. I had the even greater fortune of spending an hour at an event next to Bill Raftery, one of my all-time favorite sports commentators. Full disclosure time: I’m a Syracuse University graduate and a…
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