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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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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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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Selection Sunday: Interviews with Gregg Marshall, Jim Boeheim and more

16 March 2014 Comments are off for this post.
The field is set — as revealed right here on WestwoodOne Sports! Looking for insights as you begin to fill out your bracket? Hear from many of the coaches whose teams made the field as well as from our own NCAA basketball experts, including Hall of Famer John Thompson, Bill…
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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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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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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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