Jim Jackson is an NCAA basketball analyst for Westwood One, having joined the network for the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
Jackson is one of the greatest college basketball players of his generation. A McDonald’s All-American, Jim was a two-time Consensus First Team All-American and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year at Ohio State.
After his exemplary collegiate career, Jim was the fourth overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. His NBA career spanned 14 years and 12 teams (tied for a league record); he scored over 12,000 points, finishing fifth in the league in scoring in 1994-95.
Upon retirement, Jim landed a job as the Lead College Basketball Analyst for The Big Ten Network, a role he still holds. He’s since added to his broadcasting resume becoming the Lead College Basketball Analyst on FOX Sports College Basketball, in addition to a main role on FOX Sports 1’s College Basketball & NBA studio coverage.
Jim Jackson's Posts
CHICAGO – Once down by 16, 10th-seeded Syracuse used a 25-4 second half run to knock off top-seeded Virginia 68-62 in the Midwest Regional Final on Sunday evening. The Orange become the fourth double-digit seed ever to reach the…Read More »
CHICAGO, IL – As the lone double-digit seed left in the tournament, it’s tempting to call Syracuse a Cinderella team, but that wouldn’t give credit to the type of program Jim Boeheim has built over the years. Standing in the way of the Orange will be a fellow ACC foe…Read More »
CHICAGO, IL – The past two years, Virginia has lost in the NCAA tournament to Michigan State. This year, even head coach Tony Bennett had to wonder what he did to deserve a #1 seed in the same region as the second-seeded Spartans, but incredibly, Middle Tennessee took care of…Read More »
CHICAGO, IL – Perennial contender Syracuse is never a surprise to see in the NCAA Tournament, though this year you might be surprised to see them on the brink of a Final Four spot as a ten seed. Coach Jim Boeheim spoke to Gary Cohen and Jim Jackson about the…Read More »
CHICAGO, IL – Despite getting out-played most of the game, tenth-seeded Syracuse somehow managed to hang around and eventually make a enough clutch plays down the stretch to outlast eleventh-seeded Gonzaga 63-60. Michael Gbinije led the Orange with twenety points, while Trevor Cooney chipped-in fifteen of his own. The Bulldogs were paced by…Read More »
CHICAGO, IL – Top-seeded Virginia started the game on a 20-5 run and then continued to shoot at a 56.1 percent clip from the field to maintain a comfortable lead and outlast fourth-seeded Iowa State 84-71. Anthony Gill carried the Cavaliers into the Elite Eight with a season-high 23 points and…Read More »
CHICAGO – The Virginia Cavaliers are one of six teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference who remain in the NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen. They also are one of four No. 1 seeds still left in the tournament. Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett talked about his team’s improved offense and efficiency as it…Read More »
CHICAGO – Top-seeded Virginia meets No. 4-seed Iowa State in the opening game of Friday’s regional semis in Chicago, tipping off at 7:15 p.m. Judging by tournament seeds, the Cavaliers and Cyclones belong in the Sweet Sixteen. The nightcap, though, features No. 11-seed Gonzaga against No. 10-seed Syracuse, two clubs…Read More »