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
SAN JOSE, CA – The Musketeers made plays down the stretch when they needed to, as eleventh-seeded Xavier derailed Arizona’s hopes of a home-state Final Four appearance with a hard-fought 73-71 victory over the second-seeded Wildcats. Sean Miller’s former squad–now… Read More »
SAN JOSE, CA – Gonzaga played tenacious defense in the final 38 seconds, while clinging to a three-point lead, to hold off fourth-seeded West Virginia 61-58 and advance to the Elite Eight for the second time in three years. Przemek Karnowski, Johnathan Williams, and Jordan Mathews contributed 13 points apiece for the… Read More »
SAN JOSE, CA – Xavier has already upset Maryland and Florida State, but they have bigger fish to fry out west. The Musketeers will take on Arizona, tipping off in the final game of the night at 10:09 PM ET. They’ll follow a 1v4 matchup of Gonzaga vs. West Virginia,… Read More »
INDIANAPOLOIS, IN – The #2-seeded Kentucky Wildcats outlasted a strong #10-seeded Wichita State team on their way to a 65-62 victory that will send them into the Sweet 16. Landry Shamet scored 20 in the loss for the Shockers, but it was two shot blocks by the Kentucky defense in… Read More »
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Big Ten tournament champions stay alive and will be back for the Sweet 16. The 7th-seeded Michigan Wolverines took down the 2nd-seeded Louisville Cardinals 73-69 and will face the winner of Rhode Island-Oregon next Thursday. Moritz Wagner had 26 points for Michigan, leading all scorers. Chris… Read More »
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Kentucky head coach John Calipari knows his team’s youth and inexperience will be tested on Sunday when they face a veteran squad in Greg Marshall’s Wichita State Shockers. Calipari hopes that his Wildcats’ increased level of maturity throughout the course of the season, though, will enable them to… Read More »
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The early afternoon offers two intriguing matchups to get the Sunday Second Round action started. Tipping things off at 12:10 PM Eastern, the second-seeded Louisville Cardinals faces a tough test in seventh-seeded Michigan Wolverines, who are playing as well as anyone late in the season. Next up, two… Read More »
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Second-seeded Kentucky opened up a double-digit lead late in the first half, then did just enough to keep a pesky, upstart Northern Kentucky squad at bay in 79-70 First Round victory. Edrice Adebayo brought the “bam,” hauling down 18 boards to go along with his 15 points, while… Read More »