Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson

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.

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Chicago Preview: Syracuse faces Virginia for Final Four berth

27 March 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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Sweet Sixteen Highlights: Scrappy Syracuse makes clutch plays late to eke out win over ‘Zags

26 March 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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Chicago Preview: UVa, Iowa St., ‘Cuse and Zags in Midwest Regional Semis

25 March 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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…
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