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.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Kansas head coach Bill Self certainly remembers the Alamodome well, as it last hosted the Men’s NCAA Tournament Final Four in 2008–the same year Self’s Jayhawks last cut down the nets for a national title. But in order to reach the final, Kansas will first have…Read More »
LOS ANGELES, CA – Third-seeded Michigan used a pair of second-half runs to build double-digit leads over ninth-seeded Florida State, but the Seminoles just would not go away. Finally, though, a pair of Duncan Robinson free throws put the Wolverines up four with 21 seconds to play, and John Beilein’s…Read More »
ATLANTA, GA – With the South Regional squarely up for grabs at the beginning of the night, the basketball at Philips Arena surely did not disappoint on Thursday night. In the night’s first game, the 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago Ramblers continued to roll on with a 69-68 win over 7th-seeded Nevada. Then,…Read More »
LOS ANGELES, CA – The year of the upset is a 50-50 proposition at the West Regional Semifinals as three and four seeds Michigan and Gonzaga held serve and reached the Sweet 16, but they won’t be greeted by the region’s top two seeds on Thursday night. Texas A&M took…Read More »
If you missed our Selection Sunday show with Jason Horowitz, John Thompson and Jim Jackson, you can listen to the show below. Among the many guests that called in are North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Kansas’s Bill Self, Villanova’s Jay Wright, Gonzaga’s Mark Few and many more. Listen to the whole…Read More »
ALBANY, NY – For the third straight year and fifth time in the past seven, Iona is heading to the NCAA Tournament. The Gaels topped Fairfield 83-71 on Monday night to capture the MAAC title. Gary Cohen and Jim Jackson had the call on Westwood One.Read More »
GLENDALE, AZ – Gonzaga and South Carolina are both in their first Final Four, but it’s hard to really consider them equals. Gonzaga has been a national contender for the past 15 years, while South Carolina is the shock of the tournament but riding a very strong defense. The second…Read More »
SAN JOSE, CA – After years of coming close, the Gonzaga Bulldogs finally reached the Final Four with a comprehensive 83-59 win against the Xavier Musketeers. Nigel Williams-Goss and Johnathan Williams had 23 and 19 points, respectively, for the Bulldogs, who will advance to face the winner of Florida-South Carolina.…Read More »