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.
It’ll be remembered as a story of redemption. And it’ll be remembered as one of the best in National Championship Game history as Virginia edged Texas Tech, 85-77, in overtime on Monday night in Minneapolis. After the…Read More »
With a combined 15 lead changes and 10 ties, the Final Four once again delivered on Saturday night in Minneapolis. In the night’s first game, Virginia edged Auburn, 63-62, after Virginia’s Kyle Guy knocked down three free throws with less than one second to go following a controversial foul call.…Read More »
Despite leading by as many as 18 points in the second half, Purdue needed overtime to get past Tennessee, 99-94, to advance to the Sweet 16 on Thursday night in Louisville. Meanwhile, top-seed Virginia battled with Oregon to move on to the Elite 8, 53-49, after a superb defensive effort.…Read More »
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 »