Steve Lappas is a game and studio analyst for Westwood One Sports’ coverage of NCAA Basketball and the NCAA Tournament.
For more than 25 years, Lappas has enjoyed a career in college basketball with roles as both a coach and a broadcaster. As a coach, he may be best known for his nine highly-successful seasons at Villanova University, where he compiled a 174-110 (.613) record that included six 20-win seasons, a post-season NIT championship, a Big East Tournament championship and a Big East regular season championship. He also served as the head basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts, where he tallied the school’s highest win total in its prior seven years, and at Manhattan College, where he earned MAAC Coach of the Year honors in 1992. Lappas also served as an assistant coach at Villanova from 1984-88 and won a National Championship during the Wildcats’ memorable run in 1985. In 17 seasons as a Division I head coach, he compiled a 280-237 (.542) mark and led eight teams to postseason play (4 NCAA Tournaments, 4 NITs).
Since leaving the bench in 2005, Lappas has been working in the media as a college basketball analyst. In 2011, he entered his seventh season as one of the primary college basketball personalities for the CBS Sports Network (formerly, CBS College and CSTV), where he appears on game broadcasts and studio shows. In past years Lappas has also been a television studio or game analyst for MSG Network, ESPN Regional Television and CN8 (The Comcast Network). When not calling the action, he can often be heard on various sports radio talk shows across the country talking college basketball. On the web, Lappas has been a regular contributor for CBS Sports’s online coverage of the sport through its popular CBSSports.com.
Lappas and his wife are the parents of two children.
HAMILTON, NY – Boston University shocked top-seeded Colgate on its home floor, winning 64-61 to capture the Patriot League title and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. John Sadak and Steve Lappas had the call on…Read More »
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Cassius Winston led the way with 20 points and 6 assists as Michigan State defeated Maryland 78-66 on Saturday night. Scott Graham and Steve Lappas had the call on Westwood One.Read More »
SYRACUSE, NY – Terance Mann scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as Florida State dominated Syracuse in an 80-62 win on Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome. Gary Cohen and Steve Lappas called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
VILLANOVA, PA – The stakes were much lower and the result was much different as Michigan defeated Villanova 73-46 in a rematch of last year’s National Championship Game. Scott Graham and Steve Lappas called the action on Westwood One Sports. Read More »
LAWRENCE, KS – Top-ranked Kansas rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat Oklahoma 73-63 on Monday night. On senior night, Frank Mason led the way with 23 points and six assists. Kevin Kugler and Steve Lappas called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
LAS VEGAS, NV – Malik Monk led the way with 47 points as Kentucky defeated North Carolina in an early-season thriller as part of Saturday’s CBS Sports Classic. De’Aaron Fox added 24 points and 10 assists for the Wildcats. Justin Jackson led North Carolina with 34 points. John Sadak and Steve…Read More »
LAS VEGAS, NV – Bryce Alford and Aaron Holiday each scored 20 points to lead UCLA to an 86-73 win over Ohio State in the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday afternoon. The second-ranked Bruins improved to 12-0 on the season. John Sadak and Steve Lappas called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
DURHAM, NC – Tyler Roberson had 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as Syracuse defeated Duke 64-62 Monday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Roberson was one of four Orange starters to score 14 in a balanced attack. Michael Gbinije, Trevor Cooney and Malachi Richardson each ended up on 14. The…Read More »