Game officials named for 2013 Final Four
Cahill leads group of 10 officials with 11th appearance
ATLANTA -- The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has approved 10 game officials recommended by John W. Adams, the national coordinator of officiating, to work Saturday’s two national semifinal games and Monday’s national championship game. A three-man crew will work each Final Four game, while one official will serve as the standby official for all three contests.
The NCAA has notified these 10 individuals that they have been selected to work the 2013 Final Four, which will be played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta:
• John Cahill -- Albany, N.Y.
• Mike Eades -- Princeton, W. Va.
• Tony Greene -- Atlanta, Ga.
• Karl Hess -- Forrest, Va.
• John Higgins -- Omaha, Neb.
• Les Jones -- Chesapeake, Va.
• Randy McCall -- Highland Ranch, Colo.
• Doug Sirmons -- Virginia Beach, Va.
• Mark Whitehead -- Denham Springs, La.
• Terry Wymer -- North Baltimore, Ohio.
Eades, Simmons and Wymer will be officiating their first Final Four games of their careers. Cahill is working his 11th, while Greene has been seen selected for the seventh time and Hess was chosen for a sixth time. Jones is working his fifth consecutive Final Four, while Higgins, McCall and Whitehead are all working their fourth Final Four games.
Saturday’s first semifinal features Midwest Regional champion and overall No. 1 seed Louisville facing Wichita State, the No. 9 seed and champion from the West Regional. Tipoff is set for 6:09 p.m. ET. The second game, which will begin 40 minutes after the conclusion of the first game, pits South Regional champion Michigan against East Regional champion Syracuse. Both teams were seeded fourth in their respective regions, knocking off the top-seeded teams en route to their regional title games.
The officials assigned to each semifinal will be announced Saturday morning, while those assigned to the national championship game, which is scheduled to start at 9:23 EST Monday night, will be made public Monday morning.