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NCAA.com | February 3, 2015

Grant Hill, Bill Raftery to team with Jim Nantz for 2015 2015 Men's Basketball Tournament

Grant Hill and Bill Raftery Grant Hill, left, and Bill Raftery
Turner Sports and CBS Sports on Tuesday announced that Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will call the NCAA Final Four and national championship this year. Hill and Raftery will join the team of Jim Nantz and reporter Tracy Wolfson to call games together throughout the 2015 NCAA tournament, culminating with the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four and national championship from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

This year’s NCAA tournament marks the first time Raftery and Hill will call the Final Four and national championship on television. The full NCAA tournament commentator lineup will be announced at a later date.

Raftery is entering his 33rd year calling the NCAA tournament. Hill will debut this year as a game analyst after joining the collective NCAA tournament coverage last year as a studio analyst.

Nantz, Raftery, Hill and Wolfson will team for the first time to call the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament semifinals on March 14 and championship game on March 15, on CBS.

For the fifth consecutive year, CBS Sports and Turner Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. The Final Four on April 4 will be televised on TBS and the national championship on April 6 will air on CBS.

Hill, a two-time NCAA basketball champion at Duke and member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame, joined Turner Sports in 2013 following a 19-year NBA career. He currently serves as a game and studio analyst for Turner Sports, as well as host of NBA TV’s weekly NBA Inside Stuff show.

Raftery joined CBS Sports in 1983. He has been a key member of the Network’s college basketball team, serving as a regular season and NCAA tournament game analyst for 33 years. Raftery has been a game analyst for radio coverage of the NCAA Final Four for the past 23 years. He has been elected as a 2015 inductee for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.

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