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NCAA.com | March 15, 2017

Auburn's Pearl and Siena's Patsos to be guest studio analysts

  Auburn's Bruce Pearl is set to be a guest studio analyst for NCAA Tournament coverage.

Turner Sports and CBS Sports have added head coaches Bruce Pearl (Auburn University) and Jimmy Patsos (Siena College) as guest studio analysts for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship airing across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.  Pearl will join the Atlanta studio team – host Casey Stern and analysts Brendan Haywood and Seth Davis – on Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17, with Patsos in Atlanta on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19.

  Auburn's Bruce Pearl
Pearl led Auburn to its first winning season since 2008-09 and earned his 500th win as a head coach this past season, his third with the program.  He went 145-61 in six seasons with Tennessee, taking the Volunteers to the NCAA Tournament in each of those seasons and winning a regular season SEC Championship from 2005-11.  Pearl also coached at Milwaukee (2001-05) and Southern Indiana (1992-2001).

Patsos completed his 13th season as a Division I head coach and fourth at Siena, where he has gone 69-68 with two 20-win seasons.  He has recorded 214 wins in 13 seasons as a Division I head coach, including 145 in nine years at Loyola (MD) which he guided to a MAAC Championship in 2012.  Patsos was an assistant coach on Maryland's 2002 National Championship team, serving under Hall of Famer Gary Williams.

  Siena's Jimmy Patsos
NCAA Tournament live game coverage continues tonight, Wednesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. ET with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual.  First round action will begin tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17, (Noon-Midnight ET both days) with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks for the seventh consecutive year – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live.  This year’s NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 1, along with the National Championship on Monday, April 3, will be televised by CBS.

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