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.
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.