ESPN Sets Announcer Pairings for 2011-2012 College Basketball Season

ESPN has 1,450 men’s college basketball games across its multiple platforms this season.  Today the network unveiled its list of announcers and studio analysts.

Many of the same names are returning to the network for the season.  Because of the NBA lockout, ESPN will also be utilizing NBA voices Mike Tirico, Mike Breen, and Jeff Van Gundy to call college hoop games during the early part of the season.

New to the line-up this year is a Sunday night ACC match-up.  Jon Sciambi will have the call of the games with analyst Hubert Davis and reporter Allison Williams.

Rece Davis will again anchor the network’s College Gameday studio show with analysts Digger Phelps, Jay Bilas, and Hubert Davis.

Dari Nowkhah or Anish Shroff will host ESPNU’s studio program.

Here are the announcer pairings expected on ESPN this season:

Various Days
Network Conference Play-by-play Analyst
ESPN or ESPN2 Select Games Dan Shulman Dick Vitale
 
Monday
Network Conference Play-by-play Analyst Reporter
ESPN BIG EAST (Big Monday) Sean McDonough Jay Bilas and Bill Raftery
ESPN Big 12 (Big Monday) Brent Musburger Bob Knight Holly Rowe
ESPNU Big 12 Dave Flemming Sean Farnham
 
Tuesday
Network Conference Play-by-play Analyst
ESPN Big Ten (Super Tuesday) Mike Tirico Dan Dakich
ESPN SEC (Super Tuesday) Brad Nessler Jimmy Dykes
ESPN2 Various Conferences Jon Sciambi Doug Gottlieb
ESPNU ACC Rob Stone Jay Williams
ESPNU SEC Dari Nowkhah Dino Gaudio
 
Wednesday
Network Conference Play-by-play Analyst
ESPN or ESPN2 ACC (Wednesday Night Hoops) Dan Shulman Dick Vitale or Jay Bilas
ESPN or ESPN2 BIG EAST(Wednesday Night Hoops) Bob Wischusen Fran Fraschilla, Doug Gottlieb or LaPhonso Ellis
ESPN or ESPN2 Big 12 (Wednesday Night Hoops) Jon Sciambi Fran Fraschilla, Doug Gottlieb or Sean Farnham
ESPNU Big 12 Mitch Holthus Miles Simon
ESPNU BIG EAST Carter Blackburn LaPhonso Ellis
 
Thursday               
Network Conference Play-by-play Analyst Reporter
ESPN or ESPN2 ACC (Thursday Night Showcase) Mike Patrick Len Elmore Jeannine Edwards
ESPN or ESPN2 Big Ten (Thursday Night Showcase) Dave O’Brien Stephen Bardo
ESPN or ESPN2 SEC (Thursday Night Showcase) Rece Davis or Brad Nessler Hubert Davis, Jimmy Dykes or Kara Lawson
ESPN2 West Coast (Thursday Night Showcase) Dave Flemming Sean Farnham or Miles Simon
ESPNU Various Anish Shroff Adrian Branch
 
Friday         
Network Conference Play-by-play Analyst
ESPNU MAAC Doug Sherman Tim O’Toole
ESPNU Horizon Jim Barbar David Kaplan
 
Saturday
Network Conference Play-by-play Analyst
ESPN Saturday Primetime Dan Shulman Dick Vitale
ESPN or ESPN2 BIG EAST Dave Pasch Doris Burke
ESPN or ESPN2 Big Ten Dave O’Brien Dan Dakich
ESPN or ESPN2 Big 12 Mark Jones Fran Fraschilla
ESPN or ESPN2 ACC Mike Patrick Len Elmore
ESPN or ESPN2 SEC Brad Nessler Jimmy Dykes
ESPNU BIG EAST Beth Mowins Tim Welsh
ESPNU Various Mike Crispino Bob Valvano
ESPNU Various Adam Amin Brooke Weisbrod
ESPNU Various Justin Kutcher Dickey Simpkins
 
Sunday
Network Conference Play-by-play Analyst Reporter
ESPNU ACC Sunday Night Basketball Jon Sciambi Hubert Davis Allison Williams
ESPNU Missouri Valley Mitch Holthus David Kaplan
 
In addition to regular assignments on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, ESPN Regional Television will produce and syndicate an extensive schedule of games from the SEC, BIG EAST and Big 12:
 
SEC Network     Play-by-play Analyst
Wednesday and Saturday Carter BlackburnClay Matvick or Dave Neal Kara Lawson or Joe Dean, Jr.
       
Big 12 Network Play-by-play Analyst
Saturday and select weekdays Dave ArmstrongMitch Holthus or Brad Sham Reid Gettys, Jon Sunvold or Stephen Howard
       
BIG EAST Network Play-by-play Analyst
Saturday and select Sundays Mike Gleason Bob Wenzel
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