In this week’s AA Podcast we become fully immersed in March Madness and chat with Steve Smith of Turner Sports. The longtime NBA veteran and Michigan State alum is one of the NBA personalities covering the college game for CBS and Turner during the NCAA Tournament. Topics include…
– Calling NCAA Tournament games from the broadcast booth for the first time.
– His chemistry working with Brian Anderson and seeing so many great games in Pittsburgh during the first week of the tournament.
– The challenges of shifting from covering the NBA to college basketball.
– His Spartans making another Sweet 16 run and how Tom Izzo (whose first recruit was Smith as an assistant at Michigan State) keeps doing it year after year.
– Notre Dame’s great OT win over Butler and what makes them a threat to upset Kentucky.
– NC State advancing past Villanova with one of the second round’s big upsets.
– Looking forward to working with Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter in the studio this week.
For more from Steve, follow him on Twitter @steve21smith.