Ollie to Serve as NCAA Analyst During Tourney

NBC Connecticut

The season may have ended with a regular-season win over Providence, but coach Kevin Ollie isn't going anywhere for March Madness. Ideally, he'd be on he bench coaching the Huskies (who almost certainly would've qualified for the NCAA Tournament) but sanctions prevented that. Instead, Ollie will serve as a guest analyst for CBS Sports Network during Friday's all-day coverage.

According to the Hartford Courant, Ollie will join Rhode Island assistant coach and former Duke point guard Bobby Hurley in the studio for first-round coverage.

Other analysts will include Wally Szczerbiak, Steve Lappas, Alaa Abdelnaby, Pete Gillen, Chris Spatola and Mateen Cleaves, insider Jon Rothstein, and hosts Adam Zucker, Dana Jacobson and Brent Stover from the CBS Sports Network studio.

Eight Big East teams qualified for the tournament: Louisville (No. 1 seed), Georgetown (2), Marquette (3), Syracuse (4), Notre Dame (7), Pittsburgh (8), Villanova (9), and Cincinnati (10). It's reasonable to think that number would have been nine had the Huskies, who won 20 games in the regular season, had been eligible.

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