NCAA Tournament: Throwback Thursday
Take a look at some of our CBS Sports and Turner Sports analysts in their prime playing days.
What makes our analysts special is, not only can they read a box score and give you the facts, they all have pretty impressive resumes on the court. The on-point analysis stems from their extensive careers on the court. Here are some interesting Throwback Thursday photos of our talent when they were players and wore shorter shorts.
Reggie Miller, UCLA, 1983-87
Reggie Miller was part of a legacy of greatness at UCLA from 1983-87, where he is tied for third all-time in points (2095) with Jason Kapono.
Kenny Smith, North Carolina, 1984-87
Kenny Smith earned first team All-American honors in 1987 with the North Carolina Tar Heels. The tournament proved difficult for Smith’s squads that lost to the eventual champions Villanova in 1985 and Louisville in 1986.
Charles Barkley, Auburn University, 1981-84While at Auburn, Charles Barkley probably never met a pair of short shorts he didn’t like. He played for the Tigers for three seasons and led them to the first round of the 1984 tournament before leaving for the NBA.
Wally Szczerbiak, Miami (Ohio), 1995-99
In the 1998-99 season, his final one, Wally Szczerbiak led the NCAA in field goals (270) and points (775) and also topped the list in rebounds for the Mid-Atlantic Conference with 272 that season. Szczerbiak and the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks went on to the Sweet 16 in his final season.
Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State 1996-00
Mateen Cleaves had his one shining moment when his Michigan State Spartans defeated Florida 89-76 to win the 2000 national championship. Cleaves battled for his place in NCAA lore by playing on an injured ankle to bring home the title for his home state.
Clark Kellogg, Ohio State, 1979-82
Before he rocked the mic, Clark Kellogg rocked the rim with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He earned Big Ten MVP honors in 1982 and went as far as the regional semifinal in the 1980 NCAA Tournament.
Doug Gottlieb, <span data-shortcode= State" data-canon="Oklahoma Sooners" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0">, 1998-00
Doug Gottlieb’s basketball knowledge not only stems from his ability to break down box scores but also his skill on the court as a player. Gottlieb played for Oklahoma State in the Big 12, where he’s fifth in career assists (592) since 1998-99 and leads the Big 12 in assists per game (8.7).
From 1983-88, Steve Kerr was lights out from the free-throw line for the Arizona Wildcats with a career 81.5 percent. His squad went as far the Final Four before being defeated by Oklahoma.
Greg Anthony, Portland 1986-87, UNLV 1988-91
Greg Anthony led a talented Runnin' Rebels squad, along with Larry Johnson, to win the 1990 championship against Duke, 103-73.
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