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Jim Valvano's win was Jim Nantz's loss

North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano waves the

(Credit: AP, 1983)

For most Americans old enough to remember it -- or who saw the recent ESPN documentary --  the story of the 1983 NCAA Tournament forever will be the upset of Houston by Seaford High’s own Jim Valvano and North Carolina State in Albuquerque.

But CBS’ Jim Nantz experienced that event from the opposite perspective, as a recent Houston alum who watched in horror as the final play unfolded.


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Year-round 'madness' for CBS' Jon Rothstein

CBS Sports Network college basketball expert Jon Rothstein.

(Credit: CBS)

Jon Rothstein said he feels “like a CPA on April 13 or 14,’’ which is natural for a college hoops expert this time of year.

But the current NCAAs have been particularly taxing because CBS has aggressively scheduled media appearances that have showcased his formidable trove of knowledge.

“For most people this is a three- or four-week process,’’ he said. “For me, it’s 365 days a year.’’


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