March Madness: Ian Eagle has a blast highlighting the ‘razzle-dazzle’ Kansas State-Kentucky
Ian Eagle is having a blast in Greensboro.
first half of Kansas State won the NCAA tournament over Kentucky Sunday ended with a string of notable events. Eagle made it mostly on the microphone playing CBS.
Check out this gem of a call when Markquis Nowell from Kansas State was found Keyontae Johnson For transitional dunking with a pass-through back.
“Oh, Johnson!” announced the eagle. “Dazzle to Jam!”
The Eagle did not exclude Kentucky from its enthusiasm. Moments later on the other end of the field, the Kentucky Center Oscar Chibuy Muscles to bounce his step over the edge. The rebound was followed by a solid win over Kansas State forward David Njesan.
“The chibui from the edge,” Eagle said. “Chibui, another throwback! Oh, Chibui! That’s a grown man’s jam. And wrong.”
Really an adult man’s jam.
But Kansas State didn’t finish giving the highlights of the first half. It wasn’t Eagle. The Wildcats closed out the half with an open plate and an alley from Nowell to Nae’Qwan Tomlin to take a 29-26 lead. Here’s how Eagle saw it:
“Oh, don’t look!” said the eagle. “That was special! Nae’Qwan Tomlin beats it home. Nowell with the blind dish.”
The Wildcats pulled away late in the second half win 75-69 To advance to Sweet 16.
Now, Eagle’s on CBS’ No. 2 team broadcasts of the NCAA Tournament. but when Jim Nantz walks away After calling his last four players this year, no. 1 chair will be Eagle. It will bring a vastly different energy to broadcasting.
In the meantime, we can continue to enjoy all Eagle calls through the final weekend of the 2023 Championship.