Bill Raftery will serve as color analyst for the 23rd consecutive year on the Westwood One NCAA Radio Network’s coverage of the Final Four in 2014.
From 1970-1981, Raftery served as head basketball coach at Seton Hall University, where he led the Pirates to seven straight winning seasons and a record of 154-141. Raftery led the team to four ECAC post-season tournaments and two National Invitational Tournament appearances.
In addition to radio, Raftery serves as a television analyst for CBS Sports and Fox Sports 1.
Bill Raftery's Posts
ARLINGTON, TX – For the second time in the past four years, the national championship is headed to Connecticut as the UCONN Huskies defeated Kentucky 60-54 Monday night to with the NCAA championship. Shabazz Napier was named…Read More »
ARLINGTON, TX – Aaron Harrison did it again, hitting another clutch, late three-pointer with seconds remaining for the second straight weekend to propel Kentucky to Monday night’s championship game with a 74-73 victory over Wisconsin. The Wildcats trailed 73-71 after Traevon Jackson hit two of three free throws after being…Read More »
ARLINGTON, TX – Shabazz Napier led the way with 12 points and six assists as Connecticut knocked out the top overall seed Florida and advanced to Monday’s national championship game with a 63-53 victory. DeAndre Daniels continued his impressive NCAA tournament with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies.…Read More »
NEW YORK, NY – Sweet 16 action from Madison Square Garden is coming up Friday on the WestwoodOne NCAA Radio Network. In the first contest, 7th-seeded UCONN returns to their Big Apple “home away from home,” where they will square off against the surging 3rd-seeded Cyclones of Iowa State. Fred…Read More »
The field is set — as revealed right here on WestwoodOne Sports! Looking for insights as you begin to fill out your bracket? Hear from many of the coaches whose teams made the field as well as from our own NCAA basketball experts, including Hall of Famer John Thompson, Bill…Read More »
ATLANTA, GA – In one of the most closely contested championship games in years, Louisville and Michigan slugged it out from end to end with a barrage of threes and thunderous dunks, leaving Rick Pitino’s Cardinals standing on top in the end with an 82-76 victory against the Wolverines in…Read More »
ATLANTA, GA – The Player of the Year made exactly one field goal all night, his backcourt mate missed 12 of his 16 field goal attempts, the team’s three-point specialist didn’t score a single point, and collectively shot just 11-for-20 from the free throw line. So where does all of…Read More »
ATLANTA, GA – Trailing by a dozen points in the second half, the top-overall seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament field never panicked. Instead, Louisville methodically took their play to another level, and had just enough firepower to outlast a Wichita State team which proved once and for all that…Read More »
Westwood One Sports’ Bill Raftery visits with John Ramey about listening to Notre Dame football and college basketball on the radio.Read More »
I had the great fortune of being in New Orleans last weekend for the Final Four. I had the even greater fortune of spending an hour at an event next to Bill Raftery, one of my all-time favorite sports commentators. Full disclosure time: I’m a Syracuse University graduate and a…Read More »