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THE ONLY THING HIGHER THAN FINAL FOUR TIX PRICE: MEDIA HYPE
Published March 29, 1996
CBS will air a 90-minute pregame show before tipoff of the NCAA basketball semifinals on Saturday. Guest analysts will include Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, UCLA's Jim Harrick, Utah's Rick Majerus and G.W. coach Mike Jarvis (CBS). ...Richard Sandomir notes in this morning's N.Y. TIMES that CBS will emphasize New York -- not host state NJ. Sandomir writes, "When CBS establishes where the Final Four is being played, it will in all likelihood make believe the Continental Arena is in Manhattan (N.Y. TIMES, 3/29). ...CBS's Sean McDonough denies any "snit" between he and Michelle Tafoya when he returned from an illness during last weekend's Midwest Regional. McDonough: "It's blatantly not true. I had just come from throwing up in the bathroom. I was sweaty, clammy and weak in the legs. I don't think I had enough energy and enthusiasm to be in a snit." ... In Atlanta, Prentis Rogers notes that TNT, which has suspended its Friday coverage of the NBA the past two weeks to avoid a head-to- head matchup with the NCAA Men's tournament, will take on the Women's Final Four tonight, with a Dallas-San Antonio matchup (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/29).