Tuesday night CBS Sports Network Debbie Antonelli went the extra mile to try and help viewers at home watching Rutgers-Syracuse. The score at the half was 19-15 Rutgers as both teams combined to shoot 22.2% from the field. Antonelli left the booth and went to the scorers table to try and select a new game ball and change the offensive luck of both teams. An unorthodox step and one I've never seen attempted before by an analyst. (I particularly enjoy the puzzled look by the gentleman wondering what's going on.) Although the refs switched out Antonelli's ball of choice, the extra effort payed off - the teams combined for 69 second half points as Syracuse scored a 58-45 victory.
If only we could get whoever's calling the next Wisconsin game to try this...
When doing a story on women’s college basketball, can you either a) state it’s a women’s game or b) use a pink font to clue us in? I was really baffled for a minute that a top ten team shot scored so poorly against such a lowly team. I would like to point out that I thought it was perfectly acceptable to have a female announcer doing a men’s game so please do not call me a knuckle dragging Neanderthal. Idiot or dumba$$ might be closer to the mark.
I've watched some of Antonelli and Stover earlier this year. Very good broadcast they are doing. I saw them getting one of the coaches on headset during a game. He was actually describing what his team was trying to do on offense while they were doing it. Really makes a "minor" broadcast of women's basketball more appealing. You can tell Antonelli really does her homework too.
I would like to nominate the walkie-talkie guy for Douchebag of the Year, You know he's ripping the official scorer for allowing the ball switch. Try to be less uptight pal
@LastingsMilledgeville Honestly, scoring has been down on both sides this year. Men's especially. So just shooting % shouldn't be the only way to see if it's a men's or a women's game.