Tim Doyle
Tim Doyle
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Tim Doyle is a former All-Big Ten basketball player at Northwestern. He made his bones on the playgrounds of New York City and was featured in the book “Asphalt Gods” about his outstanding play at the famed Rucker Park in Harlem. Doyle has called games for CBS, the Big Ten Network and ESPN and appears regularly on the SportsLine show on CBS Sports HQ. He handicaps games based on matchups, and focuses heavily on coaches. For Tim Doyle media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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N. Carolina 81 @ Duke 77 | 04/03 | 12:49 AM UTC

Duke -4


ANALYSIS: I am drawing a line through the loss to UNC in Coach K’s last home game because of the emotion, chaos, etc. If UNC can repeat that performance at Cameron, where four Tar Heels scored at least 20 points, then we are losing this bet. Duke has gotten better in every game of this tournament, mixing in multiple scorers and a very effective zone defense. The Blue Devils roll their rival tonight. This is how the Coach K movie is supposed to go, right? Go Duke!

Villanova 65 @ Kansas 81 | 04/02 | 10:09 PM UTC

Villanova +4


ANALYSIS: Jay Wright’s squad is down a man, but that will not affect its style of play -- be smart and patient, and make every free throw. Kansas has crazy upside, but we have really only seen it in the second half against Miami. The Jayhawks looked ordinary against Creighton and Providence. By the way, is Ochai Agbaji even Kansas’ best player anymore? Take the dog!

Houston 72 @ Arizona 60 | 03/25 | 2:06 AM UTC

Houston 105


ANALYSIS: Arizona is lucky to still be standing after escaping its second-round contest against TCU. Now, the Wildcats are not so lucky as they face the No. 1 defense in college hoops. Houston is rolling and will beat up on Arizona.

Texas Tech 73 @ Duke 78 | 03/25 | 2:00 AM UTC

Texas Tech -110


ANALYSIS: Duke can’t handle the physicality of this Red Raiders team. Coach Mark Adams' team is tough and the Blue Devils aren't. Texas Tech should be getting four points. Take the Red Raiders to win.


Loyola Chi. 41 @ Ohio St. 54 | 03/18 | 4:15 PM UTC

Loyola Chi. PK


ANALYSIS: The Missouri Valley Conference is 12-1 over the last 10 years in first-round games of the NCAA Tournament. I’ve called six Ramblers games this season, and they can beat any team on any given night. Plus, it’s Sister Jean. We need more of her!