Legendary CBS Announcer Verne Lundquist Takes Basketball to the Face

While the crowd was still filing in for Saturday’s first round-of-32 game between No. 4 West Virginia and No. 5 Notre Dame, longtime CBS announcer Verne Lundquist got a little too close to the pre-game action when he found himself on the wrong end of a runaway basketball. The ball bounced off his table and smacked him squarely in the face, prompting a pretty hilarious reaction from fellow announcer Jim Spanarkel. Lundquist laughed off the snafu and picked up right where he left off in his 33rd NCAA tournament.

H/t Deadspin

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