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.
Verne took this like a champ pic.twitter.com/RUMldXyUvp
— Busted College (@BustedCollege) March 18, 2017