Wright joins CBS NCAA coverage Saturday

It turns out Jay Wright will have something to do related to the NCAA tournament this weekend after all.

The Villanova head coach will join CBS and Turner Sports' tournament coverage as guest analyst Saturday in New York, where he will sit with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Greg Anthony and host Greg Gumbel. Coverage for the "Road to the Final Four" show will begin at 3 p.m.

Wright returns with his broadcasting partners at 10 p.m. for the post-game show on TruTV.

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo will be part of the Atlanta studio team -- with host Ernie Johnson and analysts Seth Davis and Steve Smith -- for semifinal games on Thursday and Friday.

In addition, former Villanova assistant coach Joe Jones, now associate head coach to Steve Donahue at Boston College, for "March Madness on Demand's" coverage of the semifinals Thursday and Friday with Marques Johnson and host Jason Horowitz.

You wonder if Barkley will break out his "Big Least" criticisms of Villanova's conference for Wright's appearance, particularly after the Wildcats' first-round knockout last week at the hands of George Mason. The presence of Louisville's Rick Pitino in the studio last week didn't stop him.

--Joe Juliano

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