Pearl makes Final Four

Tennessee's basketball team didn't make the NCAA Final Four this year but Tennessee's basketball coach will … at least on videotape.

CBS-TV has asked Vol head man Bruce Pearl to break down SEC rivals Florida and LSU, who are still in the running for the national title. Pearl beat the Gators twice during the regular season and lost to LSU, so he obviusly has some insights to share on each program.

Pearl was in Indianapolis Thursday taping demonstrations on LSU's offense and Florida's defense that will be aired during CBS' coverage of the Final Four this weekend. West Virginia's John Beilein (who beat UCLA and lost to LSU) and Hofstra's Tom Pecora (who beat George Mason twice) are doing similar features for the network.

There is also a chance the charismatic Pearl, who never seems at a loss for words, will provide pre-game and post-game analysis for CBS' Final Four telecasts, joining Clark Kellogg.

Pearl's work with CBS is just the latest national exposure he has attracted for his team. He appeared several times on ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption" during the past few months and his team was featured several times on ESPN's "All Access" program during the early rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

Pearl led Wisconsin-Milwaukee to the Sweet 16 last March and guided Tennessee to the Round of 32 this year.

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