AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl will be a studio analyst for the NCAA Tournament on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV on Thursday and Friday.
Pearl will join the Atlanta studio team – host Casey Stern and analysts Brendan Haywood and Seth Davis.
Auburn recorded its first winning season since 2008-09 and its second most wins in 14 seasons with an 18-14 record overall this year. The Tigers were the only team in the country with freshmen as their top four leading scorers and were No. 2 nationally, only behind Kentucky in freshmen production in both scoring and rebounding.
Pearl became the 21st fastest coach to 500 wins in a 78-74 win over LSU on Jan. 18. Pearl is between a pair of Hall of Famers, just behind Lute Olson and ahead of Nolan Richardson.
The Tigers return 70 percent of their scoring and 70 percent of their rebounding next season after returning 41.2 percent, 33.8 percent and 47.0 percent of their scoring in the three previous seasons, respectively.