The college basketball community is mourning the loss of a legend. Billy Packer has passed away at the age of 82, his son Mark announced on social media.

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Packer spent over 30 years calling college basketball games, getting his start in 1972. From 1974-2008, he was the lead college basketball analyst for NBC Sports (1974-81) and then CBS Sports (1981-2008).

On social media, the college hoops community remembered the late, great Packer for helping grow the sport.

Packer attended Wake Forest from 1958-62, leading the Demon Deacons basketball team to the Final Four in his last year.