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Watch: A tearful Dick Vitale returns to the broadcast booth to call Gonzaga-UCLA game

Dick Vitale returned to TV Tuesday night.Ethan Miller/Getty

Famed college basketball analyst Dick Vitale made an emotional return to the airwaves Tuesday night to call the Gonzaga-UCLA men’s basketball game on ESPN.

The 82-year-old Vitale, who is battling cancer, got choked up before the game as he sat alongside play-by-play man Dave O’Brien.

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