2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Talent Release

cbs-tnt-tbs-ncaaAnnounce Teams Set for NCAA First Four™ and Second Round Coverage

CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 19 (6 p.m. ET; both days). Second round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 20, and Friday, March 21 (Noon-Midnight; both days) with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. Additionally, truTV will televise a one-hour pregame show Thursday and Friday at 11 a.m.

Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner will call Tuesday’s First Four games with reporter Kristine Leahy.  Kevin Harlan will team with analysts Len Elmore and Reggie Miller and reporter Rachel Nichols for Wednesday’s games. Studio coverage for the First Four will originate from Atlanta with Matt Winer hosting alongside analysts Seth Davis, Grant Hill and Steve Smith both days.

Following are the tip times for the First Four games, as well as the commentator assignments for the second round games. Tip times for the third round games on Saturday will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the day’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.

The Final Four on Saturday, April 5, will be televised on TBS for the first time along with “teamcasts” or team-specific telecasts airing on TNT and truTV. The National Championship Game on Monday, April 7, will air on CBS for the 33rd consecutive year.

First Round Games

Tuesday, March 18

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I Albany vs. Mount St. Mary’s Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy
After conc. I truTV Dayton II North Carolina State vs. Xavier Anderson/Bonner//Leahy


First Round Games

Wednesday, March 19

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I Cal Poly vs. Texas Southern Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Rachel Nichols
After conc. I truTV Dayton II Iowa vs. Tennessee Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols


Second Round Games

Thursday Afternoon, March 20 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Buffalo I Ohio State vs. Dayton Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce
12:40 p.m. truTV Milwaukee I Wisconsin vs. American Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson
1:40 p.m. TBS Orlando I Colorado vs. Pittsburgh Anderson/Bonner//Leahy
2:10 p.m. TNT Spokane I Cincinnati vs. Harvard Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio
After conc. I CBS Buffalo II Syracuse vs. Western Michigan Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce
After conc. I truTV Milwaukee II Oregon vs. BYU Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson
After conc. I TBS Orlando II Florida vs. Albany/Mount St. Mary’s Anderson/Bonner//Leahy
After conc. I TNT Spokane II Michigan State vs. Delaware Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio


Second Round Games

Thursday Evening, March 20 (6:30 p.m.-Midnight ET)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:55 p.m. TBS Buffalo III Connecticut vs.

Saint Joseph’s

Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce
7:10 p.m. CBS Milwaukee III Michigan vs. Wofford Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson
7:20 p.m. TNT Orlando III St. Louis vs.

N.C. State/Xavier

Anderson/Bonner//Leahy
7:27 p.m. truTV Spokane III Oklahoma vs.

North Dakota State

Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio
After conc. III TBS Buffalo IV Villanova vs. Milwaukee Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce
After conc. III CBS Milwaukee IV Texas vs. Arizona State Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson
After conc. III TNT Orlando IV Louisville vs. Manhattan Anderson/Bonner//Leahy
After conc. III truTV Spokane IV San Diego State vs. New Mexico State Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

 

Second Round Games

Friday Afternoon, March 21 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Raleigh I Duke vs. Mercer Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols
12:40 p.m. truTV San Antonio I Baylor vs. Nebraska Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager
1:40 p.m. TBS St. Louis I New Mexico vs. Stanford Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson
2:10 p.m. TNT San Diego I Arizona vs. Weber State Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski//Otis Livingston
After conc. I CBS Raleigh II Massachusetts vs. Iowa/Tennessee Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols
After conc. I truTV San Antonio II Creighton vs.

Louisiana Lafayette

Albert/Kerr//Sager
After conc. I TBS St. Louis II Kansas vs. Eastern Kentucky Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson
After conc. I TNT San Diego II Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

 

Second Round Games

Friday Evening, March 21 (6:30 p.m.-Midnight ET)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:55 p.m. TBS Raleigh III Memphis vs. George Washington Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols
7:10 p.m. CBS St. Louis III Wichita State vs.

Cal Poly/Texas Southern

Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson
7:20 p.m. TNT San Antonio III North Carolina vs. Providence Albert/Kerr//Sager
7:27 p.m. truTV San Diego III VCU vs.

Stephen F. Austin

Catalon/Gminski//Livingston
After conc. III TBS Raleigh IV Virginia vs.

Coastal Carolina

Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols
After conc. III CBS St. Louis IV Kentucky vs. Kansas State Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson
After conc. III TNT San Antonio IV Iowa State vs.

N.C. Central

Albert/Kerr//Sager
After conc. III truTV San Diego IV UCLA vs. Tulsa Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

 

Follow us on Twitter: @MarchMadnessTV for schedule updates and the latest NCAA Tournament broadcast news and information.

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SiriusXM Offers Live Coverage of 2014 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSubscribers get access to every minute of every game

Expert analysis throughout the tournament from Mike Krzyzewski, Bobby Cremins, Tom Brennan, Steve Lappas, Bruce Pearl, Mateen Cleaves and Miles Simon

NEW YORK – March 13, 2014 SiriusXM will offer comprehensive coverage of the 2014 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, offering subscribers nationwide uninterrupted access to live play-by-play of every game.

Starting with the First Four® on March 18 and 19 through the Final Four® and national championship game in Dallas on April 5 and 7, all tournament games will be available to SiriusXM listeners in their entirety, with no blackouts, on Sirius channels 91, 85, 86, 92, 93, and 94 and XM channels 91, 86, 190, 191, 192 and 193. Tournament match-ups and SiriusXM channel assignments will be available at www.siriusxm.com/collegesports starting Monday, March 17.

On Selection Sunday™, March 16, SiriusXM will provide up-to-the-moment coverage as tournament teams and first round match-ups are announced. Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Steve Torre will host live from 5:00 to 9:00 pm ET on Mad Dog Sports Radio (channel 86).  Then from 9:00 pm to midnight ET, listeners can tune into continued live coverage hosted by former University of Vermont coach Tom Brennan and Mark Packer on SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 91).  The shows will feature interviews with special guests, including team coaches and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee chair Ron Wellman, and will give fans a place to call in and share their reactions and opinions as the field is revealed.

Throughout the tournament SiriusXM College Sports Nation will continue to be the fans’ source for daily news and tournament talk.  SiriusXM’s all-college sports channel showcases a stellar lineup of expert hosts and analysts including former coaches Bobby Cremins, Tom Brennan, Steve Lappas and Bruce Pearl,  National Championship-winning guards Mateen Cleaves, and Miles Simon, both of whom were named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, and college basketball experts Tim Brando, Mark Packer, Chris Childers and Jason Horowitz.

Legendary Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski will continue to host his weekly SiriusXM show throughout the tournament.  Basketball and Beyond with Coach K will air Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ET on SiriusXM College Sports Nation.

Throughout Final Four weekend – April 3 through 8 – SiriusXM College Sports Nation will broadcast live from Dallas to deliver fans the latest news, one-on-one interviews and in-depth college basketball talk before and after a new national champion is crowned.

SiriusXM will also offer coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, providing listeners with live play-by-play of every regional final, the Women’s Final Four and championship game.

All NCAA Tournament broadcasts are provided to SiriusXM by WestwoodOne.

NCAA, First Four, Final Four, and Selection Sunday are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Road to the Final Four® Begins Selection Sunday on CBS and truTV

cbs-tnt-tbs-ncaaCBS Airs Exclusive Live First-time Announcement of 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Field of 68 on Sunday, March 16, at 6 p.m. ET

Infiniti Selection Sunday on truTV follows at 7 p.m. with In-Depth Bracket Analysis and Interviews with NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee Members

“NCAA March Madness Confidential” Returns; Chronicling Wichita State, Creighton,

San Diego State and Oklahoma during their NCAA Tournament Journeys

CBS Sports and Turner Sports will begin the road to the Final Four with the exclusive, live first-time announcement of the pairings for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show on Sunday, March 16, at 6 p.m. ET on CBS.

Greg Gumbel will host the one-hour show, joined by Clark Kellogg, Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York.  In addition, Ron Wellman, Chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, joins live from Indianapolis to provide an in-depth look into the selection process.

Immediately following the Selection Show at 7 p.m., the Infiniti Selection Sunday on truTV studio show will provide in-depth analysis of the entire tournament field from Turner Studios in Atlanta. Ernie Johnson will host the one-hour special, joined by Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and CBSSports.com college basketball columnist Gary Parrish. Also, Matt Winer will conduct interviews with select members of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee in Indianapolis to discuss the bracket and provide details regarding the group’s deliberations throughout the weekend. Gumbel, Anthony, Gottlieb and Davis will also join the show live via satellite from New York.

Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ joint coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will include the return of NCAA March Madness Confidential, providing behind-the-scenes access with four NCAA Tournament bound teams: *No. 2-ranked Wichita State, *No. 8-ranked San Diego State, No. 14-ranked Creighton and No. 17-ranked Oklahoma.  Production crews will be embedded with the teams beginning Selection Sunday with features airing throughout coverage across the Networks, as well as on NCAA.com, chronicling their NCAA Tournament journeys.

CBS Sports and Turner Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. For the first time in the event’s 76-year history, the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship National Semifinals will be presented on cable live across three networks – the traditional game coverage on TBS and “teamcasts” or team-specific telecasts airing on TNT and truTV – to provide fans with a variety of viewing options for this marquee event. For the 33rd consecutive year, CBS will broadcast the NCAA National Championship.

Additionally, the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show will be available via NCAA® March Madness® Live at www.ncaa.com/marchmadness, the March Madness Live® app via online, tablets and mobile devices.

Follow us on Twitter: @MarchMadnessTV for schedule updates and the latest NCAA Tournament broadcast news and information.

 

*AP Poll as of 3/10/14

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Men’s College Hoops: Selection Sunday Highlighted by Three Title Games & Extensive Analysis of Tourney Field

espn-logoMen’s College Hoops: Selection Sunday Highlighted by Three Title Games & Extensive Analysis of Tourney Field
  • Multiple Studio Shows, Greg Shaheen Returns
  • 10 Hours of Coverage on ESPNU on Monday
  • Requiem for The BIG EAST Documentary Debuts Sunday
 
ESPN’s extensive multiplatform coverage of Selection Sunday, March 16 – the day the 68-team field for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship is announced – will include studio shows across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU; the ACC, SEC and Sun Belt Championships; and the debut of ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 documentary Requiem for The BIG EAST.
 
Many of the sport’s top experts will contribute throughout the day, including Jay Bilas, Dan Dakich, Seth Greenberg, Jeff Goodman, Andy Katz, Joe Lunardi, Bruce Pearl, Digger Phelps, Miles Simon, Dick Vitale and Jay Williams.
 
Greg Shaheen, who oversaw the operation of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship as the senior vice president of championships and alliances until 2012, will provide insight into the selection process of the Tournament Committee across ESPN platforms for a second consecutive year.
 
The day will tip off with a two-hour College Basketball Live beginning at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN2 and continuing on ESPN at noon. The show will review Championship Week Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods and provide a preview of the ACC (ESPN & ESPN Radio) and Sun Belt (ESPN2) championship games at 1 p.m. and SEC title game at 3:15 p.m. on ESPN.
 
Studio coverage will include two-hour Bracketology Presented by Staples programs at 7 p.m. on ESPN and 9 p.m. on ESPN2; SportsCenter following the SEC title game that will give a thorough analysis of all tournament-bound teams; and a three-hour Tournament Countdown: The Experts at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. The college sports network will also announce the NIT field with the NIT Selection Show at 8:30 p.m.
 
Details of Selection Sunday studio programming:
 
College Basketball Live at 11 a.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN
The special two-hour College Basketball Live – 11 a.m. on ESPN2 and continuing on ESPN at noon – will review the conference tournament results, look at the potential NCAA Championship field and preview the day’s upcoming conference championships. Rece Davis will host with analysts Bilas, Phelps and Williams.
 
SportsCenter at 5:30 p.m. (or at Conclusion of SEC Title Game) on ESPN
In addition to reporting on the latest sports news, the SportsCenter edition following ESPN’s coverage of the SEC championship will provide up-to-the-minute updates of the tournament selections with host Davis and analysts Bilas, Dakich, Greenberg, Phelps, Vitale (via satellite) and Williams evaluating the brackets shortly after they are announced.
 
Bracketology Presented by Staples at 7 p.m. on ESPN
The two-hour program will include extensive, in-depth analysis of the bracket in each region. Host Davis will be joined by analysts Bilas, Dakich, Greenberg, Phelps, and Williams with Vitale to discuss multiple tournament topics and reveal their Elite Eight, Final Four and Championship game teams. In addition, Katz will interview NCAA Championship Chairman Ron Wellman from Indianapolis.
 
Bracketology Presented by Staples at 9 p.m. on ESPN2
Extensive discussion of the tournament field will continue on ESPN2 with an additional two hours of Bracketology Presented by Staples at 9 p.m. Chris Cotter will host with analysts Dakich, Pearl and Simon providing insight and predictions for every game. In addition, a “Bracketology” National Champion will be crowned during the program.
 
Tournament Countdown: The Experts at 9 p.m. on ESPNU
After the selections are announced, a panel of experts will discuss each first- and second-round game, providing viewers insight into filling out their own brackets, on Tournament Countdown: The Experts at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. Anish Shroff will host with analysts Fran Fraschilla, Dino Gaudio, Adrian Branch and Tim Welsh.
 
Debut of 30 for 30 Documentary Requiem for The BIG EAST Premieres on Selection Sunday
ESPN’s coverage of Selection Sunday will conclude with ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 documentaryRequiem For The BIG EAST will premiere on Sunday, March 16, at 9 p.m. after Bracketology on ESPN. The film, directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ezra Edelman, explores the meteoric ascension of the BIG EAST Conference and how it became the most successful college basketball sports league in America—but later found itself fighting for survival in a new era. The film is told primarily through the lens of famed BIG EAST coaches such as Jim Boeheim, Lou Carnesecca, Rick Pitino and John Thompson, former BIG EAST commissioner Mike Tranghese, and some of its most iconic players like Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin and Ed Pinckney. It chronicles the rivalries and successes that led many of them to become household names.
 
10 Hours of Tournament Countdown Programming Monday on ESPNU
ESPNU will provide 10 hours of Tournament Countdown programming on Monday, March 17. Coverage will begin at 1 p.m. with a five-hour Tournament Countdown: Katz Korner featuring interviews with top coaches and players, roundtable discussions and tournament predictions. Katz will be joined by Gaudio and Welsh.
 
ESPNU will also televise a two-hour College Basketball Live: Tournament Countdown with host Dari Nowkhah and analysts Branch and Cory Alexander at 6 p.m. and a three-hour Tournament Countdown: The Experts with Shroff, Gaudio, Branch, Welsh and Alexander at 9 p.m.
 
SportsCenter Tonight Selection Sunday Special on ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio will provide extensive analysis of the tournament field on the SportsCenter Tonight Selection Sunday Special on March 16 from 6:30 p.m. (or at conclusion of NBA broadcast) to 11 p.m. SportsCenter host Doug Kezirian and basketball analyst Kara Lawson will discuss the brackets and conduct interviews with tournament bound coaches and players.
 
ESPN.com Tournament Challenge
Both the Men’s Tournament Challenge and Women’s Tournament Challenge bracket games on ESPN.com return for their 17th seasons on the digital hard court and will once again be free for entrants to submit up to 10 entries.  Last year, the Men’s Tournament Challenge game was the most popular bracket game in the nation, with nearly 8.15 million brackets, up 26 percent compared to the previous year and setting a new record. At the peak period, fans registered 8,123brackets per minute (135 brackets per second). Additional details will be released on Monday, March 17.
 
ESPN, ESPNU and ESPN2’s Schedule for Sunday and Monday
Date Time (ET) Show Network
Sun, Mar 16 11 a.m. College Basketball Live ESPN2
noon College Basketball Live ESPN
1 p.m. ACC Championship ESPN & ESPN Radio
1 p.m. Sun Belt Championship ESPN2
3:15 p.m. SEC Championship ESPN
5:30 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN
6:30 p.m. SportsCenter Tonight Selection Sunday Special ESPN Radio
7 p.m. Bracketology Presented by Staples ESPN
8:30 p.m. NIT Selection Show ESPNU
9 p.m. Requiem For The BIG EAST ESPN
9 p.m. Bracketology Presented by Staples ESPN2
9 p.m. Tournament Countdown: The Experts ESPNU
Mon, Mar 18 1 p.m. Tournament Countdown: Katz Korner ESPNU
6 p.m. College Basketball Live: Tournament Countdown ESPNU
9 p.m. Tournament Countdown: The Experts ESPNU
 
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NBC Sports Group’s Live Coverage Of Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship Tips Off On Thursday

nbc-sports-groupCoverage of First Round and Quarterfinal Games on NBCSN, Select NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBC Sports Live Extra

Former NBA Head Coach Stan Van Gundy to Serve as Analyst

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 11, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, NBC Sports Group will present live coverage of the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. More than 16 hours of coverage of the first round and quarterfinals begins Thursday on NBCSN and select NBC Sports Regional Networks. All games telecast on NBCSN will also be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

Coverage of the first round tips off with La Salle–St. Bonaventure at noon ET on select NBC Sports Regional Networks. At 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Dayton will face the winner of the play-in game between George Mason and Fordham. NBCSN’s coverage continues at 6:30 p.m. ET when Richmond takes on Duquesne. First-round coverage will wrap up at 9 p.m. ET when UMass takes the court against Rhode Island, on select NBC Sports Regional Networks.

NBCSN’s coverage of the quarterfinals begins on Friday at noon ET, when No. 18 Saint Louis takes on the winner of La Salle–St. Bonaventure.  NBCSN’s coverage of the quarterfinals is also highlighted by a matchup between No. 23 Virginia Commonwealth and the winner of Richmond-Duquesne. (Further information on all game telecasts is listed below.)

Mike Corey will manage play-by-play for all games on NBCSN and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Analyst David Kaplan will join Corey for NBC Sport Group’s coverage of the first two games on Thursday, and the first game on Friday. Former NBA head coach and NBCSN analyst Stan Van Gundy will join Corey for coverage of the second two games on Thursday, and the final three games of the day on Friday.

Dave Briggs will host NBCSN’s college basketball studio show and will be joined by former New Jersey Nets and UConn forward Donny Marshall.

A-10 Tournament Games on NBCSN and NBC Sports Regional Networks                 

DATE GAME TIME NETWORKS
Thursday La Salle–St. Bonaventure (first round) Noon CSN Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
SNY
CSN Northwest
TCN Pittsburgh
Thursday Dayton-TBD (first round) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Thursday Richmond-Duquesne (first round) 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Thursday UMass-Rhode Island (first round) 9 p.m. CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
SNY
CSN Northwest
TCN Philadelphia
TCN Pittsburgh
Friday Saint Louis-TBD (quarterfinal) Noon NBCSN
Friday St. Joseph’s-TBD (quarterfinal) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Friday VCU-TBD (quarterfinal) 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Friday George Washington-TBD (quarterfinal) 9 p.m. NBCSN

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – offers live stream coverage of all A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship games telecast on NBCSN.

Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:
http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/08/16/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/

ABOUT THE A-10 ON NBCSN

In 2013-14 NBCSN will air 25 A-10 regular season games featuring all 13 member schools, including University of DaytonDuquesne UniversityFordham UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityThe George Washington UniversityLa Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode IslandRichmond UniversitySt. Bonaventure UniversitySaint Joseph’s UniversitySaint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

ABOUT THE A-10

The Atlantic 10 Conference was formed in 1976 and consists of 13 diverse members across seven states and Washington, D.C. The membership consists of University of DaytonDuquesne UniversityFordham UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityThe George Washington UniversityLa Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode IslandRichmond UniversitySt. Bonaventure UniversitySaint Joseph’s UniversitySaint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University. The mission and goal of the Atlantic 10 is to provide an enhanced student-athlete experience through 21 nationally competitive championship sports, while securing strong brand, equity, and revenue resources for its member institutions. The conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for more than 6,000 student-athletes, coaches, and support staff.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com

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Turner Sports & CBS Sports Announce 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Telecast Schedule

 cbs-tnt-tbs-ncaa

TBS to Air Final Four® for First Time;

Network’s Live On-Site Pregame Coverage Extended to Three Hours

CBS Sports’ Broadcast of National Championship to Include Extended Pre-Game Show

at 8:30 p.m. ET; Game to Tip-Off at 9:10 p.m.

TNT & truTV to Present “Teamcasts” of Final Four National Semifinals Games

CBS and TBS to Split Coverage of Regional Finals

For the fourth consecutive year, Turner Sports and CBS Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.  The 2014 schedule will feature several changes to the networks’ collective coverage, highlighted by innovative enhancements to the Final Four® and National Championship.

CBS will broadcast the National Championship game for the 33rd consecutive year on Monday, April 7, from AT&T Stadium in North Texas.  For the first time, the coverage will include an extended pre-game show, Capital One Championship Central, from 8:30-9 p.m. ET. The National Championship game will tip off earlier this year, with the game scheduled to start at 9:10 p.m.

TBS will exclusively televise the 2014 NCAA Final Four on Saturday, April 5, with live game action beginning at 6 p.m. from AT&T Stadium in North Texas, marking the first time in the event’s history the National Semifinal games will be televised on a cable network.

Additionally, Turner Sports and CBS will showcase for the first time Final Four games live across three networks – TBS, TNT and truTV. The NCAA Final Four “Teamcast,” will feature team-specific telecasts that will air live on TNT and truTV.  The “Teamcast” productions will be tailored specifically to the teams competing to provide fans with a variety of viewing options for this year’s marquee event.

Live on-site Final Four studio coverage airing on TBS has been expanded an hour earlier with Road to the Final Four airing Saturday, April 5, from 3-4 p.m., followed by the Final Four Show from 4-6 p.m.  The telecasts of the two National Semifinal games begin at 6 p.m. on TBS.

Coverage of the Regional Finals games this year will be split by CBS and TBS, with TBS airing the games on Saturday, March 29, beginning at 6 p.m. and CBS airing the games on Sunday, March 30, starting at 2 p.m.

The 2014 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off in primetime with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 19, with coverage beginning at 6 p.m. both nights.

Additional highlights include (complete telecast schedule attached):

·         CBS will broadcast 22 games throughout the tournament including the National Championship, Elite 8®, Sweet 16® and second and third rounds.

·         Turner will air 47 game telecasts across its three networks (TBS, TNT and truTV).

·         TBS will televise 20 contests including the Final Four, Elite 8, Sweet 16 and games in the second and third rounds.

·         truTV, including the First Four™, will air a total of 14 games also spanning the second and third rounds, along with the Final Four teamcast.

·         TNT will televise 13 games including second and third round match ups, along with the Final Four teamcast.

CBS Sports and Turner Sports will again present integrated game and studio productions across the four networks with pregame, halftime, bridge and post-game shows from studios in New York City and Atlanta. Studio shows include The Road to the Final Four® and Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off pre-game shows, AT&T at the Half, Capital One Tournament Central and the Inside March Madness® presented by Buick post-game show.

Follow us on Twitter: @MarchMadnessTV for schedule updates and the latest NCAA Tournament broadcast news and information.

NCAA, March Madness, Elite 8, Sweet 16, First Four, Final Four and Road to the Final Four are trademarks owned or licensed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Bilas, Shulman and Vitale to Call Final Four Games for ESPN International

espn-logoESPN International’s coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Final Four from North Texas will feature Jay Bilas, Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale calling the games. National Semifinal action will take place Saturday, April 5 beginning at 6 p.m. ET, while the National Championship will be held Monday, April 7 at 9 p.m.

ESPN International’s commentator assignments for the three-game Final Four include: Shulman (play-by-play) and Vitale (analyst) for National Semifinal #1, Shulman (play-by-play) and Bilas (analyst) for National Semifinal #2 and Shulman (play-by-play)  and Vitale (analyst) for the National Championship.

Both Bilas and Vitale, who will each be featured on ESPN’s (U.S.) studio coverage during Final Four week including SportsCenter and College GameDay, called Final Four game action for the first time last year.  This will mark Shulman’s Final Four debut as a game commentator.

The telecasts will reach sports fans in 165 countries and territories across 35 television and broadcast networks outside the United States. ESPN International networks will provide coverage in  Latin America (Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America), Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and via TSN and RDS in Canada. Additionally, worldwide, ESPN Syndication has completed deals to distribute the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship to local television clients reaching tens of millions of homes in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan and across Southeast Asia.

ESPN broadband services around the world – under the ESPN Player, ESPN Play and ESPN3 brands – are also providing live and on-demand coverage of some or all of the tournament in more than 50 countries in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Australia.

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Champions Will Rise on FOX Sports 1

fox-sports-1-logoGus Johnson, Bill Raftery and Erin Andrews Call Four Straight Nights

of Prime-Time BIG EAST Tournament Action Live from Madison Square Garden

FOX Sports 1 Presents Pac-12 Tournament Coverage, Including Championship

FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF Pregame Show Is Live Each Day

From “World’s Most Famous Arena”

New York – FOX Sports 1 puts the full-court press on college basketball, presenting live coverage of the BIG EAST and Pac-12 men’s basketball tournaments next week. Home to the BIG EAST all season long, FOX Sports 1 has the entire BIG EAST Tournament from tip-off on Wednesday, March 12, until the champion is crowned on Saturday, March 15. America’s new sports network also has three nights of Pac-12 Tournament action, including Saturday’s championship game. FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF is on site at Madison Square Garden for full pregame, halftime and postgame highlights and analysis.

FOX Sports’ lead college basketball broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and analyst Bill Raftery bring their unique brand of exciting calls to seven of the BIG EAST Tournament’s nine games, while Erin Andrews reports the latest news from behind the benches. Johnson, Raftery and Andrews call the prime-time contests each night, while Justin Kutcher and Tarik Turner have Thursday’s afternoon matchups all live from Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City.

Across the country in Las Vegas, play-by-play announcer Aaron Goldsmith, analyst Sean Elliott and reporter Molly McGrath call three Pac-12 Tournament contests live from the MGM Grand Garden beginning with the fourth quarterfinal on Thursday, Mach 13 (11:30 PM ET). Pac-12 coverage continues with the second semifinal on Friday, March 14 (11:30 PM ET) and concludes with the championship game on Saturday, March 15 (6:00 PM ET).

In addition, FOX Sports 1 airs the semifinals and finals of the Big 12 and BIG EAST women’s basketball tournaments. Semifinals of the Big 12 women’s tournament tip off Sunday, March 9, at 3:00 and 5:00 PM ET, with the championship game set for Monday, March 10, at 9:00 PM ET. Ron Thulin and Brenda VanLengen have the call live from Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. FOX Sports 1’s coverage of the BIG EAST women’s tournament begins Monday, March 10 with semifinal action at 4:00 and 6:30 PM ET. The championship game gets underway at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 11 with Tiffany Greene and LaChina Robinson live from Allstate Arena in Chicago.

FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF host Rob Stone and analysts Austin Croshere and Turner are on site at Madison Square Garden, from Tuesday through Saturday, March 11-15, to break down all the action on and off the court. The crew also checks in with FOX Sports 1’s signature nightly news, highlights and opinion show, FOX SPORTS LIVE, for regular updates beginning Tuesday, March 11. Villanova head coach Jay Wright joins Stone, Croshere and Turner for the pregame show on Wednesday, March 12 (6:30 PM) before the BIG EAST Tournament tips off.

Throughout its tournament coverage next week, FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF presents exclusive behind-the-scenes access to one of the top teams in the country. CREIGHTON ALL-ACCESS is a series of backstage features chronicling the Bluejays’ journey during their first BIG EAST Tournament, with one feature running each night of the tournament. Additional stories airing during the week include PLAYING IN THE GARDEN, voiced by Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andre Braugher, and a conversation between legendary Georgetown head coach John Thompson and his son, FOX Sports 1 college basketball analyst Ronny Thompson.

College basketball games televised on FOX Sports 1 are streamed live via FOX Sports GO through participating video providers. For more information, including news and updates throughout March Madness, visit FOXSports.com and follow @HOOPSonFOX on Twitter.

The full schedule of college basketball conference tournament programming on FOX Sports 1, including broadcaster information, can be found below.

View the FOX Sports 1 BIG EAST Tournament promo spot: http://youtu.be/GUj6t_R4PLw.

DATE TIME (ET) PROGRAM Play-by-Play / Host Analyst Reporter / Analyst
Sunday, March 9 3:00 PM Big 12 Tournament Semifinal (w) Ron Thulin Brenda VanLengen
Sunday, March 9 5:30 PM Big 12 Tournament Semifinal (w) Ron Thulin Brenda VanLengen
Monday, March 10 4:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal (w) Tiffany Greene LaChina Robinson
Monday, March 10 6:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal (w) Tiffany Greene LaChina Robinson
Monday, March 10 9:00 PM Big 12 Tournament Final (w) Ron Thulin Brenda VanLengen
Tuesday, March 11 9:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Final (w) Tiffany Greene LaChina Robinson
Wednesday, March 12 6:30 PM FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF Rob Stone Austin Croshere Tarik Turner
Wednesday, March 12 7:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Game 1 Gus Johnson Bill Raftery Erin Andrews
Wednesday, March 12 9:00 PM FOX COLLEGE HOOPS EXTRA Rob Stone Austin Croshere Tarik Turner
Wednesday, March 12 9:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Game 2 Gus Johnson Bill Raftery Erin Andrews
Thursday, March 13 12:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Game 3 Justin Kutcher Tarik Turner
Thursday, March 13 2:00 PM FOX COLLEGE HOOPS EXTRA Rob Stone Austin Croshere
Thursday, March 13 2:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Game 4 Justin Kutcher Tarik Turner
Thursday, March 13 6:30 PM FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF Rob Stone Austin Croshere Tarik Turner
Thursday, March 13 7:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Game 5 Gus Johnson Bill Raftery Erin Andrews
Thursday, March 13 9:00 PM FOX COLLEGE HOOPS EXTRA Rob Stone Austin Croshere Tarik Turner
Thursday, March 13 9:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Game 6 Gus Johnson Bill Raftery Erin Andrews
Thursday, March 13 11:30 PM PAC-12 Tournament Game 8 Aaron Goldsmith Sean Elliott Molly McGrath
Friday, March 14 6:30 PM FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF Rob Stone Austin Croshere Tarik Turner
Friday, March 14 7:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal 1 Gus Johnson Bill Raftery Erin Andrews
Friday, March 14 9:00 PM FOX COLLEGE HOOPS EXTRA Rob Stone Austin Croshere Tarik Turner
Friday, March 14 9:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal 2 Gus Johnson Bill Raftery Erin Andrews
Friday, March 14 11:30 PM PAC-12 Tournament Semifinal 2 Aaron Goldsmith Sean Elliott Molly McGrath
Saturday, March 15 5:00 PM FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF Rob Stone Austin Croshere Tarik Turner
Saturday, March 15 6:00 PM PAC-12 Tournament Final Aaron Goldsmith Sean Elliott Molly McGrath
Saturday, March 15 8:00 PM FOX COLLEGE HOOPS EXTRA Rob Stone Austin Croshere Tarik Turner
Saturday, March 15 8:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Final Gus Johnson Bill Raftery Erin Andrews

— FOX SPORTS –

Men’s Championship Week: 22 Conference Champions Punch Their Ticket to NCAA Tournament

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  • 92 Games Over 10 Days of Conference Tournaments Coverage
  • “Super Saturday”: 14 games & 10 Championships on March 15
 
ESPN’s 2014 Championship Week Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will showcase 92 men’s college basketball conference tournament games from 23 different conferences across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 from Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 16. ESPN’s 29th, ESPN2’s 20th and ESPNU’s ninth year of comprehensive coverage will include 22 teams earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
 
Championship Week will tip off on Friday, March 7, with nine games from the Big South, Ohio Valley and Southern Conference tournaments on ESPNU and ESPN3. Championship Week will conclude on Sunday, March 16, with the ACC (ESPN) and Sun Belt (ESPN2) title games at 1 p.m. ET and the SEC championship at 3:15 p.m. (ESPN).
 
“Super Saturday”: Lineup of 14 Games Including 10 Championships on March 15
ESPN will showcase 14 conference tournament games, including 10 championships, on Saturday, March 15. The “Super Saturday” lineup across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPNU will be highlighted by the American and Big 12 title games and ACC and SEC semifinals.
 
Championship Trophy Presentations & ESPN3 Surround
ESPN3 will provide extra Championship Week coverage with the trophy presentation of all 22 conference championships on an ESPN network and special “ESPN3 Surround” applications on the ACC, American, Big 12 and SEC title games. The newest second-screen initiative, which provides an alternative viewing experience to the traditional telecast with different camera angles and audio, debuted with applications around ESPN’s telecasts of Duke at North Carolina, Syracuse at Duke and Kansas at Oklahoma State.
 
The ESPN3 Surround productions of the tournament games will be similar to the Syracuse at Duke and Kansas at Oklahoma State matchups, offering  multiple cameras and the natural sound inside the arena.
 
Follow the Action on Buzzer Beater & WatchESPN
ESPN Buzzer Beaterwill provide live cut-ins, highlights and up-to-the-minute commentary from numerous Championship Week games from across the ESPN networks on Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14, from noon to 11 p.m.
 
Every Championship Week game on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will also be available via WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
 
Week Concludes with Extensive Day-Long Coverage
The final day of Championship Week – Selection Sunday, March 16 – will begin at noon with College Basketball Live on ESPN, followed by the ACC Championship (on ESPN) and Sun Belt Championship (on ESPN2), both at 1 p.m. Game action will conclude with ESPN’s telecast of the SEC Championship at 3:15 p.m. Extensive coverage of the men’s NCAA Championship selection will include coverage of the brackets as they are announced on SportsCenter following the conclusion of the SEC Championship, a two-hour Bracketology Presented by Staples at 7 p.m. on ESPN and another two-hour Bracketology Presented by Staples at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. ESPNU will televise the eighth annual NIT Selection Show at 8:30 p.m. and a two-hour Tournament Countdown edition of The Experts at 9 p.m.
 
Debut of 30 for 30 Documentary Requiem for The BIG EAST Premieres on Selection Sunday
ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 documentaryRequiem For The BIG EAST will premiere on Sunday, March 16, at 9 p.m. after Bracketology on ESPN. The film, directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ezra Edelman, explores the meteoric ascension of the BIG EAST Conference and how it became the most successful college basketball sports league in America—but later found itself fighting for survival in a new era. The film is told primarily through the lens of famed BIG EAST coaches such as Jim Boeheim, Lou Carnesecca, Rick Pitino and John Thompson, former BIG EAST commissioner Mike Tranghese, and some of its most iconic players like Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin and Ed Pinckney. It chronicles the rivalries and successes that led many of them to become household names.
 
ESPN.com
ESPN.com’s Championship Week index page will feature news, analysis, information and results for every conference tournament as well as previews, in-depth expert examination and key storylines for select conferences. ESPN.com’s Bubble Watch with writer Eamonn Brennan will give fans an in-depth look at teams on the bubble and the latest developments on NCAA tournament selection status. In addition, writers will file stories from several tournament sites, including the American, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Missouri Valley and SEC. ESPN.com’s Bracketologist Joe Lunardi will also update and adjust his Bracketology projections and outlook daily.
 
ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio’s play-by-play coverage will include the quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship of the ACC Tournament (March 14-16) for the third year, and the semifinals and championship of the Big 12 Tournament (March 14-15) for the fifth straight season.
 
Additionally, regularly scheduled ESPN Radio programming will include previews and reviews of key games, analysis by ESPN experts, and interviews with coaches and players preparing for the NCAA Tournament.
 
Championship Week Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods Schedule
 
Date Network Time (ET) Game / Commentators Site
Fri 3/7 ESPN3 11 a.m. Southern Conference Tournament: First Round

Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender
Asheville, N.C.
ESPN3 Noon Big South Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1

Matt Hogue & Nate Ross
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
ESPN3 1:30 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: First Round

Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender
Asheville, N.C.
ESPN3 2 p.m. Big South Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2

Matt Hogue & Nate Ross
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
ESPN3 4:30 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: First Round

Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender
Asheville, N.C.
ESPN3 6 p.m. Big South Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3

Patrick Kinas & Ralph Patterson
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
ESPNU 7:30 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1

Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch
Nashville, Tenn.
ESPN3 8 p.m. Big South Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4

Patrick Kinas & Ralph Patterson
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
ESPNU 9:30 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2

Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch
Nashville, Tenn.
Sat, 3/8 ESPN3 Noon Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1

Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
Springfield, Mass.
ESPN3 Noon America East Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1

Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan
Albany, N.Y.
ESPN3 Noon Big South Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1

Patrick Kinas & Ralph Patterson
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
ESPN3 Noon Southern Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1

Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender
Asheville, N.C.
ESPN3 2 p.m. Big South Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2

Patrick Kinas & Ralph Patterson
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
ESPN3 2 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2

Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan
Albany, N.Y.
ESPN3 2:30 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2

Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender
Asheville, N.C.
ESPN3 2:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2

Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
Springfield, Mass.
ESPN3 6 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3

Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender
Asheville, N.C.
ESPN3 6 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3

Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan
Albany, N.Y.
ESPN3 6:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3

Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
Springfield, Mass.
ESPN2 7 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference: Championship

Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch
Nashville, Tenn.
ESPN3 7 p.m. Horizon League Tournament: Semifinal #1 *

Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby
Green Bay, Wis.
ESPN3 8 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4

Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan
Albany, N.Y.
ESPN3 8:30 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4

Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender
Asheville, N.C.
ESPN2 9 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3

Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
Las Vegas, Nev.
ESPN3 9 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4

Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
Springfield, Mass.
ESPNU 9:30 p.m. Horizon League Tournament: Semifinal #2

Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby
Green Bay, Wis.
ESPN2 11 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4

Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
Las Vegas, Nev.
Sun 3/9 ESPN2 Noon Big South Tournament: Championship

Roy Philpott & Paul Biancardi
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
ESPN2 2 p.m. Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament: Championship

Jason Benetti & Cory Alexander
TBD
ESPN3 4:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1

Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
Springfield, Mass.
ESPN3 5 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1

Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan
Albany, N.Y.
ESPN3 7 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2

Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
Springfield, Mass.
ESPN3 7:30 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2

Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan
Albany, N.Y.
Mon 3/10 ESPN2 7 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship

Doug Sherman & Tim Welsh
Springfield, Mass.
ESPN 9 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1

Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
Las Vegas, Nev.
ESPN2 9 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: Championship

Adam Amin & Mark Adams
Asheville, N.C.
ESPN2 11:30 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2

Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
Las Vegas, Nev.
Tue 3/11 ESPN 7 p.m. Horizon League Tournament: Championship

Bob Wischusen & TBD
TBD
ESPN2 7 p.m. Northeast Conference Tournament: Championship

Mike Crispino & Miles Simon
TBD
ESPN 9 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Championship

Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
Las Vegas, Nev.
ESPN2 9 p.m. Summit League Tournament: Championship

Clay Matvick & Darrin Horn
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Wed 3/12 ESPN2 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: First Round #1

Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPN2 3 p.m. ACC Tournament: First Round #2

Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPN2 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: First Round #3

Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPNU 7 p.m. American Men’s Basketball Championship: First Round #1

Mike Patrick & Len Elmore
Memphis, Tenn.
ESPN2 9:30 p.m. American Men’s Basketball Championship: First Round #2

Dave O’Brien & Doris Burke
Memphis, Tenn.
Thu 3/13 ESPN Noon ACC Tournament: Second Round #1

Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPN2 12:30 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Quarterfinal #1

Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe
Kansas City, Mo.
ESPNU 1 p.m. American Men’s Basketball Championship: Quarterfinal #1

Mike Patrick, Len Elmore & Andy Katz
Memphis, Tenn.
ESPN 2 p.m. ACC Tournament: Second Round #2

Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPN2 2:30 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Quarterfinal #2

Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe
Kansas City, Mo.
ESPNU 3 p.m. American Men’s Basketball Championship: Quarterfinal #2

Mike Patrick, Len Elmore & Andy Katz
Memphis, Tenn.
ESPN2 6:30 p.m. Big Ten Conference Tournament: First Round #3

Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich & Allison Williams
Indianapolis, Ind.
ESPN 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: Second Round #3

Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPNU 7 p.m. American Men’s Basketball Championship: Quarterfinal #3

Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz
Memphis, Tenn.
ESPN2 8:30 p.m. Big Ten Conference Tournament: First Round #4

Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich & Allison Williams
Indianapolis, Ind.
ESPN 9 p.m. ACC Tournament: Second Round #4

Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPNU 9 p.m. American Men’s Basketball Championship: Quarterfinal #4

Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz
Memphis, Tenn.
Fri 3/14 ESPN or ESPN2 Noon Big Ten Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1

Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich & Allison Williams
Indianapolis, Ind.
ESPN or ESPN2 Noon ACC Tournament: Quarterfinal #1

Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPNU 1 p.m. SEC Tournament: Quarterfinal #1

Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake
Atlanta, Ga.
ESPN or ESPN2 2:30 p.m. Big Ten Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2

Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich & Allison Williams
Indianapolis, Ind.
ESPN or ESPN2 2:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinal #2

Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPNU 3 p.m. SEC Tournament: Quarterfinal #2

Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake
Atlanta, Ga.
ESPN3 6 p.m. Southland Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1 Katy, Texas
ESPN or ESPN2 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinal #3

Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPN or ESPN2 7 p.m. American Men’s Basketball Championship: Semifinal #1

Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz
Memphis, Tenn.
ESPNU ^ 7 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Semifinal #1

Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe
Kansas City, Mo.
ESPN3 8:30 p.m. Southland Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2 Katy, Texas
ESPN or ESPN2 9:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinal #4

Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPN or ESPN2 9:30 p.m. American Men’s Basketball Championship: Semifinal #2

Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz
Memphis, Tenn.
ESPNU ^ 9:30 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Semifinal #2

Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe
Kansas City, Mo.
Sat 3/15 ESPNU 12 a.m. Big West Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2

Mark Jones & Miles Simon
Anaheim, Calif.
ESPNU 2 a.m. Big West Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1 **

Mark Jones & Miles Simon
Anaheim, Calif.
ESPN2 11:30 a.m. America East Conference Tournament: Championship

Bob Picozzi & Tim Welsh
TBD
ESPN 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Semifinal #1

Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale or Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ABC 1 p.m. SEC Tournament: Semifinal #1

Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake
Atlanta, Ga.
ESPN 3 p.m. ACC Tournament: Semifinal #2

Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale or Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ABC 3 p.m. SEC Tournament: Semifinal #2

Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake
Atlanta, Ga.
ESPN2 4:30 p.m. Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship

Mark Neely & Jarron Collins
Houston, Texas
ESPN 6 p.m. American Men’s Basketball Championship: Championship

Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz
Memphis, Tenn.
ESPNU 6 p.m. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship

Tom Hart & Stan Lewter
Norfolk, Va.
ESPN2 6:30 p.m. Mid-American Conference Tournament: Championship

Bob Wischusen & LaPhonso Ellis
Cleveland, Ohio
ESPNU 8 p.m. Big Sky Conference Tournament: Championship

Roxy Bernstein & Corey Williams
Ogden, Texas
ESPN2 8:30 p.m. Southland Conference Tournament: Championship

Carter Blackburn & Stephen Howard
Katy, Texas
ESPN 9 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Championship

Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe
Kansas City, Mo.
ESPNU 10 p.m. Western Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship

Steve Quis & Jon Crispin
Las Vegas, Nev.
ESPN2 10:30 p.m. Big West Conference Tournament: Championship

Mark Jones & Miles Simon
Anaheim, Calif.
Sun 3/16 ESPN 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Championship

Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Jeannine Edwards
Greensboro, N.C.
ESPN2 1 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Tournament: Championship

Rich Hollenberg & Mark Adams
New Orleans, La.
ESPN 3:15 p.m. SEC Tournament: Championship

Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake
Atlanta, Ga.

NBC Sports Group To Present Live Coverage Of CAA Men’s College Basketball Championship This Weekend

nbc-sports-groupCAA Tournament Semifinals and Championship Game on NBCSN

Tournament Coverage Streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 6, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, NBC Sports Group will present more than six-hours of live coverage of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship, from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Md. Coverage of the Conference Championship and semifinal rounds will be televised on NBCSN and will also be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra’s coverage of the 2014 CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will tip off this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, with Game 1 of the semifinals.  CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament action will continue at 5 p.m. ET, with Game 2 of the semifinals. Coverage of the tournament will conclude on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET, with the Championship Game. The winner of the Championship will receive an automatic invite to the NCAA Tournament.

Mike Corey will manage play-by-play for all games and will be joined by analyst Ron ThompsonDalen Cuff will serve as the courtside reporter.

MORE ACTION

Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN will deliver a classic Ivy League matchup between Harvard and Yale as the Crimson look to clinch the very first NCAA Tournament berth this season. Scott Graham will manage play-by-play duties for the game and will be joined by Dalen Cuff, from John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Conn.

In addition, NBCSN will present first-round and quarterfinals coverage of the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship beginning on March 13.

CAA CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE

DATE GAME TIME (ET)
Sun., March 9 CAA Conference Semifinal Game 1 2:30 p.m.
Sun., March 9 CAA Conference Semifinal Game 2 5 p.m.
Mon., March 10 CAA Conference Championship 7 p.m.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will live stream coverage of all CAA Men’s Basketball Championship games telecast on NBCSN.

Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:
http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/08/16/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/

About the Colonial Athletic Association:

The Colonial Athletic Association is a nine-member Division I athletic conference with a geographic footprint that stretches from Boston to Charleston, S.C. and encompasses several of the nation’s largest media markets. CAA men’s basketball teams have combined to win 41 games in postseason play since 2006, including 14 victories in the NCAA Tournament. Member institutions include the College of Charleston, the University of Delaware, Drexel University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Northeastern University, Towson University and the College of William and Mary.