NBC Sports Network To Present More Than 50 College Basketball Games In 2012-13, Including Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament

Atlantic 10, Mountain West, Colonial Athletic Association and Ivy League Games Featured in 2012-13 Schedule

Coverage Begins With Carrier Classic and Navy-Marine Corps Classic Triple- Header on November 9 at 4 p.m. ET

Battle 4 Atlantis Coverage Set to Begin on November 22 at 7 p.m. ET

NEW YORK – October 17, 2012 – The NBC Sports Network will televise more than 50 college basketball games this season — the most in its history — featuring more than 40 different schools. The majority of the games and teams will come from the Atlantic 10, Mountain West, Colonial Athletic Association and Ivy League conferences. The 2012-13 NBC Sports Network schedule also includes: two tip-off classics from aircraft carriers – the Carrier Classic and Navy and Marines Corps Classic; an eight-team pre-season tournament, the Battle 4 Atlantis; and the Semifinals and Final of the Colonial Athletic Association’s conference tournament.

NBC Sports Network’s 2012-13 college basketball coverage begins on Friday, Nov. 9 with a live triple-header. In the women’s Carrier Classic match-up at 4 p.m., last year’s National Championship runner-up Notre Dame takes on Ohio State, live from the deck of the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C. The men’s game follows at 7 p.m. ET, when 2012 Final Four participant Ohio State takes on Marquette, who advanced to last year’s Sweet 16. The night of college basketball programming concludes at 9 p.m. ET, with Georgetown facing Florida, an Elite Eight team last year, in the Navy–Marine Corps Classic, live from the deck of the USS Bataan in Jacksonville, Fla.

On November 22 at 7 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network will begin its coverage of the eight-team Battle 4 Atlantis holiday tournament with a top-ranked matchup between VCU and Memphis. Then at 9:30 p.m. ET, perennial power Louisville takes on Northern Iowa. NBC Sports Network will televise the Battle 4 Atlantis Semifinals on Nov. 23 and the Battle 4 Atlantis Final on Nov. 24.

NBC Sports Network will wrap up its college basketball coverage on March 10-11 with the CAA Conference Semifinals and Championship Game.

Following is the NBC Sports Network 2012-13 college basketball schedule (all times ET):

Date Game Time (ET)
Fri., Nov. 9 Notre Dame vs. Ohio State (women) 4 p.m. *
Fri., Nov. 9 Ohio State vs. Marquette 7 p.m. *
Fri., Nov. 9 Georgetown vs. Florida 9 p.m. **
Thurs., Nov. 22 Memphis vs. VCU 7 p.m. ***
Thurs., Nov. 22 Louisville vs. Northern Iowa 9 p.m. ***
Fri., Nov. 23 Battle 4 Atlantis 7 p.m. ***
Fri., Nov. 23 Battle 4 Atlantis 9 p.m. ***
Sat., Nov. 24 Battle 4 Atlantis 7 p.m. ***
Sat., Nov. 24 Battle 4 Atlantis 9 p.m. ***
Sat., Dec. 8 Northern Iowa at George Mason 6 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 8 Villanova at Penn 8 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 28 Providence at Brown 7 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 3 Northeastern at George Mason 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 5 Lehigh at VCU 5 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 6 Florida at Yale 5:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 10 Old Dominion at George Mason 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 12 Butler at Dayton 2 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 12 Drexel at James Madison 4 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 12 Penn at Princeton 6 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 12 Colorado State at San Diego State 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan 19 Columbia at Cornell 3 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 19 Hofstra at George Mason 5 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 19 UNLV at Colorado State 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan 26 Dartmouth at Harvard 2 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 26 New Mexico at San Diego State 4 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 28 Delaware at Drexel 7 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 31 Drexel at George Mason 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 2 Dayton at Saint Louis 2 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 2 Columbia at Princeton 6 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 2 Nevada at New Mexico 8 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 4 George Mason at Old Dominion 7 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 7 Old Dominion at Drexel 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 9 New Mexico at UNLV 9 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 11 Old Dominion at Delaware 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 16 Saint Joseph’s at La Salle 1 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 16 Princeton at Harvard 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 16 San Diego State at UNLV 9 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 18 Hofstra at Drexel 7 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 21 Drexel at Delaware 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 23 New Mexico at Colorado State 4 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 23 Nevada at San Diego State 6 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 28 Drexel at Old Dominion 7 p.m.
Sat., March 2 George Mason at Delaware 2 p.m.
Sat., March 2 UNLV at Nevada 4 p.m.
Sat., March 2 Harvard at Penn 6 p.m.
Thurs., March 7 Butler at Massachusetts 7 p.m.
Sat., March 9 La Salle at Saint Louis 1:30 p.m.
Sat., March 9 San Diego State at Boise State 3:30 p.m.
Sat., March 9 Cornell at Harvard 5:30 p.m.
Sun., March 10 CAA Conference Semifinal Game # 1 2:00 p.m.
Sun., March 10 CAA Conference Semifinal Game # 2 4:30 p.m.
Mon., March 11 CAA Conference Championship Game 7 p.m.

*Carrier Classic
**Navy-Marine Corps Classic
*** Battle 4 Atlantis

–NBC Sports Group–

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