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|
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