FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 31st, 2013
NBCSN ANNOUNCES 2013-14 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
NBCSN to Deliver Live Coverage of More Than 60 College Basketball Games
Tennessee, Iowa, Xavier, Saint Louis, La Salle and Temple to Appear This Season
Coverage Highlighted by Atlantic 10, Colonial Athletic Association and Ivy League Conference Matchups
Barclays Center Classic, Battle 4 Atlantis and Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic Headline Mid-Season Tournament Schedule
NBCSN to Air Live Coverage of A-10 and CAA Conference Tournaments
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 31, 2013 – NBCSN will present more than 60 college basketball games during the 2013-14 season, including over 40 regular-season matchups, three holiday tournaments featuring Big East, Big Ten and ACC schools, and coverage of two conference tournaments.
NBCSN’s 2013-14 college basketball coverage includes:
- 43 regular-season games across the A-10, CAA and Ivy League
- 11 games across three holiday tournaments, including Xavier-Iowa in the Battle 4 Atlantis and Ole Miss-Georgia Tech in the Barclays Center Classic
- Seven conference tournament games, including the A-10 Championship Quarterfinals and the CAA Conference Semifinals and Championship Game
ATLANTIC 10 ON NBCSN
NBCSN will air 25 A-10 regular season games featuring all 13 member schools, including Massachusetts, La Salle, VCU, Saint Louis, Saint Joseph’s, Rhode Island, George Washington, Richmond, Dayton, Duquesne, George Mason, St. Bonaventure, and Fordham. In addition, NBCSN’s A-10 telecast schedule boasts 11 games featuring teams from last season’s NCAA Tournament, including 2012-13 A-10 regular season and A-10 tournament champion Saint Louis, and La Salle, who advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.
Coverage of the A-10 on NBCSN begins Saturday, December 14, at 3 p.m. ET, when Massachusetts hosts Northern Illinois. NBCSN’s A-10 regular-season coverage concludes Thursday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ET, when George Mason visits La Salle. NBCSN will also provide comprehensive coverage of the A-10 Championship quarterfinals starting at noon ET on Friday, March 14.
NBCSN will also air three A-10 women’s basketball matchups, including a doubleheader on Sunday, Jan. 5, featuring George Washington-Saint Joseph’s at 1 p.m. ET, followed by Dayton-Saint Louis at 3 p.m. ET.
CAA ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s CAA regular-season coverage begins Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET when Towson hosts Temple. NBCSN will air eight regular-season CAA games featuring seven member schools, including 2012-13 regular-season champion Northeastern, 2013 CAA Conference Tournament champion James Madison, College of Charleston, Delaware, Drexel, Towson, and William and Mary.
In addition to its regular-season coverage, NBCSN will provide live coverage of the CAA Conference Semifinals on Sunday, March 9, beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET, and the CAA Championship Game on Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. ET.
IVY LEAGUE ON NBCSN
NBCSN will air seven Ivy League games this season, highlighted by Princeton-Penn, one of the oldest rivalries in NCAA Division I basketball, on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. ET, from The Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa.
Regular-season Ivy League coverage concludes on Friday, Mar. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET when Yale hosts Harvard, who upset New Mexico, the No. 3 seed in the West Regional, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year.
BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS, BARCLAYS CENTER CLASSIC AND GOVERNOR’S HOLIDAY HOOPS CLASSIC ON NBCSN
NBCSN will present live coverage of 11 combined games from the Battle 4 Atlantis, Barclays Center Classic and Governors Holiday Hoops Classic tournaments this season.
BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS
Featuring Kansas, Villanova, Tennessee, USC, Iowa, Wake Forest, Xavier and UTEP, the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis field combines 191 NCAA Tournament appearances, 25 Final Four appearances and 5 National Championships.
NBCSN will broadcast the daily 7 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET games Thursday-Saturday nights. NBCSN’s coverage will begin with a Big East vs. Big Ten matchup between Xavier and Iowa, live from the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Then at 9:30 p.m. ET, Tennessee takes on Texas-El Paso.
BARCLAYS CENTER CLASSIC
The Barclays Center Classic, presented by Continental Tire, will feature Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, St. John’s and Penn State. Coverage begins on Friday, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. with Ole Miss-Georgia Tech, followed by the consolation and championship games on Saturday, Nov. 30. The Barclays Center Classic is part of the BROOKLYN HOOPS™ platform at Barclays Center.
GOVERNOR’S HOLIDAY HOOPS CLASSIC
Coverage of the Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic doubleheader on NBCSN starts Saturday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. ET with James Madison-Hampton, followed by Virginia Tech-VCU.
NBCSN’S 2013-14 COLLEGE BASKETBALL TELECAST SCHEDULE
All games and times subject to change.
*Opponents will be determined based on outcome of previous games or regular-season standings
**Denotes A-10 women’s basketball games
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 Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint 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 its student-athletes, coaches, and support staff.
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.
About The Ivy League:
Founded in 1954, the Ivy League is the most diverse intercollegiate conference in the country with over 8,000 athletes competing each year. Sponsoring conference championships in 33 men’s and women’s sports, and averaging more than 35 varsity teams at each school, the Ivy League provides more intercollegiate athletic opportunities per school than any other conference in the country. All eight Ivy schools are among the top 20 of NCAA Division I schools in number of sports offered for both men and women. The Ivy League annually finishes among the top conferences in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics competitive rankings and enjoys regular competitive success at the highest championship levels of NCAA Division I athletics, including team and individual national championships in field hockey, fencing, men’s ice hockey, women’s rowing, men’s and women’s track & field and wrestling. Ivy League student-athletes annually compile the country’s best records in the NCAA Academic Performance Ratings under the Ivy League model of athletics as a key part of the student’s regular undergraduate experience. For more information, visit www.ivyleaguesports.com.
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