FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S LIVE COVERAGE OF ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS OFF ON THURSDAY
Coverage 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
|Thursday||La Salle–St. Bonaventure (first round)||Noon||CSN Philadelphia
CSN New England
|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
|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.
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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 Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, Richmond University, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint 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 Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, Richmond University, 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 more than 6,000 student-athletes, coaches, and support staff.
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