FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
NBCSN TO PRESENT LIVE COVERAGE OF CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND A-10 DOUBLHEADER THIS WEEKEND
CAA Tournament Coverage Begins Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET
CAA Championship Final Monday Night at 7 p.m. ET
A-10 Regular-Season Doubleheader Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra
Stamford, Conn. – March 5, 2015 – For the third consecutive year, NBC Sports Group will present more than seven hours of live coverage of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Coverage of the Championship Final 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 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship begins Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET with Game 1 of the Semifinals, from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md. Coverage then continues at 5 p.m. ET with Game 2 of the Semifinals. NBCSN will present live coverage of the CAA Championship Final, Monday night at 7 p.m. ET.
Mike Corey will manage play-by-play duties for all CAA Championship games, and will be joined by analyst and former college basketball head coach Ron Thompson. Russ Thaler will host NBCSN’s CAA Championship studio show and will be joined by analyst and former player Dalen Cuff.
A-10 DOUBLEHEADER SATURDAY
In addition to coverage of the CAA Championship, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will present an A-10 doubleheader on Saturday featuring UMass – George Washington and George Mason – VCU.
Coverage begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET when UMass travels to the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C. to take on George Washington. Steve Schlanger will handle play-by-play duties alongside analyst Dalen Cuff.
At 5:30 p.m. ET, VCU hosts George Mason at the Stuart Siegel Center in Richmond, Virginia. Paul Burmeister will serve as the play-by-play announcer for the matchup and will be joined analyst Ron Thompson.
NBCSN COLLEGE BASKETBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|Saturday, March 7||UMass – George Washington||3:30 p.m.||Atlantic 10|
|Saturday, March 7||George Mason – VCU||5:30 p.m.||Atlantic 10|
|Sunday, March 8||CAA Championship Semifinal Game 1||2:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Sunday, March 8||CAA Championship Semifinal Game 2||5 p.m.||CAA|
|Monday, March 9||CAA Championship Final||7 p.m.||CAA|
About College Basketball on NBCSN
NBCSN will present more than 45 college basketball games during the 2014-15 season, including 32 regular-season matchups featuring Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association schools, as well as the Atlantic 10 Championship and Colonial Athletic Association Championship. In addition, NBCSN provided coverage of the Barclays Center Classic.
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 Atlantic 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.
–NBC Sports Group–