FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO PRESENT LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Coverage Begins Thursday at Noon ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra
Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals Tip Off Friday at Noon ET on NBCSN
Terry Gannon, Dalen Cuff and Dave Kaplan to Call Primetime A-10 Championship Matchups
Stamford, Conn. – March 8, 2016 – For the fourth 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. Coverage begins Thursday at noon ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra, and includes more than 16 hours of the Second Round and Quarterfinals.
Thursday’s quadrupleheader coverage tips off with Game 3 of the tournament featuring No. 8 Fordham – No. 9 Richmond. NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra’s coverage continues at 2:30 p.m. ET, with Game 4 between No. 5 George Washington and the winner of Game 1 of the tournament (No. 12 George Mason – No. 13 Saint Louis). Play-by-play announcer Steve Schlanger will call Games 3 and 4, and will be joined by analyst Dave Kaplan. Former Columbia University G Dalen Cuff will serve as courtside reporter.
Thursday’s Second Round coverage continues at 6:30 p.m. ET with Game 5 featuring No. 7 Rhode Island – No. 10 UMass, and will wrap up at 9 p.m. ET with Game 6 of the tournament between No. 6 Davidson and the winner of Game 2 (No. 11 Duquesne – No. 14 La Salle). Veteran play-by-play announcer, and member of the 1983 North Carolina State Men’s Basketball National Championship team, Terry Gannon will handle NBCSN’s coverage of the two evening matchups. Gannon will be joined by Cuff (analyst) and Kaplan (courtside reporter) for Thursday’s nightcaps.
Coverage of the A-10 Championship Quarterfinals begins on Friday at noon ET with Game 7 of the tournament featuring No. 1 Dayton and the winner of Game 3. NBCSN’s coverage of the Quarterfinals continues throughout the day and concludes at 9 p.m. ET with Game 10 between No. 3 St. Bonaventure and the winner of Game 6. On Friday, Schlanger, Kaplan and Cuff will once again manage the first two games, while Gannon, Cuff and Kaplan will call the second two games.
Dave Briggs will host NBCSN’s Atlantic 10 Championship studio show on Thursday and Friday, and will be joined by analyst Ron Thompson.
NBCSN A-10 CHAMPIONSHIP TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|Thursday||Second Round: No. 8 Fordham – No. 9 Richmond||Noon|
|Thursday||Second Round: No. 5 George Washington – TBD||2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||Second Round: No. 7 Rhode Island – No. 10 UMass||6:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||Second Round: No. 6 Davidson – TBD||9 p.m.|
|Friday||Quarterfinals: No. 1 Dayton – TBD||Noon|
|Friday||Quarterfinals: No. 4 Saint Joseph’s – TBD||2:30 p.m.|
|Friday||Quarterfinals: No. 2 VCU – TBD||6:30 p.m.|
|Friday||Quarterfinals: No. 3 St. Bonaventure – TBD||9 p.m.|
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA ONLINE & APP
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 on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
ABOUT THE ATLANTIC 10
The Atlantic 10 Conference was founded in 1976 and consists of 14 diverse members across eight states and Washington, D.C. The mission of the Atlantic 10 is to provide an enhanced student-athlete experience through 21 nationally competitive championship sports. The basketball-centric conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for its student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The membership consists of Davidson College, the 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. For more information, visit www.atlantic10.com.
–NBC Sports Group–