FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
NBCSN CLOSES OUT ITS ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL REGULAR-SEASON COVERAGE WITH DOUBLEHEADER ON SATURDAY
Richmond Visits Fordham on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Saint Louis Hosts Saint Joseph’s on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 23, 2017 – NBCSN’s coverage of the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball regular season concludes this Saturday, Feb. 25 with a doubleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET, when the Richmond Spiders (16-11, 10-5) visit the Fordham Rams (13-15, 7-8) at historic Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx, N.Y.
The Spiders, led by senior duo T.J. Cline and ShawnDre’ Jones, aim to pick up their 14th straight victory against the Rams and secure the third spot in the A-10 standings. Terry Gannon calls Richmond-Fordham alongside former Division I basketball player and coach Ron Thompson.
Coverage continues at 4:30 p.m. ET, when the Saint Louis Billikens (9-19, 4-11) host the Saint Joseph’s Hawks (10-17, 3-12) at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo. The Hawks look to win back-to-back matchups against the Billikens following last season’s 77-63 victory at Michael J. Hagan Arena. Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and David Kaplan (analyst) will provide commentary of the Saint Joseph’s-Saint Louis matchup.
All A-10 basketball games televised on NBCSN will also be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
A-10 COVERAGE ON NBCSN
NBCSN will present more than 35 Atlantic 10 basketball games during the 2016-17 season, including 25 regular-season Atlantic 10 men’s basketball matchups, as well as exclusive coverage of the second round and quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena.
NBCSN’s 2016-17 A-10 men’s basketball schedule features all 14 member schools, including Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, and VCU. The schedule boasts three games with 2016 A-10 Championship winner Saint Joseph’s, and six games featuring teams from last season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Dayton, Saint Joseph’s and VCU).
In addition, NBCSN will present three regular-season A-10 women’s basketball games, featuring five member schools, including Dayton, Fordham, 2016 Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis.
NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
All A-10 basketball games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream all games via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
NBCSN 2017 A-10 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (all times ET)
|Saturday, February 25||Richmond at Fordham||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 25||Saint Joseph’s at Saint Louis||4:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||Noon|
|Thursday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||6 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||8:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 10||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||Noon|
|Friday, March 10||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||2:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 10||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||6 p.m.|
|Friday, March 10||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||8:30 p.m.|
All games and times subject to change.
ABOUT THE ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE
The Atlantic 10 Conference was founded in 1975 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-