Monday, November 6th, 2017


Men’s and Women’s Game Schedule includes area contests featuring UIC, Illinois State, Loyola, Bradley, SIU, EIU, Valparaiso, Northern Iowa, Drake, DePaul, Northwestern, and more!

Local coverage begins with the UIC Flames hosting St. Joseph’s on Monday, November 13 at 7:00 PM CT featuring Jordan Bernfield & David Kaplan with the game call!

NBC Sports Chicago live stream available 24/7 on  or via the NBC Sports app

Chicago, IL (November 6, 2017) – NBC Sports Chicago, the multi-platform home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, is ready to bring college hoops fans another exciting season of action-packed NCAA basketball featuring a total of 65 men’s & women’s contests, featuring many of the area’s top teams and players.

NBC Sports Chicago viewers can look forward to the very best in local/regional basketball action featuring the Horizon League’s UIC Flames (eight games), along with Missouri Valley Conference action highlighted by Loyola (eight games), Northern Iowa (eight games), Bradley (seven games), Illinois State (five games), Southern Illinois (four games), Drake (four games), Valparaiso (three games), along with MVC #1-ranked pre-season favorite Missouri St. (ten games), plus – live coverage of the always-competitive MVC Tournament beginning March 1.  NOTE: NBC Sports Chicago live stream also available to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers on or via the NBC Sports app.

NBC Sports Chicago’s early season men’s collegiate basketball schedule gets underway with the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Flames hosting St. Joseph’s on Monday, November 13 at 7:00 PM CT LIVE from the UIC Pavilion.  The game announcing tandem for Flames games on NBC Sports Chicago this season features Jordan Bernfield (play-by-play) and NBC Sports Chicago’s David Kaplan (analyst).  NOTE: ESPN Radio 1000’s Jonathan Hood will be filling in for Kaplan as game analyst for the UIC match-ups against DePaul and Wright St.  In addition, Bernfield will also handle play-by-play duties for every Loyola game on NBC Sports Chicago’s schedule this season, which also features ESPN Radio 1000’s Jeff Dickerson handling color analysis.

Among the key regional match-ups on the schedule this season include UIC at Loyola (Dec. 2), DePaul at UIC (Dec. 9), UIC at Illinois St. (Dec. 19), SIU at Northern Iowa (Dec. 28), Bradley vs. Loyola (Jan. 13 & Jan. 31), Drake at Northern Iowa (Jan. 16), Missouri St. at SIU (Feb. 14), and Bradley at Valparaiso (Feb. 17) among many others. Note the attached schedule for a complete list of men’s games this season on NBC Sports Chicago and on NBC Sports Chicago+.

NBC Sports Chicago’s women’s basketball schedule includes six games featuring USA Today Coaches Poll pre-season #20-ranked/four-time defending Big East Conf. champion DePaul Blue Demons the first Blue Demons telecast taking place on Saturday, December 30 at 7:00 PM CT live from the brand new Wintrust Arena in downtown Chicago vs. St. John’s.  Additional DePaul match-ups on NBC Sports Chicago’s schedule include games against Marquette (Jan. 4), Xavier (Jan. 12), Creighton (Feb. 2), Providence (Feb. 4), and Georgetown (Feb. 16).  In addition, NBC Sports Chicago will also carry the Big Ten’s Northwestern Wildcats in action on Dec. 16 at Missouri St. (note the attached schedule for a complete listing of women’s games this season).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Numerous men’s and women’s games on NBC Sports Chicago’s college basketball schedule this season will air exclusively on NBC Sports Chicago+. NBC Sports Chicago+ (NBCSCH+) is available in high-definition on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 201 in the Chicago area/South Bend, IN & on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 285 in the Peoria, Springfield, Rockford and Champaign markets, along with being made available in DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T, RCN, and WOW! homes among numerous other carriers and streaming services; viewers are urged to visit’s CHANNEL FINDER page for complete channel location details.

In addition to game coverage, NBC Sports Chicago will once again provide college basketball fans with team college coaches show this season (air dates may vary during the season) – Tuesdays (beginning in early December): Inside Notre Dame Basketball with Mike Brey (5:30 PM)…Wednesdays (beginning in late December): The Foundation: Northwestern Basketball (5:30 PM)…and The Steve Prohm Show: Iowa State Basketball (Season Preview Special – Mon, Dec. 11 at 5:30 PM; weekly airings on Mondays at 5:30 PM begin in January).



  1. Mon, Nov 13            11:00 am         Jacksonville St. @ Richmond                                     LIVE
  2. Mon, Nov 13            7:00 pm            UIC:  St. Joseph’s @ UIC                                            LIVE
  3. Mon, Nov 13            7:00 pm            UNI:  Alcorn State @ Northern Iowa                       LIVE   NBCSCH+
  4. Wed, Nov 29            6:00 pm            Vermont @ Richmond                                                LIVE   NBCSCH+
  5. Fri, Dec 1                   7:00 pm            Bradley:  E. Illinois @ Bradley                                   LIVE   NBCSCH+
  6. Sat, Dec 2                 3:00 pm            Loyola:  UIC @ Loyola                                                LIVE
  7. Sat, Dec 2                 3:00 pm            IL ST:  Tulsa @ Illinois State                                       LIVE   NBCSCH+
  8. Sat, Dec 2                7:00 pm            Missouri St. @ S. Dakota State                                 LIVE                                   NBCSCH+
  9. Mon, Dec 4             7:00 pm            Missouri St. @ N Dakota St                                       LIVE
  10. Thu, Dec 7                7:00 pm            UNI:  UT-Arlington @ Northern Iowa                     LIVE
  11. Sat, Dec 9                3:00 pm            UIC:  DePaul @ UIC                                                     LIVE
  12. Sat, Dec 9                3:00 pm            IL ST:  Murray State @ Illinois State                         LIVE                                   NBCSCH+
  13. Sat, Dec 9                5:00 pm            James Madison @ Richmond                                    LIVE                                   NBCSCH+
  14. Sun, Dec 10             3:00 pm            Missouri St @ Oral Roberts                                       LIVE                                   NBCSCH+
  15. Tue, Dec 19              7:00 pm            IL ST:  UIC @ Illinois State                                          LIVE
  16. Fri, Dec 22                8:00 pm            MVC:  Loyola @ Missouri State                                LIVE
  17. Sat, Dec 23               1:00 pm            MVC:  Illinois State @ Evansville                              LIVE
  18. Thu, Dec 28              7:00 pm            MVC:  Valparaiso @ Indiana State                           LIVE
  19. Thu, Dec 28              7:00 pm            MVC:  Southern Illinois @ Northern Iowa              LIVE   NBCSCH+
  20. Sat, Dec 30               3:00 pm            MVC:  Evansville @ Loyola                                        LIVE
  21. Sun, Dec 31             3:00 pm            MVC: Missouri St @ Valparaiso                                LIVE                                   NBCSCH+
  22. Wed, Jan 3                7:00 pm            MVC:  Indiana St @ Loyola                                        LIVE   NBCSCH+
  23. Sat, Jan 6                  3:00 pm            MVC:  Southern Illinois @ Valparaiso                      LIVE
  24. Wed, Jan 10             6:00 pm            MVC:  Northern Iowa @ Indiana State                   LIVE   NBCSCH+
  25. Sat, Jan 13                3:00 pm            MVC:  Bradley @ Loyola                                            LIVE
  26. Sun, Jan 14              2:00 pm            MVC:  Indiana St @ Missouri St                                LIVE
  27. Mon, Jan 15             7:00 pm            UIC:  Oakland @ UIC                                                   LIVE
  28. Tue, Jan 16               7:00 pm            MVC:  Drake @ Northern Iowa                                 LIVE
  29. Wed, Jan 17             6:00 pm            MVC:  Bradley @ Illinois State                                  LIVE
  30. Wed, Jan 17             7:00 pm            MVC:  Southern Illinois @ Loyola                             LIVE   NBCSCH+
  31. Sat, Jan 20                3:00 pm            MVC:  Missouri St. @ Drake                                      LIVE
  32. Tue, Jan 23               7:00 pm            MVC:  Missouri St. @ Bradley                                   LIVE
  33. Sat, Jan 27                3:00 pm            UIC:  IUPUI @ UIC                                                       LIVE
  34. Wed, Jan 31             7:00 pm            MVC:  Loyola @ Bradley                                            LIVE   NBCSCH+
  35. Sat, Feb 3                  3:00 pm            MVC:  Indiana St @ Northern Iowa                         LIVE   NBCSCH+
  36. Tue, Feb 6                 6:00 pm            MVC:  Missouri St. @ Indiana St                               LIVE   NBCSCH+
  37. Wed, Feb 7               7:00 pm            MVC:  Drake @ Loyola                                               LIVE
  38. Thu, Feb 8                 7:00 pm            UIC:  Youngstown State @ UIC                                LIVE   NBCSCH+
  39. Sat, Feb 10                3:00 pm            MVC:  Northern Iowa @ Drake                                 LIVE
  40. Tue, Feb 13               7:00 pm            MVC:  Evansville @ Northern Iowa                          LIVE   NBCSCH+
  41. Wed, Feb 14             7:00 pm            MVC:  Missouri St. @ Southern Illinois                    LIVE   NBCSCH+
  42. Sat, Feb 17                8:00 pm            MVC:  Bradley @ Valparaiso                                     LIVE
  43. Wed, Feb 21             7:00 pm            MVC:  Bradley @ Missouri St.                                   LIVE   NBCSCH+
  44. Sat, Feb 24                5:00 pm            St. Joseph’s @ Richmond                                           LIVE   NBCSCH+
  45. Sun, Feb 28               5:00 pm            UIC:  Wright State @ UIC                                           LIVE
  46. Thu, Mar 1                6:00 pm            MVC Tournament – Opening Round #1                   LIVE
  47. Thu, Mar 1                8:30 pm            MVC Tournament – Opening Round #2                   LIVE
  48. Fri, Mar 2                  12:00 pm         MVC Tournament – Quarterfinal #1                        LIVE
  49. Fri, Mar 2                  2:30 pm            MVC Tournament – Quarterfinal #2                        LIVE
  50. Fri, Mar 2                  6:00 pm            MVC Tournament – Quarterfinal #3                        LIVE
  51. Fri, Mar 2                  8:30 pm            MVC Tournament – Quarterfinal #4                        LIVE



  1. Tue, Nov 14               7:00 pm            Iowa State @ Northern Iowa                                    LIVE
  2. Sun, Nov 19               2:00 pm            Missouri @ Missouri State                                         LIVE         NBCSCH+
  3. Wed, Nov 29             7:00 pm            Missouri St. @ Wichita St                                           TBA
  4. Sat, Dec 16                2:00 pm            Northwestern @ Missouri St                                     LIVE         NBCSCH+
  5. Sat, Dec 30                7:00 pm            St. Johns @ DePaul                                                      LIVE
  6. Thu, Jan 4                   7:00 pm            DePaul @ Marquette                                                  LIVE
  7. Fri, Jan 12                   5:00 pm            Xavier @ DePaul                                                          LIVE         NBCSCH+
  8. Fri, Jan 12                   7:00 PM           Missouri St @ Illinois State                                        LIVE         NBCSCH+
  9. Mon, Jan 15               1:00 pm            UIC:  Milwaukee @ UIC                                              LIVE         NBCSCH+
  10. Fri, Feb 2                  7:00 pm            Creighton @ DePaul                                                    LIVE
  11. Sun, Feb 4                2:00 pm            Providence @ DePaul                                                 LIVE
  12. Fri, Feb 16                7:00 pm            Georgetown @ DePaul                                               LIVE         NBCSCH+
  13. Sun, Feb 18              3:00 pm            Missouri St @ Valparaiso                                           LIVE
  14. Thu, Mar 1               7:00 pm            Evansville @ Missouri St                                             LIVE         NBCSCH+


(Schedules as of 11/6/17)  — ALL TIMES CENTRAL TIME

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