FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ON NBCSN
Second-Round Coverage Begins Thursday at Noon ET on NBCSN; Quarterfinals Tip Off Friday at Noon ET on NBCSN
Terry Gannon, Dave Kaplan and Jordan Cornette to Call Primetime A-10 Championship Matchups
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 7, 2018 – NBC Sports presents the 2018 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship this Thursday and Friday from Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., totaling 20 hours of live coverage of the Second Round and Quarterfinals on NBCSN.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming of NBCSN’s A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship coverage.
Thursday’s coverage of the Second Round on NBCSN tips off at Noon ET with Game 3 featuring No. 8 VCU – No. 9 Dayton, followed by Game 4 between No. 5 George Mason and the winner of Game 1 of the tournament (No. 12 La Salle – No. 13 UMass) at 2:30 p.m. ET. Veteran play-by-play announcer Paul Burmeister will call Games 3 and 4, and will be joined by former Division I basketball player and analyst Jordan Cornette. Dave Kaplan will serve as courtside reporter.
Thursday’s second round coverage on NBCSN continues at 6 p.m. ET with Game 5 featuring No. 7 Richmond – No. 10 Duquesne, and concludes with Game 6 between No. 6 Saint Louis and the winner of Game 2 (No. 11 George Washington – No. 14 Fordham) at 8:30 p.m. ET. 1983 North Carolina State University national championship basketball team member Terry Gannon will handle NBCSN’s coverage of the two evening matchups. Gannon will be joined by Kaplan (analyst) and Cornette (courtside reporter) for Thursday’s nightcaps.
NBCSN’s coverage of the A-10 Championship Quarterfinals begins Friday at Noon ET with Game 7 of the tournament featuring No. 1 Rhode Island and the winner of Game 3, and continues at 2:30 p.m. ET with No. 4 Saint Joseph’s and the winner of Game 4. Burmeister, Cornette and Kaplan will manage the call for Friday’s afternoon games.
Friday’s Quarterfinals coverage continues at 6 p.m. ET with Game 9 featuring No. 2 St. Bonaventure and the winner of Game 5, followed by Game 10 between No. 3 Davidson and the winner of Game 6. Gannon, Kaplan, and Cornette will call Friday’s evening matchups.
Jimmy Roberts will host NBCSN’s Atlantic 10 Championship studio coverage on Thursday and Friday, and will be joined by former Division I basketball player and coach Ron Thompson.
NBCSN 2018 A-10 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE (all times ET)
|Thursday, March 8||Second Round: No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 Dayton||Noon|
|Thursday, March 8||Second Round: No. 5 George Mason vs. Winner Game 1||2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 8||Second Round: No. 7 Richmond vs. No. 10 Duquesne||6 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 8||Second Round: No. 6 Saint Louis vs. Winner Game 2||8:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 9||Quarterfinals: No. 1 Rhode Island vs. Winner Game 3||Noon|
|Friday, March 9||Quarterfinals: Winner Game 4 vs. No. 4 Saint Joseph’s||2:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 9||Quarterfinals: No. 2 St. Bonaventure vs. Winner Game 5||6 p.m.|
|Friday, March 9||Quarterfinals: Winner Game 6 vs. No. 3 Davidson||8:30 p.m.|
All games and times subject to change.
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.
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-