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Thursday, March 14th, 2013
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FANS TUNE TO COMCAST SPORTSNET FOR LOCAL NCAA TOURNAMENT NEWS
PHILADELPHIA- (March 14, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the leader in local sports coverage, provides college basketball fans with extensive coverage of all the local and national teams as they fight for the right to be crowned National Champion. Leading up to the NCAA Tournament, Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network will air men’s and women’s conference tournament action from the Atlantic 10 and CAA conferences.
Conference Tournament Coverage
Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network will air select games from the Atlantic 10 and CAA Conference Tournaments beginning on Friday, March 15. The schedule is below:
Friday, March 15
A10 Quarterfinals Game #1 – 12 p.m. (LIVE) – St. Louis vs. Charlotte or Richmond
A10 Quarterfinals Game #2 – 2:30 p.m. (LIVE) – La Salle vs. Butler or Dayton
Saturday, March 16
CAA Women’s Semifinal Game 2 – 4:30 p.m. (LIVE)
Sunday, March 17
CAA Women’s Championship Game – 8:00 p.m. (2pm TD – airing live on TCN)
The Comcast Network:
Friday, March 15
A10 Quarterfinals Game #3 – 6:30 p.m. (LIVE) – VCU vs. Xavier or St. Joseph’s
A10 Quarterfinals Game #4 – 9 p.m. (LIVE) – Temple vs. UMass or George Washington
Saturday, March 16th
CAA Women’s Semifinal Game #1 – 2 p.m. (LIVE) Teams TBA
CAA Women’s Semifinal Game #2 – 7 p.m. (TD from 4:30 p.m.) – Teams TBA
Sunday, March 17th
CAA Women’s Championship Game – Live at 2 p.m. – Teams TBA
Exclusive NCAA Tournament Coverage
This Sunday, March 17, Comcast SportsNet will air a special one-hour edition of “SportsNite” beginning at 6 p.m. The network will have a team of reporters at Villanova, Temple and La Salle to get immediate reaction from players and coaches. Viewers will also get to weigh in during “SportsNite” and throughout the Tournament by using the hashtag #HoopsTalk.
On Wednesday, March 20 at 9:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet will air “Tournament Time” a 30-minute live special hosted by Amy Fadool, and featuring Drexel University’s Bruiser Flint, CSNPhilly’s hoops analyst and former Villanova Wildcat John Celestand, and with local college basketball expert Michael Bradley, as they discuss the road ahead for the local teams. “Tournament Time” will replay on Comcast SportsNet on Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Once the Tournament begins, Comcast SportsNet will follow the local teams both on-air and online with daily news reports on “Daily News Live,” “SportsNite,” “SportsRise” and online at www.CSNPhilly.com.
The online home of Comcast SportsNet, CSNPhilly.com will have reporters covering the local teams and Amy Fadool will host a weekly video highlighting tournament ups and downs. Fans can also print out their NCAA Tournament bracket starting Monday, March 18.
Comcast SportsNet sponsors Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast
On Monday, March 18th Comcast SportsNet’s Neil Hartman and CSNPhilly.com’s Dei Lynam join the Philly 6 Basketball Coaches for the 15th Annual Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast. Held on the floor of the famed Palestra, Temple’s Fran Dunphy, Saint Joseph’s Phil Martelli, Penn’s Jerome Allen, Drexel’s Bruiser Flint, La Salle’s John Giannini and Villanova’s Jay Wright and other media personalities share their picks for the NCAA Tournament. For more information on the Coaches vs. Cancer program, visit www.phillycoachesvscancer.org.
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