FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
NO. 1 MICHIGAN STATE VISITS NORTHEASTERN IN MEN’S BASKETBALL, SATURDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN to Present Unique Men’s College Basketball and Hockey Doubleheader Between Same Schools on Same Day at Same Arena
Michigan State – Northeastern Men’s Hockey Game to Air at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Denzel Valentine Leads No. 1 Spartans Against Zach Stahl and Huskies in College Basketball Matchup
Paul Burmeister, Dave Kaplan and Carolyn Manno to Call Men’s Basketball Game
Steve Schlanger and Anson Carter to Call Men’s Hockey Matchup
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 15, 2015 – This Saturday, NBCSN will present what is believed to be the first-ever men’s college basketball and hockey doubleheader played between the same schools on the same day at the same arena. First, the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans, led by head coach Tom Izzo, take on the Northeastern Huskies in men’s basketball at 12:30 p.m. ET at Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass. Following hoops, the floor of Matthews Arena will transition from hardwood to ice for the nightcap portion of the same school, two-sport doubleheader. Coverage of Michigan State – Northeastern men’s hockey begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Michigan State G Denzel Valentine and the Spartans (11-0) enter Saturday’s game as the No. 1 team in the country, following a 58-52 win against Florida this past weekend. Northeastern G Zach Stahl and the Huskies (7-3) take the court coming off a 75-62 win over Stony Brook.
Northeastern and Michigan State have never met before in men’s basketball. Northeastern owns four all-time wins against current members of the Big Ten, with the last victory coming on Dec. 22, 2008 in a 55-42 victory at Indiana.
Paul Burmeister (@PaulWBurmeister) calls Saturday’s game alongside analyst Dave Kaplan, and sideline reporter Carolyn Manno (@CarolynManno).
Michigan State C Mike Ferrantino and the Spartans (5-10-2) visit Matthews Arena following a 3-0 loss to Wisconsin last Saturday. Northeastern F Zach Aston-Reese and the Huskies (2-12-3) enter Saturday’s contest following a 3-4 loss to Boston College on December 6.
The Huskies and Spartan men’s hockey teams have faced each other five previous times, with Michigan State holding a 3-2-0 edge in the series. The two teams last met on Oct. 27, 1996, in a 6-5 Northeastern win at Matthews Arena.
Steve Schlanger (@SteveSchlanger) will call Saturday night’s hockey matchup alongside analyst, NHL veteran and former Michigan State RW Anson Carter (@AnsonCarterLA).
Listed below is NBC Sports Group’s remaining coverage of the 2015-16 men’s college basketball and hockey seasons.
REMAINING 2015-16 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES ON NBCSN
|Sat., December 19||Michigan State at Northeastern||CAA||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 2||St. Joseph’s at Richmond||A-10||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 2||Dayton at Duquesne||A-10||2:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 2||Saint Louis at Rhode Island||A-10||4:30 p.m.|
|Sun., January 3||UMass at La Salle||A-10||5 p.m.|
|Sun., January 3||Fordham at George Washington||A-10||7 p.m.|
|Sun., January 10||Rhode Island at Saint Louis||A-10||Noon|
|Sun., January 10||Richmond at Fordham||A-10||2 p.m.|
|Sun., January 10||VCU at Saint Louis||A-10||4 p.m.|
|Sat., January 16||UMass at Davidson||A-10||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 16||La Salle at Rhode Island||A-10||2:30 p.m.|
|Sun., January 17||George Mason at Saint Louis||A-10||3 p.m.|
|Sat., January 23||Davidson at Richmond||A-10||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 23||St. Bonaventure at VCU||A-10||2:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 30||Fordham at UMass||A-10||Noon|
|Sat., January 30||La Salle at Dayton||A-10||2 p.m.|
|Sun., January 31||George Washington at George Mason||A-10||Noon|
|Sat., February 6||Davidson at Duquesne||A-10||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., February 6||Delaware at William & Mary||CAA||2:30 p.m.|
|Sun., February 7||Saint Louis at St. Bonaventure||A-10||2 p.m.|
|Sat., February 13||James Madison at UNC Wilmington||CAA||3 p.m.|
|Sat., February 13||Hofstra at Delaware||CAA||5 p.m.|
|Sat., February 20||St. Bonaventure at Dayton||A-10||Noon|
|Sat., February 20||St. Joseph’s at Davidson||A-10||2 p.m.|
|Sun., February 21||La Salle at George Washington||A-10||Noon|
|Sun., February 21||Northeastern at Hofstra||CAA||2 p.m.|
|Sun., February 21||George Mason at UMass||A-10||4 p.m.|
|Sat., February 27||VCU at George Washington||A-10||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., February 27||William & Mary at James Madison||CAA||2:30 p.m.|
|Sat., March 5||George Washington at Davidson||A-10||3:30 p.m.|
|Sun., March 6||CAA Semifinals||CAA||1 p.m.|
|Sun., March 6||CAA Semifinals||CAA||3:30 p.m.|
|Mon., March 7||CAA Finals||CAA||7 p.m.|
|Thur., March 10||A-10 Championship Second Round||A-10||Noon|
|Thur., March 10||A-10 Championship Second Round||A-10||2:30 p.m.|
|Thur., March 10||A-10 Championship Second Round||A-10||6:30 p.m.|
|Thur., March 10||A-10 Championship Second Round||A-10||9 p.m.|
|Fri., March 11||A-10 Championship Quarter Final||A-10||Noon|
|Fri., March 11||A-10 Championship Quarter Final||A-10||2:30 p.m.|
|Fri., March 11||A-10 Championship Quarter Final||A-10||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., March 11||A-10 Championship Quarter Final||A-10||9 p.m.|
All games and times subject to change.
REMAINING 2015-16 MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY GAMES ON NBCSN
|Saturday, Dec. 19||Michigan State – Northeastern||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Friday, Jan. 8||Western Michigan – Notre Dame||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Friday, Jan. 15||Merrimack – Notre Dame||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Saturday, Jan. 16||Merrimack – Notre Dame||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Friday, Jan. 29||Boston College – Notre Dame||7:35 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Friday, Feb. 12||Maine – Notre Dane||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Saturday, Feb. 13||Maine – Notre Dame||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Friday, Feb 26||Boston University – Notre Dame||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Saturday, Feb. 27||Boston University – Notre Dame||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
All games and times subject to change.
ABOUT COLLEGE BASKETBALL ON NBCSN
NBCSN will present more than 40 college basketball games during the 2015-16 season, including 31 regular-season matchups featuring Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association schools, and coverage of the Atlantic 10 Championship and CAA conference tournament.
ABOUT COLLEGE HOCKEY ON NBCSN
NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will present 20 college hockey games this season, including 16 Notre Dame home games, and four Hockey East games. A total of 14 games will be televised on NBCSN, and an additional six games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.
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