FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
NBCSN TIPS OFF 2017 COLLEGE BASKETBALL COVERAGE WITH FIVE ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL GAMES THIS WEEKEND
Coverage Begins With Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tripleheader on Saturday, January 7 Featuring UMass – VCU at 1 p.m. ET
A-10 Basketball Doubleheader on Sunday, January 8 Tips Off at Noon ET With Richmond – George Washington
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 5, 2017 – NBCSN tips off its 2017 college basketball coverage with five Atlantic 10 men’s basketball games this weekend, highlighted by an A-10 tripleheader on Saturday, January 7, and A-10 doubleheader on Sunday, January 8.
Coverage begins Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, when VCU (12-3) hosts UMass (10-5) at the Siegel Center, in Richmond, Va. Mike Corey calls Saturday’s game alongside former Division I basketball player and coach Ron Thompson.
The action continues at 3 p.m. ET, when defending A-10 men’s basketball champion Saint Joseph’s (7-6) takes on Fordham (6-9) at Rose Hill Gymnasium, in Bronx, N.Y. Rick Allen (play-by-play) and former Division I basketball player Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (analyst) will call the matchup.
Saturday’s A-10 tripleheader on NBCSN will culminate at 5 p.m. ET, when George Mason (11-4) takes the court against St. Bonaventure (9-5) at the Reilly Center, in St. Bonaventure, N.Y. Kenny Rice (play-by-play) and Blaine Fowler (analyst) will provide commentary.
NBCSN’s A-10 doubleheader on Sunday gets underway at Noon ET, when George Washington (8-6) hosts Richmond (8-6). Corey and Thompson will handle the call.
The weekend of coverage wraps up at 2 p.m. ET, when Davidson (7-5) hits the court against Saint Louis (4-10), at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo. Todd Harris (play-by-play) and Dave Kaplan (analyst) will call the action.
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, January 7||UMass at VCU||1 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 7||Saint Joseph’s at Fordham||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 7||George Mason at St. Bonaventure||5 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 8||Richmond at George Washington||Noon|
|Sunday, January 8||Davidson at Saint Louis||2 p.m.|
|Wednesday, January 11||St. Bonaventure at Saint Louis (Women’s)||Noon|
|Saturday, January 14||Richmond at Saint Joseph’s||12:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 14||Saint Louis at George Mason||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 14*||Fordham at St. Bonaventure (Rochester Arena)||4:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 15||UMass at Rhode Island||2:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 15||George Washington at La Salle||4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 21||Fordham at UMass||12:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 21||Rhode Island at Duquesne||2:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 22||La Salle at VCU||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 28||Davidson at Fordham||Noon|
|Saturday, January 28||St. Bonaventure at Rhode Island||2 p.m.|
|Wednesday, February 1||Fordham at George Washington (Women’s)||Noon|
|Saturday, February 4||Duquesne at Dayton||12:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 4||George Washington at Richmond||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 11||UMass at Saint Joseph’s||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 11||St. Bonaventure at George Washington||4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 18||Davidson at UMass||Noon|
|Saturday, February 18||St. Bonaventure at Dayton||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 18||Rhode Island at George Mason||4 p.m.|
|Sunday, February 19||George Washington at Duquesne||Noon|
|Sunday, February 19||Dayton at Fordham (Women’s)||2 p.m.|
|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.
*Game will be played at Rochester Arena
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-