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Thursday, January 19th, 2017
LA SALLE-VCU HIGHLIGHTS NBCSN’S ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
VCU Hosts La Salle Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
A-10 Basketball Doubleheader This Saturday on NBCSN – Fordham-UMass at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by Rhode Island-Duquesne at 2:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 19, 2017 – NBCSN continues its presentation of the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball season with three conference matchups this weekend, highlighted by a showdown between the La Salle Explorers and the VCU Rams on Sunday, January 22, at 2 p.m. ET.
Saturday’s A-10 doubleheader coverage tips off at 12:30 p.m. ET, when the Fordham Rams (8-11) visit the UMass Minutemen (12-7) at William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, Mass. The Rams look to build off their overtime upset of VCU on Wednesday, and grab back-to-back wins over the Minutemen in Amherst.
Paul Burmeister calls the game alongside former Division I basketball player and analyst Jordan Cornette.
NBCSN’s A-10 action continues at 2:30 p.m. ET, when the Duquesne Dukes (9-10) host the Rhode Island Rams (11-6) at A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Mike Lewis II aims to guide Duquesne to its first victory over Rhode Island since 2013.
Rich Lerner (play-by-play) and David Kaplan (analyst) will provide commentary.
Weekend coverage concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, when La Salle (10-5) takes on VCU (14-5) at Siegel Center in Richmond, Va. La Salle can move one game ahead of VCU and into second place in Atlantic 10 standings with a win.
Ryan Burr (play-by-play) and former Division I basketball player and coach Ron Thompson (analyst) will call the matchup.
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 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.
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-