CBS Sports Network features a college basketball tripleheader on Saturday, Feb. 25, highlighted by an Atlantic 10 matchup featuring UMass and Dayton (6:00 PM, ET). Roger Twibell and Steve Lappas call the action at University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, where the Minutemen, tied for third-place in the conference, look to stay in contention for an NCAA Tournament bid.
A primetime Conference USA matchup between UTEP and UCF follows (8:00 PM, ET) at UCF Arena in Orlando, Fla. Dave Ryan and Pete Gillen handle the call as UCF tries to bounce back from a tough conference loss at Rice and remain in the NCAA Tournament conversation.
Saturday’s action tips-off with Lafayette at American (4:00 PM, ET) at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C. Bob Socci and Vince Curran announce. College basketball action on the Network continues on Sunday, Feb. 26 beginning with Maine at Stony Brook (12:00 PM, ET). Don Criqui and Wally Szczerbiak are courtside at Stony Brook University Arena in Stony Brook, N.Y. A women’s contest between UMass and Xavier (2:00 PM, ET) follows at Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jason Knapp and Tammy Blackburn call the action.
Saturday’s studio coverage features INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL (10:00-10:30 PM, ET and 11:30 PM-12:30 AM, ET). Host Adam Zucker is joined by analysts Wally Szczerbiak, Alaa Abdelnaby and insider Jon Rothstein with the latest college basketball news and highlights.
For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
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“TIP DRILL WITH WALLY SZCZERBIAK”
(ON NOTRE DAME)
No one is playing better basketball right now than Notre Dame. Notre Dame beat Marquette and handed Syracuse their only loss of the year. I think they’re a Top-15 team.
(ON MID MAJORS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT)
Creighton is not in yet, but if they get in, they are tough team to scout and tough to match up with. They have a complex offense that can score in a lot of different ways. And they have forward Doug McDermott on the squad.
(ON BIG 12 CONFERENCE)
The Big 12 deserves five teams. You have the big three in Kansas, Baylor and Missouri. Then Kansas State and Iowa State definitely deserve to be in there, they have solid resumes. And once Iowa State gets in, watch out for them.
I look forward to seeing them in the Tournament and think they are going to make a run. as they’ll be playing teams who aren’t familiar with their style of play. They are so hard to prepare for and scout because of their versatility.
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