CBS Sports Network to Showcase Most Extensive College Hoops Slate Ever through New Deals with
BIG EAST and American Athletic Conference
CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network hit the hardwood for the 2013-14 college basketball season with its most extensive schedule ever, featuring 240 total games, including six men’s Conference Championships. The Networks’ schedules showcase top teams and match-ups from 20 different conferences.
CBS Sports Network televises over 200 games, the most ever by the Network, with coverage tipping off on Friday, Nov. 8 (9:00 PM, ET) with USC at Utah State. CBS Sports enters its 33rd consecutive season of college basketball coverage, beginning on Saturday, Dec. 7 (12:30 PM, ET) with the broadcast of UCLA at Missouri. CBS Sports broadcasts 40 games, including five Conference Championships.
CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network recently announced deals to televise games from the BIG EAST and the American Athletic Conference. Together, the Networks televise 20 BIG EAST games and 29 contests from The American. In addition, CBS Sports continues its associations with the BIG TEN, SEC, ACC, BIG 12 and PAC 12 broadcasting the conference’s top match-ups. CBS Sports Network’s conference partners include the Mountain West, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Patriot League, as well as NCAA Division II.
Key Conference Contests on CBS:
Duke at Notre Dame – Saturday, Jan. 4
Oklahoma State at Kansas – Saturday, Jan. 18
North Carolina State at Duke – Saturday, Jan. 18
Syracuse at Miami – Saturday, Jan. 25
Michigan at Indiana – Sunday, Feb. 2
Michigan State at Wisconsin – Sunday, Feb. 9
Pittsburgh at North Carolina – Saturday, Feb. 15
Louisville at Memphis – Saturday, March 1
Marquette at Villanova – Sunday, March 2
Kentucky at Florida – Saturday, March 8
Connecticut at Louisville – Saturday, March 8
Key Conference Contests on CBS Sports Network:
SMU at Louisville – Sunday, Jan. 12
Georgetown at Xavier – Wednesday, Jan. 15
Marquette at Butler – Saturday, Jan. 18
UNLV at San Diego State – Saturday, Jan. 18
Temple at Connecticut – Tuesday, Jan. 21
Seton Hall at St. John’s – Thursday, Jan. 23
Cincinnati at Temple – Sunday, Jan. 26
Georgetown at Seton Hall – Thursday, Feb. 20
VCU at Richmond – Thursday, March 6
Key Non-Conference Games on CBS:
UCLA at Missouri – Saturday, Dec. 7
Arizona at Michigan – Saturday, Dec. 14
Michigan State at Texas – Saturday, Dec. 21
Villanova at Syracuse – Saturday, Dec. 28
Louisville at Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 28
Key Non-Conference Games on CBS Sports Network:
Arizona at San Diego State – Thursday, Nov. 14
Arizona State at UNLV – Tuesday, Nov. 19
Illinois at UNLV – Tuesday, Nov. 26
Wichita State at Saint Louis – Sunday, Dec. 1
Cincinnati at New Mexico – Saturday, Dec. 7
Washington at San Diego State – Sunday, Dec. 8
Villanova at Temple – Saturday, Feb. 1
Conference Championship Coverage Highlights:
Championship Weekend on CBS Sports on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, 2014, features the Big Ten, Conference USA, Mountain West and Atlantic 10 crowning their conference tournament champions and earning automatic bids to the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.
CBS Sports also broadcasts the Missouri Valley Conference Championship game on Sunday, March 9.
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Patriot League Men’s Conference Championship on Wednesday, March 12, and Women’s Conference Championship on Saturday, March 15, with winners earning automatic bids to the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Championships.
Mountain West Men’s quarterfinals on Thursday, March 13 and semifinals on Friday, March 14
Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Semifinals on March 14 and Women’s Championship on March 15
Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinals on March 15
Defending NCAA Men’s Champion Louisville makes four appearances on CBS Sports and five on CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network also televises a number of early season tournaments including the Paradise Jam, Cancun Challenge, Great Alaska Shootout, Corpus Christi Challenge and Las Vegas Classic.
CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network broadcast 34 women’s basketball games from The American, BIG EAST, BIG TEN, Mountain West, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League and Southland Conferences, as well as NCAA Division II, highlighted by three appearances by defending NCAA Women’s Champion Connecticut.
CBS Sports streams select games from the entire 2013-14 college basketball schedule live on CBSSports.com. The games are available exclusively on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
CBS Sports’ announce team is led by play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Greg Anthony, who pair together for the first time this season. Mark Wolff serves as Coordinating Producer, College Basketball, and Bob Fishman is the lead director. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
CBS Sports broadcasts the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for the 33rd consecutive year, including a partnership since 2011 with Turner Sports to provide exclusive live coverage of every game in its entirety across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
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