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Big West Announces 2012-13 ESPN Men's Basketball Television Schedule

IRVINE, CA - Big West Conference Commissioner Dennis Farrell today announced that the ESPN Networks will televise a minimum of 17 men's basketball games during the 2012-13 season.

Five conference regular season Big West games will be aired nationally on ESPN2 and ESPNU. In addition, the Big West Basketball Tournament semifinals and championship will appear on ESPN platforms. On Friday, March 15, the first semifinal will air live on ESPN3 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) and replayed at 11:00 p.m. (PT) on ESPNU. The second semifinal will tip at 9:00 p.m. (PT) on ESPNU. The championship game will be televised on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. (PT) on ESPN2.

Four consecutive league matchups will be carried on ESPNU, with the opener featuring UC Santa Barbara at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, December 29 followed by new Big West member Hawai'i visiting UC Irvine on Wednesday, January 9. In a showdown between two schools who have battled each other in the three previous Big West Tournament championship games, UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State meet at the Walter Pyramid on Wednesday, January 30. The two-time defending regular season champion 49ers host the final ESPNU contest on Wednesday, February 13 against Cal State Fullerton.

The lineup also features a "Wild Card" Thursday on March 7 in which either Cal State Fullerton at UC Santa Barbara or Long Beach State at UC Davis will appear on ESPN2.

"We are excited to feature some of the Big West's top rivalry matchups over the past several seasons on this year's ESPN lineup," said Farrell. "The crowd atmosphere at these venues and the buildup to what should be a competitive Big West race makes these selections attractive for an ESPN audience."

An additional nine non-conference broadcasts are currently scheduled on the ESPN Networks. The annual ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, a 24-hour smorgasbord of college hoops, includes Hawai'i hosting Houston Baptist on Tuesday, November 15 at 1:00 a.m. (PT). Pacific then plays three games at the Anaheim Classic, the annual eight team men's basketball Thanksgiving tournament hosted by the Big West at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Tigers begin the tournament with a Thanksgiving Day contest against Xavier on ESPNU at 11:00 a.m. (PT).

Hawai'i also hosts the fourth annual Diamond Head Classic, an eight-team tournament held Christmas week. The Rainbow Warriors open the event on Saturday, December 22 against Miami (FL) and play two additional games, including one on Christmas Day.

Two high profile non-conference games also dot the schedule. On Friday, November 16, Long Beach State hosts North Carolina at 8:00 p.m. (PT) on ESPNU. The 49ers then travel to Syracuse for a 5:00 p.m. (PT) tipoff on Thursday, December 6 on ESPN2.

2012-13 Big West Basketball Television Schedule

2012-13 BIG WEST BASKETBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Day/Date Contest Tipoff Carrier
Monday, November 12 Cal State Fullerton at Stanford 8:30 pm Pac-12 Networks
Tuesday, November 13 Long Beach State at USC 6:30 pm Pac-12 Networks
Tuesday, November 13 UC Irvine at UCLA 8:30 pm Pac-12 Networks
ESPN COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF MARATHON
Tuesday, November 13 Houston Baptist at Hawai'i 1:00 am ESPN
Friday, November 16 North Carolina at Long Beach State 8:10 pm ESPNU
Monday, November 19 Long Beach State at Arizona 6:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
ANAHEIM CLASSIC - ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER ARENA
Thursday, November 22 Pacific vs. Xavier 11:00 am ESPNU
Friday, November 23 Pacific vs. Saint Mary's 12:30 ESPN2/td>
Sunday, November 25 Pacific vs. Cal 6:00 pm ESPN2
Sunday, November 25 Cal Poly at UCLA 7:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Wednesday, November 28 UC Irvine at UNLV 7:00 pm TWC SportsNet
Wednesday, November 28 Cal State Northridge at UCLA 9:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, December 1 Hawai'i at UNLV 4:00 pm TWC SportsNet
Sunday, December 2 Cal State Fullerton at Washington 4:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Thursday, December 6 Long Beach State at Syracuse 5:00 pm ESPN2
Saturday, December 8 Long Beach State at Ohio State 9:00 am Big Ten Network
Saturday, December 8 Cal State Northridge at Arizona State 11:00 am Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, December 15 UC Davis at Stanford 2:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, December 15 UC Riverside at USC 4:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Tuesday, December 18 Long Beach State at UCLA 8:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Tuesday, December 18 UC Santa Barbara at California 8:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Thursday, December 20 Cal Poly at Washington 6:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Thursday, December 20 UC Irvine at USC 8:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Friday, December 21 Cal State Northridge at Utah 7:30 pm Pac-12 Networks
DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC - STAN SHERIFF ARENA
Saturday, December 22 Hawai'i vs. Miami (FL) 9:30 pm ESPNU
Sunday, December 23 East Tennessee State TBA ESPNU
Tuesday, December 25 Hawai'i vs. Mississippi TBA ESPNU
BIG WEST CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON GAMES
Saturday, December 29 Pacific at Long Beach State 4:00 pm Prime Ticket
Saturday, December 29 UC Santa Barbara at Cal State Fullerton 7:00 pm ESPNU
Saturday, January 5 Long Beach State at UC Santa Barbara 4:00 pm Prime Ticket
Wednesday, January 9 Hawai'i at UC Irvine 8:00 pm ESPNU
Saturday, January 12 Cal State Northridge at UC Irvine 4:00 pm Prime Ticket
Saturday, January 19 Cal Poly at UC Santa Barbara 4:00 pm Prime Ticket
Saturday, January 26 Hawai'i at UC Santa Barbara 4:00 pm Prime Ticket
Wednesday, January 30 UC Santa Barbara at Long Beach State 9:00 pm ESPNews
Saturday, February 2 Cal Poly at Long Beach State 4:00 pm Prime Ticket
Saturday, February 9 Cal State Fullerton at UC Riverside 8:00 pm Prime Ticket
Wednesday, February 13 Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State 8:00 pm ESPNU
Saturday, February 16 Cal State Fullerton at UC Irvine 8:00 pm Prime Ticket
Saturday, February 23 BracketBusters TBA  
Saturday, March 2 Long Beach State at UC Irvine 4:00 pm Fox Sports West
Thursday, March 7 Long Beach State at UC Davis 8:00 pm ESPN2
Saturday, March 9 Long Beach State at Pacific 4:00 pm Fox Sports West
BIG WEST TOURNAMENT - HONDA CENTER
Thursday, March 14 Men's Quarterfinals All Day Prime Ticket
Friday, March 15 Men's Semifinal #1 6:30 pm ESPN3 (live)
    11:00 pm ESPNU (delayed)
  Men's Semifinal #2 9:00 pm ESPNU (live)
Saturday, March 16 Women's Championship 1:00 pm Prime Ticket
  Men's Championship 7:30 pm ESPN2 (live)

 

 

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