March 5, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—
The Atlantic 10 Conference announced Tuesday that NBC Sports Network will televise all four opening round games at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship. All four rounds of the 12-team championship will now air live, with three of the rounds being televised nationally.
“We are pleased that our newest television partner, NBC Sports Network, will be a part of the live television coverage of the A-10 Championship,” stated A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “This gives Atlantic 10 fans and alumni across the country the opportunity to watch every game of our entire championship.”
The four games, which tip-off the championship, will be played Thursday, March 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. These games feature the following matchups with the winners advancing to face seeds 1-4:
No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9 Seed – Noon
No. 5 Seed vs. No. 12 Seed – 2:30 pm
No. 7 Seed vs. No. 10 Seed – 6:30 pm
No. 6 Seed vs. No. 11 Seed – 9:00 pm
NBC Sports Network, which televised a select number of games during the regular season, began a new partnership with the Atlantic 10 this past fall.
The Championship quarterfinals (Friday, March 15) will air in regionally syndicated markets and will be streamed live at Atlantic10.com. The semifinals (Saturday March 16) will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network and the 2013 A-10 Championship final (Sunday, March 17) is slated for a 1:00 pm tip-off on CBS as part of the networks’ Selection Sunday coverage.
About the A-10
About NBC Sports Network
The Atlantic 10 Conference was formed in 1976. Currently comprised of 16 member institutions and sponsoring 21 championship sports, the mission and goal of the Atlantic 10 is to preserve, protect, and enhance the academic and athletic pursuits of the membership. The conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for more than 6,000 student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The member institutions of the Atlantic 10 are Butler University, the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Louis University, Temple University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Xavier University.
NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in more than 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and the 34th America’s Cup, and beginning in 2013, the Premier League and Formula One. In addition, NBC Sports Network features college football, college basketball, college hockey, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, The Crossover, NFL Turning Point, Pro Football Talk and The Dan Patrick Show. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.