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Brentwood, TN – As part of the Ohio Valley Conference television schedule,men’s basketball team is scheduled to appear on ESPN platforms one time in the 2012-13 season.
That was announced on Thursday by the OVC office.
Austin Peay’s game at Murray State, slated for noon, Saturday, February 2nd, will be APSU’s lone appearance. That game will be seen on ESPNU.The schedule includes 10 total men’s basketball games (seven regular season contests and three OVC Tournament games) that will appear on one of the networks during the season. Each of the seven regular-season games will air on ESPNU as will the first semifinal of the OVC Tournament (Friday, March 8th at 6:00pm). The second semifinal game will air live on ESPN3 and tape delayed on ESPNU at 12:30am.
The tournament championship game will air on ESPN2 at 6:00pm, Saturday, March 9th. The tournament again will be held at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.
For the third straight year, the schedule will include a “Wild Card” selection that will feature teams selected 21 days before the contest. This season’s wild card date is March 2nd; the wild card format helps ensure the most competitive games featuring the teams at the top of the standings are selected for telecast.
The 24-hour college sports television network airs more than 650 live events annually. Each season, ESPNU televises more than 300 men and women’s basketball games, including regular season and conference tournament matchups from a wide variety of schools representing 27 different conferences. ESPNU is available nationwide in approximately 73 million households and has long-term carriage agreements with all 10 of the top multichannel TV providers – Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 208), DISH Network (Channel 141), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.
ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a 24/7 destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com. It is available to approximately 70 million homes at no cost to fans who receive a high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated provider.
A complete television schedule, including non-conference games, will be released in the coming weeks.
2012-13 ESPN Television Schedule
Saturday, January 5th
Thursday, January 24th
Saturday, February 2nd
Thursday, February 7th
Thursday, February 14th
Thursday, February 28th
Saturday, March 2nd
Potential Wild Card Games for March 2nd
Friday, March 8
OVC Tournament Men’s Semifinal #1, 6:00pm (ESPNU)
OVC Tournament Men’s Semifinal #2, 8:00pm (ESPN3 – Delayed on ESPNU at 12:30am)
Saturday, March 9th
OVC Tournament Men’s Championship, 6:00pm (ESPN2)
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