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Men's Final Four - April 7, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on March 16, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: Exclusive Coverage of Every NIT Game Begins Tuesday

ESPN’s exclusive coverage of the entire 78th National Invitation Tournament (NIT) will begin with all 16 first-round games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18. The networks will follow the first round with all eight second-round matchups (March 20-23), the four quarterfinals (March 24-25), both semifinals (March 31) and [...]

ACC Tournament - March 16, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on March 13, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: ESPN’s 36th Season is its Second Most-Viewed

1,714 Exclusive Games across Television and Digital Platforms ESPN and ESPN2 Televise Season’s Five Most-Viewed Games across All Networks ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU’s 622 Games Average 475,000 Viewers; WatchESPN Generates 607,000,000 Live Minutes Viewed Louisville Makes it a Baker’s Dozen with Metered Market Record ESPN’s 36th consecutive year of men’s regular-season college basketball averaged 1,376,000 [...]


Posted by Michael Humes on March 13, 2015

Men’s College Hoops: Selection Sunday Highlighted by Three Title Games & Extensive Analysis of Tourney Field

Multiple Studio Shows, Greg Shaheen Returns 10 Hours of Coverage on ESPNU on Monday Debut of I Hate Christian Laettner Documentary Sunday at 9 p.m. ESPN’s extensive multiplatform coverage of Selection Sunday, March 15 – the day the 68-team field for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship is announced – will include in-depth analysis [...]

Champ Week animation

Posted by Michael Humes on March 9, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: Updated Championship Week Schedule

Championship Week Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods Schedule – Updated March 9   Date Network Time (ET) Game / Commentators Site Mon 3/9 ESPN3 6:30 p.m. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament – First Round: Savannah State vs. Delaware State Norfolk, Va.   ESPN2 7 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament – Championship: Furman vs. Wofford Rich Hollenberg, [...]

Champ Week animation

Posted by Michael Humes on March 3, 2015

Men’s Championship Week: 23 Conference Champions Punch Their Ticket to NCAA Tournament

For a printable schedule: Images: Record 135 Games Over 13 Days of Conference Tournaments Coverage New ESPN Saturday Night Big 12, ACC, Pac-12 Title Game Tripleheader on March 14 Closes Out Day of 18 Games and 11 Championships ESPN’s 2015 Championship Week Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will feature exclusive coverage of a [...]

Posted by Michael Humes on March 2, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: Regular-Season Concludes with Three Matchups between Ranked Teams

ESPN’s regular-season men’s college basketball coverage will conclude with marquee matchups from Thursday, March 5, through Sunday, March 8, including an ESPN tripleheader of three matchups between ranked teams on Saturday, March 7: No. 9 Kansas at No. 15 Oklahoma at 4 p.m. ET, No. 2 Virginia at No. 16 Louisville at 6:30 p.m. and [...]

Arizona Wildcats - February 22, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on February 23, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: Saturday Lineup Showcases 15 Ranked Teams, including Four of Top 10 on ESPN

ESPN’s men’s college basketball schedule for Thursday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, March 1, will be highlighted by 15 of the top 24 teams in the AP poll across ESPN networks on Saturday, Feb. 28, including an ESPN quintuple-header with at least one program in the top 14. ESPN’s Saturday will tip-off with No. 14 Maryland [...]

Duke Blue Devils vs UNC Tar Heels - February 20, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on February 19, 2015

Men’s College Hoops: Season’s Most-Viewed College Basketball Game on Any Network

ESPN’s telecast of No. 4 Duke’s 92-90 overtime victory against No. 15 North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 18, averaged 4,136,000 viewers and a 2.6 US rating, making it the most-viewed and highest-rated college basketball game of the season across all cable and broadcast networks. It also ranks as ESPN’s fourth most-viewed Duke vs. North Carolina [...]