via press release:
CBS SPORTS NETWORK PROVIDES COMPLETE COVERAGE OF
COLLEGE BASKETALL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
Network to Feature Conference USA, Mountain West, Atlantic 10 and Patriot League Action
CBS Sports Network tips-off coverage of college basketball conference championship week on Saturday, March 3 with the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinals. American faces Lehigh (2:00 PM, ET) at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, Pa. in the first semifinal, followed by Lafayette-Bucknell (4:30 PM, ET) at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pa. Bob Socci and Vince Curran announce the first game, while Jason Knapp and Steve Lappas handle the call for the later matchup. Patriot League action returns to the Network on Wednesday, March 7 with the Championship game (7:00 PM, ET).
Conference Tournament coverage continues on Sunday, March 4 with the Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship Semifinals (12:00 PM and 2:30 PM, ET) at Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Network features Conference USA Men’s Basketball Championship Quarterfinals from FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. on Thursday, March 8 (1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM, ET). CBS Sports Network also simulcasts the Mtn.’s telecast of two Mountain West quarterfinal matchups on Thursday (5:30 PM and 12:00 AM, ET).
College basketball action continues Friday, March 9 with the C-USA Women’s Championship Semifinals (11:00 AM and 1:30 PM) and the C-USA Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinals (4:00 PM and 6:30 PM, ET). The Mountain West Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinals follow from Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev. (9:00 PM, ET and 11:30 PM, ET).
On Saturday, March 10, Atlantic 10 play returns to the Network with the Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinals (1:00 PM and 3:30 PM, ET) from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. The Patriot League Women’s Basketball Championship (6:00 PM, ET) and C-USA Women’s Basketball Championship (8:00 PM, ET) wrap up conference basketball championship week on CBS Sports Network.
In addition to live game coverage, the Network’s studio show Inside College Basketball: Bracket Week, keeps fans updated with the latest news, highlights and analysis leading up to Selection Sunday. Adam Zucker hosts and is joined by analysts Alaa Abdelnaby and Steve Lappas, insider Jon Rothstein, CBSSports.com Bracketology expert Jerry Palm and national college basketball writer Jeff Goodman, as well as guest analyst Tom Penders, the former Houston coach.