CBS Sports Network Coverage of Conference Championship Week Schedule

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March 7th, 2013

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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 9 with the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinals. Lehigh visits Lafayette (2:00 PM, ET) at Allan P. Kirby Sports Center in Easton, Pa. in the first semifinal, followed by Army-Bucknell (4:30 PM, ET) at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, Pa. Don Criqui and Vince Curran announce the first game, while Bob Socci and Chris Spatola handle the call for the later matchup. Patriot League action returns to CBS Sports Network on Wednesday, March 13 with the Championship game (7:30 PM, ET), for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

 

Conference Tournament coverage continues on Sunday, March 10 (1:30 PM and 4:00 PM, ET) with the Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship Semifinals at Michael J. Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa.

 

On Wednesday, March 13, CBS Sports Network features the Reese’s Mountain West Basketball Championship Quarterfinals (3:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 12:00 MIDNIGHT, ET) at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Play-by-play announcers Rich Cellini and Andrew Catalon call the action, along with analysts Doug Gottlieb, Steve Lappas and reporter Lauren Gardner. The Conference USA Basketball Championship Quarterfinals (1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM, ET) follow on Thursday, March 14 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. James Bates and Wally Szczerbiak, and Dave Ryan and Pete Gillen call the action.

 

College basketball action continues Friday, March 15 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 (9:00 PM, ET and 11:30 PM, ET).

 

On Saturday, March 16, Atlantic 10 play returns with the Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinals (1:30 PM and 4:00 PM, ET) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tom McCarthy and Steve Wolf announce. The Patriot League Women’s Basketball Championship (6:00 PM, ET), C-USA Women’s Basketball Championship (8:00 PM, ET) and Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championship (10:00 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, Brent Stover and Dana Jacobson host and are joined by analysts Alaa Abdelnaby, Mateen Cleaves, Swin Cash, insider Jon Rothstein and CBSSports.com Bracketology expert Jerry Palm.

 

2013 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

 

March 9 (Sat) Lehigh vs. Lafayette (Patriot League Semifinal) 2:00 PM

Don Criqui and Vince Curran

Army vs. Bucknell (Patriot League Semifinal) 4:30 PM

Bob Socci and Chris Spatola

 

March 10 (Sun) Atlantic 10 Semifinal #1 (Women’s) 1:30 PM

Atlantic 10 Semifinal #2 (Women’s) 4:00 PM

John Sadak and Julianne Viani

 

March 13 (Wed) Mountain West Quarterfinal #1 3:00 PM

Mountain West Quarterfinal #2 5:30 PM

Rich Cellini, Doug Gottlieb,

Steve Lappas and Lauren Gardner

 

Patriot League Championship 7:30 PM

Bob Socci and Chris Spatola

 

Mountain West Quarterfinal #3 9:30 PM

Mountain West Quarterfinal #4 12:00 AM

Andrew Catalon, Doug Gottlieb,

Steve Lappas and Lauren Gardner

 

March 14 (Thurs) Conference USA Quarterfinal #1 1:00 PM

Conference USA Quarterfinal #2 3:30 PM

James Bates and Wally Szczerbiak

 

Conference USA Quarterfinal #3 7:00 PM

Conference USA Quarterfinal #4 9:30 PM

Dave Ryan and Pete Gillen

 

March 15 (Fri) Conference USA Semifinal #1 (Women’s) 11:00 AM

Conference USA Semifinal #2 (Women’s) 1:30 PM

John Sadak and Julianne Viani

 

Conference USA Semifinal #1 4:00 PM

James Bates and Wally Szczerbiak

Conference USA Semifinal #2 6:30 PM

Dave Ryan and Pete Gillen

 

Mountain West Semifinal #1 9:00 PM

Mountain West Semifinal #2 11:30 PM

Andrew Catalon, Doug Gottlieb,

Steve Lappas and Lauren Gardner

 

 

March 16 (Sat) Atlantic 10 Semifinal #1 1:30 PM

Atlantic 10 Semifinal #2 4:00 PM

Tom McCarthy and Steve Wolf

 

Patriot League Championship (Women’s) 6:00 PM

Bob Socci and Chris Spatola

 

Conference USA Championship (Women’s) 8:00 PM

John Sadak and Julianne Viani

 

Mountain West Championship (Women’s) 10:00 PM

Rich Cellini and Tammy Blackburn

 
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