via press release:
CBS SPORTS NETWORK TIPS OFF COLLEGE HOOPS SEASON
WITH INAUGURAL VETERANS CLASSIC
Doubleheader at the U.S. Naval Academy Features Tennessee vs. No. 15 VCU and
No. 18 Michigan State vs. Navy
Future NCAA Final Four® Sites to be Exclusively Revealed
During “Inside College Basketball”
CBS Sports Network tips off its most extensive college basketball schedule ever on Friday, Nov. 14 with the inaugural VETERANS CLASSIC AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY in Annapolis, Md., a doubleheader featuring Tennessee vs. *No. 15-ranked VCU (6:30 PM, ET) and No. 18-ranked Michigan State vs. Navy (9:00 PM, ET).
Carter Blackburn calls the action for both games, along with analysts Steve Lappas and Turner Sports’ Reggie Miller, with Jamie Erdahl reporting.
INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL, CBS Sports Network’s pregame, halftime and postgame studio show, will be on site at Alumni Hall in Annapolis to provide coverage of college basketball’s opening day, including news, highlights and analysis from across the country.
Prior to the game, CBS Sports Network will exclusively reveal the future Final FourÒ sites of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship during INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL (5:30-6:30 PM, ET). Scott Barnes, chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, joins host Dana Jacobson, analyst Mateen Cleaves and insider Gary Parrish to reveal the Final Four locations for 2017-20.
Friday’s INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL also will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage as Michigan State, Tennessee and VCU have the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of what life is like as a midshipman at the Naval Academy. The student-athletes will have the opportunity to observe morning colors, tour the Naval Academy, and have dinner with veterans and wounded warriors.
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