via press release:
CBS SPORTS NETWORK MARCHES TOWARDS THE MADNESS
WITH HUGE WEEK OF COLLEGE HOOPS
Action Tips-Off on Wednesday, March 5 with Tripleheader Featuring
No. 11 Louisville at No. 18 SMU, Dayton at No. 17 Saint Louis and No. 10 San Diego State at UNLV
No. 13 Creighton Hosts Providence on Saturday, March 8
CBS Sports Network’s college basketball coverage this week features a tripleheader on Wednesday, March 5 with four ranked teams battling for position in their conference standings. Action tips off with *No. 11-ranked Louisville at No. 18-ranked SMU (7:00 PM, ET) from Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas. Dave Ryan and Pete Gillen handle the call, along with reporter Kristine Leahy.
Dayton at No. 17-ranked Saint Louis follows at 9:00 PM, ET. Brad Johansen and Steve Wolf are courtside at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo. No. 10-ranked San Diego State at UNLV rounds out the night’s action from Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Andrew Catalon calls the action, along with analysts Steve Lappas and Doug Gottlieb.
Action continues on Thursday, March 6, with Charlotte at Marshall (7:00 PM, ET) and VCU at Richmond (9:00 PM, ET). John Sadak and Chris Walker announce Charlotte-Marshall from Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, W.Va. Ari Wolfe, Alaa Abdelnaby and reporter Rashan Ali call VCU-Richmond from Robins Center in Richmond, Va.
On Friday, March 7, CBS Sports Network features an American Athletic Conference contest between Houston and UCF (7:00 PM, ET). Ron Pitts and Bob Wenzel announce from UCF Arena in Orlando, Fla.
Regular season college basketball action on Saturday, March 8 features bubble-team Providence at No. 13-ranked Creighton (8:00 PM, ET). Brent Stover and Pete Gillen handle the call from CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. New Mexico at No. 10-ranked San Diego State follows at 10:00 PM, ET from Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif. Rich Waltz announces, along with analysts Steve Lappas and Turner Sports’ Reggie Miller, and reporter Allie LaForce.
On Sunday, March 9, No. 17 Saint Louis visits UMass (2:00 PM, ET) at William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, Mass. Johansen and Wolf again team up for the call. Another Atlantic 10 matchup follows featuring cross-town rivals La Salle and St. Joseph’s (4:00 PM, ET). Wolfe and Abdelnaby announce from Michael J. Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa.
INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL provides pre-game and post-game coverage throughout the week with news, highlights and analysis from across the country. Adam Zucker, Brent Stover and Dana Jacobson host, along with analysts Wally Szczerbiak and Mateen Cleaves, and insiders Seth Davis and Jon Rothstein.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
*AP Poll as of 3/3/14