Who says the NCAA Tournament is the only tourney to keep an eye on? Certainly not I. Eye on Sky and Air Sports will be doing our best to include all 3 smaller side tournaments- the NIT, CBI, and CiT as part of our Atomic Reach March Madness dedication.
As promised, here is the first round of the NIT as announced earlier on ESPN. Every game in the NIT Tourney will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, or ESPN3. To make them easier to locate, I have color coated each network.
The semifinals and finals will be broadcast on the radio by Dial Global. So do you have a favorite for this years NIT? If so, post it here at Eye on Sky and Air Sports. Don't feel bad, because you're not alone. My favorite team- BYU- is part of the NIT field.
Be sure to check back soon. As soon as ESPN publishes the NIT broadcasters, they will be posted here. Most will be here tomorrow nigth even if ESPN doesn't post the broadcast field since I'll get them from the school's Game Notes.
Tuesday, March 19
7 PM- Niagara at Maryland (ESPN2) Mike Patrick, LaPhonso Ellis
7 PM- Saint John's at Saint Joseph's (ESPNU) Mike Crispino, Bob Valvano
7:15 PM- Louisiana Tech at Florida State (ESPN3) Rich Hollenberg, Paul Biancardi
7:30 PM- Kentucky at Robert Morris (ESPN) Bob Wischusen, Jimmy Dykes, Allison Williams
9 PM- Northeastern at Alabama (ESPN2) John Saunders, Bob Knight
9 PM- Norfolk State at Virginia (ESPNU) Mitch Holthus, Cory Alexander
9:15 PM- Ohio at Denver (ESPN3) Mark Neely, Corey Williams
9:30 PM- Washington at BYU (ESPN) Roxy Bernstein, Sean Farnham
11 PM- Stephen F. Austin at Stanford (ESPN2) Dave Flemming, Bill Walton
Wednesday, March 20
7 PM- Indiana State at Iowa (ESPN2) Carter Blackburn, Dan Dakich
7:15 PM- Charlotte at Providence (ESPN3) Jason Benetti, Tim Welsh
7:15 PM- Stony Brook at Massachusetts (ESPN3) Doug Sherman, Malcolm Huckaby
8 PM- Mercer at Tennessee (ESPNU) John Saunders, Bob Knight
9 PM- Long Beach State at Baylor (ESPN2) Mark Jones, Fran Fraschilla
9:15 PM- Charleston Southern at Southern Miss (ESPN3) Roy Philpott, Joe Dean
10 PM- Detroit at Arizona State (ESPNU) Joe Davis, Miles Simon
From @CoxTV - Part of the Atomic Reach March Madness Campaign.
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Thanks go to ESPN Media Zone and each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here. Thanks go to Matt Sarz College Sports for providing the TV broadcast information.
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