Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March Madness 2013: WBI 1st Round Schedule & streaming info

The WNIT isn't the only women's basketball tournament sponsored outside of the women's NCAA Postseason Tournament. Back in 2009 the WBI was created.

To be honest I had never heard of the WBI until last year. I was thinking to myself it is completely unfair that the men's game had 146 teams making postseason tourneys whereas the women's game only had 128. It was when I was looking at Wiipedia of all places that I found out about the WBI.

Much like the CiT does, the WBI has mostly mid-majors competing for their crown. Only 16 teams qualify. When you add it all up though, it comes to only 2 less teams competing in the postseason compared to the men's side.

The WBI doesn't have any type of TV partner, so the only way you can usually catch the games is by radio affiliates carrying the games. That won't stop us here at Eye on Sky and Air Sports from letting you know when you can find the games though. It's all part of our effort to be the Atomic Reach site that provides you the most March Madness broadcast info anywhere.

Wednesday, March 20
7 PM- Eastern Kentucky at Elon (Elon Phoenix Athletics on UStream)

7 PM- College of Charleston at Northern Kentucky

8 PM- Presbyterian at Lamar

Thursday, March 21
7 PM- McNeese State at Mercer

7 PM- Belmont at Detroit

7 PM- Howard at Penn (Penn Sports Network)

7 PM- St. Francis [PA] at Fairfield (Fairfield on Stretch)

9 PM- South Dakota at Utah State

The quarterfinals take place on March 23 & 24, so expect second round matches to be posted on Friday.

In addition to the 3 games being streamed online, the following teams are offering audio broadcasts: Lamar, Mercer, Utah State, Eastern Kentucky, McNeese State, Belmont, and St. Francis [PA]. So the only game with no video or audio coverage is College of Charleston at Northern Kentucky. If you need help finding a specific audio broadcasts, send me a message or leave a message in the comments and I'll help get you to your game.

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here. This will likely be the home teams radio broadcast. However the CiT allows teams local TV broadcaster to pick up games up until the championship is shown. If this does occur, you will see the TV station and the announcers listed above.

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