FOX Sports Presents Five College Hoops Championships This Week

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game Returns to Broadcast Television for First Time since 1995

FS1 Televises Pac-12 and Conference USA Men’s, Plus BIG EAST and Big 12 Women’s Championship Games

Now that the calendar has flipped to March, there’s a madness in the air and on television for postseason college basketball, and FOX Sports in the thick of it with five conference champions crowned on FOX and FS1 over the next several days. FOX Sports presents coverage of the BIG EAST men’s and women’s, Pac-12 and Conference USA men’s and Big 12 women’s conference tournaments from Friday, March 4 through Saturday, March 12.

For the first time in more than 20 years, the BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament championship game returns to broadcast television, airing Saturday, March 12, at 5:30 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network. FOX Sports is home to the entire BIG EAST Men’s Tournament at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the third consecutive year, with first-round, quarterfinal and semifinal games on FS1. FOX Sports’ comprehensive coverage of one of college basketball’s biggest events once again features on-site pregame, halftime and postgame coverage each day.

Gus Johnson and analyst Bill Raftery, FS1’s lead college basketball broadcast team, call four BIG EAST Tournament first-round and quarterfinal games on Wednesday and Thursday, March 9 and 10, before former All-American Jim Jackson joins Johnson for the semifinals and final on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12. Jackson also pairs with Justin Kutcher to call Thursday’s afternoon quarterfinals. Molly McGrath serves as sideline reporter for the entire tournament, and host Rob Stone and analysts Steve Lavin and Donny Marshall are also on-site at the “World’s Most Famous Arena” for pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage.

Three Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament contests are televised on FS1, beginning with the final quarterfinal matchup on Thursday, March 10 (11:30 PM ET) and continuing with Friday’s second semifinal (11:30 PM ET) and Saturday’s championship (10:00 PM ET). Joe Davis and Sean Elliott call Pac-12 Tournament games on FS1, while studio host Kevin Burkhardt and analyst Casey Jacobsen are on-site at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas for pregame, halftime and postgame analysis.

FS1, FS2 and the BIG EAST Digital Network, available to all fans on FOX Sports GO, present full coverage of the entire BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament, held Saturday, March 5 through Tuesday, March 8, at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago. First-round games can be seen on the BIG EAST Digital Network, via FOX Sports GO, while quarterfinals are televised on FS2, and the semifinals and final are on FS1.

FOX Sports presents complete coverage of the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, with games airing on FOX College Sports (first-round), FOX Sports Regional Networks (quarterfinals) and FS1 (semifinals and final) from Friday, March 4 through Monday, March 7. FS1 also has the championship game of the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 12 at 2:30 PM ET, and will also carry the Ivy League men’s basketball playoff game, if necessary, at 5:00 PM ET.

College basketball games televised on the FOX broadcast network, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX College Sports are live-streamed on FOX Sports GO through participating pay-TV providers. Games on the BIG EAST Digital Network are available to all fans on FOX Sports GO.

The full schedule of college basketball conference tournament programming across the FOX Sports family of networks, including broadcaster information, can be found below.

COLLEGE HOOPS CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS ON FOX SPORTS FAMILY OF NETWORKS

DATE

TIME (ET)

NETWORK

PROGRAM

Play-by-Play

Analyst / Sideline

Friday, March 4

7:00 PM

FCS

(W) Big 12 Tournament First Round

Ron Thulin

Brenda VanLengen

 

9:30 PM

FCS

(W) Big 12 Tournament First Round

Ron Thulin

Brenda VanLengen

Saturday, March 5

12:00 PM

FSN

(W) Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal

Ron Thulin

Brenda VanLengen

 

2:00 PM

BEDN

(W) BIG EAST Tournament First Round

Lisa Byington

LaChina Robinson

 

2:30 PM

FSN

(W) Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal

Ron Thulin

Brenda VanLengen

 

4:30 PM

BEDN

(W) BIG EAST Tournament First Round

Lisa Byington

LaChina Robinson

 

7:00 PM

FSN

(W) Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal

Ron Thulin

Brenda VanLengen

 

9:30 PM

FSN

(W) Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal

Ron Thulin

Brenda VanLengen

Sunday, Mach 6

1:00 PM

FS2

(W) BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal

Lisa Byington

LaChina Robinson

 

2:30 PM

FS1

(W) Big 12 Tournament Semifinal

Ron Thulin

Brenda VanLengen

 

3:30 PM

FS2

(W) BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal

Lisa Byington

LaChina Robinson

 

5:00 PM

FS1

(W) Big 12 Tournament Semifinal

Ron Thulin

Brenda VanLengen

 

7:00 PM

FS2

(W) BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal

Lisa Byington

LaChina Robinson

 

9:30 PM

FS2

(W) BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal

Lisa Byington

LaChina Robinson

Monday, March 7

4:00 PM

FS1

(W) BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal

Lisa Byington

LaChina Robinson

 

6:30 PM

FS1

(W) BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal

Lisa Byington

LaChina Robinson

 

9:00 PM

FS1

(W) Big 12 Tournament Final

Ron Thulin

Brenda VanLengen

Tuesday, March 8

8:00 PM

FS1

(W) BIG EAST Tournament Final

Lisa Byington

LaChina Robinson

Wednesday, March 9

7:00 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Tournament First Round

Gus Johnson

Bill Raftery / Molly McGrath

 

9:30 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Tournament First Round

Gus Johnson

Bill Raftery / Molly McGrath

Thursday, March 10

12:00 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal

Justin Kutcher

Jim Jackson / Molly McGrath

 

2:30 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal

Justin Kutcher

Jim Jackson / Molly McGrath

 

7:00 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal

Gus Johnson

Bill Raftery / Molly McGrath

 

9:30 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal

Gus Johnson

Bill Raftery / Molly McGrath

 

11:30 PM

FS1

Pac-12 Tournament Quarterfinal

Joe Davis

Sean Elliott

Friday, March 11

6:30 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal

Gus Johnson

Jim Jackson / Molly McGrath

 

9:00 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal

Gus Johnson

Jim Jackson / Molly McGrath

 

11:30 PM

FS1

Pac-12 Tournament Semifinal

Joe Davis

Sean Elliott

Saturday, March 12

2:30 PM

FS1

Conference USA Tournament Final

Aaron Goldsmith

Mike Jarvis

 

5:00 PM

FS1

Ivy League Playoff (if necessary)

TBD

TBD

 

5:30 PM

FOX

BIG EAST Tournament Final

Gus Johnson

Jim Jackson / Molly McGrath

 

10:00 PM

FS1

Pac-12 Tournament Final

Joe Davis

Sean Elliott