CSN announces 2013-14 College Basketball schedule

CSN announces 2013-14 College Basketball schedule
November 5, 2013, 2:00 pm
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68 Men’s and Women’s Game Schedule includes MVC, Horizon League, MAC & SEC Conference Action, plus local contests featuring Illinois State, UIC, Loyola, Bradley, NIU, SIU, DePaul, Northwestern and more!

First game on CSN’s ’13-’14 college hoops schedule features Drake at UIC on Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 PM

CSNChicago.com’s NCAA section to also provide the latest headlines for all area teams

Chicago, IL (November 5, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, is ready to bring college hoops fans another exciting season of action-packed NCAA basketball featuring 54 men’s & 14 women’s contests.

Comcast SportsNet viewers can look forward to the very best in local/regional basketball action with six games featuring the Horizon League’s UIC Flames, along with Missouri Valley Conference action highlighted by Illinois State (six games), new MVC addition Loyola (4 games), #16 pre-season ranked & last season’s NCAA Final Four participant Wichita State (three games) Bradley (four games), Southern Illinois (two games) and Northern Iowa (five games) in action all season long, plus – live coverage of the MVC Tournament in March. Additional local match-ups are highlighted by games featuring Northern Illinois, DePaul and Northwestern. From an online perspective, viewers are also urged to visit Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com/NCAA, for the very latest NCAA basketball headlines, features, scores and player updates from all area teams throughout the season.

Comcast SportsNet’s men’s collegiate basketball season tips off with UIC’s season opening battle against Drake LIVE from the UIC Pavilion on Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 PM. WGN Radio’s Jordan Bernfield (play-by-play) and Comcast SportsNet’s David Kaplan (analyst) will call the action.

Among the key local match-ups on the schedule this season include Northwestern at UIC (Nov. 20 at 7:00 PM), UIC at Loyola (Dec. 7 at 3:00 PM), DePaul at Illinois St. (Dec. 22 at 7:00 PM), SIU at Loyola (Jan. 8 at 7:00 PM), Bradley at Evansville (Jan. 26 at 1:00 PM), Valparaiso at UIC (Feb. 1 at 3:00 PM), Bradley at Illinois St. (Feb. 15 at 6:00 PM), Loyola at Bradley (Feb. 22 at 7:00 PM) and Illinois St. at Northern Iowa (Feb. 23 at 4:00 PM). Note the attached schedule for a complete list of men’s games this season on Comcast SportsNet.

Comcast SportsNet’s women’s basketball season gets underway with a battle featuring the University of Illinois traveling to face Georgia on Sunday, December 28 LIVE at 3:00 PM. In addition, the Illinois St. Redbirds will be featured in four regular season games on CSN this season, plus – the network will also carry live coverage of the MVC Tournament semifinals and championship match-ups (note the attached schedule for a complete listing of women’s games this season).

Comcast SportsNet will once again provide college basketball fans with three area team college coaches show this season (air dates may vary during the season) – Tuesdays (beginning in December): Fighting Illini Insider (4:30 PM) & Inside Notre Dame Basketball with Mike Brey (5:00 PM)…and Tuesdays (beginning in January): Wildcat Fast Break with Chris Collins (11:30 PM).

2013-14 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL on COMCAST SPORTSNET
1. Sat, Nov 9 7:00 pm Drake @ UIC Live
2. Tue, Nov 12 7:00 pm Drexel @ Illinois State Live
3. Wed, Nov 20 7:00 pm Northwestern @ UIC Live
4. Wed, Dec 4 7:00 pm Southern Methodist @ UIC Live
5. Sat, Dec 7 1:00 pm Clemson @ Arkansas Live
6. Sat, Dec 7 3:00 pm UIC @ Loyola Live
7. Sat, Dec 7 7:00 pm Dayton @ Illinois State Live
8. Sat, Dec 14 4:00 pm SEC: Middle Tennessee @ Mississippi Live
9. Sun, Dec 15 7:00 pm CUSA: Georgia Southern @ UAB Live
10. Thu, Dec 19 8:00 pm SEC: Florida Gulf Coast @ Mississippi State Live JIP 8:30p
11. Sat, Dec 21 1:00 pm SEC: Western Carolina @ Georgia Live
12. Sat, Dec 21 3:30 pm CUSA: Houston @ Rice Live
13. Sun, Dec 22 7:00 pm DePaul @ Illinois State Live
14. Wed, Jan 1 7:00 pm MVC: Bradley @ Northern Iowa Live
15. Sat, Jan 4 2:00 pm SEC: Richmond @ Florida Live
16. Sat, Jan 4 4:30 pm SEC: Robert Morris @ Alabama Live
17. Sun, Jan 5 1:00 pm MVC: Northern Iowa @ Wichita State Live
18. Wed, Jan 8 7:00 pm MVC: Southern Illinois @ Loyola Live
19. Thu, Jan 9 8:00 pm CUSA: Tulane @ Tulsa Live
20. Sat, Jan 11 1:00 pm CUSA: Tulane @ North Texas Live
21. Wed, Jan 15 8:00 pm SEC: LSU @ Mississippi Live JIP 9:00p
22. Thu, Jan 16 7:00 pm HOR: Milwaukee @ UIC Live
23. Sat, Jan 18 1:00 pm HOR: Milwaukee @ Valparaiso Live
24. Sat, Jan 18 7:00 pm Illinois State @ Drake Live
25. Sun, Jan 19 1:00 pm MAC: Bowling Green @ Western Michigan Live
26. Wed, Jan 22 8:00 pm SEC: Mississippi @ Vanderbilt Live JIP 9:00p
27. Sat, Jan 25 3:00 pm Northern Iowa @ Loyola Live
28. Sun, Jan 26 1:00 pm MVC: Bradley @ Evansville Live
29. Wed, Jan 29 6:00 pm MAC: NIU @ Kent State Live
30. Sat, Feb 1 3:00 pm Valparaiso @ UIC Live
31. Wed, Feb 5 7:00 pm MVC: Wichita State @ Indiana State Live
32. Thu, Feb 6 6:00 pm HOR: Cleveland State @ Oakland SDD 7:00 p
33. Sat, Feb 8 1:00 pm HOR: Milwaukee @ Green Bay Live
34. Sat, Feb 8 3:00 pm CUSA: Tulsa @ Rice Live
35. Sat, Feb 8 6:00 pm MVC: Missouri State @ Southern Illinois Live
36. Sun, Feb 9 2:00 pm MVC: Drake @ Indiana State Live
37. Thu, Feb 13 8:00 pm CUSA: Southern Miss @ UAB Live
38. Sat, Feb 15 1p/3p HOR: Wildcard Teams TBA Live
39. Sat, Feb 15 6:00 pm MVC: Bradley @ Illinois State Live
40. Sun, Feb 16 4:00 pm MVC: Wichita State @ Evansville Live
41. Tue, Feb 18 8:00 pm MVC: Northern Iowa @ Drake Live
42. Wed, Feb 19 8:00 pm SEC: South Carolina @ Arkansas Live JIP 9:00p
43. Thu, Feb 20 6:00 pm MAC: Eastern Michigan @ NIU Live
44. Sat, Feb 22 1p/3p HOR: Wildcard Teams TBA Live
45. Sat, Feb 22 7:00 pm MVC: Loyola @ Bradley Live
46. Sun, Feb 23 4:00 pm MVC: Illinois State @ Northern Iowa Live
47. Sat, Mar 1 11:00 am MAC: Miami @ Buffalo Live
48. Sat, Mar 1 1p/3p HOR: Wildcard Teams TBA Live
49. Fri, Mar 7 12:00 pm MVC: Men’s Tournament: Quarterfinal #1 Live
50. Fri, Mar 7 2:30 pm MVC: Men’s Tournament: Quarterfinal #2 Live
51. Sat, Mar 8 1:30 pm MVC: Men’s Tournament: Semifinal #1 Live
52. Sat, Mar 8 4:00 pm MVC: Men’s Tournament: Semifinal #2 Live
53. Sat, Mar 8 6:00 pm HOR: Tournament 2nd Round Game #1 Live
54. Sat, Mar 8 8:30 pm HOR: Tournament 2nd Round Game 2 Live

2013-14 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL on COMCAST SPORTSNET

1. Sat, Dec 28 3:00 pm SEC: Illinois @ Georgia Live
2. Sat, Jan 12 1:00 pm Illinois State @ Indiana State Live
3. Mon, Jan 20 3:30 pm MVC: Drake @ Wichita State Live
4. Sun, Jan 26 1:00 pm MAC: NIU @ Bowling Green SDD 3:00 p
5. Fri, Jan 31 7:00 pm Illinois State @ Loyola Live
6. Sun, Feb 2 2:00 pm SEC: Georgia @ Mississippi State Live
7. Fri, Feb 14 7:00 pm MVC: Evansville @ Illinois State Live
8. Fri, Feb 21 7:00 pm MVC: Illinois State @ Wichita State Live
9. Sun, Feb 23 1:00 pm MAC: Western Michigan @ Toledo Live
10. Thu, Feb 27 8:00 pm SEC: Tennessee @ LSU Live JIP 9:00 p
11. Sun, Mar 2 1:00 pm MAC: Central Michigan @ Toledo Live
12. Sat, Mar 15 1:30 pm MVC: Tournament – Semifinal #1 Live
13. Sat, Mar 15 4:00 pm MVC: Tournament – Semifinal #2 Live
14. Sun, Mar 16 2:00 pm MVC: Tournament Championship Live

(Schedules as of 11/5/13)

SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
SDD – Games airing on a same day delay basis
LIVE JIP – Live games joined in progress