Men's Basketball to Host Two ESPNU Televised Games
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Men's Basketball to Host Two ESPNU Televised Games

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - The Ohio Valley Conference announced its slate of Conference games across ESPN platforms for the 2012-13 season on Thursday.

The Tennessee State men's basketball team has been selected to play in two games that will be broadcasted on ESPNU on Feb. 14 against Belmont and Feb. 28 versus Morehead State. Both games will be at home at 6 p.m.

TSU has a chance to play another game on the ESPN family of networks at home on March 2 against Eastern Kentucky. If TSU were to play in the game, the announcement will be made 21 days prior to tipoff. ESPN will choose one OVC game from a possible six choices to ensure the most competitive games featuring the teams at the top of the standings are selected for telecast.

The entire OVC on ESPN schedule includes 10 total men's basketball games (seven regular season contests and three OVC Tournament games) that will appear on one of the networks during the season. Each of the seven regular season games will air on ESPNU as will the first semifinal of the OVC Tournament (Friday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. CT).  The second semifinal game will air live on ESPN3 and tape delayed on ESPNU at 12:30 a.m. CT.

The first live game event telecast on ESPNU, launched on March 4, 2005, was a Southeast Missouri State/Eastern Kentucky OVC Tournament semifinal which followed a live College GameDay telecast from Oklahoma State. The 24-hour college sports television network airs more than 650 live events annually. Each season, ESPNU televises more than 300 men's and women's basketball games, including regular season and conference tournament matchups from a wide variety of schools representing 27 different conferences. ESPNU is available nationwide in approximately 73 million households and has long-term carriage agreements with all 10 of the top multichannel TV providers - Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 208), DISH Network (Channel 141), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.

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