Who's Ready For College Basketball To Start?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

College Basketball got underway last night with Memphis trouncing Tennessee-Martin (although not covering the spread) on ESPNU and I couldn't be more excited. And what better way to celebrate than overwhelm you with a list of all the broadcasters assigned to the games on ESPN for the next week or so?

It's nice to see Football sideliner Quint Kessenich getting some booth time, and Dickie V not doing the first game of the year.

November 5th

Tenn-Martin @ Memphis (ESPNU, 7:00) - Pete Pranica, Mark Adams

November 6th
Central Arkansas @ Kentucky (ESPNU, 7:00) - Jim Barbar, Bob Wenzel
2K Sports Tournament: Memphis Regional Final (ESPNU, 9:00) - Pete Pranica, Mark Adams

November 7th

Morgan State @ Connecticut (ESPNU, 7:00) - Bob Picozzi, Tom Brennan, Andy Katz
2K Sports Tournament: Lexington Regional Final (ESPNU, 9:00) - Jim Barbar, Bob Wenzel

November 8th

2K Sports Tournament: Storrs Regional Final (ESPNU, 9:00) - Bob Picozzi, Tom Brennan, Andy Katz

November 11th
North Florida @ Maryland (ESPNU, 8:00) - Quint Kessenich, Bob Wenzel

November 12th

New Mexico State @ Duke (ESPN2, 7:00) - Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes
Siena @ Syracuse (ESPNU, 7:00) - Dave Ryan, Jack Armstrong
UW-Green Bay @ Ohio State (ESPN2, 9:00) - Dave Barnett, Stephen Bardo
CBE Classic: Maryland Regional Final (ESPNU, 9:00) - Quint Kessenich, Bob Wenzel
Youngstown State @ UCLA (ESPN2, 11:00) - Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin

November 13th
Preseason NIT: Syracuse Regional Final (ESPN, 7:00) - Dave Pasch, Len Elmore
Chicago State @ Michigan State (ESPNU, 7:00) - Clay Matvick Jim Barbar, Mike Kelley
Preseason NIT: Columbus Regional Final (ESPN, 9:00) - Dave Barnett, Stephen Bardo
Oral Roberts @ Texas A&M (ESPNU, 9:00) - Dave Armstrong, Stephen Howard
CBE Classic: Los Angeles Regional Final (ESPN2, 10:30) - Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin

November 14th

North Carolina v. Davidson (ESPN, 7:00) - Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Bill Raftery
CBE Classic: East Lansing Regional Final (ESPNU, 7:00) - Clay Matvick Jim Barbar, Mike Kelley
Preseason NIT: College Station Regional Final (ESPNU, 9:00) - Dave Armstrong, Stephen Howard
Preseason NIT: Seattle Regional Final (ESPN2, 10:30) - Bob Wischusen, Doug Gottlieb

Update: Clay Matvick has been moved over to Football on the 14th and 15th and Jim Barbar will be filling in. The changes are shown above.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:29 AM

6 Comments:

I see that the "ESPN Family of Networks" has already scheduled EIGHTEEN Duke games this year.

Oh yeah. They play 28 games this year, and 4 more will be on CBS (including their much-anticipated "showdown" with St. John's).

Anonymous said...
Nov 6, 2007, 9:59:00 AM  

And the fact that they were the first team you thought to count up: does that help or hurt the notion that you should televise a team that everybody has an opinion about?

Duke = ratings, baby.

MDT said...
Nov 6, 2007, 10:06:00 AM  

Although before I criticize I should point out that was a well-researched, smart, conversation-provoking comment, as opposed to what will be the yearly Deadspin race to see who can make the dumbest, least-informed, most moronic statement on the subject.

"Shoulda been you, Coach K"? No problem. Redick/DUI/homosexuality? Fine. "I'm cheering for Carolina based solely on my loosely-defined bandwagon hate of Duke?" Kill yourself.

(oh god I love hoops season)

MDT said...
Nov 6, 2007, 10:10:00 AM  

Screw Duke....

The Johnnies = Ratings!

Or not....UNC/Davidson reminds me a little bit of UNC/Winthrop from last year which was by far the most entertaining November basketball game I've seen in a while.

Anonymous said...
Nov 6, 2007, 11:13:00 AM  

UNC/Davidson should be a good one. Carolina SHOULD take it handily, but don't sleep on the Wildcats.

MDT said...
Nov 6, 2007, 12:16:00 PM  

Dell Curry's kid will shoot Davidson out of that game. Or into it. No middle ground there.

Kyle said...
Nov 6, 2007, 4:58:00 PM  

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