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[03/05/14 - 08:09 AM]
Men's Championship Week: 22 Conference Champions Punch Their Ticket to NCAA Tournament
Championship Week will tip off on Friday, March 7, with nine games from the Big South, Ohio Valley and Southern Conference tournaments on ESPNU and ESPN3.

[via press release from ESPN]

Men's Championship Week: 22 Conference Champions Punch Their Ticket to NCAA Tournament

· 92 Games Over 10 Days of Conference Tournaments Coverage

· "Super Saturday": 14 games & 10 Championships on March 15

ESPN's 2014 Championship Week Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods will showcase 92 men's college basketball conference tournament games from 23 different conferences across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 from Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 16. ESPN's 29th, ESPN2's 20th and ESPNU's ninth year of comprehensive coverage will include 22 teams earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Championship Week will tip off on Friday, March 7, with nine games from the Big South, Ohio Valley and Southern Conference tournaments on ESPNU and ESPN3. Championship Week will conclude on Sunday, March 16, with the ACC (ESPN) and Sun Belt (ESPN2) title games at 1 p.m. ET and the SEC championship at 3:15 p.m. (ESPN).

"Super Saturday": Lineup of 14 Games Including 10 Championships on March 15

ESPN will showcase 14 conference tournament games, including 10 championships, on Saturday, March 15. The "Super Saturday" lineup across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPNU will be highlighted by the American and Big 12 title games and ACC and SEC semifinals.

Championship Trophy Presentations & ESPN3 Surround

ESPN3 will provide extra Championship Week coverage with the trophy presentation of all 22 conference championships on an ESPN network and special "ESPN3 Surround" applications on the ACC, American, Big 12 and SEC title games. The newest second-screen initiative, which provides an alternative viewing experience to the traditional telecast with different camera angles and audio, debuted with applications around ESPN's telecasts of Duke at North Carolina, Syracuse at Duke and Kansas at Oklahoma State.

The ESPN3 Surround productions of the tournament games will be similar to the Syracuse at Duke and Kansas at Oklahoma State matchups, offering multiple cameras and the natural sound inside the arena.

Follow the Action on Buzzer Beater & WatchESPN

ESPN Buzzer Beater will provide live cut-ins, highlights and up-to-the-minute commentary from numerous Championship Week games from across the ESPN networks on Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14, from noon to 11 p.m.

Every Championship Week game on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will also be available via WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Week Concludes with Extensive Day-Long Coverage

The final day of Championship Week - Selection Sunday, March 16 - will begin at noon with College Basketball Live on ESPN, followed by the ACC Championship (on ESPN) and Sun Belt Championship (on ESPN2), both at 1 p.m. Game action will conclude with ESPN's telecast of the SEC Championship at 3:15 p.m. Extensive coverage of the men's NCAA Championship selection will include coverage of the brackets as they are announced on SportsCenter following the conclusion of the SEC Championship, a two-hour Bracketology Presented by Staples at 7 p.m. on ESPN and another two-hour Bracketology Presented by Staples at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. ESPNU will televise the eighth annual NIT Selection Show at 8:30 p.m. and a two-hour Tournament Countdown edition of The Experts at 9 p.m.

Debut of 30 for 30 Documentary Requiem for The BIG EAST Premieres on Selection Sunday

ESPN Films' 30 for 30 documentary Requiem For The BIG EAST will premiere on Sunday, March 16, at 9 p.m. after Bracketology on ESPN. The film, directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ezra Edelman, explores the meteoric ascension of the BIG EAST Conference and how it became the most successful college basketball sports league in America - but later found itself fighting for survival in a new era. The film is told primarily through the lens of famed BIG EAST coaches such as Jim Boeheim, Lou Carnesecca, Rick Pitino and John Thompson, former BIG EAST commissioner Mike Tranghese, and some of its most iconic players like Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin and Ed Pinckney. It chronicles the rivalries and successes that led many of them to become household names.

ESPN.com

ESPN.com's Championship Week index page will feature news, analysis, information and results for every conference tournament as well as previews, in-depth expert examination and key storylines for select conferences. ESPN.com's Bubble Watch with writer Eamonn Brennan will give fans an in-depth look at teams on the bubble and the latest developments on NCAA tournament selection status. In addition, writers will file stories from several tournament sites, including the American, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Missouri Valley and SEC. ESPN.com's Bracketologist Joe Lunardi will also update and adjust his Bracketology projections and outlook daily.

ESPN Radio

ESPN Radio's play-by-play coverage will include the quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship of the ACC Tournament (March 14-16) for the third year, and the semifinals and championship of the Big 12 Tournament (March 14-15) for the fifth straight season.

Additionally, regularly scheduled ESPN Radio programming will include previews and reviews of key games, analysis by ESPN experts, and interviews with coaches and players preparing for the NCAA Tournament.

Championship Week Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods Schedule

Date Network Time (ET) Game / Commentators Site

Fri 3/7 ESPN3 11 a.m. Southern Conference Tournament: First Round Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender Asheville, N.C. ESPN3 Noon Big South Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1 Matt Hogue & Nate Ross Myrtle Beach, S.C. ESPN3 1:30 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: First Round Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender Asheville, N.C. ESPN3 2 p.m. Big South Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2 Matt Hogue & Nate Ross Myrtle Beach, S.C. ESPN3 4:30 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: First Round Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender Asheville, N.C. ESPN3 6 p.m. Big South Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3 Patrick Kinas & Ralph Patterson Myrtle Beach, S.C. ESPNU 7:30 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1 Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch Nashville, Tenn. ESPN3 8 p.m. Big South Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4 Patrick Kinas & Ralph Patterson Myrtle Beach, S.C. ESPNU 9:30 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2 Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch Nashville, Tenn.

Sat, 3/8 ESPN3 Noon Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1 Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy Springfield, Mass. ESPN3 Noon America East Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1 Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan Albany, N.Y. ESPN3 Noon Big South Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1 Patrick Kinas & Ralph Patterson Myrtle Beach, S.C. ESPN3 Noon Southern Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1 Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender Asheville, N.C. ESPN3 2 p.m. Big South Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2 Patrick Kinas & Ralph Patterson Myrtle Beach, S.C. ESPN3 2 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2 Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan Albany, N.Y. ESPN3 2:30 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2 Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender Asheville, N.C. ESPN3 2:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2 Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy Springfield, Mass. ESPN3 6 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3 Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender Asheville, N.C. ESPN3 6 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3 Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan Albany, N.Y. ESPN3 6:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3 Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy Springfield, Mass. ESPN2 7 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference: Championship Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch Nashville, Tenn. ESPN3 7 p.m. Horizon League Tournament: Semifinal #1 * Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby Green Bay, Wis. ESPN3 8 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4 Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan Albany, N.Y. ESPN3 8:30 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4 Darren Goldwater & Dean Keender Asheville, N.C. ESPN2 9 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #3 Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham Las Vegas, Nev. ESPN3 9 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4 Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy Springfield, Mass. ESPNU 9:30 p.m. Horizon League Tournament: Semifinal #2 Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby Green Bay, Wis. ESPN2 11 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #4 Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham Las Vegas, Nev.

Sun 3/9 ESPN2 Noon Big South Tournament: Championship Roy Philpott & Paul Biancardi Myrtle Beach, S.C. ESPN2 2 p.m. Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament: Championship Jason Benetti & Cory Alexander TBD ESPN3 4:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1 Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy Springfield, Mass. ESPN3 5 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1 Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan Albany, N.Y. ESPN3 7 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2 Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy Springfield, Mass. ESPN3 7:30 p.m. America East Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2 Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan Albany, N.Y.

Mon 3/10 ESPN2 7 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship Doug Sherman & Tim Welsh Springfield, Mass. ESPN 9 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1 Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham Las Vegas, Nev. ESPN2 9 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament: Championship Adam Amin & Mark Adams Asheville, N.C. ESPN2 11:30 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2 Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham Las Vegas, Nev.

Tue 3/11 ESPN 7 p.m. Horizon League Tournament: Championship Bob Wischusen & TBD TBD ESPN2 7 p.m. Northeast Conference Tournament: Championship Mike Crispino & Miles Simon TBD ESPN 9 p.m. West Coast Conference Tournament: Championship Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham Las Vegas, Nev. ESPN2 9 p.m. Summit League Tournament: Championship Clay Matvick & Darrin Horn Sioux Falls, S.D.

Wed 3/12 ESPN2 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: First Round #1 Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPN2 3 p.m. ACC Tournament: First Round #2 Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPN2 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: First Round #3 Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPNU 7 p.m. American Men's Basketball Championship: First Round #1 Mike Patrick & Len Elmore Memphis, Tenn. ESPN2 9:30 p.m. American Men's Basketball Championship: First Round #2 Dave O'Brien & Doris Burke Memphis, Tenn.

Thu 3/13 ESPN Noon ACC Tournament: Second Round #1 Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPN2 12:30 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Quarterfinal #1 Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe Kansas City, Mo. ESPNU 1 p.m. American Men's Basketball Championship: Quarterfinal #1 Mike Patrick, Len Elmore & Andy Katz Memphis, Tenn. ESPN 2 p.m. ACC Tournament: Second Round #2 Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPN2 2:30 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Quarterfinal #2 Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe Kansas City, Mo. ESPNU 3 p.m. American Men's Basketball Championship: Quarterfinal #2 Mike Patrick, Len Elmore & Andy Katz Memphis, Tenn. ESPN2 6:30 p.m. Big Ten Conference Tournament: First Round #3 Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich & Allison Williams Indianapolis, Ind. ESPN 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: Second Round #3 Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPNU 7 p.m. American Men's Basketball Championship: Quarterfinal #3 Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz Memphis, Tenn. ESPN2 8:30 p.m. Big Ten Conference Tournament: First Round #4 Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich & Allison Williams Indianapolis, Ind. ESPN 9 p.m. ACC Tournament: Second Round #4 Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPNU 9 p.m. American Men's Basketball Championship: Quarterfinal #4 Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz Memphis, Tenn.

Fri 3/14 ESPN or ESPN2 Noon Big Ten Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #1 Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich & Allison Williams Indianapolis, Ind. ESPN or ESPN2 Noon ACC Tournament: Quarterfinal #1 Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPNU 1 p.m. SEC Tournament: Quarterfinal #1 Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake Atlanta, Ga. ESPN or ESPN2 2:30 p.m. Big Ten Conference Tournament: Quarterfinal #2 Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich & Allison Williams Indianapolis, Ind. ESPN or ESPN2 2:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinal #2 Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPNU 3 p.m. SEC Tournament: Quarterfinal #2 Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake Atlanta, Ga. ESPN3 6 p.m. Southland Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1 Katy, Texas ESPN or ESPN2 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinal #3 Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPN or ESPN2 7 p.m. American Men's Basketball Championship: Semifinal #1 Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz Memphis, Tenn. ESPNU ^ 7 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Semifinal #1 Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe Kansas City, Mo. ESPN3 8:30 p.m. Southland Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2 Katy, Texas ESPN or ESPN2 9:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinal #4 Dan Shulman, Sean Farnham & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPN or ESPN2 9:30 p.m. American Men's Basketball Championship: Semifinal #2 Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz Memphis, Tenn. ESPNU ^ 9:30 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Semifinal #2 Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe Kansas City, Mo.

Sat 3/15 ESPNU 12 a.m. Big West Conference Tournament: Semifinal #2 Mark Jones & Miles Simon Anaheim, Calif. ESPNU 2 a.m. Big West Conference Tournament: Semifinal #1 ** Mark Jones & Miles Simon Anaheim, Calif. ESPN2 11:30 a.m. America East Conference Tournament: Championship Bob Picozzi & Tim Welsh TBD ESPN 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Semifinal #1 Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale or Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ABC 1 p.m. SEC Tournament: Semifinal #1 Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake Atlanta, Ga. ESPN 3 p.m. ACC Tournament: Semifinal #2 Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale or Jay Bilas & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ABC 3 p.m. SEC Tournament: Semifinal #2 Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake Atlanta, Ga. ESPN2 4:30 p.m. Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship Mark Neely & Jarron Collins Houston, Texas ESPN 6 p.m. American Men's Basketball Championship: Championship Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke & Andy Katz Memphis, Tenn. ESPNU 6 p.m. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship Tom Hart & Stan Lewter Norfolk, Va. ESPN2 6:30 p.m. Mid-American Conference Tournament: Championship Bob Wischusen & LaPhonso Ellis Cleveland, Ohio ESPNU 8 p.m. Big Sky Conference Tournament: Championship Roxy Bernstein & Corey Williams Ogden, Texas ESPN2 8:30 p.m. Southland Conference Tournament: Championship Carter Blackburn & Stephen Howard Katy, Texas ESPN 9 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship: Championship Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe Kansas City, Mo. ESPNU 10 p.m. Western Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship Steve Quis & Jon Crispin Las Vegas, Nev. ESPN2 10:30 p.m. Big West Conference Tournament: Championship Mark Jones & Miles Simon Anaheim, Calif.

Sun 3/16 ESPN 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Championship Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Jeannine Edwards Greensboro, N.C. ESPN2 1 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Tournament: Championship Rich Hollenberg & Mark Adams New Orleans, La. ESPN 3:15 p.m. SEC Tournament: Championship Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake Atlanta, Ga.

* Available on ESPNU at 11:30 p.m.

** Same day delay from March 14 at 9:30 p.m.

^ Outermarket only

All Times Eastern Standard

Schedule Subject to Change





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