The college football season may be only at the halfway point, but hoop fans won’t have long to wait to see cagers go at it on TV. CBS Sports (WTSP in Tampa Bay) and CBS Sports Network will air 240 total games, including six men’s Conference Championships this season featuring top teams and match-ups from 20 different conferences.
CBS Sports Network will broadcast over 200 games, the highest number so far by the cable network, beginning Friday, Nov. 8 (9:00 p.m.) with USC at Utah State. CBS Sports begins its 33rd season of college basketball telecasts on Saturday, Dec. 7 (12:30 p.m.) with UCLA at Missouri. CBS Sports will air 40 games, including five Conference Championships.
Both CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network have announced agreements to televise games in the Big East and newly formed American Athletic Conference along with the Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12 and PAC 12. CBS Sports Network will feature games in the Mountain West, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Patriot League, as well as select NCAA Division II contests.
The following are schedule highlights:
Duke at Notre Dame – Saturday, Jan. 4
Oklahoma State at Kansas – Saturday, Jan. 18
North Carolina State at Duke – Saturday, Jan. 18
Syracuse at Miami – Saturday, Jan. 25
Michigan at Indiana – Sunday, Feb. 2
Michigan State at Wisconsin – Sunday, Feb. 9
Pittsburgh at North Carolina – Saturday, Feb. 15
Louisville at Memphis – Saturday, March 1
Marquette at Villanova – Sunday, March 2
Kentucky at Florida – Saturday, March 8
Connecticut at Louisville – Saturday, March 8
CBS Sports Network Conference Telecasts:
SMU at Louisville – Sunday, Jan. 12
Georgetown at Xavier – Wednesday, Jan. 15
Marquette at Butler – Saturday, Jan. 18
UNLV at San Diego State – Saturday, Jan. 18
Temple at Connecticut – Tuesday, Jan. 21
Seton Hall at St. John’s – Thursday, Jan. 23
Cincinnati at Temple – Sunday, Jan. 26
Georgetown at Seton Hall – Thursday, Feb. 20
VCU at Richmond – Thursday, March 6
Highlighted Non-Conference Games on CBS:
UCLA at Missouri – Saturday, Dec. 7
Arizona at Michigan – Saturday, Dec. 14
Michigan State at Texas – Saturday, Dec. 21
Villanova at Syracuse – Saturday, Dec. 28
Louisville at Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 28
Highlighted Non-Conference Games on CBS Sports Network:
Arizona at San Diego State – Thursday, Nov. 14
Arizona State at UNLV – Tuesday, Nov. 19
Illinois at UNLV – Tuesday, Nov. 26
Wichita State at Saint Louis – Sunday, Dec. 1
Cincinnati at New Mexico – Saturday, Dec. 7
Washington at San Diego State – Sunday, Dec. 8
Villanova at Temple – Saturday, Feb. 1
CBS Sports Network is available on most Tampa Bay area cable systems usually as part of a sports tier package.
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