Big South Announces 2012-13 Men's Basketball Television Slate

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - The Big South Conference today announced its men's basketball television package for the 2012-13 season will feature eight live regular-season Conference games exclusively on ESPN3 as part of a new Saturday "Game of the Week" package beginning in January.  The eight are among a total of 42 games involving the Big South that will be broadcast this season.

ESPNU will also televise two regular-season Big South games for the first time, and 18 overall regular-season Big South games as well as the Semifinals and Finals of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Men's Basketball Championship will be televised this season.  ESPN3 will carry the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Men's Basketball Championship Semifinals for the first time, with this year's games set for Saturday, March 9.  ESPN2 will air the Big South Championship game live on Sunday, March 10 at 12:00pm.  Below is the Big South's exclusive 10-game regular-season television package:

DATEGAMETIMENETWORK
Sat., Jan. 5Charleston Southern at Radford4:00pmESPN3
Sat., Jan. 12Charleston Southern at Longwood2:00pmESPN3
Sat., Jan. 19VMI at Coastal Carolina11:00amESPNU
 Winthrop at Campbell1:00pmESPN3
Sat., Jan. 26Campbell at Coastal Carolina7:00pmESPN3
Sat., Feb. 2Presbyterian at High Point7:00pmESPN3
Fri., Feb. 8UNC Asheville at VMI7:00pmESPNU
Sat., Feb. 9Liberty at Gardner-Webb7:00pmESPN3
Sat., Feb. 16Charleston Southern at UNC Asheville2:00pmESPN3
Sat., March 2UNC Asheville at Winthrop4:00pmESPN3


ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members.  It is currently available to 73 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks. 

During the course of the season, Big South members will appear on an array of networks, including the Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Networks and various Fox Sports regional networks, among others.  Also, Liberty University's Flames Sports Network will televise 13 Liberty men's basketball games this season.  Additional broadcasts/networks may be added to the Conference schedule at a later date, and will be announced when finalized. 

In addition, the Big South Conference will again video stream live all home men's basketball games not televised in 2012-13 on its subscription-based broadband channel, The Big South Network presented by State Farm.  The current television schedule involving the Big South's men's basketball programs appears below.

DATEGAMETIMENETWORK
Nov. 9Radford at Wake Forest7:00pmESPN3
Nov. 11Charleston Southern at Arizona6:00pmPac-12 Networks
Nov. 12Presbyterian at Clemson7:00pmESPN3
 William & Mary at Liberty7:00pmFlames Sports Network
Nov. 14Presbyterian at Georgia Tech7:00pmESPN3
Nov. 15UNC Asheville vs. Tennessee12:30pmESPNU
 VMI at Virginia Tech7:00pmESPN3
Nov. 17Gardner-Webb at Iowa8:00pmBig Ten Network/BTN.com
Nov. 20Campbell at Cincinnati7:00pmFox Sports Ohio
Nov. 23UNC Asheville at North Carolina State7:00pmESPN3
Nov. 25Gardner-Webb at Illinois4:00pmBig Ten Network
Nov. 28VMI at West Virginia7:00pmRoot Sports-Pittsburgh
Nov. 29Morgan State at Liberty7:00pmFlames Sports Network
Dec. 2 Georgia State at Liberty 3:00pm Flames Sports Network 
Dec. 5 High Point at Wake Forest 7:00pm ESPN3 
Dec. 15 UNC Asheville at Ohio State 12:00pm Big Ten Network 
Dec. 18 Winthrop at Ohio State 7:00pm Big Ten Network 
Dec. 19 Radford at West Virginia 4:00pm Root Sports-Pittsburgh 
 Clemson at Coastal Carolina 7:00pm ESPN3 
Dec. 21 UNC Asheville at St. John's TBA TBA 
Jan. 5 Charleston Southern at Radford * 4:00pm ESPN3 
 UNC Asheville at Liberty * 7:00pm Flames Sports Network 
Jan. 9 Liberty at VMI *7:00pmFlames Sports Network
Jan. 12 Charleston Southern at Longwood *2:00pm ESPN3
 Coastal Carolina at Liberty *7:00pmFlames Sports Network
Jan. 19 VMI at Coastal Carolina * 11:00am ESPNU
 Winthrop at Campbell *1:00pm ESPN3 
Jan. 22 Longwood at Liberty *7:00pm Flames Sports Network
Jan. 26 Campbell at Coastal Carolina * 7:00pm ESPN3
 Charleston Southern at Liberty * 7:00pm Flames Sports Network 
Jan. 29Campbell at Liberty *7:00pm Flames Sports Network
Feb. 2 Presbyterian at High Point * 7:00pm ESPN3 
Feb. 5 Radford at Liberty * 7:00pm Flames Sports Network 
Feb. 8 UNC Asheville at VMI * 7:00pm ESPNU 
Feb. 9 Liberty at Gardner-Webb * 7:00pm ESPN3 
Feb. 16 Charleston Southern at UNC Asheville * 2:00pm ESPN3 
 High Point at Liberty * 7:00pm Flames Sports Network 
Feb. 19 Liberty at Longwood *7:00pm Flames Sports Network 
Feb. 26 VMI at Liberty * 7:00pm Flames Sports Network
March 2 UNC Asheville at Winthrop * 4:00pm ESPN3 
March 9 Big South Semifinal Game 1 12:00pm ESPN3 
 Big South Semifinal Game 2 2:00pm ESPN3 
March 10 Big South Championship Game 12:00pm ESPN2 
    
 * - Big South Conference game