Dec. 22, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference announced its 2012-13 conference men's basketball television schedule, with nearly 85 percent of this year's conference games (up to 61 of 72) televised on a national, regional, or local level. The remaining 11 contests will be produced at television quality on a digital platform. In addition, as part of its new partnership with Time Warner Cable Sports, a West Coast Conference Game of the Week andweekly half hour WCC basketball show will air throughout the conference's footprint of almost 20 million homes each Saturday.
Fifteen West Coast Conference regular season games will be broadcast on the ESPN Networks and an additional 44 to 46 games will be aired in the markets of both competing teams through conference and school partnerships with Time Warner Cable Sports, Comcast SportsNet, ROOT Sports and BYUtv - along with the new West Coast Conference Game of the Week.
"With the success our teams have had on the court, the West Coast Conference is proud to boast one of the top men's basketball television packages in the country," WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich said. "Fans of top quality basketball throughout the region and the country can look forward to seeing more West Coast Conference basketball than ever before."
As part of the West Coast Conference's new long-term deal with Time Warner Cable Sports, Time Warner Cable SportsNet will produce and air a West Coast Conference Game of the Week each Saturday during WCC play. The Game of the Week will be distributed to television partners throughout the WCC footprint - up to 20 million homes in all. The games will also be available to WCC fans everywhere on a digitalplatform. Time Warner Cable Sports will also produce a weekly half-hour show dedicated to WCC sports during the men's basketball season, and will produce selected other WCC events as well.
In addition, the West Coast Conference is partnering with other regional and national outlets including Comcast SportsNet, ROOT Sports, and BYUtv to create a 35-game regional syndication package. Most games will be broadcast live in the markets of both participating teams, including nine of the top 55 markets in the nation.
The 61 conference TV appearances for WCC basketball are on top of at least 47 non-conference TV games and five ESPN Networks telecasts from the WCC tournament. All told, the West Coast Conference will have well over 100 televised men's basketball games during the 2012-13 campaign.
Last season, five West Coast Conference teams competed in the postseason for the second consecutive year - including three teams in the NCAA Tournament: BYU, Gonzaga, and 2012 WCC Champion Saint Mary's. Conference play begins on Wednesday, January 2. For the most up-to-date schedule with game times and TV listings, visit WCCsports.com.
2012-13 WCC MEN'S BASKETBALL TELECAST SCHEDULE FOR USD
(as of December 18, 2012, subject to change; all times Pacific unless noted; telecasts listed below air LIVE)
Thursday, January 3
*Portland at San Diego, 8:00 p.m. (TV: FOX Sports San Diego)
Thursday, January 10
*San Diego at San Francisco, 7:00 p.m. (WCC Digital)
Saturday, January 12
*San Diego at Pepperdine, 7:00 p.m. (WCC Digital)
Wednesday, January 16
*Loyola Marymount at San Diego, 7:00 p.m. (TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet)
Saturday, January 19
*San Diego at BYU, 7:00 p.m. MT (TV: BYUtv)
Thursday, January 24
*San Diego at Saint Mary's, 8:00 p.m. (TV: Comcast SportsNet California, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, ESPN Pacific Rim)
Saturday, January 26
*Santa Clara at San Diego, 1:00 p.m. (TV: WCC Game of the Week)
Saturday, February 2
*Gonzaga at San Diego, 8:00 p.m. (TV: ESPNU)
Monday, February 4
*San Diego at Loyola Marymount, 7:00 p.m. (TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet, ROOTSports)
Thursday, February 7
*BYU at San Diego, 7:00 p.m. (TV: BYUtv)
Saturday, February 9
*Saint Mary's at San Diego, 8:00 p.m. (TV: ESPNU, ESPN2 Australia)
Thursday, February 14
*San Diego at Santa Clara, 7:00 p.m. (WCC Digital)
Thursday, February 21
*San Diego at Portland, 7:00 p.m. (TV: ROOT Sports)
Saturday, February 23
*San Diego at Gonzaga, 4:00 p.m. (TV: ROOT Sports, Time Warner Cable SportsNet)
Thursday, February 28
*San Francisco at San Diego, 6:00 p.m. (TV: FOX Sports San Diego, Comcast SportsNet California)
Saturday, March 2
*Pepperdine at San Diego, 12:00 p.m. (TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet)