Pac-12 Networks returns to Vegas for 2014 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament, Presented by New York Life

Nine-person all-star talent team to provide non-stop coverage of eight live games from MGM Grand Garden Arena

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Let the show begin! Pac-12 Networks is set to make its return to Las Vegas for three days of wall-to-wall coverage of the 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Presented by New York Life March 12-15 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. For the second straight year, every game from the tournament will be televised to a live national audience with all four opening round matchups, plus three quarterfinal and one semifinal contest airing exclusively on Pac-12 Networks.

Live game action begins on Pac-12 Networks Wednesday, March 12 with all four opening round games – Game #1 (No. 8 vs. No. 9) at 12:00 p.m. PT, followed by Game #2 (No. 5 vs. No. 12) at 2:30 p.m. PT, Game #3 (No. 7 vs. No. 10) at 6:00 p.m. PT and the Game #4 nightcap (No. 6 vs. No. 11) at 8:30 p.m. PT. The Networks will air the first three quarterfinal games on Thursday at Noon, 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. PT, as well as the first semifinal matchup Friday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. PT, assuring at least one appearance by the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.

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Pac-12 Networks has enlisted a total of nine on-air voices for coverage of the tournament from Las Vegas and San Francisco. Play-by-play voices Ted Robinson and Kevin Calabro will pair with Don MacLean and Ernie Kent, respectively for live game coverage from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, while host Mike Yam alongside former Oregon State guard Lamar Hurd and former USC head coach Kevin O’Neill provide pre, half and postgame analysis from San Francisco. Yogi Roth and Ashley Adamson will also be reporting courtside in Vegas for each matchup.

Following the conclusion of the Conference tournament, the Networks will continue to cover Pac-12 teams headed to the NCAA Tournament with a live one-hour Pac-12 Sports Report: Men’s Basketball Selection Special Sunday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. PT. Host Mike Yam, alongside his Pac-12 Playbook: Basketball cohorts Ernie Kent and Don MacLean unveil the Conference’s NCAA tournament qualifiers and their opponents, as well as break down the entire pool of 68 teams and the regional battles to look out for.

Pac-12 Networks’ comprehensive postseason men’s basketball coverage across linear and digital platforms includes:

Pre-tournament

  • Interactive tournament bracket, offering seeding and matchup information goes live within dedicated tournament microsite on Pac-12.com.
  • Premiere of new series One-on-One, featuring Don MacLean with legendary Arizona head coach Lute Olson Sunday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. PT.
  • Continuation of the Pac-12 Basketball Classics series throughout the month of March featuring some of the most exciting NCAA postseason tournament games by legendary Pac-12 squads including: Arizona-Gonzaga from 2003, UCLA vs. Purdue National Championship from 1969 and UCLA vs. Missouri from 1995.
  • Complete encore of all 11 2013 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament games on Pac-12 Networks beginning Monday, March 10 at 11:30 p.m. PT.
  • Regionalized encores of some of the best match-ups from the regular season beginning Monday, March 10 at 11:30 p.m. PT.

During tournament

  • Eight live game telecasts from first three rounds of men’s basketball tournament from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Six-person on-air talent roster made up of Ted Robinson, Kevin Calabro, Don MacLean, Ernie Kent, Yogi Roth and Ashley Adamson providing game coverage on-site from Las Vegas.
  • Mike Yam, Lamar Hurd and Kevin O’Neill deliver pre, half and postgame analysis from Pac-12 Network studios throughout tournament.
  • Live stream of head coach postgame press conferences on Pac-12.com.

Post tournament

  • Mike Yam hosts one-hour Pac-12 Sports Report: Men’s Basketball Selection Special, with analysts Don MacLean and Ernie Kent Sunday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. PT.
  • Encore of men’s tournament final Monday, March 17 at 10:00 p.m. PT.

Additionally, Time Warner Cable and DISH subscribers nationwide will be able to catch all the live tournament action and surrounding coverage as both providers are offering a free preview of Pac-12 Networks March 1 through March 15 to their existing customers.

Tickets for the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Presented by New York Life are still available. Fans can purchase all-session passes, as well as individual session tickets by visiting Pac-12.com/tickets.

Pac-12 Networks Postseason Men's Basketball Talent Assignments

March 12 – Games 1/2 ▪ Noon/2:30 p.m. PT March 12 – Games 3/4 ▪ 6:00/8:30 p.m. PT
Kevin Calabro – play-by-play Ted Robinson – play-by-play
Ernie Kent – analyst Don MacLean – analyst
Yogi Roth/Ashley Adamson – sideline reporters Yogi Roth/Ashley Adamson – sideline reporters
   
March 13 – Quarterfinal 1/2 ▪ Noon/2:30 p.m. PT March 13 – Quarterfinal 3 ▪ 6:00 p.m. PT
Kevin Calabro – play-by-play Ted Robinson – play-by-play
Ernie Kent - analyst Don MacLean – analyst
Yogi Roth/Ashley Adamson – sideline reporters Yogi Roth/Ashley Adamson – sideline reporters
   
March 14 – Semifinal 1 ▪ 6:00 p.m. PT March 12-14 – Pre, half and post studio
Ted Robinson – play-by-play Mike Yam – host
Don MacLean – analyst Lamar Hurd – analyst
Yogi Roth/Ashley Adamson – sideline reporters Kevin O’Neill – analyst
   
March 16 – Pac-12 Sports Report: Men’s Basketball Selection Special ▪ 6:30 p.m. PT
Mike Yam – host
Don MacLean – analyst
Ernie Kent – analyst
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