Pac-12 Networks unveils 2015-16 men's basketball television schedule

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154-game telecast schedule features all 12 Conference home openers and eight Pac-12 Tournament games from MGM Grand in Las Vegas

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (September 10, 2015) – In its fourth season of live events, Pac-12 Networks brings viewers 154 live men’s basketball telecasts, culminating in eight Pac-12 Tournament contests from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. 

Once again, Pac-12 Networks has more men’s basketball games for all 12 schools on its air than any other sports television network. Each program will be featured at least 12 times: Arizona (15), Arizona State (17), Cal (14), Colorado (17), Oregon (16), Oregon State (18), Stanford (13), UCLA (12), USC (22), Utah (14), Washington (15), Washington State (22).

The telecast schedule tips off with the Red-Blue exhibition game of defending Conference champion Arizona Saturday, October 17, followed by a week of exhibition matchups November 3-9 at Oregon (vs. Northwest Oregon), Oregon State (vs. Western Oregon), Utah (vs. Cal State Monterey Bay), Arizona (vs. Chico State) and Cal (vs. Carroll College).

Pac-12 Networks’ busiest night of men’s hoops comes on Friday, November 13 with the return of Full Court Friday, featuring regular season home openers for nine of the Conference’s 12 programs. The night begins with new head coach Bobby Hurley and the Arizona State Sun Devils opening their regular season against Sacramento State at 4:30 p.m. PT.

Following Sac State-ASU, game tips for the remaining eight contests will be staggered every 30 minutes until the last game – Rice at California – tipping at 8:30 p.m. PT.   

Full Court Friday Ÿ - November 13 Ÿ - Nine games tipping off between 4:30-8:30 p.m. PT

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Sacramento State

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Arizona State

4:30 PM

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San Diego

at

USC

5:00 PM

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Northern Arizona

at

Washington State

5:30 PM

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Wisconsin Green Bay

at

Stanford

6:00 PM

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Pacific

at

Arizona

6:30 PM

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Jackson State

at

Oregon

7:00 PM

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Southern Utah

at

Utah

7:30 PM

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Monmouth

at

UCLA

8:00 PM

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Rice

at

California

8:30 PM

Last season, five Pac-12 teams posted 20-win seasons and four squads – Arizona, Utah, Oregon and UCLA – qualifying for the NCAA Tournament. Arizona, Utah and UCLA advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, marking the first time since 2007 and 2008 that the Pac-12 has had three teams advance to that stage.

The 2015-16 men’s basketball season will officially begin on Pac-12 Networks Thursday, October 15 from Pac-12 Headquarters in San Francisco. The Networks will once again have full coverage of the event with the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day Special airing live from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PT. In addition to interviews with all 12 coaches, the special will also feature a number of returning players in-studio such as Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona), Tyrone Wallace (California), Josh Scott (Colorado), Gary Payton II (Oregon State), Nikola Jovanovic (USC) and Andrew Andrews (Washington), just to name a few.

Of the 153 total games, 49 of those will be regular season conference matchups, beginning New Year’s Day with USC visiting Washington State at 6:00 p.m. PT, followed by Colorado at California at 8:00 p.m. PT. The Networks’ eight-game coverage of the Pac-12 Tournament from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas tips off Wednesday, March 9 with four exciting matchups, beginning at Noon PT.

The complete 2015-16 Pac-12 Networks men’s basketball televised schedule can be found here.

For the complete composite Pac-12 men's basketball schedule, click here

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