Pac-12 men's basketball set to tip off inaugural season on Pac-12 Networks

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Bill Walton, Don MacLean, Ernie Kent, Lenny Wilkens & Detlef Schrempf Headline Analyst Team for Pac-12 Networks Live Game Telecasts

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Day to be Held at Pac-12 Studios & Streamed Live on Thursday, Nov. 1 with 'Pac-12 Media Day Special' Airing on Networks at 9:00 PM PT

'Pac-12 Networks 2012 Men's Basketball Season Preview' Show Debuts Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 PM PT

SAN FRANCISCO, October 30, 2012 — Pac-12 Networks gets set to hit the hard court with its first season of men's basketball game coverage that features 150 exciting live contests and dynamic analysis from legendary Pac-12 names. Live game action begins Friday, November 9 at 4:00 PM PT with five nonconference matchups and concludes with the first eight games of the Pac-12 Men's Basketball tournament from its new home at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

For its coverage, Pac-12 Networks has assembled a talented group of voices to provide play-by-play and analysis for both live games and studio shows. Led by UCLA and NBA legend Bill Walton, Pac-12 Networks men's broadcast team also includes: 

Analyst Team:
·         Don MacLean

Former UCLA Bruin standout and all-time Pac-12 scoring leader

·         Ernie Kent

Former University of Oregon head coach and Pac-10 Coach of the Year (2002)

·         Lenny Wilkens

Hall of Fame player and coach; NBA Champion (1979) and Coach of the Year (1994)

·         Detlef Schrempf

Former Washington Huskies forward and three-time NBA All-Star

·         Brevin Knight

Former Stanford All-American and 12-year NBA veteran

·         Lamar Hurd

Former Oregon State guard

·         Dan Belluomini

Former University of San Francisco head men's basketball coach

·         Joe Cravens

Former University of Utah men's basketball coach

·         Matt Muehlebach

Former Arizona Wildcats guard

·         Chris Spatola

Former Army guard and Director of Basketball Operations for Duke men's basketball

Play-by-play Team:
·         Kevin Calabro

Pac-12 Networks football play-by-play voice; Seattle radio personality and former voice of the Seattle Supersonics

·         Ted Robinson

Pac-12 Networks football announcer; Two-time Emmy winner and current radio voice of the San Francisco 49ers

·         Roxy Bernstein

Voice of Cal men's basketball and former San Francisco radio personality

·         JB Long

Sports reporter and host with former assignments covering the MLB and Summer Olympics

·         Rich Cellini

Seasoned play-by-play voice with previous assignments at CBS Sports Network, FOX Sports and ABC Sports covering college football and the NFL

·         Mark Rogondino

Pac-12 Networks lead men's soccer announcer and current play-by-play voice for the Los Angeles Galaxy

·         Paul Sunderland

Southern California sports personality covering the Lakers for FOX Sports Net; Also covering beach volleyball and the NBA for FSN and NBC Sports

·         Jim Watson

Multi-sport announcer with over 20 years of broadcasting experience covering the Pac-12 and professional sports for NBC, FOX Sports, ESPN3 and Universal Sports

"With the incredible amount of talent Pac-12 men's basketball is bringing to the court this season, there could not be a better time for Pac-12 Networks to showcase the tradition and strength of the conference's 12 teams with an unprecedented amount of live coverage," said Lydia Murphy-Stephans, Pac-12 Networks Executive Vice President and General Manager. "We're thrilled to host the conference coaches and players in our new home to officially kick off the season, as well as introduce our all-star talent roster that includes Hall of Famers, Emmy winners and some of the best former players in the conference."

Several of Pac-12 Networks' men's basketball on-air team will be on hand for Media Day, being held at Pac-12 Studios Thursday, November 1. will offer live streaming of all the action including both player and coaches press conferences, while at 9:00 PM PT, MacLean, Kent and host Mike Yam put a bow on all the day's events on the Pac-12 Media Day Special on Pac-12 Networks. 

The Pac-12 Networks basketball schedule begins Friday, November 9 and over that first weekend will feature home openers for 11 Pac-12 teams. The unprecedented amount of exposure means that each school will be featured at least 11 times during the season and guarantees that every Pac-12 home game will be televised for the first time in Conference history. The schedule boasts 92 nonconference battles, including 11 contests featuring 2012 NCAA tournament-qualifying opponents. The conference season opens the first week in January with Utah at Arizona State, Stanford at UCLA, Utah at Arizona and Colorado at Arizona State.

With UCLA and Arizona bringing in top rated recruiting classes and several prominent starters returning from all 12 schools, including Allen Crabbe (California), Solomon Hill (Arizona), Brock Motum (Washington State) and Andre Roberson (Colorado), the race for the Pac-12 title figures to come down to the wire, as it did a year ago. The Pac-12 featured seven teams with 20-or-more wins and seven others with 10-or-more conference wins. Washington edged Cal for the regular season title before Colorado claimed the Pac-12 Tournament title in dramatic fashion.

Men's hoops joins Pac-12 women's basketball as the first programs to have postseason games televised live on Pac-12 Networks with the first eight games of the 2013 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament from its new home in Las Vegas, NV March 13-15. The Pac-12 Networks schedule also includes special neutral site regular season matchups with bay area teams San Francisco and Stanford squaring off at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA November 9 at 8:00 PM PT, Buffalo vs. Washington State at Seattle's Key Arena December 21 at 7:30 PM PT and Idaho State in a 3:00 PM PT contest versus the Cougars December 29 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA.

2012 Pac-12 Networks Men's Basketball Televised Schedule

Date                            Time (PT)                               Matchup

Nov. 9                          4:00 PM                                   Wofford vs. Colorado

Nov. 9                          6:00 PM                                   Niagara vs. Oregon State

Nov. 9                          6:00 PM                                   Willamette vs. Utah

Nov. 9                          8:00 PM                                   Coppin State vs. USC

Nov. 9                          8:00 PM                                   San Francisco vs. Stanford

Nov. 10                        4:30 PM                                   Northern Arizona vs. Oregon

Nov. 10                        4:30 PM                                   Central Arkansas vs. Arizona State

Nov. 10                        4:30 PM                                   Eastern Washington vs. Washington State

Nov. 11                        3:00 PM                                   Charleston Southern vs. Arizona

Nov. 11                        5:00 PM                                   Loyola (MD) vs. Washington

Nov. 11                        7:00 PM                                   Cal-State Bakersfield vs. California

Nov. 12                        6:30 PM                                   Portland State vs. Oregon

Nov. 12                        8:30 PM                                   Cal State Fullerton vs. Stanford

Nov. 13                        6:30 PM                                   Long Beach State vs. USC   

Nov. 13                        6:30 PM                                   Pepperdine vs. California

Nov. 13                        6:30 PM                                   Albany vs. Washington

Nov. 13                        8:30 PM                                   UC Irvine vs. UCLA

Nov. 14                        7:00 PM                                   Utah Valley vs. Washington State

Nov. 15                        6:00 PM                                   Alcorn State vs. Stanford

Nov. 15                        8:00 PM                                   James Madison vs. UCLA

Nov. 16                        6:00 PM                                   Sacramento State vs. Utah

Nov. 16                        8:00 PM                                   Vanderbilt vs. Oregon

Nov. 18                        12:00 PM                                 Florida A&M vs. Arizona State

Nov. 18                        6:00 PM                                   Belmont vs. Stanford

Nov. 19                        6:00 PM                                   Long Beach State vs. Arizona

Nov. 19                        8:00 PM                                   Jacksonville State vs. Oregon

Nov. 20                        6:00 PM                                   Cornell vs. Arizona State

Nov. 21                        6:00 PM                                   Idaho State vs. Utah

Nov. 23                        4:00 PM                                   Central Michigan vs. Utah

Nov. 24                        TBD                                        Wright State vs. Utah

Nov. 24                        TBD                                         Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Washington State

Nov. 24                        4:30 PM                                   Colorado State vs. Washington

Nov. 25                        3:00 PM                                   Montana State vs. Oregon State

Nov. 25                        5:00 PM                                   Air Force vs. Colorado

Nov. 25                        7:00 PM                                   Cal Poly vs. UCLA

Nov. 27                        6:30 PM                                   Texas Southern vs. Colorado

Nov. 28                        5:00 PM                                   Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Arizona State

Nov. 28                        7:00 PM                                   Idaho vs. Washington State

Nov. 28                        7:00 PM                                   Northern Arizona vs. Arizona

Nov. 28                        7:00 PM                                   Seattle vs. Stanford

Nov. 28                        9:00 PM                                   Saint Louis vs. Washington

Nov. 28                        9:00 PM                                   Cal State Northridge vs. UCLA

Nov. 29                        7:00 PM                                   UT San Antonio vs. Oregon

Dec. 1                         3:30 PM                                   Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Oregon

Dec. 1                         5:30 PM                                   Sacramento State vs. Arizona State

Dec. 1                         7:30 PM                                   Portland vs. Washington State

Dec. 2                         2:00 PM                                   Denver vs. Stanford

Dec. 2                         4:00 PM                                   Cal State Fullerton vs. Washington

Dec. 4                         6:30 PM                                   Southern Mississippi vs. Arizona

Dec. 5                         5:30 PM                                   Boise State vs. Utah

Dec. 5                         5:30 PM                                   Hartford vs. Arizona State

Dec. 5                         7:30 PM                                   Colorado State vs. Colorado

Dec. 8                         11:00 AM                                 Cal State Northridge vs. Arizona State

Dec. 8                         1:00 PM                                   Grambling State vs. Oregon State

Dec. 8                         3:00 PM                                   Idaho State vs. Oregon

Dec. 8                        5:00 PM                                   Nevada vs. Washington

Dec. 8                         7:30 PM                                   Minnesota vs. USC

Dec. 9                         4:00 PM                                   Fresno State vs. Washington State

Dec. 12                       6:00 PM                                   DePaul vs. Arizona State

Dec. 13                       7:00 PM                                   Jackson State vs. Washington State

Dec. 15                       12:00 PM                                 Dartmouth vs. Arizona State

Dec. 15                       2:00 PM                                   UC Davis vs. Stanford

Dec. 15                       4:00 PM                                   UC Riverside vs. USC

Dec. 15                       4:00 PM                                   Jackson State vs. Washington

Dec. 15                       6:00 PM                                   Prairie View A&M vs. UCLA

Dec. 15                       8:00 PM                                   Creighton vs. California

Dec. 16                       4:00 PM                                   Chicago State vs. Oregon State

Dec. 18                       6:00 PM                                   Oral Roberts vs. Arizona

Dec. 18                       6:00 PM                                   Southern Methodist vs. Utah

Dec. 18                       8:00 PM                                   UC Santa Barbara vs. California

Dec. 18                       8:00 PM                                   Long Beach State vs. UCLA

Dec. 19                       7:00 PM                                   Howard vs. Oregon State

Dec. 20                       6:00 PM                                   Cal Poly vs. Washington

Dec. 20                       8:00 PM                                   UC Irvine vs. USC

Dec. 21                       5:30 PM                                   Northern Arizona vs. Colorado

Dec. 21                       7:30 PM                                   Cal State Northridge vs. Utah

Dec. 21                       7:30 PM                                   Buffalo vs. Washington State

Dec. 22                       12:00 PM                                 Houston Baptist vs. Oregon

Dec. 22                       2:00 PM                                   Prairie View A&M vs. California

Dec. 22                       4:00 PM                                   Northern Illinois vs. Washington

Dec. 22                       6:00 PM                                   San Diego vs. Oregon State

Dec. 22                       8:00 PM                                   Fresno State vs. UCLA

Dec. 28                       6:30 PM                                   College of Idaho vs. Utah

Dec. 29                       11:00 AM                                 Coppin State vs. Arizona State

Dec. 29                       11:00 AM                                 Hartford vs. Colorado

Dec. 29                       1:00 PM                                   Towson vs. Oregon State

Dec. 29                       3:00 PM                                   Idaho State vs. Washington State

Dec. 29                       5:00 PM                                   Harvard vs. California

Dec. 29                       7:30 PM                                   Lafayette vs. Stanford

Dec. 30                       4:00 PM                                   Dayton vs. USC

Dec. 31                       2:00 PM                                   Texas-Pan American vs. Oregon State

Dec.31                        4:00 PM                                   Nevada vs. Oregon

Jan. 2                          7:00 PM                                   Utah vs. Arizona State

Jan. 5                          12:00 PM                                 Stanford vs. UCLA

Jan. 5                          2:00 PM                                   Utah vs. Arizona

Jan. 6                          5:00 PM                                   Colorado vs. Arizona State

Jan. 9                          7:00 PM                                   Washington State vs. Stanford

Jan. 10                        6:30 PM                                   UCLA vs. Utah

Jan. 10                        8:30 PM                                   Arizona State vs. Oregon State

Jan. 12                        11:00 AM                                 UCLA vs. Colorado

Jan. 12                        1:00 PM                                   Washington State vs. California

Jan. 12                        3:00 PM                                   USC vs. Utah

Jan. 13                        6:00 PM                                   Arizona State vs. Oregon

Jan. 16                        6:30 PM                                   Utah vs. Washington State

Jan. 16                        8:30 PM                                   Colorado vs. Washington

Jan. 19                        5:00 PM                                   Oregon State vs. USC

Jan. 19                        7:00 PM                                   Colorado vs. Washington State

Jan. 23                        6:30 PM                                   Washington State vs. Oregon

Jan. 23                        8:30 PM                                   Washington vs. Oregon State

Jan. 24                        5:30 PM                                   California vs. Utah

Jan. 24                        7:30 PM                                   USC vs. Arizona State

Jan. 26                        2:00 PM                                   Washington State vs. Oregon State

Jan. 26                        4:00 PM                                   Washington vs. Oregon

Jan. 27                        6:00 PM                                   Stanford vs. Utah

Jan. 30                        7:00 PM                                   USC vs. UCLA

Jan. 31                        8:00 PM                                   Arizona State vs. Washington State

Feb. 2                          7:00 PM                                   Arizona vs. Washington State

Feb. 3                          12:00 PM                                 Oregon State vs. Stanford

Feb. 6                          7:00 PM                                   Utah vs. Oregon State

Feb. 7                          6:30 PM                                   California vs. Arizona State

Feb. 7                          8:30 PM                                   Washington State vs. USC

Feb. 9                          5:00 PM                                   Utah vs. Oregon

Feb. 9                          7:00 PM                                   Washington State vs. UCLA

Feb. 10                        4:00 PM                                   California vs. Arizona

Feb. 10                        6:00 PM                                   Colorado vs. Oregon State

Feb. 13                        5:00 PM                                   Arizona State vs. Utah

Feb. 13                        7:00 PM                                   Oregon State vs. Washington State

Feb. 14                        7:00 PM                                   Arizona vs. Colorado

Feb. 16                        4:00 PM                                   Oregon vs. Washington State

Feb. 17                        12:00 PM                                 Arizona vs. Utah

Feb. 20                        7:00 PM                                   Washington State vs. Arizona State

Feb. 21                        7:00 PM                                   Utah vs. Colorado

Feb. 23                        3:00 PM                                   California vs. Oregon State

Feb. 23                        5:00 PM                                   Stanford vs. Oregon

Feb. 27                        6:30 PM                                   Arizona vs. USC

Feb. 27                        8:30 PM                                   Arizona State vs. UCLA

Mar. 3                          2:00 PM                                   Utah vs. Stanford

Mar. 6                          6:30 PM                                   UCLA vs. Washington State

Mar. 6                          8:30 PM                                   USC vs. Washington

Mar. 9                         11:30 AM                                 Oregon vs. Utah

Mar. 9                          1:30 PM                                   Oregon State vs. Colorado

Mar. 9                          3:30 PM                                   USC vs. Washington State

Mar. 13                        12:00 PM                                 Pac-12 Tournament - Game 1

Mar. 13                        2:30 PM                                   Pac-12 Tournament - Game 2

Mar. 13                        6:00 PM                                   Pac-12 Tournament - Game 3

Mar. 13                        8:30 PM                                   Pac-12 Tournament - Game 4

Mar. 14                        12:00 PM                                 Pac-12 Tournament - Quarterfinal 1

Mar. 14                        2:30 PM                                   Pac-12 Tournament - Quarterfinal 2

Mar. 14                        6:00 PM                                   Pac-12 Tournament - Quarterfinal 3

Mar. 15                        6:00 PM                                   Pac-12 Tournament - Semifinal 1


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