Pac-12 Men's and Women's Basketball set for unprecedented coverage on Pac-12 Networks

Pac-12 Networks takes the show on the road to Las Vegas with over 10 hours
of live on-site coverage of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament
 
Pac-12 Networks to also host first-ever awards show reveal in addition to 
extensive coverage of both Pac-12 tournaments and NCAA tournament selections
 
SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 Networks will be providing wall-to-wall coverage across men’s basketball and women’s basketball over the coming weeks. For the first time, Pac-12 Networks will provide over 10 hours of live coverage on-site at the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, presented by New York Life, in Las Vegas, Nev. Also for the first time, special editions of “Pac-12 Sports Report” will announce yearly conference award winners for both sports live on Pac-12 Network.  Coverage of both sports will culminate with another couple special editions of “Pac-12 Sports Report” following NCAA Tournament selections. 
 

In addition, Pac-12 Networks is also set to provide live studio coverage from its headquarters surrounding the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, presented by New York Life, beginning Thursday, March 1.  Also ahead of the men’s tournaments, the Networks will debut a pair of “Pac-12 All Access: Men’s Basketball” episodes, taking an in-depth look at several Pac-12 men’s programs in each episode.
 

Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-Conference Award Reveals
For the first time, the yearly awards for Pac-12 men and women’s basketball will be announced live on Pac-12 Network during two separate special editions of “Pac-12 Sports Report” on Tuesday, Feb. 27 for women’s and Monday, March 5 for men’s.  For both sports, the yearly honors for Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year and John R. Wooden Coach of the Year will be announced on-air during the two shows.  In addition, the men’s yearly honors will also include live reveals for Most Improved Player of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year during the men’s hour-long awards show.
  
  • Pac-12 Sports Report: Women’s Basketball All-Conference Awards
    • Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. MT
    • Special 30-minute show will include live announcement of yearly Pac-12 women’s basketball awards along with analysis and recaps of the conference heading into the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in Seattle, Wash.
    • Host: Ashley Adamson, Analysts: Anne Marie Anderson and Mary Murphy
  • Pac-12 Sports Report: Men’s Basketball All-Conference Awards
    • Monday, March 5 at 5 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. MT
    • Special hour-long show will include live announcement of yearly Pac-12 men’s basketball awards along with analysis and recaps of the conference with previews heading into the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Host: Mike Yam, Analysts: Matt Muehlebach and other Pac-12 Networks analysts
Outside of the yearly awards for each sport, the entire slate of Pac-12 All-Conference teams will be announced earlier in the day prior to each show on Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Monday, March 5.
 
Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament Coverage
Beginning Thursday, March 1, Pac-12 Networks will air 10 of 11 contests of the 2018 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament from Key Arena in Seattle, Wash., including the first and second round as well as both semifinal games on Saturday, March 3 ahead of the championship game on Sunday, March 4 on ESPN2.  Surrounding the tournament will be live pre, post, halftime and coverage between games on Pac-12 Network with host Ashley Adamson and analysts Anne Marie Anderson and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude in-studio.
 
  • Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show, presented by New York Life
    • Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. MT
  • Pac-12 Basketball Postgame Report, presented by Opus Bank
    • Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 following the final game of each session
  • Pac-12 Basketball Gamebreak, presented by Opus Bank
    • Between morning and evening games on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 as well as between semifinal games on Saturday, March 3
  • Pac-12 Final Score, presented by Jimmy John’s
    • Saturday, March 3 following the second semifinal game
  • Pac-12 Sports Report, presented by Adidas
    • Sunday, March 4 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. MT
Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Coverage
For the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Pac-12 Networks will be providing live coverage on-site from Las Vegas for the first time, with over 10 hours on Pac-12 Network over the first three days of the tournament beginning Wednesday, March 7.  Host Mike Yam and analysts Kevin O’Neill, Lamar Hurd and Matt Muehlebach will be live from Pac-12 Fan Plaza at Toshiba Plaza outside of T-Mobile Arena for pre, post, halftime and coverage between games surrounding the morning and evening sessions on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8, as well as semifinal games on Friday, March 9. 
 
  • Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show, presented by New York Life
    • Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 ahead of the morning and evening sessions at 11:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. MT and 5:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. MT
    • Friday, March 9 ahead of first semifinal matchup at 5:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. MT
    • Saturday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. MT
  • Pac-12 Basketball Postgame Report, presented by Opus Bank
    • Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 following the second game of the morning and evening sessions
    • Friday, March 9 following the first and second semifinal matchups
  • Pac-12 Basketball Gamebreak, presented by Opus Bank
    • Between games during the morning and evening sessions on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8
  • Pac-12 Final Score, presented by Jimmy John’s
    • Saturday, March 10 at 9 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. MT following the championship game
Pac-12 Sports Report: Selection Shows
Special editions of “Pac-12 Sports Report” will take place on Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 to recap, analyze and preview NCAA Tournament selections from the Pac-12 for men’s and women’s basketball. 
 
  • Pac-12 Sports Report: Men’s Basketball Selection Show
    • Sunday, March 11 at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT
    • Host: Mike Yam, Analysts: Kevin O’Neill and Lamar Hurd
  • Pac-12 Sports Report: Women’s Basketball Selection Show
    • Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT
    • Host: Ashley Adamson, Analyst: Mary Murphy
Pac-12 All Access: Men’s Basketball
In anticipation for the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Pac-12 Networks will air a pair of 30-minute episodes of “Pac-12 All-Access: Men’s Basketball,” with both episodes taking an in-depth look at three different universities.  Both episodes will include “Pac-12 All-Access” features from this season, previously released on Pac-12 Now and Pac-12.com, including an exclusive look at the work ethic of Arizona freshman Deandre Ayton, the resurgence of Washington under head coach Mike Hopkins and more.
 
  • Pac-12 All-Access: Men’s Basketball – Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. MT
    • Includes behind-the-scenes access and features on coaches and student-athletes from Arizona, USC and Utah
  • Pac-12 All-Access: Men’s Basketball – Thursday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. MT
    • Includes behind-the-scenes access and features on coaches and student-athletes from Arizona State, UCLA and Washington
The two episodes are in addition to the first-ever episode focused solely on Pac-12 Women’s Basketball from earlier this year with “Pac-12 All-Access: Oregon & UCLA Women’s Basketball.” 
 
How to Watch
  • All of the action will be available on Pac-12 Network as well as via the Pac-12 Now app (available on the App store for iOS and Google Play for Android) and on Pac-12.com/now
  • Game action across both tournaments will also be available on appropriate and available Pac-12 Networks regional channels.
  • More information on how to receive Pac-12 Networks anywhere in the United States is available here on Pac-12.com.
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About Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites and the Pac-12 Now app. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to Pac-12.com.

 

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