Pac-12 announces 2021-22 men’s basketball television broadcast schedule
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference announced on Wednesday its 2021-22 men’s basketball television package that will feature more than 210 contests telecast to national and regional audiences.
Pac-12 Conference controlled broadcasts include:
- 144 on Pac-12 Networks (including eight Pac-12 Tournament games)
- 42 games on ESPN Networks
- 22 on FS1 (including two Pac-12 Tournament games)
- 3 on CBS
- 3 on FOX (including the 2022 Pac-12 Tournament title game)
Additional appearances will be made through other conference television agreements and various in-season tournaments to bring the current comprehensive broadcast total to more than 230 events.
Notably, the 2022 Pac-12 Tournament Championship Game will move to FOX for the first time - the broadcast network telecast will tip at 6 p.m. PT on Saturday, March 12.
The 2021-22 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball non-conference slate will include:
- 18 home games vs. 2021 postseason teams
- 15 home games vs. 2021 NCAA Tournament teams
- Including defending national champion Baylor, Kansas, Tennessee and Villanova
- 17 scheduled road or neutral-site games vs. 2021 postseason teams
- 7 true road games vs. 2021 NCAA Tournament teams
- Including reigning champion Baylor, national runner-up Gonzaga, Creighton, Illinois, Missouri, San Diego State and Tennessee
Every Pac-12 home contest will be televised during the 2021-22 regular season, including all 120 Conference clashes starting Sunday, Nov. 28.
The regular season opens on Tuesday, Nov. 9 with a Conference first - all 12 programs in action on Pac-12 Networks, a 10-hour tip-off marathon to mark Year 10 of the network’s men’s basketball coverage.
Marquee non-conference contests set to air on Pac-12 Networks include SMU at OREGON on Fri., Nov. 12, BYU at UTAH on Sat., Nov. 27, and USC versus defending ACC Tournament champion Georgia Tech and Texas A&M at OREGON STATE on Sat., Dec. 18. All Pac-12 Networks broadcasts are also available in HD via the Pac-12 Now app (for iOS, Android, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV). For more information and to see a list of the multiple options to access Pac-12 Networks anywhere across the United States, please visit GetPac12Networks.com.
As part of the 42 package games on ESPN Networks, 17 contests are set for either ESPN or ESPN2 and nine on ESPNU while 16 are designated to flex on ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPNU. Additionally, ABC will broadcast the inaugural Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge men’s game pitting STANFORD and Texas on Sun., Dec. 19. Games aired on an ESPN network will also be available through the ESPN App, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
FS1’s 22-game slate will begin with a non-conference clash between 2021 NCAA Tournament participants COLORADO and Tennessee on Sat., Dec. 4, followed by 19 league games before 2022 Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal and semifinal contests March 10 and 11. Along with the Pac-12 Championship game, FOX will air a New Year’s Day showdown between ARIZONA STATE and UCLA, and USC at ARIZONA on Sat., Feb. 5. Games aired on FS1 and FOX will also be available through FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App.
Along with UCLA versus North Carolina in the annual CBS Sports Classic, CBS will nationally broadcast a trio of Conference contests - ARIZONA STATE at ARIZONA on Sat., Jan. 29, UCLA at OREGON STATE on Sat., Feb. 26, and OREGON at WASHINGTON STATE on Sat., March 5. CBS Sports’ coverage will be available to stream live on Paramount+ with additional coverage on CBSSports.com and CBS Sports HQ.
Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena will serve as host of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament for the sixth consecutive year from March 9-12, 2022. Check pac-12.com/tickets for the most up-to-date information on tournament on-sale dates and special offers.
The 2020-21 season saw the Pac-12 land a league-record five teams in the final USA TODAY Coaches poll and finish third in the final KenPom.com conference rankings following a 2021 NCAA Tournament in which four league programs advanced to the Sweet 16, three to the Elite Eight and UCLA reached the Final Four.
Four All-Freshman (Bennedict Mathurin/Azuolas Tubelis, ARIZ; Jabari Walker, COLO; Efe Abogidi, WSU), three All-Conference (Tyger Campbell/Jaime Jaquez Jr./Johnny Juzang, UCLA), and two All-Defensive Team (Elijah Parquet, COLO; Jaquez) honorees along with the Pac-12 Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player (Warith Alatishe, OSU), the league’s Most Improved Player (Jaiden Delaire, STAN), and two All-Pac-12 Tournament performers (Evan Battey, COLO; Jarod Lucas, OSU) are set to return for the 2021-22 season.
Four McDonald’s All-Americans are set to join the Conference this coming season in OREGON's Nathan Bittle, STANFORD's Harrison Ingram, UCLA’s Peyton Watson and WASHINGTON's Jackson Grant, while COLORADO boasts the highest-rated incoming recruiting class in the Pac-12 according to 247 Sports.
Additionally, 10 All-Conference performers are among 33 incoming transfers, headlined by MAC Player of the Year Marreon Jackson to ARIZONA STATE, Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year Kim Aiken Jr. to ARIZONA, AAC Sixth Man of the Year Boogie Ellis to USC, and First Team All-Sun Belt selection Michael Flowers to WASHINGTON STATE.