NBC Sports Network has the rights to Atlantic 10 Basketball. This year the conference’s Dayton Flyers are garnering many headlines. Ranked sixth in the country, Dayton is at UMass on Saturday at 12:30. Whit Watson and John Giannini preside over the NBCSN microphones. Watson is a former ESPNer who works for NBC’s Golf Channel. Giannini coached at Rowan, Maine and LaSalle.
Nice to see Tom McCarthy on CBS Broadcast this weekend, working Indiana at Michigan. Times have changed. Neither team is ranked. McCarthy is good. He isn’t programmed or scripted. He also does Phillies baseball and gets an occasional rep on CBS’ NFL coverage.
Dave Neal has a good partner this weekend in Debbie Antonelli. Mississippi State at Arkansas. Dave’s dad, Bob, was one of the lead voices of Turner’s NBA package in the 80s and 90s.
If you woke up out of a deep sleep and looked at those Big East standings, you’s think the world has turned upside down. Georgetown, DePaul and St. John’s are holding up the rest of the league from the bottom of the standings. Where have you gone Ray Meyer, Lou Carnesecca and big John Thompson? Always reliable Tim Brando and Donny Marshall will be at Hinkle to add some spice. Andy Katz will chime in too. Yes, Andy. There’s life after ESPN.
Former Iowa quarterback Paul Burmeister presides over La Salle at Saint Louis for NBCSN. Paul also does Notre Dame football on radio.
Dave O’Brien, lead play-by-player for ACC Network and a solid basketball announcer has Louisville at Clemson Saturday.
There are guys on this roster of broadcasters whom I couldn’t identify if you put a gun to my head.
The list of telecasts below represents only those on some form of television or cable. Many others are streamed free of charge or behind a firewall.
J. B. Long, Voice of the Los Angeles Rams and Ted Robinson, for former Voice of the 49ers call games this weekend for the Pac-12 Network.
Did you know that the very capable Roxy Bernstein whom you hear and see on ESPN and the Pac-12 Network is a brother-in-law of Joe Pasternack, coach of UC, Santa Barbara. Joe’s wife Lindsay is Roxy’s sister. Can you name two fairly well known sportscasters who are UC, Santa Barbara alumni? Yes, Jim Rome and Fox’ Charissa Thompson.
Full schedule follows:
Friday, Feb. 14
Buffalo at Toledo | 6:30 p.m. | CBSSN, Dave Ryan, Steve Wolf
Yale at Princeton | 7 p.m. | ESPNN, Derek Jones, Noah Savage
Davidson at St. Bonaventure | 7 p.m. | ESPN2, Mike Corey, Mark Plansky
Akron at Central Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPNU, Jon Meterparel, David Padgett
UIC at Wright State | 9 p.m. | ESPN2, Jordan Bernfield, Rob Kennedy
Rider at Siena | 9 p.m. | ESPNU, Robert Lee, Julianne Viani
Saturday, Feb. 15
Oklahoma at No. 3 Kansas | 12 p.m. | ESPN, Jason Benetti, Fran Fraschilla
Syracuse at No. 8 Florida State | 12 p.m. | ESPN2, Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
Northwestern at No. 13 Penn State | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network, Jason Horowitz, Brian Butch
Purdue at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | FOX, Kevin Kugler, Jim Jackson, Lisa Byington
Tulsa at South Florida | 12 p.m. | ESPNU, Dave LaMont, Mark Adams
Saint Joseph’s at Rhode Island | 12 p.m. | CBSSN, Jason Knapp and Mike O’Donnell
No. 6 Dayton at UMass | 12:30 p.m. | NBCSN, Whit Watson, John Giannini
No. 24 Texas Tech at Oklahoma State | 1 p.m. | CBS, Ian Eagle and Bill Raftery
Mississippi State at Arkansas | 1 p.m. | SEC Network, Dave Neal, Debbie Antonelli
Ole Miss at No. 12 Kentucky | 2 p.m. | ESPN, Karl Ravech, Jimmy Dykes
Old Dominion at North Texas | 2 p.m. | ESPNU, Pat O’Keefe, King McClure
Bradley at Southern Illinois | 2 p.m. | CBSSN, Alex Del Barrio and Tim Doyle
Texas at Iowa State | 2 p.m. | ESPN2, Rich Hollenberg, Robbie Hummel
Wisconsin at Nebraska | 2:15 p.m. | Big Ten Network, Chris Vosters, Shon Morris
Georgetown at No. 19 Butler | 2:30 p.m. | FOX, Tim Brando, Donny Marshall, Andy Katz
La Salle at Saint Louis | 2:30 p.m. | NBCSN, Paul Burmeister, David Kaplan
Georgia at Texas A&M | 3:30 p.m. | SEC Network, Paul Sunderland, Dane Bradshaw
No. 5 Louisville at Clemson | 4 p.m. | ACC Network, Dave O’Brien, Jordan Cornette,
Notre Dame at No. 7 Duke | 4 p.m. | ESPN, Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale
No. 25 LSU at Alabama | 4 p.m. | ESPN2, Kevin Fitzgerald, Sean Farnham
VCU at Richmond | 4 p.m. | CBSSN, John Sadak and Bob Wenzel
No. 14 West Virginia at No. 1 Baylor | 4 p.m. | Big 12 N/ESPN+, Mark Neely, Lance Blanks
No. 22 Illinois at Rutgers | 4:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, Cory Provus, Jess Settles
George Washington at George Mason | 4:30 p.m. | NBCSN, Kenny Rice, Tim McCormick
Kansas State at TCU | 5 p.m. | Big 12 N/ESPN+, Clay Matvick, Bryndon Manzer
No. 9 Maryland at Michigan State | 6 p.m. | ESPN, Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Holly Rowe
No. 11 Auburn at Missouri | 6 p.m. | ESPN2, Roy Philpott, Jon Sundvold
No. 20 Houston at SMU | 6 p.m. | ESPNU, Anish Shroff, Mark Wise
UNLV at New Mexico | 6 p.m. | CBSSN, Rich Waltz and Chris Walker
Tennessee at South Carolina | 6 p.m. | SEC Network, Mike Morgan, Pat Bradley
Pitt at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ACC Network, Mike Monaco, Paul Biancardi
DePaul at No. 23 Creighton | 7:30 p.m. | FS1, Jeff Levering and Dickey Simpkins
No. 10 Seton Hall at Providence | 8 p.m. | CBSSN, Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas
Vanderbilt at Florida | 8 p.m. | SEC Network, Richard Cross, Mr. or Ms. TBD
Washington State at USC | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, J.B. Long and Bob Montgomery
UNI at Illinois Chicago | 8 p.m. | ESPN2, Mike Corey, Kevin Lehman
Virginia at North Carolina | 8 p.m. | ESPN, Jon Sciambi, Dan Dakich
No. 2 Gonzaga at Pepperdine | 10 p.m. | ESPN, Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams
No. 16 Colorado at Oregon State | 10 p.m. | FS1, Aaron Goldsmith and Casey Jacobsen
Washington at UCLA | 10 p.m. | ESPN2, Dave Pasch, Bill Walton
Utah State at Fresno State | 10 p.m. | ESPNU, Steve Quis, Ben Braun
BYU at San Diego | 10 p.m. | CBSSN, John Schriffen and Ryan Hollins
Arizona at Stanford | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, Ted Robinson and Don MacLean
UC Irvine at Hawai’i | 11:59 p.m. | ESPN2, Kanoa Leahey, Adrian Branch
Sunday, Feb. 16
Cincinnati at East Carolina | 12 p.m. | CBSSN, Michael Grady and Bob Wenzel
No. 15 Villanova at Temple | 1 p.m. | ESPN, Kevin Brown, Bryce Drew
No. 21 Iowa at Minnesota | 1 p.m. | FS1, Brandon Gaudin and Tim Miles
Indiana at Michigan | 1 p.m. | CBS, Tom McCarthy and Dan Bonner
Tulane at Wichita State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN, Carter Blackburn and Pete Gillen
Duquesne at Fordham | 2 p.m.| NBCSN, Steve Schlanger, Blaine Fowler
Memphis at UConn | 3 p.m. | ESPN, Adam Amin, Seth Greenberg
No. 4 San Diego State at Boise State | 4 p.m. | CBSSN, Dave Ryan, Steve Wolf and Heather Cox
Missouri State at Indiana State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU, Robert Lee, Julianne Viani
N.C. State at Boston College | 6 p.m. | ACC Network, Wes Durham, Malcolm Huckaby
Arizona State at California | 6 p.m. | ESPNU, Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams
Utah at No. 17 Oregon | 9 p.m. | FS1, Aaron Goldsmith and Casey Jacobsen