OSU to Air Nationally
From Big Ten and OSU Press Releases
Park Ridge, Ill. - Forty-four Big Ten men's basketball conference games will be televised on CBS Sports or an ESPN network, the conference office announced Tuesday. CBS Sports will carry eight weekend games this season, while 36 contests will appear on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.
ESPN will air its first Big Ten conference matchup Dec. 27, the first day of the conference schedule. Nebraska will host Wisconsin at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
The first CBS Sports broadcast of the conference season comes on Jan. 8 as Michigan hosts Wisconsin. The game will tip off at 1:30 or 4:30 p.m. ET. The network's conference schedule also includes wildcard selections on the final three weekends of the regular season.
During conference play, the Big Ten will have one game on an ESPN network every Tuesday at 7 or 9 p.m. ET as part of the network's Super Tuesday lineup. ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU will televise at least one conference game every Thursday night beginning Jan. 5. ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU also will show games during seven of the nine weekends of the conference regular season.
The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will be held Thursday, March 8, through Sunday, March 11, at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. With the expansion of the Big Ten to 12 teams, the tournament will feature 11 games for the first time in history. ESPN2 will carry the third and fourth games of the tournament, while ESPN will air Games 5 and 6. CBS Sports will once again broadcast the tournament's semifinals and championship game.
The complete CBS Sports and ESPN broadcast schedules are attached as a PDF. The remainder of the Big Ten men's basketball conference schedule will be released tomorrow.
2011-12 BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Ohio State Games on CBS Sports and ESPN
||Ohio State at Indiana
||Ohio State at Illinois
||Indiana at Ohio State
||Michigan at Ohio State
||Ohio State at Wisconsin
||Purdue at Ohio State
||Michigan State at Ohio State
||Ohio State at Minnesota
||Ohio State at Michigan
||Illinois at Ohio State
||Wisconsin at Ohio State
||Ohio State at Michigan State
All dates and times subject to change
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