TV Tip-off Set for Central Connecticut on Monday Night

The Northeast Conference’s featured live coverage schedule, the largest in league history, tips off in New Britain on Monday, January 4.

In the lid-lifter, Central Connecticut hosts LIU Brooklyn before a regional television audience on MSG. Fox College Sports, which is available in homes nationwide, will also air the contest live.

Three days later, the schedule continues with a national television game on Staten Island. Wagner welcomes Bryant on January 7 and CBS Sports Network will carry the action.

In all, the package contains 34 live coverage hoops events, including eight NEC Tournament contests.

The Deetz…

  • The 34-game package shatters the league record for telecasts, which had stood at 30 games.
  • Every single game will air nationally on either ESPN, CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) or Fox College Sports (FCS).
  • ESPN will carry 21 games in total, including 10 women’s contests on ESPN3, matching a record for the Conference.
  • CBSSN will air three men’s games in prime time.
  • The schedule features 20 prime time games.
  • The final week of the season will see ESPN3 air wildcard games for both men and women for the first time.
  • The NEC will produce it’s first ever ESPN3 quadrupleheader on January 23.
  • Longtime NEC regional partner MSG will broadcast 10 games, including four NEC men’s tournament contests.
  • Eight NEC Tournament games, a league record, will be televised on a variety of networks.

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