College Basketball TV Schedule

NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament TV Schedule

As you all know (or will know now), I subscribe to the Bell U.S. College Sports Package. This entails getting all the college football games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network (and a few from ESPN3 and the FSN – ACC feed).  It also entails getting the same thing with college basketball.  I am not really a college basketball fan but conference tournament time sometimes is fun to watch.  There are also a ton of games on at all sorts of times so it gives you some semblance of choice (at times).

For that reason, I figured it would make sense to compile a college basketball conference tournament schedule for the next two weeks. Understand that this schedule isn’t complete since TSN has only sent out info up until Mar. 11th which is two days before the end of the regular season.

So without further adieu, here is the sked:

March-04-16 OVC Semi-Final #1 7:30 PM SP
March-04-16 OVC Semi-Final #2 9:30 PM SP
March-05-16 Missouri Valley Semi-Final #1 3:30 PM CBSSN
March-05-16 OVC Championship 6:00 PM SP
March-05-16 Missouri Valley Semi-Final #2 6:00 PM CBSSN
March-05-16 WCC Quarter-Final #3 10:00 PM SP
March-05-16 WCC Quarter-Final #4 11:55 PM SP
March-06-16 Patriot League Semi-Final #1 12:00 PM CBSSN
March-06-16 Missouri Valley Championship 2:00 PM CBS
March-06-16 Patriot League Semi-Final #2 2:00 PM CBSSN
March-06-16 Big South Championship 2:30 PM SP
March-06-16 Atlantic Sun Championship 7:00 PM SP
March-07-16 MAAC Championship 7:00 PM SP
March-07-16 Horizon League Semi-Final #1 7:00 PM SP
March-07-16 WCC Semi-Final #1 9:00 PM SP
March-07-16 SoCon Championship 9:00 PM SP
March-07-16 Horizon League Semi-Final #2 9:00 PM SP
March-07-16 WCC Semi-Final #2 11:30 PM SP
March-08-16 ACC First Round Game #1 12:00 PM SP
March-08-16 ACC First Round Game #2 2:00 PM SP
March-08-16 Horizon League Championship 7:00 PM SP
March-08-16 NEC Championship 7:00 PM SP
March-08-16 WCC Championship 9:00 PM SP
March-08-16 Summit League Championship 9:00 PM SP
March-09-16 ACC Second Round Game #1 12:00 PM SP
March-09-16 ACC Second Round Game #2 2:00 PM SP
March-09-16 Big Ten First Round Game #1 4:30 PM SP
March-09-16 ACC Second Round Game #3 7:00 PM SP
March-09-16 Big XII First Round Game #1 7:00 PM SP
March-09-16 Big Ten First Round Game #2 7:00 PM BTN
March-09-16 Patriot League Championship 7:30 PM CBSSN
March-09-16 SEC First Round Game #1 8:00 PM SP*
March-09-16 ACC Second Round Game #4 9:00 PM SP
March-09-16 Big XII First Round Game #2 9:00 PM SP
March-10-16 ACC Quarter-Final #1 12:00 PM SP
March-10-16 Big Ten Second Round Game #1 12:00 PM BTN
March-10-16 Big XII Quarter-Final #1 12:30 PM SP
March-10-16 SEC Second Round Game #1 1:00 PM SP*
March-10-16 ACC Quarter-Final #2 2:00 PM SP
March-10-16 Big XII Quarter-Final #2 2:30 PM SP
March-10-16 Big Ten Second Round Game #2 2:30 PM BTN
March-10-16 SEC Second Round Game #2 3:00 PM SP*
March-10-16 Mountain West Quarter-Final #1 3:00 PM CBSSN
March-10-16 AAC First Round Game #1 3:30 PM SP
March-10-16 Mountain West Quarter-Final #2 5:30 PM CBSSN
March-10-16 Big Ten Second Round Game #3 6:30 PM SP
March-10-16 ACC Quarter-Final #3 7:00 PM SP
March-10-16 Big XII Quarter-Final #3 7:00 PM SP
March-10-16 SEC Second Round Game #3 7:00 PM SP*
March-10-16 Big Ten Second Round Game #4 8:30 PM SP
March-10-16 ACC Quarter-Final #4 9:00 PM SP
March-10-16 Big XII Quarter-Final #4 9:00 PM SP
March-10-16 SEC Second Round Game #4 9:00 PM SP*
March-10-16 Mountain West Quarter-Final #3 9:00 PM CBSSN
March-10-16 Mountain West Quarter-Final #4 11:30 PM CBSSN
March-11-16 Big Ten Quarter-Final #1 12:00 PM SP
March-11-16 AAC Quarter-Final #1 12:00 PM SP
March-11-16 SEC Quarter-Final #1 1:00 PM SP*
March-11-16 Big Ten Quarter-Final #2 2:00 PM SP
March-11-16 AAC Quarter-Final #2 2:00 PM SP
March-11-16 SEC Quarter-Final #2 3:00 PM SP*
March-11-16 Conference USA Semi-Final #1 4:00 PM CBSSN
March-11-16 Conference USA Semi-Final #2 6:30 PM CBSSN
March-11-16 Big Ten Quarter-Final #3 6:30 PM BTN
March-11-16 ACC Semi-Final #1 7:00 PM WSBK
March-11-16 Big XII Semi-Final #1 7:00 PM TSN2/SP
March-11-16 AAC Quarter-Final #3 7:00 PM SP
March-11-16 SEC Quarter-Final #3 7:00 PM SP*
March-11-16 ACC Semi-Final #2 9:00 PM WSBK/SP
March-11-16 Big XII Semi-Final #2 9:00 PM TSN2/SP
March-11-16 AAC Quarter-Final #4 9:00 PM SP
March-11-16 SEC Quarter-Final #4 9:00 PM SP*
March-11-16 Mountain West Semi-Final #1 9:00 PM CBSSN
March-11-16 Big Ten Quarter-Final #4 9:00 PM BTN
March-11-16 Mountain West Semi-Final #2 11:30 PM CBSSN
March-11-16 Big West Semi-Final #2 11:55 PM SP
March-12-16 America East Championship 11:00 AM SP
March-12-16 Big Ten Semi-Final #1 1:00 PM CBS
March-12-16 SEC Semi-Final #1 1:00 PM SP
March-12-16 MEAC Championship 1:00 PM SP
March-12-16 Atlantic 10 Semi-Final #1 1:30 PM CBSSN
March-12-16 SEC Semi-Final #2 3:00 PM SP
March-12-16 AAC Semi-Final #1 3:00 PM SP
March-12-16 Big Ten Semi-Final #2 3:30 PM CBS
March-12-16 Atlantic 10 Semi-Final #2 4:00 PM CBSSN
March-12-16 Big East Championship 5:30 PM FOX
March-12-16 AAC Semi-Final #2 5:30 PM SP
March-12-16 Mountain West Championship 6:00 PM CBS
March-12-16 Big XII Championship 6:00 PM TSN2
March-12-16 SWAC Championship 6:30 PM SP
March-12-16 MAC Championship 7:30 PM SP
March-12-16 Big Sky Championship 8:45 PM SP
March-12-16 ACC Championship 9:00 PM WSBK/SP
March-12-16 Southland Championship 9:30 PM SP
March-12-16 WAC Championship 11:00 PM SP
March-12-16 Big West Championship 11:30 PM SP
March-13-16 Atlantic 10 Championship 1:00 PM CBS
March-13-16 SEC Championship 1:00 PM TSN2
March-13-16 Sun Belt Championship 1:00 PM SP
March-13-16 AAC Championship 3:15 PM SP
March-13-16 Big Ten Championship 3:30 PM CBS
March-13-16 Selection Sunday 5:30 PM CBS

A few notes:

  • None of the major conferences really start their tourneys until March 8th. That’s the day you will start to see a lot of games during the day.
  • As far as I can tell, TSN only has the two Big XII semi-final games on the 11th. They will probably have at least one game on the 12th. I don’t know about the 13th since there are only five games on plus the new expanded two-hour Selection Sunday show.
  • Not everything is set in stone, especially when it comes to the specialty packs and MyTV broadcasts. As it gets closer to the beginning of the games on the 4th, the schedule should, for the most part, be set.

The NCAA Tournament First Four starts March 15th with the actual tournament (you know, the one you can do your bracket selections in) starting March 17th.

UPDATE #1: All games originally on MyTV have been removed.  UPDATE #2: All games originally on WSBK up until the end of March 10th have been removed.  Only the ACC semi-finals and championship are on WSBK.  All ACC tournament games to appear on the specialty pack however.  UPDATE #3: Big XII Championship moved to TSN2.  UPDATE #4: SEC Tournament games on SEC Network denoted by asterisk (*) and will only be seen on Bell.  UPDATE #5: ACC Semi-Finals will only be seen on WSBK and not the specialty packs for some reason.  UPDATE #6: As of right now, the Big XII Semi-Finals and Championship game are on both TSN2 and the specialty pack.  I can see the games being moved off of the specialty pack at some point.  UPDATE #7: SEC Championship moved to TSN2.

My next mock draft is coming up soon as the NFL combine is now complete. Will be mid-next week at the latest.  God I miss football.

Also, in an unrelated note, I took a quick gander at the new plans for Bell’s skinny basic bundle. Wow, talk about terrible.  They are basically saying that unless you watch very little TV and no sports, there is no way we will allow you to save money.  The new sports package alone costs $25 and it contains TSNs 1, 2, 3, and 5 (not TSN4 for some stupid reason), the four Sportsnets, and Sportsnet One.  Not surprising but it still isn’t great.  Also, most of the pick n’ pay channels they are offering are $7 a pop.  So yeah, until true pick n’ pay comes in late 2016, I definitely won’t be changing my plan despite the fact I have way too many channels I never watch.  Sucks to be a sports fan in 2016.

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2 thoughts on “NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament TV Schedule

  1. Rogers still DOESN’T carry SEC Network games… are they ever going to figure it out? Any ideas as to who will win March Madness this year? I must admit that I don’t follow college basketball until the Madness begins.

    1. Yeah I still don’t understand Rogers’ rationale on this. Also, I can’t see it changing before college football season starts which sucks for Rogers customers.
      As for who will win March Madness, I have no clue yet. Once I set up my brackets I will have a better idea.

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