COURTESY: ARKANSAS STATE
JONESBORO, Ark. (3/11/14) – The success achieved by the Arkansas State University women’s and men’s basketball teams this season hasn’t went unnoticed as the Red Wolves will be showcased on television at the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in New Orleans, La.
All of the six men’s conference tournament games with the exception of the championship contest will air on the Sun Belt Network and ESPN3. The final three women’s conference tournament games will also be televised by the Sun Belt Network and available on WatchESPN. The 7,500-seat Lakefront Arena is the site for the single-elimination 2014 SBC Championship Tournament.
The Sun Belt Network will televise the A-State men’s team in its quarterfinal-round game this Friday (March 14) at 6 p.m. (CT). A-State, coached by John Brady, has compiled an 18-12 record overall with a fourth-place 10-8 conference ledger this season. The Red Wolves are the tourney’s fourth seed and will face the opening-round No. 5 seed UALR-No. 8 seed Troy winner. The men’s championship game takes place this Sunday (March 16) at 12 p.m. (CT) with ESPN2 televising the contest.
The A-State women’s team, which captured the 2013-14 SBC Regular-Season Championship title with a 14-4 conference mark, is the tournament’s number one seed and plays ULM this Wednesday (March 12) at 12 p.m. (CT). An A-State first-round win over eight-seed ULM will vault the Red Wolves into Friday’s (March 14) semifinals. The contest, which gets underway at 12 p.m. (CT), will be televised live on the Sun Belt Network and WatchESPN per local blackout rules apply. A-State, which is presently 20-10 overall this season under head coach Brian Boyer, claimed its first outright SBC regular-season title in school history.
The Sun Belt Network, which is currently in its fifth season televising various Sun Belt Conference sports, is a joint partnership with Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) and Cox Sports Television (CST). The agreement with CSS and CST has resulted in the broadcasting of football, men’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, and softball contests throughout the last four seasons. Since its inception in 2009, the Sun Belt Network has have aired over 150 Sun Belt Conference games.
ESPN3, which is a 24/7 online sports network offering live and replayed events. The network is available via WatchESPN.com at no extra cost in 72 million homes and to another 21 million people on college campuses and military bases nationwide.
To see if ESPN3 is available through your internet provider, visitespn.go.com/watchespn/affList. If your internet provider offers ESPN3, you can watch the game by going to WatchESPN.com and click on the game as it appears in the list of scheduled contests for that particular day. Viewers can also use the WatchESPN app on their smartphone, tablet, or Xbox LIVE. Fans may also view ESPN3 contests via their computer and can hookup to a television monitor by purchasing a cable(s) at an electronic store.
In addition, the tournament will be streamed live via webcast and fans can also follow along via Twitter (@The_Sun_Belt) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/SunBeltConference). Game Results, photos and more can be found on our Championship Central page for men’s basketball at www.SunBeltSports.org.
2014 Sun Belt Conference Championships
A-State Men’s Games
Quarterfinal Round — March 14 – 6 p.m. (CT) – Sun Belt Network
Semifinal Round — March 15 – 2 p.m. (CT) – Sun Belt Network
Championship — March 16 – 12 p.m. (CT) – ESPN2
A-State Women’s Games
Semifinal Round — March 14 – 12 p.m. (CT) – Sun Belt Network
Championship — March 15 – 8 p.m. (CT) – ESPN3