truTV Televises 2012 COACHES VS. CANCER CLASSIC Tonight
truTV will exclusively televise the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic tonight, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Action will begin with a doubleheader tonight, Nov. 16, with Brigham Young taking on Florida State at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Notre Dame and Saint Joseph's. Coverage will continue Saturday, Nov. 17, with the Consolation Game at 7 p.m., followed by the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Game. Brian Anderson will call the games on truTV alongside analysts Greg Anthony and Steve Smith with Craig Sager reporting courtside and contributor Seth Davis.
As part of truTV's coverage of the tournament, St. Joseph's will provide the network with special "all-access" coverage which will allow truTV's cameras into the team's locker room for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage throughout the tournament. Additionally, the network will present the following features during the event:
Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson sat down with Brigham Young head coach Dave Rose and his family to discuss how their journey through Rose's battle with pancreatic cancer three years ago changed his life.
A profile of Notre Dame sixth-year senior and team captain Scott Martin who has dealt with his father's lymphoma eye cancer diagnosis and an ACL injury which sidelined him during his junior year.
2012 COACHES VS. CANCER TELECAST SCHEDULE:
DAY/DATE TIME (ET) EVENT
Fri., November 16
7 p.m. ET
Brigham Young vs. Florida State Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Greg Anthony and Steve Smith (analysts) with Craig Sager (reporter) and Seth Davis (contributor)
Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph's Anderson, Anthony and Smith with Sager and Davis
Sat., November 17
Consolation Game Anderson, Anthony and Smith with Sager and Davis
Championship Game Anderson, Anthony and Smith with Sager and Davis
The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve schools will compete in the event, with four of those teams serving as regional hosts. Regional round action takes place November 9-13, 2012 with the four hosts - Brigham Young, Florida State, Notre Dame and St. Joseph's - advancing to the championship rounds on November 16-17 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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