NBC Sports to Air Colonial Athletic Association Basketball

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NBC Sports Network will present 18 Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball games this season, beginning with George Mason hosting Northern Iowa on Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Network's CAA schedule will feature Delaware, Drexel, George Mason, Hofstra, James Madison, Northeastern, and Old Dominion. In addition to 15 regular-season games, NBC Sports Network will also televise the CAA conference semifinals and the conference championship game.

NBC Sports Network's 2012-13 CAA men's basketball schedule will also include Davidson at Drexel on Saturday, December 22 at 8 p.m. ET, Northeastern at George Mason on Thursday, January 3 at 7 p.m. ET, Delaware at Drexel on Monday, January 28 at 7 p.m. ET and George Mason at Old Dominion on Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m. ET.

This year, NBC Sports Network will televise more than 50 college basketball games, the most in the network's history. Some of the conferences featured will include the Atlantic 10, Colonial Athletic Association, Ivy League and Mountain West. In addition, NBC Sports Network will also be the television home of the Carrier Classic and Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball tournaments. A complete list of the 2012-13 NBC Sports Network college basketball schedule is forthcoming.

Following is NBC Sports Network's 2012-13 CAA men's basketball schedule (all times ET):

Date Game Time (ET)
Sat., Dec. 8 Northern Iowa at George Mason 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 22 Davidson at Drexel 8:00 pm
Thurs., Jan. 3 Northeastern at George Mason 7:00 pm
Thurs., Jan. 10 Old Dominion at George Mason 7:00 pm
Sat., Jan. 12 Drexel at James Madison 4:00 pm
Sat., Jan. 19 Hofstra at George Mason 5:00 pm
Mon., Jan. 28 Delaware at Drexel 7:00 pm
Thurs., Jan. 31 Drexel at George Mason 7:00 pm
Mon., Feb. 4 George Mason at Old Dominion 7:00 pm
Thurs., Feb. 7 Old Dominion at Drexel 7:00 pm
Mon., Feb. 11 Old Dominion at Delaware 7:00 pm
Mon., Feb. 18 Hofstra at Drexel 7:00 pm
Thurs., Feb. 21 Drexel at Delaware 7:00 pm
Thurs., Feb. 28 Drexel at Old Dominion 7:00 pm
Sat., March 2 George Mason at Delaware 2:00 pm
Sun., March 10 Conference Semifinal Game # 1 2:00 pm
Sun., March 10 Conference Semifinal Game # 2 4:30 pm
Mon., March 11 Conference Championship Game 7:00 pm

About the CAA:

The Colonial Athletic Association is an 11-member Division I athletic conference with a geographic footprint that stretches from Boston to Atlanta and encompasses five of the nation's nine largest metropolitan areas. The CAA has had two men's basketball teams (George Mason – 2006, VCU – 2011) and one women's basketball team (Old Dominion – 1997) advance to the NCAA Final Four and has produced 16 national team champions in five different sports. Member schools include the University of Delaware, Drexel University, George Mason University, Georgia State University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Northeastern University, Old Dominion University, Towson University and the College of William and Mary. For more information, visit us on the web at www.caasports.com.

About the NBC Sports Network:

NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and the 34th America's Cup. In addition, NBC Sports Network features college football, college basketball, college hockey, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, Caught Looking, NBC Sports Talk, and Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.