Photography by Laurie Thompson
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- The Mountain East Conference Basketball Tournament presented by GoMart will be televised by three regional networks, the league announced today. ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (CSN Mid-Atlantic) and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Ohio (TWC Sports Channel) will all air both the men's and women's finals.
"We are very excited to be providing an unprecedented level of coverage for our members as part of the inaugural Mountain East Conference Basketball Tournament," Commissioner Reid Amos said. "This television package allows us to bring the exciting brand of Mountain East Conference basketball to millions of homes throughout the region."
Veteran announcer John Sanders will be providing the play-by-play, with Frank Giardina as the analyst and Mark Martin serving as the host and report from the sidelines.
ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, which reaches 3.5 homes, will air the game on Wednesday, March 12, with the women's game at 6 p.m. and the men's at 8 p.m. CSN Mid-Atlantic, which is in five million homes, will show the games on Wednesday, March 12, with the men's game at 7 p.m. followed by the women's at 9 p.m. Air dates for the games on TWC Sports Channel will be announced at a later time. TWC Sports Channel reaches 3.2 million homes.
In addition to the televised broadcast, all MEC Tournament games can be watched live on the Internet on MountainEast.org. Links to webcast can be found on the Tournament Central Page.