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Horizon League Men's Basketball TV Schedule (Release)

INDIANAPOLIS -- As part of their long-term relationship, the Horizon League and ESPN have announced that a minimum of 39 men’s basketball games involving League schools will air nationally on ESPN Networks during the 2012-13 season.

“ESPN continues to be a tremendous partner of the Horizon League and its fans,” said Commissioner Jon LeCrone. “We also applaud ESPN for all it has done to benefit and bring exposure to college basketball.”

“The Horizon League is an important part of our overall college basketball coverage and we look forward to showcasing another season of great action,” said Nick Dawson, director, ESPN programming and acquisitions.

The Horizon League once again will be a centerpiece of ESPNU’s Friday night coverage, starting on Jan. 4 when defending regular season champion Valparaiso hosts Cleveland State.

In all, there will be 16 games featuring League teams showcased on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU in 2012-13, beginning with Youngstown State’s trip to Georgia on Nov. 12 and concluding with the Horizon League championship game on Tuesday, March 12 (ESPN or ESPN2).

The Horizon League’s national telecast package is highlighted by a pair of clashes between Detroit and Valparaiso - the teams that met in the 2012 League championship game - including a “Rivalry Week” showdown on Feb. 16.

In non-conference play, both Valparaiso and Detroit will participate in ESPN’s 24 Hours of Hoops, with the Crusaders hosting Northern Illinois at 8 a.m. ET and the Titans traveling to St. John’s for a 2 p.m. ET tip. The defending conference champion, Detroit, will also be showcased on Dec. 17, when it meets Syracuse.

Horizon League teams also will be featured on the ESPN networks BracketBusters weekend, Feb. 22-24.

The award-nominated Horizon League Network Game of the Week will return on Saturday, Jan. 5, when Detroit hosts Green Bay. The eight-game schedule will feature all nine League teams on the weekly broadcasts, which will be carried in all nine League markets and on ESPN3.

As the season approaches, check the schedule on HorizonLeague.com or follow the Horizon League on Twitter (@HorizonLeague) for additional non-conference telecasts along with local and regional telecast information from the conference and its member institutions.

2012-13 Horizon League TV Schedule

DateGameTime (ET)Channel
Nov. 12Youngstown State at Georgia7 p.m.ESPNU
Nov. 13Northern Illinois at Valparaiso8 a.m.ESPN
Nov. 13Detroit at St. John's2 p.m.ESPN
Nov. 24Detroit at Miami (Fla.)TBAESPN3
Dec. 1Detroit at PittsburghTBAESPN3
Dec. 8Cleveland State at North Carolina State2 p.m.ESPN3
Dec. 15Mississippi State at Loyola11 p.m. (tape)ESPNU
Dec. 17Detroit at Syracuse7 p.m.ESPNU
Dec. 29Valparaiso at Murray State3 p.m.ESPN3
Jan. 3Milwaukee at DetroitTBAESPN3
Jan. 4Cleveland State at Valparaiso7 p.m.ESPNU
Jan. 5Green Bay at Detroit2 p.m.HLN Game of the Week/ESPN3
Jan. 11Wright State at Loyola9 p.m.ESPNU
Jan. 12Valparaiso at Milwaukee2 p.m.HLN Game of the Week/ESPN3
Jan. 17Valparaiso at Detroit7 p.m.ESPNU
Jan. 19Cleveland State at Green Bay2 p.m.HLN Game of the Week/ESPN3
Jan. 23Green Bay at ValparaisoTBAESPN3
Jan. 25Green Bay at Milwaukee9 p.m.ESPNU
Jan. 26Cleveland State at Youngstown State2 p.m.HLN Game of the Week/ESPN3
Jan. 30Valparaiso at Youngstown StateTBAESPN3
Feb. 1Milwaukee at Valparaiso9 p.m.ESPNU or ESPN3
Feb. 1Youngstown State at Detroit9 p.m.ESPNU or ESPN3
Feb. 2Green Bay at Loyola2 p.m.HLN Game of the Week/ESPN3
Feb. 9Valparaiso at Cleveland State2/4 p.m.ESPN2 or HLN Game of the Week/ESPN3
Feb. 9Detroit at Green Bay2/4 p.m.ESPN2 or HLN Game of the Week/ESPN3
Feb. 12Cleveland State at DetroitTBAESPN3
Feb. 15Green Bay at Cleveland State9 p.m.ESPNU
Feb. 16UIC at Loyola2 p.m.HLN Game of the Week/ESPN3
Feb. 16Detroit at Valparaiso6 p.m.ESPN2
Feb. 17Green Bay at Youngstown StateTBAESPN3
Feb. 26Milwaukee at Green BayTBAESPN3
March 2Youngstown State at Wright State2 p.m.HLN Game of the Week/ESPN3
March 2Valparaiso at Green Bay3 p.m.ESPNU
March 8Horizon League Tournament 2nd Round6/8:30 p.m.ESPN3
March 9Horizon League Tournament Semifinals8/10:30 p.m. (tape)ESPNU
March 12Horizon League Championship9 p.m.ESPN/ESPN2

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