2011-12 NIU Men's and Women's Basketball TV Schedule Announced

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Oct. 11, 2011

DeKALB, Ill.– As part of the Mid-American Conference’s 39-game men’s and women’s basketball television package, Northern Illinois will have at least three games televised during the 2011-12 season, the league announced Tuesday.

Produced and distributed by the MAC’s regional cable partner SportsTime Ohio (STO), the games will also be airing on Comcast Michigan, Comcast Indiana and Comcast Sports Net Chicago. Check local listings for game times and local availability.

Additionally, as part of the largest TV package in league history, STO will air a MAC Men’s Basketball (5 PM CT) & Women’s Basketball Preview (5:30 PM CT) on Monday, December 12th.

The Huskies’ first TV game falls on Sunday, Jan. 8, as the NIU women’s basketball team plays at Eastern Michigan at 1 PM CT. The NIU men’s basketball team makes their 2011-12 TV debut on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Bowling Green at 5 PM CT. The men appear on TV again on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Central Michigan at 1 PM CT. Additionally, the men have a chance to be chosen as one or more of the seven 21-Day Wildcard Selection games.

Both Huskie teams will have the opportunity to be televised even more during the First Energy MAC Tournament on March 9-12 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

The NIU men’s basketball team begins its season on Nov. 11 at Purdue at 6 PM CT, while the NIU women’s basketball team starts at Loyola Chicago on Nov. 13 at 1 PM CT.

A complete listing of NIU’s 2011-12 basketball TV schedule is below:

NIU Women’s Basketball TV Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 8: NIU at Eastern Michigan, 1 PM CT
Friday, March 9: First Energy MAC Tournament Semifinals, 11 AM/1:30 PM CT
Saturday, March 10: First Energy MAC Tournament Championship, 12 PM CT

NIU Men’s Basketball TV Schedule
Saturday, Jan. 14: 21-Day Wildcard Selection, 3 PM CT ESPNU
Saturday, Jan. 28: 21-Day Wildcard Selection, 10 AM CT ESPNU
Saturday, Feb. 4: NIU at Bowling Green, 5 PM CT
Saturday, Feb. 11: 21-Day Wildcard Selection, 10 AM CT ESPNU
Saturday, Feb. 25: 21-Day Wildcard Selection, 5 PM CT
Sunday, Feb. 26: NIU at Central Michigan, 1 PM CT
Wednesday, Feb. 29: 21-Day Wildcard Selection, 6 PM CT
Friday, March 2: 21-Day Wildcard Selection, 6 PM CT ESPN 2
Saturday, March 3: 21-Day Wildcard Selection, 5 PM CT
Wednesday, March 7: First Energy MAC Tournament Second Round, 6 PM/8:30 PM CT
Thursday, March 8: First Energy MAC Tournament Quarterfinals, 6 PM/8:30 PM CT
Friday, March 9: First Energy MAC Tournament Semifinals, 6 PM/8:30 PM CT
Saturday, March 10: First Energy MAC Tournament Championship, 7 PM CT ESPN 2

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