NCAA BASKETBALL Returns to TSN for 2016-17 Season, Tipping Off Tonight with the ARMED FORCES CLASSIC

— November 11, 2016

– TSN’s NCAA BASKETBALL coverage kicks off with the ARMED FORCES CLASSIC, featuring two marquee matchups: Arizona vs. Michigan State at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, immediately followed by Indiana vs. Kansas –

– TSN’s NCAA BASKETBALL coverage features many teams featured in the AP Top 25 Poll, including #1-ranked Duke, Kansas (#3), Wisconsin (#9), and Indiana (#10) –

– The network’s NCAA BASKETBALL coverage culminates with NCAA MARCH MADNESS®, one of 60+ championship events that live on TSN –

TORONTO (November 11, 2016) – TSN delivers a premium slate of NCAA BASKETBALL matchups throughout the 2016-17 season, featuring future NBA stars from across the NCAA Division I – the top tier of college basketball. The network’s coverage begins with the ARMED FORCES CLASSIC, a doubleheader of games live from the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, tipping off tonight (Nov. 11) at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1 with Arizona vs. Michigan State immediately followed by Indiana vs. Kansas. Coverage culminates with NCAA MARCH MADNESS®, part of TSN’s slate of 60+ iconic championship events (see below for broadcast schedule). TSN’s coverage of NCAA BASKETBALL is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through and the TSN GO app. The ARMED FORCES CLASSIC is an annual NCAA tradition featuring a selection of NCAA BASKETBALL teams playing their season openers at military bases across the United States. This year’s ARMED FORCES CLASSIC is hosted by the US Navy. NCAA BASKETBALL Schedule Highlights:
  • Exclusive coverage of the ARMED FORCES CLASSIC, a doubleheader of games live from Honolulu, Hawaii, featuring Arizona vs. Michigan State, immediately followed by Indiana vs. Kansas, beginning tonight (Nov. 11) at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • 2016 BATTLE FOR ATLANTIS: FINAL live from the iconic Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas on Friday, Nov. 25 on TSN4 at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TSN’s roster of games features many teams featured on the AP Top 25 Poll including: Duke, Kansas, Purdue, Wisconsin, Arizona, and more
  • TSN’s broadcast slate features three games featuring Duke and #1-ranked NBA prospect Harry Giles, and two games featuring Kansas, home to #2-ranked prospect Josh Jackson
  • TSN’s NCAA BASKETBALL coverage concludes with NCAA MARCH MADNESS® from March 14-26
Broadcast Schedule TSN’s broadcast schedule for the first month of the 2016 NCAA BASKETBALL season is as follows*: Friday, Nov. 11
  • Arizona vs. Michigan State at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Indiana vs. Kansas at 9 p.m. ET on TSN1
Friday, Nov. 25
  • Battle for Atlantis: Final at 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN4
Tuesday, Nov. 29
  • Pittsburgh vs. Maryland at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Syracuse vs. Wisconsin at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Iowa vs. Notre Dame at 9 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Michigan State vs. Duke at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Tuesday, Dec. 6
  • Purdue vs. Arizona State at 7 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
  • Florida vs. Duke at 9 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
Saturday, Dec. 10
  • Arizona vs. Mississippi at 12 noon ET on TSN1 and TSN3
  • Nebraska vs. Kansas at 3:15 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Duke vs. UNLV at 5:15 p.m. ET on TSN2
Sunday, Dec. 11
  • Florida vs. Florida State at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2
*Schedule subject to change

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