Pac-12 Networks Covers All Men’s, Women’s Basketball Action of the 2018-19 Season
As the 2018-19 season nears, Pac-12 Networks announced its programming and coverage plans surrounding men’s and women’s basketball, as the networks plan for its most coverage yet of both sports. The regular season begins today, Nov. 6, with “Tip-off Tuesday” as six of seven men’s games air across Pac-12 Networks and will be available to all fans via the Pac-12 Now app (for iOS and Android).
Seasons for both sports will again culminate with Conference tournaments with both men’s and women’s this year taking place in Las Vegas. Pac-12 Networks will again feature eight of 11 games for the men’s tournament and 10 of 11 for the women’s tournament. New this season, the networks will take its show on the road for both events, providing live on-site pre and postgame coverage of both tournaments from Las Vegas.
2018-19 Men’s and Women’s Basketball on Pac-12 Networks
Pre & Postgame Coverage – As in past years, Pac-12 Networks is set to provide extensive pre and postgame coverage around its 149 men’s basketball games with the Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show, presented by New York Life, Pac-12 Gamebreak, and Pac-12 Postgame Report.
- On-site: New this season, Pac-12 Networks is set to take its show on the road with on-site pre and postgame coverage during conference play at select men’s basketball games. The first occurrence will take place on Jan. 5, 2019, as the Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show airs live from Eugene ahead of Oregon State vs. Oregon, highlighting a quintuple-header of Conference hoops on Pac-12 Networks.
- Most Days of Coverage: Studio coverage of men’s basketball begins with “Tip-off Tuesday” on, Tuesday, Nov. 6, and continues with a series of select Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays throughout the season, with Pac-12 Networks providing its most days of coverage yet around men’s basketball.
- Complete Tournament Coverage: Also for the first time this year, Pac-12 Networks will take its show on the road for pre and postgame coverage of both the men’s and women’s tournament live from Las Vegas. The women’s tournament is set for March 7-10, 2019, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the men’s tournament March 13-16, 2019, from T-Mobile Arena.
Inside Pac-12 Basketball – Similar to Pac-12 Networks’ signature show for Pac-12 football analysis, Inside Pac-12 Basketball, which premiered last month with coverage of men’s and women’s basketball media days, will also provide several other special presentations including both men’s and women’s all-conference award announcements, both men’s and women’s NCAA tournament selection, and the 2019 NBA Draft.
- In addition, Pac-12 Networks will debut an “Inside Pac-12 Basketball” weekly podcast once Conference play begins in January.
Pac-12 Playlist – Also new this season, having launched prior to the 2018-19 Fall sports schedule, Pac-12 Playlist will continue to provide the latest news and coverage in a short-form fashion from around all Pac-12 sports.
- During women’s basketball season, Pac-12 Playlist will include live updates on Friday and Sunday evenings during the season, immediately following live game broadcasts.
- Content from Pac-12 Playlist can also be seen across Pac-12 Networks’ digital, linear and social media channels.
Our Stories, presented by Opus Bank – Pac-12 Networks’ home for its most-compelling storytelling across all Pac-12 Sports, “Our Stories,” presented by Opus Bank, will include multiple episodes during men’s and women’s basketball seasons as well as content across Pac-12 Networks digital platforms.
“Tip-off Tuesday” on Pac-12 Networks
The return of Pac-12 men’s basketball takes place tomorrow across Pac-12 Networks with “Tip-off Tuesday” featuring six of seven Pac-12 games that day.
National coverage on Pac-12 Network for “Tip-off Tuesday” begins with the “Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show,” presented by New York Life, at 5:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. MT as host Mike Yam and analyst Matt Muehlebach preview the day’s slate. Following the half-hour pregame show on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Now will feature a doubleheader with:
- UCLA hosting Purdue Fort Wayne at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT
- Oregon hosting Portland State at 8 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. MT
Also taking place on Pac-12 Networks regional channels throughout the day will include:
- Arizona State hosting Cal State Fullerton at 5 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Arizona
- Oregon State hosting UC Riverside at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Oregon
- Stanford hosting Seattle at 7 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Bay Area\
- USC hosting Robert Morris at 8 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Los Angeles
In addition to airing across Pac-12 Networks, all of the action for “Tip-off Tuesday” will also be available to all fans via the Pac-12 Now app (for iOS and Android) and on Pac-12.com.
Coverage of the 2018-19 season for Pac-12 men’s and women’s basketball can also be followed all year long across the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks’ digital and social media channels on Pac-12.com, Twitter (@Pac12Network and @Pac12), Facebook (facebook.com/Pac12Conference), Instagram (@Pac12Conference), Snapchat (@pac12conference) and Pac-12 Networks’ YouTube channel.