Set your DVRs: Every UA basketball game on TV this season

2013-09-04T00:00:00Z 2013-09-05T09:32:44Z Set your DVRs: Every UA basketball game on TV this seasonBy Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

All Arizona Wildcats basketball games will be televised this season among the Pac-12, ESPN, CBS and Fox networks. But fans will need a few things to catch every one of them.

Like energy, for UA’s consecutive 9 p.m. tipoffs on Nov. 18 and 19 in the NIT Tip-Off. Patience, for those Thursday-Sunday and even Wednesday-Sunday spreads between Pac-12 weekend games that accommodate the Pac-12’s lucrative media rights deal. And a clear calendar for Valentine’s night, for UA’s rare Friday date at ASU.

Of course, those subscribing to DirecTV will also need access to a good sports bar or friend’s television to catch Arizona’s 12 Pac-12 Networks games, thanks to the continued stalemate between the satellite provider and the Pac-12.

Most of the Wildcats’ highly anticipated games, however, will be widely available on either the ESPN or CBS families of networks.

In all, UA will be featured on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU 13 times, including eight Pac-12 games and the four-game NIT Tip-Off. UA will host NIT games on Nov. 18 and 19, against still-to-be-determined low- or mid-major opponents, and travel to New York for the semifinals and finals on Nov. 27 and 29 if it wins its first two NIT games.

Two UA games will be on over-the-air CBS — its Dec. 14 game at Michigan and its March 8 regular-season finale at Oregon — while its Nov. 14 game at San Diego State will be on CBS Sports Network.

Four of UA’s games will be on the newly created Fox Sports 1 — both Utah games, and road games at USC and Oregon State — while all other games will be on the Pac-12 Networks.

UA’s Oct. 28 exhibition against Augustana will also be televised on Pac-12 Networks. The Wildcats also will play a closed, unpublicized scrimmage against a Division I team, probably during the weekend of Nov. 1.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 10 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 0 0.909
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 8 2 0 0.800
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 5 0 0.545
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 70-83
UCLA at
Kentucky
12/20 42-83
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 84-81
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 67-69
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
Wisconsin at
California
12/22 7:00 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
Detroit at
Arizona State
12/23 1:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
South Dakota State at
Utah
12/23 7:00 pm
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