LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Once again the West Coast Conference will offer comprehensive television broadcast coverage of its 2016 basketball championships, set to take place March 3-8 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. For the third straight year, all 17 men’s and women’s tournament games can be seen on national television as well as on-line through TheW.tv or WatchESPN.
For the sixth consecutive year, the WCC has teamed with BYU Broadcasting for unprecedented coverage of the conference’s premier event. BYUtv will broadcast the women’s first round and quarterfinals on Thursday, March 3, a pair of women’s quarterfinals and the men’s first round game on Friday, March 4, two men’s quarterfinals on Saturday, March 5, and the women’s semifinals on Monday, March 7.
A pair of men’s quarterfinal games will be produced by Time Warner Cable Sports and will air on its regional sports network, TWC SportsNet – the television home of the Los Angeles Lakers. In addition, the Time Warner Cable Sports broadcasts can be seen in Northern California on Comcast SportsNet California, and in the Pacific Northwest via ROOT Sports Northwest.
Before the season, it was announced that ESPN Networks will once again televise six games from this year’s WCC Championships: two men’s quarterfinals on ESPN2, one men’s semifinal on ESPN and the other on ESPN2, the women’s championship on ESPNU, and men’s championship on ESPN. Each of these games can be seen on-line through ESPN’s authenticated platform, WatchESPN.
An outstanding group of broadcasters will be onsite in Las Vegas to cover the West Coast Conference men’s semifinals and final. Veteran play-by-play man Brent Musburger will call the action with expert analysis from Naismith Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale and Fran Fraschilla. Talent for the men’s quarterfinals include Roxy Bernstein, Brad Daugherty, Steve Quis, Casey Jacobsen and Kelli Tennant.
In addition, all 11 games produced by BYUtv or Time Warner Cable Sports will be streamed live via the West Coast Conference’s digital platform, TheW.tv, as well as on the WCC's smart phone and tablet app. BYUtv’s talent lineup includes Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, Spencer Linton, Kristen Kozlowski and Jarom Jordan.
BYUtv is available in over 60 million homes nationwide on DirecTV, DISH Network and hundreds of cable systems throughout the United States.
Here is a game-by-game look at broadcast coverage for the 2016 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships (all times PT):
Thursday, March 3
No. 8 Pacific vs. No. 9 Pepperdine, 12:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 7 Loyola Marymount vs. No. 10 Portland, 2:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 3 San Diego vs. No. 6 San Francisco, 6:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 4 Santa Clara vs. No. 5 Gonzaga, 8:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
Friday, March 4
No. 1 BYU vs. No. 8/9, 12:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 2 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 7/10, 2:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 8 Loyola Marymount vs. No. 9 San Diego, 6:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
Saturday, March 5
No. 3 BYU vs. No 6 Santa Clara, 1:00 p.m.
(TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, ROOT Northwest, BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 4 Pepperdine vs. No. 5 San Francisco, 3:00 p.m.
(TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 1 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 8/9, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2, WatchESPN)
No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 7 Portland, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN2, WatchESPN)
Monday, March 7
Women's Semifinal No. 1, 12:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
Women's Semifinal No. 2, 2:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
TBA - Men's Semifinal No. 1, 6:00 p.m. (ESPN, WatchESPN)
TBA - Men's Semifinal No. 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2, WatchESPN)
Tuesday, March 8
Women's Championship Game, 1:00 p.m. (ESPNU, WatchESPN)
Men's Championship Game, 6:00 p.m. (ESPN, WatchESPN)