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BYUtv/ESPN3.com to Air First Two Days of Tournament

March 1, 2011

2011 Zappos.com WCC Basketball Championships Tournament Central | Watch WCC games on BYUtv

SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference announced today that the first two rounds of both the 2011 Zappos.com West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will be produced and televised live by BYUtv on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5. In addition, all eight of these early round games will be simulcast on both ESPN3.com and/or ESPN Full Court.

"This is a great initial step as we work to integrate BYU as the newest member of the West Coast Conference," WCC Jamie Zaninovich said. "We are fortunate that BYU brings with them a truly unprecedented international media platform which will help tell the story of West Coast Conference teams and institutions. We see this as just the beginning for how BYUtv will help augment and compliment what we're already doing from a national and international exposure perspective."

BYUtv is currently in 55 million homes nationwide in the basic tiers of DirecTV and Dish Network and approximately 500 other cable systems in the United States. BYUtv is also seen in over 140 countries across the globe. A comprehensive list of where to find BYUtv is available at http://www.byutv.org/about/getbyu.

"BYU is enthusiastic about joining the West Coast Conference this summer, and we appreciate the warm welcome we already have received," Brigham Young University President Cecil O. Samuelson said. "We are pleased that BYUtv is partnering with the conference to provide coverage of the WCC basketball tournament to highlight the conference's excellent universities."

The early round championships coverage is in addition to ESPN's continuing WCC Basketball Championships coverage of the men's semifinals and final and women's final on Sunday, March 6 and Monday, March 7.

2011 Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball Championships
Friday, March 4
Women's Game #1: #5 Santa Clara vs. #8 San Francisco, 12:00 PM
(BYUtv/ ESPN3.com)

Women's Game #2: #6 Loyola Marymount vs. #7 San Diego, 2:30 PM
(BYUtv/ ESPN3.com)

Men's Game #1: #5 Portland vs. #8 Loyola Marymount, 6:00 PM
(BYUtv/ ESPN3.com/ ESPN Full Court/ Sirius Satellite Radio)

Men's Game #2: #6 Pepperdine vs. #7 San Diego, 8:30 PM
(BYUtv/ ESPN3.com/ ESPN Full Court/ Sirius Satellite Radio)

Saturday, March 5
Women's Game #3: #5/#8 winner vs. #4 Portland, 12:00 PM
(BYUtv/ ESPN3.com/ ESPN Full Court)

Women's Game #4: #6/#7 winner vs. #3 Pepperdine, 2:30 PM
(BYUtv/ ESPN3.com/ ESPN Full Court)

Men's Game #3: #5/#8 winner vs. #4 Santa Clara, 6:00 PM
(BYUtv/ ESPN3.com/ ESPN Full Court/ Sirius Satellite Radio)

Men's Game #4: #6/#7 winner vs. #3 San Francisco, 8:30 PM
(BYUtv/ ESPN3.com/ ESPN Full Court/ Sirius Satellite Radio)

Sunday, March 6
Women's Game #5: #5/#8 /#4 winner vs. #1 Gonzaga, 11:00 AM
(WCCsports.com)

Women's Game #6: #6/#7/#3 winner vs. #2 Saint Mary's, 30 min. after game #5
(WCCsports.com)

Men's Game #5: #5/#8 /#4 winner vs. #1 Saint Mary's, 5:00 PM
(ESPN2/ ESPN3.com / ESPN Full Court / Sirius/XM Satellite Radio)

Men's Game #6: #6/#7/#3 winner vs. #2 Gonzaga, 7:30 PM
(ESPN2/ ESPN3.com /ESPN Full Court/ Sirius/XM Satellite Radio)

Monday, March 7
Women's Game #7: Championship Game, 12:00 PM
(ESPNU/ ESPN3.com)

Men's Game #7: Championship Game, 6:00 p.m.
(ESPN/ ESPN3.com/ Westwood Radio/ Sirius/XM Satellite Radio)