FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPT. 12, 2014
CBS SPORTS NETWORK TO TELEVISE CHAMPIONSHIP OF EMERALD COAST CLASSIC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
NICEVILLE, FLA. — CBS Sports Network will televise the championship game of the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic basketball tournament, which is headlined by top teams from across the country including Cincinnati, Creighton, Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State.
“We’re excited to have the game on national television on CBS Sports Network,” said tournament director Maury Hanks, who is also the chief executive officer for Global Sports. “CBS Sports Network provides extensive coverage of college basketball throughout the season and we’re pleased that the Emerald Coast Classic will be showcased on the Network.”
The championship game will tip off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time at The Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College.
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers, including on Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 (1643 in HD) and via satellite on DIRECTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158.
For more information on how to get CBS Sports Network, visit CBSSportsNetwork.com.
North Carolina Central, Eastern Illinois, Northern Arizona and Southern round out the eight-team field competing in the Emerald Coast Classic, presented by Global Sports.
First and second-round games will be played at on-campus sites Nov. 20 through Nov. 25, with the third round and championship round scheduled Thanksgiving weekend on Nov. 28-29 at Northwest Florida State College.
Cincinnati, Creighton and North Carolina Central all played in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, while Middle Tennessee State and Southern either won outright or earned a share of their respective conference regular season titles.
Cincinnati and Creighton were ranked Nos. 15 and 16, respectively, in the final Associated Press poll.