The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

Big East releases UConn’s league television schedule

- By David Borges david.borges @hearstmedi­

The Big East released its 2021-22 men’s basketball TV schedule on Wednesday, and UConn will be featured prominentl­y on FOX Sports, as well as one game on CBS.

The Huskies’ Feb. 27 game at Georgetown will be broadcast on CBS at noon. The rest of UConn’s 19 league games will be broadcast on either FOX (five games), Fox Sports 1 (11) or CBS Sports Network (two). The Huskies will have six games starting at 8:30 p.m. or later.

Meanwhile, UConn also announced its TV coverage and times for most of its non-conference slate, as well. The Huskies will make their only definite appearance of the season on ESPN for their Battle 4 Atlantis opener against Auburn at 2:30 pm. on Nov. 24. Their second Battle 4 Atlantis game against either Michigan or Loyola-Chicago, the following day, will be on either ESPN or ESPN2. The TV and time for UConn’s final game of the tournament, against a to-be-determined opponent, isn’t known yet.

Also, UConn will be featured on ESPN2 against St. Bonaventur­e in the Never Forget Tribute Classic (Dec. 11) at the Prudential Center. UConn’s seasonopen­er on Nov. 9 at home against Central Connecticu­t State will be broadcast via “whip-around coverage,” beginning on FS1. After about 20 minutes, FS1 will switch to another Big East game, and the whip-around will continue based on competitiv­eness of each game. Complete game coverage will be on the FOX Sports app.

The rest of UConn’s nonconfere­nce home games will air on FS2.

TV coverage is still to be determined include UConn’s game at West Virginia in the BIG EAST-Big 12 Challenge (Dec. 8) and the regular-season finale at home against DePaul (March 5). Home game splits between Gampel Pavilion and the XL Center, will be announced in the coming days.

Here is UConn’s schedule, with times and TV informatio­n:

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Central Connecticu­t at UConn, 6:30 p.m., FS1 (whip-around coverage of Big East games; UConn’s game begins on FS1)

Saturday, Nov. 13

Coppin State at UConn, noon, FS2

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Long Island at UConn, 6:30 p.m., FS2

Saturday, Nov. 20

Binghamton at UConn, noon, FS2

Wednesday, Nov. 24

UConn vs. Auburn, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Nov. 25

vs. Michigan State/Loyola-Chicago, TBD, ESPN/ ESPN2

Friday, Nov. 26

vs. TBD, TBD

Saturday, Dec. 4

Grambling State at UConn, 4 p.m., FS2

Wednesday, Dec. 8

UConn at West Virginia, TBD, TBD

Saturday, Dec. 11

UConn vs. St. Bonaventur­e, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday, Dec. 18

Providence at UConn, 5 p.m., FOX

Tuesday, Dec. 21

UConn at Marquette, 9 p.m., FS1

Tuesday, Dec. 28

UConn at Xavier, 7 p.m., FS1

Saturday, Jan. 1

Butler at UConn, 4 p.m., FS1

Saturday, Jan. 8

UConn at Seton Hall, noon, FOX

Tuesday, Jan. 11

St. John’s at UConn, 8:30 p.m., FS1

Saturday, Jan. 15

UConn at Providence, 2 p.m., FS1

Thursday, Jan. 20

UConn at Butler, 9 p.m., FS1

Tuesday, Jan. 25

Georgetown at UConn, 8:30 p.m., CBSSN

Saturday, Jan. 29

UConn at DePaul, 6:30 p.m., FS1

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Creighton at UConn, 6:30 p.m., FS1

Saturday, Feb. 5

UConn at Villanova (Wells Fargo Arena), noon FOX

Sunday, Feb. 6

Marquette at UConn, 6:30 p.m., FS1

Sunday, Feb. 13

UConn at St. John’s (Madison Square Garden), noon, FOX

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Seton Hall at UConn, 8:30 p.m., CBSSN

Saturday, Feb. 19

Xavier at UConn, noon, FOX

Tuesday, Feb. 22

Villanova at UConn, 8 p.m., FS1

Sunday, Feb. 27

UConn at Georgetown, noon, CBS

Wednesday, March 2

UConn at Creighton, 8:30 p.m., FS1

Saturday, March 5

DePaul at UConn TBD, FOX/FS1

The BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden

March 9: First Round Triplehead­er FS1

March 10: Quarterfin­al Doublehead­ers FS1

March 11 Semifinal Doublehead­er FS1

March 12 Championsh­ip Game FOX

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