Men's Basketball Schedule Features Every Game On Television
Aug. 29, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. - All 31 Oregon State men's basketball games will be televised during the 2012-13 season with two at Madison Square Garden, the first-ever meeting against Kansas, and Oregon in the Pac-12 opener at Gill Coliseum highlighting the schedule that was announced by head coach Craig Robinson on Thursday.
"I'm really happy with our schedule," Robinson said. "The prospect of having every game televised is very exciting. Our players, their families and our fans will get to enjoy our games no matter where we're playing. We also have a tougher non-conference schedule that will prepare us for the challenges of Pac-12 play. The uptick in competition will be welcomed."
The schedule features nine games on the ESPN family of networks, 18 on the new Pac-12 Networks, two on FSN, one on Comcast SportsNet NW and the game against Kansas on the Jayhawk Television Network. It's the first time in school history that every regular season game will be televised.
Oregon State will play Alabama on Nov. 15 and either Purdue or Villanova on Nov. 16 at Madison Square Garden in New York City in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. It will be the second-ever meeting between the Beavers and Crimson Tide with Alabama winning the first game, 59-49, on Dec. 22, 1998 in the Pearl Harbor Classic in Laie, Hawai'i.
The Beavers and Jayhawks face each other for the first time ever on Friday, Nov. 30 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas started playing basketball in 1898 and Oregon State began in 1901 but the two schools have never played one another, even though Hall of Fame Beaver coach Ralph Miller played for the Jayhawks under the legendary Phog Allen.
Oregon State will host three games to open its conference slate for the first time since 2006-07 when the Ducks invade Gill on Jan. 6 in the Civil War Series presented by the Northwest Ford Dealers, PacificSource Health Plans and Wells Fargo, followed by stops from Arizona State on Jan. 10 and Arizona on Jan. 12.
Three games - Washington (Jan. 23), Utah (Feb. 6) and at Washington State (Feb. 13) - will be played on a Wednesday, off the traditional conference game days of Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Oregon State will conclude conference play with three road games at Oregon (Feb. 28), Utah (March 7) and Colorado (March 9).
The Beavers will host eight non-conference games, including two in the regional rounds of the 2K Sports Classic, and play Portland State in Portland, Ore. (Dec. 12) for the first time since 2001 and San Diego at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. (Dec. 22), which will be hosted and staged by the Pac-12 Conference.
The game against New Mexico State (Nov. 11) is the first meeting between the two schools since 1960, while the Beavers will play Grambling State (Dec. 8) for the first time in school history.
The Pac-12 Tournament moves to Las Vegas for the first time and begins on Wednesday, March 13 with all games being played at the MGM Grand and televised by the Pac-12 Networks, ESPNU and ESPN2 with the championship on Saturday, March 16 on ESPN.
Lewis & Clark comes to Gill Coliseum on Sunday, Nov. 4 for an exhibition game and the opponent for the regular season opener on Friday, Nov. 9 at Gill Coliseum will be announced at a later date.
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