Fox Sports Tips Off College Basketball Tilt In November

Fox Sports will televise more than 200 men’s and women’s college basketball games this season from several major conferences, Fox Sports executives said Tuesday.

The Fox broadcast network will air a minimum of 10 college basketball contests, beginning with the Nov. 4 exhibition contest between Northwood and Villanova. Fox Sports 1 will carry more than 150 men’s and women’s contests, including the entire Big East men’s tournament, the Conference USA men’s championship game, the Big East women’s tournament semifinals and final and the full Big 12 women’s tournament, said network officials.

Fox Sports 1 will tip off its coverage Nov. 16, with the Creighton-Chicago State game, followed by doubleheaders on back-to-back nights. On Nov. 17 the network will air the Villanova-Maryland Eastern Shore and Providence-Binghamton games, while on Nov. 18 the network will televise the Xavier-Long Beach State and DePaul-Drake contests.

College basketball games on Fox broadcast network, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports Regional Networks and Fox College Sports also can be seen on Fox Sports’ Fox Sports Go app, said network officials.

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