FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE 2023-24 COLLEGE HOOPS SCHEDULE & BROADCASTER LINEUP
FOX PRIMETIME HOOPS Highlights Top Men's & Women's Matchups
Saturday Nights on FOX
Most Regular Season Women's Games in Broadcast Network History
Veteran Broadcasters Bill Raftery, Jim Jackson, Gus Johnson & Sarah Kustok
Anchor Coverage with Newcomers Robbie Hummel, LaPhonso Ellis & More
LOS ANGELES - In the 2023-24 college basketball season, FOX Sports features over 330 games across the FOX Sports family of networks and digital platforms. The network's coverage is anchored by the sport's top voices and highlighted by FOX PRIMETIME HOOPS, a special package of highly anticipated Saturday night matchups featured on the FOX broadcast network.
FOX Sports' season tips off Monday, Nov. 6, with exclusive whip-around coverage showing live look-ins of seven BIG EAST contests with limited commercials during the BIG EAST OPENING NIGHT TIP-OFF at 6:30 PM ET on FS1.
FOX PRIMETIME HOOPS
Highlights from the 2023-24 schedule include a new slate of FOX PRIMETIME HOOPS matchups, beginning Saturday, Dec. 9 with a special doubleheader on FOX. The action begins at at 7:00 PM ET with UCLA at preseason No. 22 Villanova, followed by Notre Dame at No. 5 Marquette at 9:00 PM ET.
The FOX PRIMETIME HOOPS schedule also includes matchups between No. 4 Michigan State and No. 20 Baylor, St. John's at No. 6 UConn, Indiana at No. 3 Purdue, Michigan State at Michigan, Villanova at UConn and Michigan State at Purdue.
In addition, FOX PRIMETIME HOOPS highlights at least two women's games, beginning with preseason No. 9 Indiana at No. 3 Iowa, followed by No. 10 Notre Dame at No. 2 UConn. Additional PRIMETIME HOOPS matchups will be confirmed at a later date.
Record-Setting Women's Slate
FOX Sports' women's hoops slate features thirteen games on FOX, a record high for regular season women's college basketball games on any broadcast network. In addition to the FOX PRIMETIME HOOPS matchups mentioned above, the FOX broadcast network features No. 17 Louisville at UConn, No. 7 Ohio State at Michigan, No. 19 Baylor at No. 13 Texas, Iowa at No. 14 Maryland, No. 22 Creighton at UConn, Indiana at No. 23 Illinois, Ohio State at Iowa and No. 11 Tennessee vs. Indiana.
FS1 also features a bevy of highly anticipated non-conference matchups, beginning with a doubleheader on Thursday, Nov. 16, with Maryland at UConn at 6:30 PM ET and K-State at Iowa at 8:30 PM ET. Other non-conference highlights on FS1 include Oregon at Baylor, No. 8 Virginia Tech at Rutgers, and No. 4 UCLA at Ohio State.
Key Game Highlights
FOX Sports features eight Gavitt Tipoff Games, the early-season conference challenge between the BIG EAST and Big Ten, from Monday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 17 on FS1. Matchups include Michigan at St. John's, Xavier at Purdue, Marquette at No. 25 Illinois, Iowa at No. 8 Creighton, Butler at Michigan State and Maryland at Villanova.
Other highlights on FOX include Purdue vs. No. 24 Alabama from the Hall of Fame series in Toronto at 1:30 PM ET on Saturday, Dec. 9; No. 10 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 12 Arizona from the Desert Classic in Las Vegas at 3:00 PM ET on Saturday, Dec. 23; and a Martin Luther King Day doubleheader featuring Ohio State at Michigan at 12:00 PM ET and Villanova at Marquette at 2:30 PM ET.
Thanksgiving Week Programming
As part of FOX Sports' perennially packed Thanksgiving week programming slate, the Acrisure Classic featuring Michigan State vs. Arizona debuts Thursday, Nov. 23 at 4:00 PM ET on FOX, followed by an early round matchup from the Women's Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament between Tennessee and Indiana at 6:00 PM ET on FOX.
FOX Sports also televises the Men's Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament in its entirety featuring Wisconsin, Virginia, West Virginia and SMU from Monday, Nov. 20 to Wednesday, Nov. 22 on FS1.
The inaugural Rady Children's Invitational airs on FOX and FS1, featuring No. 21 USC, Oklahoma, Seton Hall and Iowa on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24.
FOX Sports remains the exclusive home of the BIG EAST men's and women's tournaments. The BIG EAST women's quarterfinals tip-off Saturday, March 9 at 12:00 PM ET on FS1 and conclude Monday, March 11 at 7:00 PM ET on FS1. The BIG EAST men's first round tips off Wednesday, March 13 at 4:00 PM ET. In addition, FS1 will televise one quarterfinal and one semifinal from the men's Pac-12 tournament, on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15.
On Saturday, March 16, the final matchups of the Men's BIG EAST and Pac-12 tournaments will be featured in a doubleheader on the FOX broadcast network at 6:30 PM ET and 9:00 PM ET, respectively.
Elite Game & Studio Broadcaster Roster
Esteemed broadcaster Gus Johnson returns as FOX Sports' lead play-by-play announcer, with former All-American and NBA veteran Jim Jackson and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bill Raftery serving as lead game analysts.
New for the 2023-24 season, acclaimed analysts Robbie Hummel and LaPhonso Ellis join FOX Sports' extensive college hoops coverage. Donny Marshall, Casey Jacobsen and LaVall Jordan return to offer game and studio analysis throughout the season.
FOX Sports' robust play-by-play roster also includes Adam Amin, Jason Benetti, Tim Brando, Lisa Byington, John Fanta, Brandon Gaudin, Kevin Kugler, Jeff Levering and Matt Schumacker.
Kimberly Adams, Nick Bahe, Stephen Bardo, Sarah Kustok, Jim Spanarkel, Stephanie White and Christy Winters Scott contribute to FOX Sports' college hoops coverage as game analysts.
In studio, Rob Stone and Mike Hill share hosting duties, joined by Jackson, Jacobsen, Marshall and Jordan as analysts throughout the season. Mike DeCourcy, member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, also returns this season as FOX Sports' bracket expert. Additional play-by-play broadcasters and analysts will contribute to game and studio coverage throughout the season.
All college basketball games on FOX, FS1 and FS2 can be streamed live on the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. FOX Sports' complete college basketball schedule can be found here.
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