The University of Memphis men's basketball team is just over a month from tipping off its 2012-13 campaign, and on Wednesday, Conference USA released its national television schedule along with game times.
The Tigers are slated for 11 national television appearances with a combination of games on FOX Sports (FSN) and CBS College Sports (CBS SN), in addition to the three Battle4Atlantis national television games Nov. 22-24 on the NBC Sports Network (NBC SN) and AXS TV.
Wednesday's C-USA television schedule release lists only national games, and FOX Sports and CBS College Sports could make additional selections. Regional television games, such as those on Comcast Sports South (CSS), will be announced at a later date.
Memphis begins its CBS College Sports appearances with the Dec. 5 home contest against Ohio, a 2012 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen participant. The Tigers also have CBS College Sports games with Tulsa Feb. 2, Southern Miss Feb. 9, UCF Feb. 13, Marshall Feb. 16 and UTEP Mar. 5. The UTEP game was originally scheduled for Mar. 6, but was moved to Mar. 5 to accommodate television.
The Tigers' first FOX Sports appearance is the rivalry game against Louisville Dec. 15. Other Memphis/FOX Sports games include Harvard Jan. 19, Marshall Jan. 26, Southern Miss Feb. 23 and UCF Mar. 2.
Also, on Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) released its television schedule, and the Memphis-Tennessee Jan. 4 contest is slated for an ESPN2 broadcast.
Before Wednesday's release, Memphis was already scheduled to open play at the Battle4Atlantis against VCU Nov. 22 on the NBC Sports Network.
The following lists the 2012-13 Tigers' national television schedule and those game times (all times Central) to date:
Date Opponent TV Time
Nov. 22 VCU NBC SN 6 PM
Nov. 23 Duke/Minnesota NBC SN/AXS 12 or 6 pm
Nov. 24 TBA NBC SN/AXS TBA
Dec. 5 Ohio CBS SN 6 pm
Dec. 15 Louisville FSN 1:30 pm
Jan. 4 at Tennessee ESPN2 7 pm
Jan. 19 Harvard FSN 11:30 am
Jan. 26 Marshall FSN 1 pm
Feb. 2 Tulsa CBS SN 1 pm
Feb. 9 at Southern Miss CBS SN 3 pm
Feb. 13 UCF CBS SN 7 pm
Feb. 16 at Marshall CBS SN 7 pm
Feb. 23 Southern Miss FSN 12 pm
Mar. 2 at UCF FSN 12 pm
Mar. 5 at UTEP CBS SN 8 pm