USC Announces 2012-13 Men's Basketball Television Schedule
Aug. 29, 2012
The USC men's basketball team is undertaking another very competitive schedule for the 2012-13 basketball season and virtually every game can be watched by Trojan fans on television as 29 of the 31 regular season games will be televised on either an ESPN, FOX, CBS or Pac-12 Network, it was announced today (Aug. 29).
USC's 31-game regular season schedule features 23 contests against teams which won 20 or more games last season. It is the inaugural season for the Pac-12 Network and USC will be carried live 14 times on the conference's network. The first of these games will be USC's season opener vs. Coppin State at the Galen Center on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. The Trojans' other games on the Pac-12 Network will be Nov. 13 vs. Long Beach State at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 8 vs. Minnesota at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15 vs. UC Riverside at 4 p.m., Dec. 20 vs. UC Irvine at 8 p.m., Dec. 30 vs. Dayton at 4 p.m., Jan. 12 at Utah at 3 p.m., Jan. 19 vs. Oregon State at 5 p.m., Jan. 24 at Arizona State at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 30 at UCLA at 7 p.m., Feb. 7 vs. Washington State at 8:30 p.m., Feb. 27 vs. Arizona at 6:30 p.m., March 6 at Washington at 8:30 p.m. and March 9 at Washington State at 3:30 p.m.
USC will also play eight games on an ESPN Network beginning with the first game the Trojans play at the Maui Invitational vs. the Big Ten's Illinois on Nov. 19 which be aired on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. (PT). The next day's game vs. either Big-12 power Texas or host Chaminade will also be on ESPN2 at either 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. depending of the outcome of the first games. USC's final game from the Maui Invitational will also be on either ESPN (championship game), ESPN2 or ESPNU (consolation game) depending on the results of the first two games. USC will play five Pac-12 Conference games on ESPNU, Jan 3 vs. Stanford at 7 p.m., Jan. 10 at Colorado at 7 p.m., Jan. 17 vs. Oregon at 8 p.m., Jan. 26 at Arizona at 5:30 p.m. and Feb. 14 at Stanford at 8 p.m.
Six Trojan games will also be televised on FSN beginning with the home game vs. 2012 NCAA Tournament team San Diego State on Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. USC will also appear on FSN on Jan. 5 vs. California at 8 p.m., Feb. 10 vs. Washington at 7 p.m., Feb. 17 at California at 7 p.m., Feb. 24 vs. rival UCLA at 12:30 p.m. and March 2 vs. Arizona State at 12 p.m.
USC's game at New Mexico in "The Pit" where the Lobos have won 45 of their last 51 games will be carried on the CBS Sports Network on Dec. 5 with a TBD start time.
As of now, the only two games the Trojans will play during the regular season which have not been assigned television coverage are Dec. 3 at Nebraska and December 22 at Georgia.
The Pac-12 Conference Tournament will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., March 13-16 and all of those games will be televised on either a Pac-12 or ESPN Network.
The Pac-12 Networks launched August 15 and consist of one national and six regional networks de-voted solely to the Pac-12. In addition to the hundreds of live televised Pac-12 sporting events, Pac-12 Networks subscribers will have access to their carrier's 'TV Everywhere' platform, providing access to all Pac-12 Networks programming on any device through their broadband service. Visit pac-12.com for more information.
- All times listed are Pacific