STOCKTON, CALIF. – The Pacific men's basketball schedule, which includes national and regional broadcasts, has been finalized as the West Coast Conference has announced start times for all conference matchups.
For the fifth consecutive year, the WCC will offer comprehensive broadcast coverage of the 2018-19 men's basketball season. Every game during conference play will be televised on a national or regional level, and/or produced for broadcast on the conference's digital network, TheW.tv.
The Tigers' schedule features four nationally televised games (ESPN, BYUtv), five regionally televised games, including one on NBC Sports Bay Area, and six contests aired exclusively on the WCC's television platform.
Pacific's conference slate opens with two national broadcasts in the first two weeks of play, first against BYU at the Alex G. Spanos Center on January 3, 2019 on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. The Tigers' other two nationally televised conference games will include their matchups at Gonzaga on Thursday, January 10 (ESPN2 or ESPNU), at BYU on on Saturday, February 9, and at home against the Zags on Thursday, February 28. All ESPN contests will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Fans tuning in from Northern California can catch the Tigers on NBC Sports Bay Area on Thursday, January 17 when they host their only match against the San Francisco Dons. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.
As part of the West Coast Conference's long-term deal with Spectrum SportsNet, the broadcast home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers, will produce and air a West Coast Conference Game of the Week each Saturday during conference play. Pacific will host two WCC games of the week, Portland at 1:00 p.m. on January 26 and Loyola Marymount at 12:30 p.m. on February 23.
In all, TheW.tv, on Stadium will air well over 100 West Coast Conference men's basketball games this season (63 conference games) produced in HD television quality for the digital platform. Other regional television broadcasts can be seen out-of-market on TheW.tv. All broadcasts on TheW.tv are available free of charge, and can be found online, on smart phones and tablets, and through connected TVs.
A live weekly half-hour show dedicated to WCC basketball – airs in each market every Saturday during conference play leading up to the Game of the Week. WCC This Week makes its 2019 debut Saturday, January 12 at 12:30 p.m. PT.