Michigan basketball to play on ESPN/CBS at least 14 times this season
ANN ARBOR -- The Michigan basketball program released all time and television information for its 2012-13 schedule Wednesday.
The Wolverines will play on the ESPN family of networks at least 12 times this season, and will also have at least two games air nationally on CBS.
Michigan's two guaranteed games on CBS will be a Dec. 8 home game against Arkansas (12 p.m.) and a Jan. 13 contest at Ohio State (1:30 or 4:30 p.m.).
The Wolverines have the chance to play on CBS three more times late in the season, as home games against Illinois, Michigan State and Indiana are all ESPN/CBS/Big Ten Network wild card games.
For the second straight season, Michigan will be featured on ESPN's College Basketball GameDay show, this time on the road at Indiana (9 p.m.) on Feb. 2.
The Wolverines will also be featured on ESPN's Super Tuesday (9 p.m.) twice. On Feb. 5 vs. Ohio State and again on Feb. 12 at Michigan State.
In total, 29 of Michigan's 30 games will air on a national television network (ESPN/CBS/BTN), with the season-opener against Slippery Rock being the lone exception -- as that game will air exclusively on BTN.com.
The entire schedule:
Thursday 1 vs. NORTHERN MICHIGAN (EXH), Ann Arbor, Mich. (7 p.m., BTN.com)
Monday 5 vs. SAGINAW VALLEY STATE (EXH), Ann Arbor, Mich. (7 p.m., BTN.com)
Friday 9 vs. SLIPPERY ROCK, Ann Arbor, Mich. (8:30 p.m., BTN.com)
NIT Season Tip-Off (Michigan Regional includes: Bowling Green, Cleveland State and IUPUI)
Monday 12 vs. IUPUI, Ann Arbor, Mich. (9:30 p.m., ESPNU)
Tuesday 13 vs. TBD, Ann Arbor, Mich. (TBA)
Monday 19 (if don't advance,) vs. TBD, Ann Arbor, Mich. (TBA)
Tuesday 20 vs. TBD (2), Ann Arbor, Mich. (TBA)
Wednesday 21 (if advance,) vs. TBD, New York, N.Y. (TBA)
Friday 23 vs. TBD New York, N.Y. (TBA)
Tuesday 27 vs. N.C. STATE, Ann Arbor, Mich,. (7:30 p.m., ESPN)
Saturday 1 at Bradley, Peoria, Ill., (4 p.m., ESPNU)
Tuesday 4 vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, Mich. (8:30 p.m., BTN)
Saturday 8 vs. ARKANSAS, Ann Arbor, Mich. (12 p.m., CBS)
Tuesday 11 vs. BINGHAMTON, Ann Arbor, Mich. (7 p.m., BTN)
Saturday 15 vs. West Virginia, Brooklyn, N.Y. (8 p.m., ESPN)
Thursday 20 vs. EASTERN MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Mich. (8:30 p.m., BTN)
Saturday 29 vs. CENTRAL MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Mich. (7 p.m., BTN)
Thursday 3 at Northwestern, Evanston, Ill. (7 p.m., ESPN2)
Sunday 6 vs. IOWA, Ann Arbor, Mich. (TBA, BTN)
Wednesday 9 vs. NEBRASKA, Ann Arbor, Mich. (7 p.m., BTN)
Sunday 13 at Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio (1:30/4:30 p.m., CBS)
Thursday 17 at Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. (7 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2)
Thursday 24 vs. PURDUE, Ann Arbor, Mich. (7 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2)
Sunday 27 at Illinois, Champaign, Ill. (6 p.m., BTN)
Wednesday 30 vs. NORTHWESTERN, Ann Arbor, Mich. (6:30 p.m., BTN)
Saturday 2 at Indiana, Bloomington, Ind. (9 p.m., ESPN)
Tuesday 5 vs. OHIO STATE, Ann Arbor, Mich. (9 p.m., ESPN)
Saturday 9 at Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. (12 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2)
Tuesday 12 at Michigan State, East Lansing, Mich. (9 p.m., ESPN)
Sunday 17 vs. PENN STATE, Ann Arbor, Mich. (12 p.m., BTN)
Sunday 24 vs. ILLINOIS, Ann Arbor, Mich. (1/4/6 p.m., ESPN/CBS/BTN)
Wednesday 27 at Penn State, State College, Pa. (6:30 p.m., BTN)
Sat./Sun. 2/3 MICHIGAN STATE, Ann Arbor, Mich. (TBA, ESPN/CBS/BTN)
Wednesday 6 at Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind. (7 p.m., BTN)
Sunday 10 vs. INDIANA, Ann Arbor, Mich. (1/4/6 p.m., ESPN/CBS/BTN)
Thurs.-Sun. 14-17 vs. Big Ten Tournament, Chicago
Tues.-Wed. 19-20 NCAA Tournament - First Round
Thur.-Sun. 21-24 NCAA Tournament - Second & Third Rounds
Thur.-Sun. 28-31 NCAA Tournament - Regionals
Sat. & Mon. 6 & 8 NCAA Final Four Atlanta, Ga.