USC Aiken - Columbus State Games to Have a National Audience
AIKEN, S.C.--USC Aiken’s home men’s and
women’s basketball doubleheader with Columbus State on
Saturday, February 23 has been selected by the NCAA for live
broadband streaming through CSTV. The women’s game begins at
5:30 PM with the men’s contest to follow at 7:30 PM. Fans can
log onto www.NCAAsports.com/DII for
the live broadcast.
“This is a great opportunity for national exposure of not only our basketball programs and our brand new facility, but of our University as well,” said Brad Fields, USC Aiken Assistant AD for Communications. “We already have an audience that tunes into our live video webcasting of games, but on Saturday, fans will have a chance to see a full-scale television production, free of charge.”
The NCAA is in year two of a three-year television and broadband partnership with CSTV to showcase Division II football and men’s and women’s basketball games. On February 23, eight games will be broadcast live with two of them occurring at USC Aiken. The doubleheader is the only one in the Peach Belt Conference scheduled for 2007-08.
Both USC Aiken squads enter the weekend with reason for excitement. The Pacers come into Saturday’s game with Columbus State ranked fifth in the nation with a 22-2 record. At 16-1 in the PBC, USCA is shattering school records left and right and have the program’s first PBC Regular Season Championship in 15 years in sight.
The Lady Pacers (17-7, 10-7 PBC) have won seven of their last nine and remain in the hunt for a high seed in next month’s PBC Tournament held at the Convocation Center. USC Aiken swept the Cougars in Columbus, Ga. back on January 19.
Fields and Andrew Gavin, Assistant Sports Information Director, will call the action on Saturday.