BTN expands studio team of basketball analysts

CHICAGO – BTN will bolster its team of studio analysts to coincide with the start of conference basketball by adding former Maryland and Ohio State head coach Gary Williams and Hall of Fame sportswriters Dick “Hoops” Weiss and Mike DeCourcy, who returns for a third season.

In total, BTN will televise 67 men’s conference basketball matchups, including nine straight weeks of “Super Wednesday” doubleheaders, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, and four Big Ten Tournament games. All “Super Wednesday” doubleheaders will begin with the Auto Owner’s Insurance Big Ten Tip-Off Show, hosted by Dave Revsine alongside analyst Jim Jackson.

BTN’s lineup of basketball studio shows include: Big Ten Finale, presented by Reese’s, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, Big Ten Basketball Report, presented by BMW, on Thursdays and Big Ten Basketball & Beyond, presented by Motorists Insurance Group, on Sundays. The shows will air following the conclusion of that night’s action. Daily listings are at BTN.com/shows.

Williams will appear on The Finale every other Tuesday, while Weiss will join analysts Shon Morris and Stephen Bardo on the Big Ten Basketball Report. DeCourcy will join Jackson on Big Ten Basketball & Beyond to recap all the week’s action and provide a national perspective.

#BTNLive, the network’s nightly radio show covering the sports issues of the day, will also simulcast on BTN at 6 PM ET throughout the basketball season.

Men’s Conference Schedule: (All times Eastern)

Date Visiting Team   Home Team Time
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Michigan State at Penn State 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Nebraska at Iowa 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 02, 2014 Michigan at Minnesota 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 04, 2014 Nebraska at Ohio State Noon
Saturday, January 04, 2014 Penn State at Illinois 2:15 PM
Sunday, January 05, 2014 Purdue at Minnesota 2:30 or 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 05, 2014 Northwestern at Michigan TBD
Sunday, January 05, 2014 Iowa at Wisconsin 7:30 PM
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Minnesota at Penn State 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Illinois at Wisconsin 9:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014 Indiana at Penn State Noon
Saturday, January 11, 2014 Minnesota at Michigan State 2:15 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014 Nebraska at Purdue Noon or 4:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014 Illinois at Northwestern 7:30 PM
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Penn State at Michigan 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Michigan State at Northwestern 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Purdue at Illinois 9:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014 Northwestern at Indiana 2:30 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014 Michigan State at Illinois 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014 Minnesota at Iowa 1:00 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014 Ohio State at Nebraska 7:00 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Purdue at Northwestern 9:00 PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Iowa at Michigan 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Wisconsin at Minnesota 9:00 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Iowa at Northwestern Noon
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Wisconsin at Purdue 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014 Illinois at Indiana 3:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014 Minnesota at Nebraska 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Penn State at Ohio State 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Northwestern at Wisconsin 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 30, 2014 Indiana at Nebraska 8:15 PM
Saturday, February 01, 2014 Northwestern at Minnesota 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 01, 2014 Iowa at Illinois 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 02, 2014 Purdue at Penn State 11:30 AM
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Wisconsin at Illinois 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Nebraska at Michigan 6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Minnesota at Purdue 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 08, 2014 Purdue at Ohio State 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 08, 2014 Indiana at Minnesota 8:15 PM
Sunday, February 09, 2014 Illinois at Penn State 4:15 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Penn State at Indiana 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Illinois at Nebraska 9:00 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Northwestern at Michigan State 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2014 Ohio State at Illinois 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2014 Nebraska at Michigan State 3:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2014 Minnesota at Northwestern 6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Northwestern at Ohio State 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Illinois at Minnesota 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Minnesota at Ohio State 6 or 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014 or Wildcard at Wildcard 8:15 PM or
Sunday, February 23, 2014       6:15 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2014 Wildcard at Wildcard 4:15 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Iowa at Minnesota 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Michigan at Purdue 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Nebraska at Illinois 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 01, 2014 Minnesota at Michigan 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 01, 2014 or Wildcard at Wildcard 8:15 PM or
Sunday, March 02, 2014       2:00 PM
Sunday, March 02, 2014 Wildcard at Wildcard Noon
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Nebraska at Indiana 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Purdue at Wisconsin 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Wildcard at Wildcard 8:30 PM
Sunday, March 09, 2014 Penn State at Minnesota 5:15 PM
Sunday, March 09, 2014 Wisconsin at Nebraska 5:15 or 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 09, 2014 Wildcard at Wildcard Noon
Thursday, March 13, 2014 Big Ten #9 vs. Big Ten #8 Noon
Thursday, March 13, 2014 Big Ten #12 vs. Big Ten #5 2:30 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014 Big Ten #10/7 Winner vs. Big Ten #2 6:30 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014 Big Ten #11/6 Winner vs. Big Ten #3 9:00 PM

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