BTN Communications, March 1, 2022
The Big Ten Network's coverage of the 2022 Big Ten Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, Presented by TIAA, begins this week and features 22 games, wall-to-wall studio coverage, Railcam for both tournaments and a lineup of talented broadcasters in Indianapolis for the conclusion of the Big Ten basketball season.
From opening night on March 2 through the semifinals on March 5, the Big Ten Network will broadcast the first 12 games of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Presented by TIAA. Sloane Martin and Mike Hall will deliver play-by-play alongside analysts Christy Winters-Scott and Stephanie White, while Meghan McKeown will handle reporting duties. Elise Menaker, Autumn Johnson and McKeown will anchor studio coverage throughout the tournament from Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
First-round action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 2, with Rutgers vs. Penn State ahead of Illinois vs. Wisconsin at 4:30 p.m. ET. The second round begins with game three on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET, with game four tipping off at approximately at 2 p.m. ET. Thursday's night session begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, with the final game tipping off at 9 p.m. ET.
Friday's quarterfinals follow the same schedule as Thursday, with games at 11:30 a.m. ET, 2 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET, while Saturday's semifinal games tip-off at 3:30 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET. All games and studio programming on the Big Ten Network can be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through the FOX Sports App.
The Big Ten Network is the exclusive home of the first 10 games of the 2022 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament Presented by TIAA. Brandon Gaudin and Kevin Kugler will handle play-by-play responsibilities alongside analysts Robbie Hummel and Stephen Bardo, while Andy Katz and Rick Pizzo will serve as sideline reporters. Dave Revsine, Hall, Rapheal Davis, Tre Demps, Katz and Mike DeCourcy will deliver studio coverage from Indianapolis on B1G Live: Basketball Tip-Off Show, B1G Live: Game Break and B1G Live: Basketball Postgame throughout the tournament.
The men's tournament tips-off at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 9, with game two at 8:30 p.m. ET. Second-round action begins on Thursday, March 10, with four games across two sessions at 11:30 a.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. ET and 9:00 p.m. ET.
Friday's quarterfinal coverage resumes on Big Ten Network in an identical format to Thursday, with four games in two sessions tipping off at 11:30 a.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. ET and 9:00 p.m. ET. All games and studio programming on the Big Ten Network can be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through the FOX Sports App.
Men's Tournament Broadcasts 4K
Game broadcasts will be available in 4K with select providers, including XFINITY, DirecTV, Dish Network, YouTube TV, Verizon Fios and fuboTV. Additionally, games can be streamed in 4K on the FOX Sports app and FOX NOW app, as well as via connected devices on Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
Behind-the-scenes coverge with hosts Andy Katz and Emily Ehman, as well as BTN's on-site social media coverage for the entirety of the women's and men's tournaments, can be found on YouTube, Facebook, Big Ten Network's Instagram, Big Ten Women's Basketball Instagram and Twitter.
Throughout the women's basketball tournament, Meghan McKeown, Christy Winters-Scott, Stephanie White and other women's basketball experts will host Big Ten Network Twitter spaces (from the Big Ten Women's Basketball Twitter account) on Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET.
During the men's basketball tournament, Andy Katz will also host official Big Ten Network Twitter Spaces one hour prior to the semifinal and championship games (March 12-13), live from Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
The Twitter Spaces conversations will feature high-profile guests from the world of college hoops and relevant discussion previewing the upcoming matchups, with fans having the chance to tap in live to the Twitter Spaces and join the conversation.
The Journey, the Big Ten Network's Emmy-nominated original series, will also be on-site to capture behind-the-scenes footage throughout the tournament. The one-hour season finale of The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2022 will debut at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 16.
The 2022 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament presented by TIAA tips off on Wednesday, March 2, and concludes on Sunday, March 6. The 2022 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament presented by TIAA begins on Wednesday, March 9, and finishes on Sunday, March 13. Both tournaments will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.