Catching up with Horizon League Basketball News: Announces ESPN Television Schedule

DAYTON/INDIANAPOLIS – The Horizon League announced on Wednesday the League’s television schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 men’s basketball season, with Wright State set for at least one national television appearance during the League slate.

A total of eight Horizon League matchups will air on ESPN linear networks including five during the regular season. Again this season, three games will be “wildcard” selections to ensure the best matchup possible.

Wright State’s home contest against Cleveland State on Friday, January 28 will be a 9 p.m. tipoff on ESPNU. The Raiders are also involved with a pair of wildcard games, both on the road, during February – Friday, February 11 at Milwaukee and Friday, February 18 at Oakland.

All games in 2022 will be a part of the League’s “Anything Can Happen on Friday” campaign and fans can follow along on social media by using #HLMBBonESPN. Last season, the average margin of victory was just over six points per game with two contests decided at the final buzzer.

Continuing a relationship that began with the 1988 Midwestern Collegiate Conference men’s basketball championship game, the entire Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship in Indianapolis will appear on ESPN linear networks from the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The action begins on Monday, March 7 with semifinal No. 1 at 7 p.m. ET and semifinal No. 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET with both games on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. The championship game on Tuesday, March 8 will be shown on either ESPN or ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET.

ESPN+ continues to be the home for the League’s live streaming game content, a relationship that began during the 2014-15 season. The Horizon League has scheduled to stream every League basketball game for an industry-best 15 consecutive seasons, beginning its streak in 2007 with the groundbreaking Horizon League Network.

2021-22 #HLMBB National Television Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 4 – RMU at Milwaukee, 12 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Friday, Jan. 7* – Milwaukee at Detroit Mercy OR Cleveland State at RMU, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2 Wildcard)
Friday, Jan. 28 – Cleveland State at Wright State, 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Friday, Feb. 11* – Wright State at Milwaukee OR Oakland at RMU, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU Wildcard)
Friday, Feb. 18* – Wright State at Oakland OR Cleveland State at Milwaukee, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2 Wildcard)

Monday, March 7 – 
Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinal No. 1 (ESPN2/ESPNU)
Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinal No. 2 (ESPN2/ESPNU)
Tuesday, March 8 – 
Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship Game, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN/ESPN2)

*One game will be selected to air as part of the wild card selection process and will be announced 14 days in advance of the game.


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