CBS SPORTS NETWORK TO AIR 2020 & 2021 NJCAA DI BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
For the second consecutive year, the eTeamSponsor NJCAA DI Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will be televised live via CBS Sports Network. The men's championship in Hutchinson, KS will be held on Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM CST.
“We are excited to have Hutchinson and the NJCAA Basketball Championship featured on CBS Sports Network for the second year. In 2019 we were able to showcase Hutch and the wonderful support our community gives to hosting the Championship each year. We encourage the community to be at the Sports Arena at 1pm for the Championship Game on Saturday to help show the viewers of CBS Sports Network how much Hutchinson loves NJCAA Basketball,” said LeAnn Cox, Vice President of Operations & Tourism for Visit Hutch.
As part of the announced agreement, negotiated by Collegiate Sports Management Group, the 2021 NJCAA DI Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will also be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network. CBS Sports Network has previously televised the 2018 and 2019 NJCAA eTeamSponsor Football Championship as well as the 2019 NJCAA DI Men's and Women's Basketball Championship games.
"We look forward to another opportunity to showcase our student-athletes on a national stage," stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. "Our partnership with CBS Sports Network has presented unprecedented exposure that showcases our championship events."
The eTeamSponsor NJCAA DI Men's Basketball Championship, a 24-team field comprised of 16 district champions and eight at-large selections will tip-off on March 16 from the historic Hutchinson Sports Arena. The championship has been held in Hutchinson since 1949 and is hosted by the American Legion Lysle Rishel Post #68. In 2018 the men’s basketball championship was awarded the SportsTravel Award for the Best Single-Sport Event in the Collegiate division at the annual TEAMS Conference, winning over other nominated events such as the Big Ten Football Championship in Indianapolis and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
The 2019 title game featured Vincennes (IN) outlasting Ranger (TX) 87-77 for the program's fourth national title and first since 1972. Click here for last years highlight video.
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