BIG EAST Announces Exclusive Streaming Plans For First Rounds Of 2009 Basketball Championships

Feb. 26, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgetown University men's and women's basketball fans will be able to view the Hoyas in the first round of the BIG EAST Championship Tournament, as the BIG EAST Conference has announced that it will have free live video streams of the first round of the 2009 BIG EAST Men's and Women's Basketball Championship Tournaments on, powered by JumpTV.

The BIG EAST, in conjunction with its Digital Media Partner, JumpTV, will offer exclusive free live video streams of the four first-round games of both the women's championship on Friday, March 6 and the men's championship on Tuesday, March 10 through the conference's official streaming video platform,

This will be the first year that the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship games can be seen exclusively on the BIG EAST web site.

The second round of the Women's Championship will be televised on selected regional stations and can also be seen live on on March 7. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be carried on ESPNU, with the championship game airing live on ESPN March 10.

The Men's Championship's second-round, quarterfinal, semifinal and final rounds will be televised live on ESPN and can be seen online at

First-round games will not be televised for either tournament.

In addition to the eight live women's games and four men's games, will feature the most complete and comprehensive video coverage of both the Men's and Women's Basketball Championships. This year's coverage will include exclusive behind-the-scenes feature videos, highlights and press conferences from all 30 games of the men's and women's tournaments. Users should visit the Women's and Men's Basketball Championship Central pages on for complete coverage of both tournaments.



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