Television Schedule Announced

Cougars Open Season Monday against North Carolina on ESPN2

PROVO -- The television schedule for BYU men's basketball will give the Cougars significant national exposure in 2004-05.

The Cougars will have a minimum of 20 regular-season games televised this season, including 14 games available nationally on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN FULLCOURT. Two additional national BYU telecasts are possible at the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational. In addition, all games of the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Denver will be available to a national audience either on ESPN or via ESPN FULLCOURT.

Seven regular-season games are part of the 2004-05 Mountain West Conference television package with ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+Plus and ABC. The Cougars will appear on ESPN twice and ESPN+Plus three times, along with one game each on ESPN2 and ABC. Additional BYU games could be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 at the Maui Invitational.

The Cougars open the season Monday vs. No. 3 North Carolina on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. HT (7 p.m. MST). BYU plays ESPN Big Monday contests on the road at Wyoming (Jan. 17) and at home against Utah (Jan. 31) in the MWC's weekly national matchup. BYU hosts Air Force (Jan. 22) on ABC and will be featured on ESPN+Plus in road contests at Colorado State (Jan. 15), UNLV (Feb. 5) and Utah (Feb. 26).

SportsWest Productions will produce an additional 10 BYU games, including nonconference home games vs. Utah State (Dec. 18) and North Carolina State (Dec. 21). The Utah State game (Dec. 1) in Logan will be broadcast locally on KJZZ-TV and the home opener against California on Nov. 27 will be televised in the Bay Area on Comcast SportsNet. BYU's game at USC on Dec. 4 will be aired by Fox Sports Net 2.

Cougar fans can also see replay broadcasts of all SportsWest games on BYU Television. With BYU Television replays and the ESPN FULLCOURT package, BYU fans out of the local broadcast area have the opportunity to see a minimum of 16 regular-season games this year.

2004-05 BYU TELEVISED GAMES

NOVEMBER

22-24 EA Sports Maui Invitational in Maui,Hawaii

22 (Mon.) vs. North Carolina (ESPN2)

23 (Tue.) vs. Stanford/Tennessee (TBD)

24 (Wed.) vs. Texas, Louisville, Iowa or Chaminade (TBD)

27 (Sat.) California (Comcast SportsNet)

DECEMBER

1 (Wed.) @ Utah State (KJZZ)

4 (Sat.) @ USC (Fox Sports Net 2)

18 (Sat.) Utah State (SportsWest, ESPN FULLCOURT)

21 (Tue.) North Carolina State (SportsWest, ESPN FULLCOURT)

JANUARY

8 (Sat.) *San Diego State (SportsWest, ESPN FULLCOURT)

15 (Sat.) *@ Colorado State (ESPN+)

17 (Mon.) *@ Wyoming (ESPN)

22 (Sat.) *Air Force (ABC, ESPN FULLCOURT)

24 (Mon.) *New Mexico (SportsWest, ESPN FULLCOURT)

31 (Mon.) *Utah (ESPN)

FEBRUARY

5 (Sat.) *@ UNLV (ESPN+)

7 (Mon.) *@ San Diego State (SportsWest, ESPN FULLCOURT)

12 (Sat.) *Wyoming (SportsWest)

14 (Mon.) *Colorado State (SportsWest, ESPN FULLCOURT)

19 (Sat.) *@ New Mexico (SportsWest, ESPN FULLCOURT)

21 (Mon.) *@ Air Force (SportsWest, ESPN FULLCOURT)

26 (Sat.) *@ Utah (ESPN+) ESPN FULLCOURT

MARCH

5 (Sat.) *UNLV (SportsWest) ESPN FULLCOURT

10-12 @ MWC Tournament, Denver (ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN FULLCOURT)

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* MWC game