Feb 22, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Emmanuel College men's and women's basketball doubleheader against Conference Carolinas opponent Belmont Abbey College has been selected for broadcast as part of the NCAA DII National Showcase, the NCAA announced today.
The broadcast will air on several digital platforms on February 26th beginning at 5:30pm EST. The double header will take place at home in the Williamson Basketball Arena of the Shaw Athletic Center with the women's game tipping off at 5:35pm.
All four teams have already clinched top three seeds in the upcoming conference championships with the women's game still holding regular-season title implications. The Emmanuel men's basketball team clinched the Conference Carolinas regular-season championship earlier this week with their win over Southern Wesleyan University.
Division II launched a new regular season media agreement last fall. Starting with the 2018-19 academic year, 18 basketball games, 11 football games and 6-10 other sports will be distributed in a hybrid model that could consist of local TV and online distribution. During the last two weeks of the basketball regular season, the division has a "flex schedule," where it looks to schedule big games that have playoff implications. The NCAA has chosen to carry the Emmanuel College vs Belmont Abbey doubleheader as part of this "flex schedule."
Niles Media Group is handling production of the contest with Darren Goldwater (play-by-play) and Daimon Beathea (color) serving as announcers.
The doubleheader can be seen on the Conference Carolinas Digital Network, Division II, Conference Carolinas, Belmont Abbey and Emmanuel Facebook pages, and on the DII Twitter page and Periscope app at @NCAADII.
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