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March 3 Harvard-Cornell Men's Basketball Game to be Carried Live on ESPN3

March 3 Harvard-Cornell Men's Basketball Game to be Carried Live on ESPN3

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball returns to ESPN3 for a second-straight week as the Harvard at Cornell game on Saturday, March 3 will be shown live on ESPN's live 24/7 multi-screen sports network. The game tips off at 7 p.m. from Newman Arena in Ithaca, N.Y.

John Rooke will handle the play-by-play duties, while Dereck Whittenburg will serve as the analyst.

The Harvard-Cornell game marks the fifth Ivy-Ivy matchup on ESPN3 over the past two seasons. ESPN3 carried the battle of the League's top two teams on Feb. 25 as Penn stopped Harvard's 28-game home winning streak with a 55-54 victory. This season, Ivy teams have totaled seven additional ESPN3 appearances in games against non-League opponents.

The League received three late-season appearances on ESPN3 during the 2010-11 season -- March 5 Princeton at Harvard (Harvard won 79-67), March 8 Princeton at Penn (Princeton won 70-58) and March 12 Princeton vs. Harvard (Princeton won 63-62) in the Ivy League playoff in New Haven, Conn.

ESPN3 is ESPN's live 24/7 multi-screen sports network with thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via to at no cost to approximately 70 million homes with a high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated provider.  It is also available at no cost to 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.  It is accessed on smartphones/tablets via the WatchESPN app and on ESPN on Xbox LIVE with an affiliated provider.