March 6 Penn-Princeton Men's Basketball Game to be Carried Live on ESPN3
PRINCETON, N.J. -- For the second-straight year, ESPN3 will carry the final regular-season game of the Ivy League men's basketball season.
ESPN's live 24/7 multi-screen sports network will broadcast the Penn at Princeton game live Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Scott Graham will handle the play-by-play duties, while John Celestand will serve as the analyst.
Penn (19-11, 11-2 Ivy) comes into its regular-season finale looking to earn a share of the Ivy title and force a one-game playoff with Harvard (26-4, 12-2 Ivy) for the League's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
The Penn-Princeton game will be the third Ivy-Ivy matchup on ESPN3 this year and the sixth in the past two seasons. This season, 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 and the Crimson's 67-63 March 3 win at Cornell to a clinch at least a share of the League title. In addition, Ivy teams had seven other ESPN3 appearances in games earlier in the season against non-conference 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.