Georgia State at South Alabama elevated to ESPN2

Published 1:02 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The Sun Belt Conference, in conjunction with ESPN, announced the first of two wildcard selections that will appear on ESPN2 during the men’s basketball regular season.

The Georgia State at South Alabama game on Thursday, Jan. 13, will now be broadcast to a national television audience on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

Georgia State, a Sun Belt tournament finalist a year ago, was picked as the preseason favorite to win the conference in the Sun Belt Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll. South Alabama sits at 10-4 on the season, while pacing all Sun Belt programs at No. 117 in the NET rankings.

The second wildcard selection will be for a 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT broadcast on Friday, Feb. 25, the final night of the Sun Belt regular season.

As part of the Sun Belt’s comprehensive media rights partnership with ESPN, which runs through the 2030-31 academic year, the worldwide leader in sports will also broadcast the championship games of the Sun Belt Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships.

The women’s basketball finale will air on ESPNU at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT on Monday, March 7. The men’s basketball championship game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on Monday, March 7.

Ticket packages for the 2022 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments are now on sale. In partnership with Pensacola Sports and Visit Pensacola, the tournaments will be contested from March 2-7, 2022 at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla.

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