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Division II, CBS Sports Network announce basketball regular-season TV schedule

Division II and CBS Sports Network have announced the 2013 regular-season television schedule for basketball.

The program, now in its seventh year, will feature a total of nine men’s and women’s games from seven Division II conferences. Two of the telecasts will feature men’s and women’s doubleheaders – the Jan. 5 games involving Northwest Missouri State at Pittsburg State and Delta State’s Jan. 26 visit to Valdosta State.

The package also will include defending Division II women’s champion Shaw, which hosts Johnson C. Smith on Feb. 23, and a March 2 appearance by defending men’s champion Western Washington, which will host Simon Fraser, the NCAA’s first international member.

“Our membership continues to value this program,” said Division II Vice President Mike Racy. “Not only does it give our schools an opportunity to showcase their student-athletes, it also gives them a big platform to tell the world about their overall institution and their community.”

The Division II-CBS Sports Network arrangement also features six regular-season football games. Thursday night’s matchup will feature Truman State at Central Missouri in the only 2012 game involving founding members of the Mid America Intercollegiate Athletic Association. That conference is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. 

2013 NCAA Division II Basketball Game of the Week TV Schedule

All times EST

Jan. 5 (12:30 p.m.)                  Doubleheader Northwest Missouri State at Pittsburg State (MIAA)

Jan. 12 (Noon)                        Men’s              Anderson at Lincoln Memorial (SAC)

Jan. 26 (11:30 a.m.)                Doubleheader Delta State at Valdosta State (GSC)

Feb. 9 (Noon)                         Women’s         Nova Southeastern at Florida Southern (SSC)

Feb. 16 (Noon)                       Men’s              Clayton State at Montevallo (PBC)

Feb. 23 (Noon)                       Women’s         Johnson C. Smith at Shaw (CIAA)

March 2 (4 p.m.)                     Men’s              Simon Fraser at Western Washington (GNAC)