BTN Announces Coverage and Broadcasters for 2020 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

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BTN’s week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi continues tonight and features the tournament’s first 10 game broadcasts, 26 studio shows and an array of experienced broadcasters and analysts on-site for the conclusion of the Big Ten season.

Game broadcasts:

BTN is the exclusive home of the first 10 games of the Big Ten Tournament. The broadcast pairings feature talented play-by-play voices and analysts, including a Friday evening trio of Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst) and Andy Katz (sideline). Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), Stephen Bardo (analyst) and Mike Hall (sideline) will handle duties for opening night in the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, with the first game tipping off at 6:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday followed by game two at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET. Coverage resumes at Noon ET on Thursday, when Anderson, Shon Morris (analyst) and Katz call the first session. For session two, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) closes out the night alongside Bardo and Rick Pizzo (sideline). On Friday at noon ET, Kugler will be joined by Morris and Pizzo for the first session, before Anderson, Raftery and Katz (sideline) lead the tournament into the weekend.

Game broadcasts, along with pre and postgame studio shows, will be available in 4K on DIRECTV, XFINITY, Verizon Fios, RCN and other select partners. Additionally, games and studio programming can be streamed in 4K via compatible devices on Fire TV, Apple TV 4K and Roku.


BTN’s Studio coverage continues before and after games all week, including four live shows on Wednesday, eight live shows on Thursday and Friday, three shows on Saturday and two on Sunday. Dave Revsine and Hall will anchor BTN’s studio presence, along with a combination of Ben BrustBrian ButchMike DeCourcyTim MilesJess Settles, Bardo and Morris.

 Digital Coverage:

All games and studio programming on BTN can be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through the FOX Sports App.

BTN’s social media coverage, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, can be found on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. In addition to behind-the-scenes content and game highlights, The Flippist also created a custom, hand-drawn illustration based on two iconic Big Ten Tournament moments featuring Evan Turner’s half-court buzzer beater and Victor Oladipo’s 360-degree dunk.

Original Programming:

The Journey, BTN’s Emmy-nominated original series, will also be on-site to capture behind-the-scenes footage throughout the tournament. The one-hour season finale of The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2020 will debut at 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 18.

 This week’s schedule on BTN is below. Please note, times are approximate:


The B1G Show 4:30 PM ET


B1G Tip-Off Show 5:30 PM ET
Minnesota vs. Northwestern 6:00 PM ET
B1G Basketball Game Break 8:00 PM
Indiana vs. Nebraska 8:30 PM
B1G Basketball Postgame 10:30 PM
The B1G Show 11:00PM


B1G Tip-Off Show 11:30 AM
Rutgers vs. Michigan 12:00 PM
B1G Basketball Game Break 2:00 PM
Iowa vs. Winner of Game 1 2:30 PM
B1G Basketball Postgame 4:30 PM
BTN Live: B1G Tournament Edition 5:00 PM
B1G Tip-Off Show 6:00 PM
Ohio State vs. Purdue 6:30 PM
B1G Basketball Game Break 8:30 PM
Penn State vs. Winner of Game 2 9:00 PM
B1G Basketball Postgame 11:00 PM
The B1G Show 11:30 AM


B1G Tip-Off Show 11:30 AM
Wisconsin vs. Winner of Game 3 12:00 PM
B1G Basketball Game Break 2:00 PM
Illinois vs. Winner of Game 4 2:30 PM
B1G Basketball Postgame 4:30 PM
BTN Live: B1G Tournament Edition 5:00 PM
B1G Tip-Off Show 6:00 PM
Michigan State vs. Winner of Game 5 6:30 PM
B1G Basketball Game Break 8:30 PM
Maryland vs. Winner of Game 6 9:00 PM
B1G Basketball Postgame 11:00 PM
The B1G Show 11:30 AM


BTN Live: Semifinals Tip-Off Show 12:30 PM
BTN Live: Basketball Postgame 5:30 PM
The B1G Show 9:30 PM


BTN Live: Championship Tip-Off Show 3:00 PM
B1G Basketball & Beyond: Selection Sunday Special 8:00 PM

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