2019-20 Basketball Season Tips Tonight; ACC Network Takes to the Road for Basketball Openers

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2019-20 Basketball Season Tips Tonight; ACC Network Takes to the Road for Basketball Openers

  • ACCN Signature Studio Shows on Location
  • Four ACC Men’s Basketball Conference Openers on ACCN

ACC Network (ACCN), the new 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, celebrates the opening week of the 2019-20 basketball season by taking its signature studio shows on the road this week to cover ACC basketball on ACCN.

Packer and Durham, Nothing But Net and All ACC will each be live, on location, at Syracuse and Duke this week.

“When we think about opportunities to take ACCN shows on the road, we want to be strategic to highlight marquee events across the conference calendar,” said Stacie McCollum, ESPN vice president programming and acquisitions. “We were on-site for the football opener at College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson so it only makes sense to be in Syracuse when it hosts NCAA Champion Virginia. We continue to look at future opportunities across all sports where we can amplify content initiatives.”

Basketball Season Starts Today
The 2019-20 basketball season tips off Tuesday, Nov. 5, highlighted by a pair of men’s conference matchups on ACCN – No. 5 Louisville at Miami (6:30 p.m. ET) and Georgia Tech at NC State (8:30 p.m.). Steve Schlanger and Cory Alexander will have the call from Coral Gables, while Jay Atler and Chris Spatola will be in Raleigh.

Two more ACC contests follow on Wednesday with No. 9 North Carolina hosting Notre Dame at 7 p.m., and reigning NCAA Champion No. 11 Virginia playing at Syracuse at 9 p.m. Chris Cotter and Dan Bonner will have the call from Chapel Hill and Dave O’Brien, Jordan Cornette and Katie George open the season at Syracuse.

A pair of nonconference games featuring Clemson against Presbyterian on Thursday at 7 p.m. and No. 4 Duke hosting Colorado State on Friday at 7 p.m., to round out the opening week of hoops on the network. Schlanger is joined by Debbie Antonelli at Clemson and Mike Monaco is alongside Spatola at Cameron Indoor.

Overall, ACCN will exclusively air 110 regular-season men’s basketball games in its debut season, including 68 conference matchups. The complete game schedule is available here.

Packer and Durham
ACCN’s daily morning show Packer and Durham, hosted by Mark Packer and Wes Durham, will be live from Syracuse on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and at Duke on Friday, Nov. 8, from 7-10 a.m. ET delivering news and commentary from around the ACC’s 15 institutions. Guests at Syracuse include Syracuse football coach Dino Babers, women’s basketball head coach Quentin Hillsman, athletics director John Wildhack and many more.

Nothing But Net
Nothing But Net, ACCN’s signature basketball show, will be live at the Dome on Wednesday, Nov. 6, for pre-game, halftime and postgame coverage of the ACC’s season-opening conference matchups on ACCN. Kelsey Riggs will host the hour-long pre-game show beginning at 6 p.m., and will be joined by Cory Alexander, Carlos Boozer and Cornette.

All ACC
All ACC will take its studio show on the road two days later on Nov. 8, making a stop in Durham, N.C., for No. 4 Duke’s home opener against Colorado State. Boozer and Cornette will join their The Huddle counterparts, Jac Collinsworth, EJ Manuel, Eric Mac Lain and Mark Richt on set at Yoh Plaza from 9-10 p.m.

Basketball Programming on ACC Network Nov. 5-9

Date Time (ET) Program
Tue, Nov 5 6:30 p.m. MBB: No. 5 Louisville at Miami
Steve Schlanger, Cory Alexander
8:30 p.m. MBB: Georgia Tech at NC State
Jay Atler, Chris Spatola
Wed, Nov 6 7 a.m. Packer and Durham from Syracuse
6 p.m. Nothing But Net from Syracuse
7 p.m. MBB: Notre Dame at No. 9 North Carolina
Chris Cotter, Dan Bonner
9 p.m. MBB: No. 11 Virginia at Syracuse
Dave O’Brien, Jordan Cornette, Katie George
Thu, Nov 7 7 p.m. MBB: Presbyterian at Clemson
Steve Schlanger, Debbie Antonelli
Fri, Nov 8 7 am. Packer and Durham from Duke
7 p.m. MBB: Colorado State at No. 4 Duke
Mike Monaco, Chris Spatola
9 p.m. All ACC from Duke

About ACC Network
Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast ConferenceACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports that launched on August 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNX), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.

Carriage agreements are in place with the following video providers: AT&T U-Verse, AT&T TV NOW, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Spectrum TV, Suddenlink, TVision, Verizon Fios, YouTube TV, members of the NCTC, NRTC and Vivicast, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN app to authenticated subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com.

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