FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Conference announced Thursday it has reached an agreement with NESN, New England's most watched sports network, to carry the Men's Basketball Championship Final on Saturday live on NESNPlus.
The all-Manchester, N.H., title bout, featuring the top two seeds from the Northeast Division – No. 1 Southern New Hampshire and No. 2 Saint Anselm – will tip off at 1 p.m. from the SNHU Fieldhouse.
This will be only the second time the two teams have met in the NE10 Championship as they played in the NE10 Semifinals last year. Saint Anselm and SNHU split their two meetings this season with the home team holding serve on both occasions.
"We are thrilled that this opportunity came about and we'd like to thank both Saint Anselm and Southern New Hampshire for their help in making this be possible. We're excited to showcase what should be a great event for the league to the more than four million households within the New England area," said NE10 Commissioner Julie Ruppert.
"We continue to be committed to doing whatever we can to enhance our championship opportunities for our student-athletes and we believe this fits that goal."
Pack Network will handle production of the game, with Steve Zerdelian calling all the action and Jacob VanRyn serving as color analyst.
Channel listings for NESNplus are available HERE
The game can also be seen online at Northeast10.tv
NESNplus is seen in over 4 million homes on nearly every television provider in the six-state New England region. In addition to carrying select Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox games, NESNplus also carries a variety of college football, hockey and basketball games from major conferences across the country.
ABOUT PACK NETWORK
A Boston-based video production company, Pack Network was founded in 2007 and specializes in affordable, high-definition video solutions throughout the Northeast. Pack Network productions range from online webcasts to televised productions with over 300 live sporting events broadcast last season, many of which were delivered using cutting edge IP transmission technology. To learn more, visit packnetwork.com or facebook.com/packnetwork.
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 student-athletes compete in conference championships, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.