Sept. 25, 2012
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference unveiled the 2013 women's basketball television schedule on Tuesday with Auburn slated to play in six televised games. In the fourth year of its agreement with ESPN, 58 regular season games and all 13 tournament games will be televised live.
The Tigers, under first-year head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy, will make their television debut on Jan. 17, 2012 with defending SEC Tournament Champion Tennessee coming to Auburn Arena. The game will tip off at 8 p.m. CT, on CSS.
Auburn will make its lone SEC Network appearance three days later on Jan. 20 at Kentucky, tipping at 1 p.m. CT. The Tigers will stay on the road for an 8 p.m. CT game against in-state rival Alabama Jan. 24 on CSS.
Florida and Auburn will square off at 2 p.m. CT, Feb. 10 on SportSouth at Auburn Arena. The Tigers will then make an appearance on ESPN2 at 1:30 p.m. CT, Feb. 17 with the Crimson Tide returning the trip to The Plains.
Auburn's final TV appearance of the season will come on Feb. 28 as the Tigers travel to Vanderbilt for an 8 p.m. CT game on CSS.
Eighteen games that involve an SEC team will be distributed nationally with ESPN or ESPN2 televising eleven contests and ESPNU also televising seven.
Regionally-syndicated games will be televised on the SEC Network as part of ESPN Regional Television (ERT). The SEC Network will televise eight conference games while SportsSouth and Comcast Sports Southeast will show 16 games each. The majority of games not televised nationally will be available as a part of ESPN Full Court, the pay subscription college basketball out-of-market service, and on ESPN3. All programming on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will be available on computers at WatchESPN.com and on smart phones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
The SEC Women's Basketball Tournament will undergo a format change for the upcoming 2012-13 season. The tournament, which had been a four-day event featuring 12 teams since 1992, will now expand to 14 teams, adding an extra day of competition. Fox Sports Net continues its dedication to SEC events by adding the new Wednesday games, while continuing to televise the Thursday and Friday games. The semifinals will be aired on ESPNU for the fourth consecutive year, while the championship game will again be televised on ESPN2.