News Channel Nebraska television to broadcast select state tournament basketball games

LINCOLN, NE — News Channel Nebraska announced today that the TV network will televise games from the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) State Basketball Tournaments.

News Channel Nebraska (NCN), through a partnership with the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and the NSAA, will broadcast live all six boys and girls quarterfinal games from the Bob Devaney Sports Center each Thursday. NCN will then broadcast all six girls and boys semifinal games from the Pinnacle Bank Arena each Friday.

“NCN is at its best when we welcome student athletes into the homes of place bound Nebraskans who maintain strong ties to their community,” NCN Founder Mike Flood said. “Thanks to our continued partnership with the NSAA and the NFHS Network, we are so pleased to be able to provide quarter and semi final state basketball action live from Lincoln.”

The NCN Sports team has broadcast more than 100 high school basketball games on TV in the 2018-19 season.  The network has carried more than 1000 high school sporting events in its four years on the air.  NCN is no stranger to breaking new ground when it comes to live broadcasts of NSAA events.  NCN broadcast the NSAA State Play Production Championships each of the last three years, showed a Class A semifinal football game on TV for the first time ever in 2018, and has carried the Nebraska High School Unified Bowling Championships in each of the last two seasons.

NCN’s broadcasts from state basketball will employ multiple camera angles, instant replay, and three-person announce crews.

News Channel Nebraska is the most widely distributed news network in Nebraska, reaching over 550,000 homes.  It was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Norfolk.  It is an independent TV network focused on rolling news coverage and live events.  NCN is operated by Flood Communications, which owns eight radio stations, Telemundo Nebraska and News Channel Nebraska.

For more information on NCN’s state tournament coverage go to http://ncnsportsnow.com/.  You can follow NCN Sports Now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Here is how to watch NCN in your area and here is how to watch for specific teams.

Here’s a full list of the games to be broadcast:

NCN GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – BOB DEVANEY SPORTS CENTER

  • 9:00 AM – Class C-1 – Quarterfinal 1
  • 10:45 AM – Class C-1 – Quarterfinals 2
  • 2:00 PM – Class C-1 – Quarterfinal 3
  • 3:45 PM – Class C-1 – Quarterfinal 4
  • 7:00 PM – Class B – Quarterfinal 3
  • 8:45 PM – Class B – Quarterfinal 4

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 – PINNACLE BANK ARENA

  • 9:00 AM – Class C-1 – Semifinal 1
  • 10:45 AM – Class C-1 – Semifinal 2
  • 2:00 PM – Class B – Semifinal 1
  • 3:45 PM – Class B – Semifinal 2
  • 7:00 PM – Class A – Semifinal 1
  • 8:45 PM – Class A – Semifinal 2

NCN BOYS STATE BASKETBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 – BOB DEVANEY SPORTS CENTER

  • 9:00 AM – Class C-1 – Quarterfinal 1
  • 10:45 AM – Class C-1 – Quarterfinals 2
  • 2:00 PM – Class C-1 – Quarterfinal 3
  • 3:45 PM – Class C-1 – Quarterfinal 4
  • 7:00 PM – Class B – Quarterfinal 3
  • 8:45 PM – Class B – Quarterfinal 4

FRIDAY, MARCH 8 – PINNACLE BANK ARENA

  • 9:00 AM – Class C-1 – Semifinal 1
  • 10:45 AM – Class C-1 – Semifinal 2
  • 2:00 PM – Class B – Semifinal 1
  • 3:45 PM – Class B – Semifinal 2
  • 7:00 PM – Class A – Semifinal 1
  • 8:45 PM – Class A – Semifinal 2

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