Montevallo men’s basketball to host nationally-televised game

Published 3:41 pm Thursday, September 20, 2012


MONTEVALLO – For the first time in school history, a men’s basketball game played on the University of Montevallo campus will be broadcast to a national television audience this season.

The Falcons’ Peach Belt Conference contest Feb. 16 against Clayton State University at BankTrust Arena is included in CBS College Sports’ package of nine NCAA Division II men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled to be broadcast to a nationwide audience this winter, which was released Sept. 20.

“It’s exciting for our program,” said Montevallo coach Danny Young. “There are so many exciting things going on right now at the University of Montevallo and it’s great to be a part of it. We look forward to showcasing our university to a national audience.”

Tip-off for the game against Clayton State is set for 11 a.m. Central Standard Time.

Montevallo has been featured on national television twice in school history, along with several regional television appearances on Comcast Sports Southeast while hosting NCAA Division II region tournaments in the past.

The Falcons’ Peach Belt Conference contest on the road at Augusta State University on Feb. 13, 2010 was broadcast nationally by CBS College Sports. Montevallo appeared on CBS in the spring when the Falcons faced Western Washington University in the NCAA Division II National Championship game in Highland Heights, Ky. on March 24, 2012.

“Our membership continues to value this program,” said NCAA Division II Vice President Mike Racy. “Not only does it give our schools an opportunity to showcase their student-athletes, it also gives them a big platform to tell the world about their overall institution and their community.”

The Falcons return three players who started in the NCAA Division II National Championship game and helped the team to the Peach Belt Conference West Division title, the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship and Southeast Region Championship along with a 29-8 mark during the 2011-2012 season.