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Paradise Jam Tips Off CBS Sports Network’s College Basketball Schedule on Friday, Nov. 16

           The Paradise Jam tips off CBS Sports Network’s college basketball schedule on Friday, Nov. 16 with a doubleheader featuring UIC vs. New Mexico (4:00 PM, ET) and Wake Forest vs. *#23-ranked Connecticut (6:30 PM, ET).  Kevin Eschenfelder and Larry Conley announce, while Kristen Kenney reports from the sidelines at The Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

           Saturday’s action is highlighted by a college football tripleheader beginning with Temple at Army (12:00 NOON, ET). Ben Holden and Randy Cross handle the call, along with guest sideline reporter Cadet Dan Sprouse at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. Texas State at Navy follows (3:30 PM, ET) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. Grant Boone and Todd Christensen call the action, with Sheehan Stanwick Burch reporting from the sidelines.

           UTEP at Southern Miss (8:00 PM, ET) wraps up the day’s live football action at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Miss. James Bates and Aaron Taylor handle the call, along with reporter Lauren Gardner.

           Saturday’s studio programming features SEC TONIGHT presented by GEICO (7:00 PM, ET) as host Brent Stover, analysts Brian Jones, Houston Nutt and Chris Leak provide post-game coverage of CBS Sports’ “SEC Game of the Week” featuring #7-ranked LSU vs. Ole Miss, and discuss the rest of the day’s SEC action. INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, the Network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, returns at 11:30 PM, ET with host Adam Zucker to wrap up the day with news and highlights from across the country.

           College basketball action continues on Sunday, Nov. 18 with the championship of the Preseason WNIT (4:00 PM, ET), followed by the semi-finals of the Paradise Jam (6:00 and 9:00 PM, ET). The Paradise Jam concludes on CBS Sports Network on Monday, Nov. 19 with the consolation (7:30 PM, ET) and championship games (10:00 PM, ET).

           Ross Molloy is Vice President, Remote Production and Tyler Hale is Vice President, Studio Production, CBS Sports Network.

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