NCAA awards ESPN exclusive TV/streaming broadcast rights to inaugural WBIT tournament –

The NCAA announced that ESPN has exclusive television and streaming rights to the inaugural WBIT tournament. The event will have a 32-team field and be played for the first time in 2024.

  • ESPN will serve as the television broadcast partner for all WBIT games, with ESPN+ being the exclusive home for all preliminary-round games. The semifinals will air on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on April 1, and the championship will air on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. on April 3.
  • The WBIT and men’s National Invitation Tournament semifinals and finals will both be decided at Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University in Indianapolis over the same week in 2024, with the men’s NIT semifinals and finals played April 2 and 4.
  • Westwood One Sports will provide radio coverage of the semifinals and finals of the WBIT to its many affiliate stations across the nation, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and TuneIn.

Previously: The NCAA creates a new 32-team postseason event: Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament; WNIT and WBI respond


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