Nov 23, 2012 5:28 PM by Q2 Sports
BOZEMAN - Montana State's playoff contest against the winner of the Villanova-Stony Brook first round matchup will kick off at 5 pm. on Saturday, December 1, MSU Director of Athletics Peter Fields announced.
The NCAA and ESPN also indicated that first and second round games, including MSU's 2012 playoff opener, air exclusively on ESPN3.
Due to the late football start, MSU has changed the tipoff time for its December 1 men's basketball against San Jose State to accommodate the home playoff game. Montana State's contest against San Jose State now will begin at 12 noon.
ESPN3 broadcasts are available strictly on local cable systems, which in Montana are:
CABLE PROVIDER AREA SERVED
3 Rivers Communications - Fairfield, MT
Triangle Communications - Havre, MT
Cybernet1 - Hamilton, MT
Northern Telephone Coop. - Sunburst, MT
Nemont Communications - Scobey, MT
Mid-Rivers Communications - Circle, MT
Cablevision - Various locations
For information, fans should contact local cable providers.