America East Championship Game to be Aired Live on MASN, Streamed Live on ESPN3

Head Coach Phil Stern
Head Coach Phil Stern


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East women's basketball championship game between the No.5-seed UMBC Retrievers and the No. 2-seed Albany Great Danes will be aired on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and streamed live on ESPN3, the conference office announced.

Tip-off between the Retrievers and Great Danes is scheduled for 8:04 p.m. at Albany's SEFCU Arena.

This will be the fourth UMBC game shown nationally this year and the third time the Retrievers will appear on ESPN3.  UMBC's regular season game against Boston U., in addition to last weekend's conference semifinal against the Terriers, was shown on the online ESPN Channel. 

Earlier this season, the Retrievers played Hartford on Feb. 19 in the first nationally broadcast America East women's basketball game, which aired on CBS Sports.

The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) is a regional sports network owned by two Major League Baseball franchises -- the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles.  The network is available in a seven-state region, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Charlotte, North Carolina on more than 23 cable and fiber optic providers and is televised nationally via satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network.  Since MASN launched a full-time, 24/7 schedule in July 2006, the network has televised more than 600 professional and NCAA Division I collegiate events annually.

ESPN3 is available in approximately 70 million homes at no cost to fans who receive a high-speed internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks. Games on ESPN3 can also be watched on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE.

MASN Channel Listings (Baltimore Area)

Comcast – Channel 4 (HD 845)

Direct TV – Channel 640 (HD 640)

Dish Network – Channel 432

Verizon FiOS – Channel 77 (HD 577)

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