LA GRANDE, Ore. — On back to back nights in February the Cascade Collegiate Conference will again take center stage around the Pacific Northwest with the women’s and men’s basketball tournament championship games carried live on ROOT SPORTS the Cascade Collegiate Conference announced.
“We are very excited to continue showcasing two of our premier championships to a wide audience in an expansive region,” Cascade Commissioner Robert Cashell said. “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary as an NAIA affiliated conference it is with great pride that we further our branding and marketing of what we believe is the finest small college athletics conference in the country.”
On Monday February 25 the women’s championship game will air at 7 p.m. PST and then on Tuesday February 26 the men’s championship game will air also at 7 p.m. PST. Rush Media will be producing the contests for the CCC. If games happen to be held at The College of Idaho, which is in the mountain time zone, games will start at 7 p.m. MST which would be 6 p.m. for viewers in pacific time zone.
ROOT SPORTS is the television home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West. The network delivers more than 350 live events each year across a five-state footprint (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska).
Fans can use the Channel Finder at rootsports.com for specific channel numbers in their area. ROOT SPORTS is available on cable, as well as, satellite channels throughout the five states of OR., WA., ID., MT., and AK. In addition, ROOT SPORTS provides a digital platform that subscribers can to access of their channel on both an app and web platform. Games will be available to those viewers who reside in WA, OR, ID, AK or MT, subscribe to a cable or satellite company which carries ROOT SPORTS and whose provider has agreed to allow their customers access to the streaming service. Eligible viewers can download the app from the Apple iTunes Store or the Google Play Store. For more information, visit rootsports.com/viewer-faqs.
The top eight teams based on regular season standings will advance to the tournament with quarterfinals, semis, and the finals being held at campus sites. Highest remaining seeds earn the right to host each round.
“It continues to important to me to make sure our broadcasts are held on our campuses and in –line with our format of highest seeds hosting,” said Cashell, a Butte native. “We have great fan support in the CCC and certainly anticipate outstanding crowds wherever our championship games will be.”
The CCC receives two automatic bids to the NAIA National Tournaments that will be held March 7-13. The winner of the regular season title, as well as, the tournament champions each will earn the conference bids. The 2019 women’s NAIA championships are in Sioux City, Iowa while the 2019 men’s NAIA championships will be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
2019 CCC Basketball Tournament Schedule
Women- quarterfinals Feb. 19, semis Feb.22, *championship Feb. 25
Men- quarterfinals Feb. 20, semis Feb. 23, *championship Feb. 26
— Cascade Collegiate Conference