Camels to play on national TV vs. Coastal Carolina

Jan. 15, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Campbell will host a nationally-televised basketball game for the first time on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Fighting Camels will host Coastal Carolina for a Big South game on ESPNU at 11 a.m.

The game was originally scheduled for a 4 p.m. tip.. In addition, the start time for the Liberty at Campbell women's basketball game has been moved from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

"We are ecstatic to have this opportunity to represent the Big South Conference on ESPNU," said Campbell head coach Kevin McGeehan. "We are building something special here and are eager to showcase Campbell University, our brand of basketball, beautiful Gore Arena and our incredible fans."

Campbell drew 2,160 fans, the largest attendance of any Big South member as conference play opened up last week, to see a 74-71 Camel win over North Division preseason favorite High Point. The Camels then won 75-67 at Longwood on Saturday for a 2-0 start in conference.

Coastal Carolina split a pair of league games against Charleston Southern and Gardner-Webb on the road last week.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase Campbell University and our beautiful facility," said Campbell's Director of Athletics Bob Roller. "I'm confident that our students and fans from throughout the area will produce a great crowd and environment as we get to take this national stage."

The Coastal Carolina at Campbell game is the first of three Big South ESPNU Wildcard broadcasts this season. ESPNU also has Wildcard broadcasts scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Those selections will be determined three weeks in advance.