Announced today by Golden State Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Daniels, both GSAC Basketball Tournament championship games will be aired on Fox Sports Prime Ticket next Tuesday, March 11.
This is the second time the GSAC has had its conference championship games televised live on a regional or national platform. It is also the second consecutive year an NAIA conference has had its championship game televised on a regional network.
The GSAC Women's Basketball Championship game will be televised live on Prime Ticket and FOX College Sports at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. The GSAC Men's Basketball Championship game will follow and be televised live at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Both games will be produced by 35 Sports. The site of the championship games has yet to be determined but will be announced Saturday night at the conclusion of the men's semifinal games.
"Last year's games were well played and exciting basketball to watch," said Golden State Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Daniels. "It made for great television and easy to enter into this partnership once again. This relationship with Fox Sports in Los Angeles and FCS presents tremendous opportunities again for the Golden State Athletic Conference to gain national and regional exposure for its universities."
Allen Hopkins will handle play-by-play duties for the men's broadcast while Josh Perigo will be the color analyst. Dave Caldwell will handle the call for the women's broadcast with Maryalyce Jeremiah providing analysis.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for a reserved seat. The ticket gets fans into both games.
The GSAC consists of eight NAIA schools based in California and Arizona and is one of the premier conferences in the NAIA. The conference is home to the defending women's basketball national champion, Westmont College. Currently, four women's teams are ranked in the NAIA Top Twenty, including top-ranked Vanguard University, seventh-ranked The Master's College, eleventh-ranked Westmont College and seventeenth-ranked Hope International University. On the men's side, three teams are ranked including ninth-ranked Vanguard, fifteenth-ranked Arizona Christian University, and twenty-third ranked Hope International. Biola University, Concordia University, and San Diego Christian College are also members of the conference. The GSAC is in its 28th year of existence.