Updated: July 11, 2012 1:07 pm (ET)
by America East Communications
BRISTOL, Conn. -- For the second time in three years Stony Brook will represent America East by participating in ESPN's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. The Seawolves, the league's reigning regular-season champions, will play in the 2012 even on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Rider at 6 a.m. on ESPN and ESPN3. America East is one of 16 Division I conferences represented in the event.
Stony Brook will bring back nine letterwinners, including two starters, from last season's team that captured the America East regular season title and advanced to the conference title game for second straight year. Winners of 22 games, the Seawolves also made their second NIT appearance in three seasons.
This will be the one of several America East games on ESPN networks in 2012-13 as the conference enters the second year of a five-year agreement with ESPN. Last year, America East teams made 63 appearances on ESPN networks, the most in league history.
2012 ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Schedule – ESPN
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12 a.m - West Virginia @ Gonzaga
2 a.m. - Davidson @ New Mexico
4 a.m. - Houston Baptist @ Hawaii
6 a.m. - Stony Brook @ Rider
8 a.m. - Northern Illinois @ Valparaiso
10 a.m. - Harvard @ Massachusetts
12 p.m. - Temple @ Kent State
2 p.m. - Detroit @ St. John’s
4 p.m. - Butler @ Xavier
6 p.m. - College GameDay covered by State Farm (live from the Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA)
7 p.m. - Michigan State vs Kansas (Champions Classic, Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA)
(Approx 30 min following MSU/KU) - Duke vs Kentucky (Champions Classic, Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA)