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GM's Corner: High School Basketball/BIG 12 Championships

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As everyone knows we carry the High School Boys Basketball Championships each year in March.  The schedule for this year's games is below:

2014 BOYS STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Thursday, March 13, 2014   Carried on in Sioux City
10:30am 1A Semi-final This44.2
12:15pm 1A Semi-final This44.2
2:00pm 2A Semi-final This44.2
3:45pm 2A Semi-final This44.2
6:35pm 3A Semi-final This44.2
8:15pm 3A Semi-final This44.2
     
Friday, March 14, 2014    
1:30pm 4A Semi-final This44.2
3:15pm 4A Semi-final This44.2
6:05pm 1A Championship final KPTH/FOX 44
8:05pm 2A Championship final KPTH/FOX 44
     
Saturday, March 15, 2014    
6:05pm 3A Championship final KPTH/FOX 44
8:05pm 4A Championship final KPTH/FOX 44

 

2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship
Sprint Center, Kansas City

First Round - Wednesday, March 12

No. 8 Oklahoma State vs Texas Tech
Game #1 6:00pm - KPTH2 - THIS/MyNET

No. 7 Baylor vs No. 10 TCU
Game #2 8:30pm - KPTH2 - THIS/MyNET


Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 13

The following two games will be tape delayed for High School Basketball – neither game will involve Iowa State.

No. 2 Oklahoma vs Game #2 Winner
Game 5 10:00 p.m. - KPTH2 - THIS/MyNET

No. 3 Texas vs West Virginia
Game 6 12:30 a.m. - KPTH2 - THIS/MyNET


Semifinals - Friday, March 14

Teams TBD
Game 7 6:00 p.m. - KPTH2 - THIS/MyNET

Teams TBD
Game 8 8:30 p.m. - KPTH2 - THIS/MyNET

Our commitment to High School sports is unwavering; however Iowa State happens to have a VERY good basketball team this year.  The schedule for the Big 12 Conference Tournament above has not given us the Quarterfinal game involving Iowa State, therefore we will air High School Basketball live on THIS/MyNET 44.2 on Thursday March 13th and tape delay the Big 12 games on that same channel.

All High School games will air live on Friday the 14th – the daytime games on KPTH2 THIS/MyNET and the 1A and 2A Championship games on KPTH FOX44.  The Big 12 Tournament games scheduled for Friday evening on the 14th will air live on THIS/MyNET 44.2.

This decision was extremely difficult because whichever way we go we disappoint some viewers.   While disappointing viewers is the last thing we want to do unfortunately in this case we have no choice.  A decision had to be made.

I know some of you will disagree and be disappointed and I will make every effort to ensure we do not run into this problem next year.

Steve Scollard
General Manager

To receive KPTH 44.2 THIS/MyNet you can either get it over the air with a digital antenna or on most of your local cable systems.  Please check with your cable provider.  It is also carried on DirectTV on channel 45; however DISH does not carry the station.

If you have any questions please contact us at 712-277-3554.

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