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King University News :: King Men’s Basketball vs. Mount Olive Broadcast Live on CBS Sports Network Jan. 3

BRISTOL, Tenn., December 4, 2014 – For the first time in the school’s history, King University will have a game broadcast on national television. On Saturday, Jan. 3 at 12 noon, CBS Sports Network will air the men’s basketball game as they host Conference Carolinas foe the University of Mount Olive in King’s Student Center Complex on the main campus in Bristol, Tenn. In addition to the live broadcast on CBS Sports Network, the game will also air live on NCAA.com as well as on the NCAA Sports mobile app.

“This will be a wonderful opportunity for our basketball team and for King University,” Head Men's Basketball Coach George Pitts stated. “During our three years in Conference Carolinas, we have had some outstanding games against Mount Olive. They have a very good team returning, and this should be another great game.”

The matchup is part of CBS Sports’ Game of the Week series that includes five NCAA Division II men’s games and three women's games.

This game is the first men’s Conference Carolinas matchup to be broadcast on national television since Pfeiffer University hosted Queens University (N.C.) in 2010.

“This is an incredible opportunity for King University, not just to showcase our men’s basketball student-athletes, but the whole institution,” Director of Athletics David Hicks said. “We are looking forward to a great game, a great crowd, and the chance to showcase some remarkable basketball players who exemplify true student-athletes.”

Tickets are $5 per person; King students, faculty, and staff are free with an ID. Reserved tickets are available at King Athletic Offices in the Student Center Complex now through Monday, Dec. 22. Tickets will also be available at the door on game day.

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