CBS Sports Network to televise men’s hoops game versus Lynn

CBS Sports Network to televise men’s hoops game versus Lynn

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The bright lights and big stage of a nationally televised men's basketball game are coming to Saint Leo University and the Marion Bowman Center.

CBS Sports Network selected the Lions' home game against Lynn University for inclusion in its 2014-15 NCAA Division II National Game of the Week calendar, which will be unveiled on Monday.

The Saint Leo-Lynn men's basketball game is now scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18, with a noon start time.

The women's basketball game between the Lions and the Fighting Knights will be played as a single game at its currently scheduled slot of Saturday, Jan. 17, at 2:00 p.m.

"We are excited about the opportunity to represent the Sunshine State Conference and Saint Leo University on national television," said Saint Leo head men's basketball coach Lance Randall. "I am proud of the hard work and successes of our previous teams that has given CBS the ability to choose Saint Leo as a host school for a nationally televised contest, and I appreciate this opportunity that CBS has bestowed upon us. We looking forward to introducing some new basketball fans to Saint Leo University and our men's basketball team."

Saint Leo took two out of three games off Lynn during the 2013-14 season. Each team posted a win on the road during the regular season home-and-home series, with the Lions ultimately taking a 63-53 victory from its matchup with the Fighting Knights in the 2014 Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals.

Saint Leo finished second in the SSC last season with a 10-6 mark, and were tabbed as the No. 2 seed for the SSC Tournament. The Lions are the only team to finish among the top three in the Sunshine State Conference in each of the past three seasons, including the league championship and tournament No. 1 seed in 2012-13.

The Lions have earned NCAA Tournament berths in each of the last three seasons, including South Region Semifinal appearances in 2013 and 2014. Saint Leo has been nationally ranked during each of its last two campaigns, with a top 10 ranking in 2013.

For more information on the Saint Leo men's basketball program, visit SaintLeoLions.com. Also, be sure to 'Like' the Lions on Facebook and 'Follow' Saint Leo Athletics on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. 

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