The Clayton State University men’s basketball team will be playing on national television on Saturday, Feb. 16, and the Clayton State Alumni Association is planning on celebrating the occasion with two “Watch Parties,” one on the north side of Atlanta, and one on the south side of Atlanta.
“Join us as at noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, as we cheer on the Clayton men's basketball team, who will play the University of Montevallo in a nationally televised game,” says Clayton State Director of Alumni Relations Leila Tatum.
For the convenience of Laker fans, the Alumni Association will be hosting watch parties at The Rose & Crown Tavern,1931 Powers Ferry Rd., SE,Atlanta, and the Skyboxx Restaurant & Sports Bar,2180 Mount Zion Pkwy., Morrow.
by Thursday, Feb. 14.
This will be the first time a Laker men’s basketball game will be nationally televised. The game at theUniversityofMontevallowill be the NCAA Division II Game of the Week and will be broadcast live on the CBS College Sports Network. Tip-off for the contest inMontevallo,Ala., is set for 11 a.m. central time, or noon eastern time. In January 2011, the Lakers women’s basketball team, on the way to the 2011 national championship, defeated USC Aiken 66-60, also on the national NCAA Division II Game of the Week.
"This national game is great exposure for our University, and our program," says head coach Gordon Gibbons. "We are excited CBS selectedClaytonState."
ClaytonStateplayed Montevallo this past Saturday for Homecoming and defeated the Falcons 66-64 in the closing seconds on a 3-pointer by forward Charles Shedrick.
Laker fans who cannot physically join the Alumni Association at the watch parties are urged to join in spirit by tuning in to the CBS College Sports Network at noon on Feb. 16. The channel finder for CBS sports network is located at http://www.cbssportsnetwork.com/channel-finder
On Comcast in metroAtlanta, it is channel 109 and 822 (HD).