On the heels of a record-breaking season of college basketball, which has seen top-25 teams such as Kentucky, Kentucky State, and Florida State, the NCAA will host the College Basketball Awards in Orlando.
In an effort to make the awards more appealing to younger fans, the network will be showing the awards live, rather than on ESPN, in an effort not only to attract fans but also to increase awareness.
Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss out.
The live awards will begin at 10:30 p.m.
ET and will feature ESPN’s David Pollack, former NBA player and current ESPN Radio host, alongside the players of each conference, as well as the coaches of each school.
Each team will get one hour to talk about their teams, but the first 10 minutes will focus on the individual award.
The remaining 90 minutes will feature all the individual awards, including the Big Ten’s Coach of the Year and national Player of the Week, plus a chance for each player to discuss how they are enjoying the experience.
The Big Ten is set to hold the award ceremony in Chicago at 8 p.ms.
ET on Thursday, with the ACC and Pac-12 also scheduled to hold their awards.
The Big Ten, which will host its first NCAA tournament since 2000, is currently ranked seventh in the country in scoring (15.2 ppg) and 11th in total offense (3,788.2).