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Wednesday Night Hoops
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time120 minutes
Release
Original networkESPN one game
ESPN2 two games
Original release2003 (2003) –
present

Wednesday Night Hoops appears every Wednesday with the biggest college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference in primetime during the regular season on ESPN and ESPN2 As well as the Pac-12 Conference. Wednesday Night Hoops is similar to Thursday Night Showcase, Super Tuesday and Big Monday, but unlike the others, Wednesday Night Hoops only has one game on ESPN due to an NBA game as part of NBA Wednesday immediately following the game, although on occasion the NBA Wednesday game will be preempted as there will be a Wednesday Night Hoops doubleheader.

Commentators

The ACC game of the week usually starts at 7 p.m. ET with play-by-play commentator Karl Ravech announcing the game, with Dick Vitale as analyst. For major games, the ACC telecast often moves to 9 p.m., particularly if ESPN is not carrying an NBA game that night. Starting in 2018, SEC games will be part of ESPN's Wednesday coverage. Tom Hart will call the play-by-play and will be joined by Jimmy Dykes.

As of 2017, Wednesday Night Hoops now mainly airs on ESPN2 as ESPN now shows an NBA doubleheader on Wednesday nights.

Blackouts

In the Southern United States and parts of New England, ACC Wednesday Night Hoops games are often blacked out due to ACC coverage provided on local television stations by Raycom Media. ESPN sublicenses the rights to ACC games from Raycom, which retains exclusive in-market rights to a certain number of regular season games and the entire conference tournament.

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