truTV will exclusively televise the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday and Saturday from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Action will begin with a doubleheader Friday, with Brigham Young taking on Florida State at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s. Coverage will continue Saturday with the Consolation Game at 7 p.m., followed by the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Game.
Brian Anderson will call the games on truTV alongside analysts Greg Anthony and Steve Smith with Craig Sager reporting courtside and contributor Seth Davis.
As part of truTV’s coverage of the tournament, St. Joseph’s will provide the network with special “all-access” coverage which will allow truTV’s cameras into the team’s locker room for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage throughout the tournament. Additionally, the network will present the following features during the event:
• Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson sat down with Brigham Young head coach Dave Rose and his family to discuss how their journey through Rose’s battle with pancreatic cancer three years ago changed his life.
• A profile of Notre Dame sixth-year senior and team captain Scott Martin who has dealt with his father’s lymphoma eye cancer diagnosis and an ACL injury which sidelined him during his junior year.
A nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the NABC, the Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers basketball coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living, through year-round fundraising activities and advocacy.
Since 1993, the initiative has raised more than $85 million to fund research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
|Semifinals||Barclays Center||Brooklyn, N.Y.||7 p.m. Friday||BYU vs. Florida State||truTV|
|Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph’s||truTV|
|Consolation||Barclays Center||Brooklyn, N.Y.||7 p.m. Saturday||Semifinal losers||truTV|