UMass basketball vs. Rhode Island TV, online video, radio broadcast: Where to watch the Minutemen Thursday

At long last, the University of Massachusetts basketball team finally gets underway at the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. First up for the Minutemen is a second-round matchup with Rhode Island.

Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Be sure to check out my preview for the game and’s complete UMass basketball coverage right here.

If you won’t be making it into NYC to catch the game in person, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered as you look for somewhere to follow along with the action. Let’s take a look your options:

Live blog

First off, I’d suggest giving me a follow on Twitter because I’ll be sharing commentary throughout the game that will also be part of a live blog I’ll be running right here on


Thursday’s game, along with every other college basketball game from now until the national championship game in April, will be aired on TV. For UMass fans, the station to tune into is NBCSN, which you all should be familiar with by now. But if you need a little help, you can plug your zip code into this handy channel finder.

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Online video

Along with the NBCSN television broadcast comes an NBC-produced online stream of the game. That service, as always, is called NBC Live Extra on your computer desktop. For mobile devices, you can download Apple iOS and Google Android apps.


As always, fans can listen to the game on the radio with Josh Maurer and Tim Collins. Here are the local stations:

  • 105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst)
  • 830 AM WCRN (Worcester)
  • 1200 AM WXKS (Boston, Manchester, Providence)

You can also listen online via WEEI’s website or with the TuneIn Radio app for smartphones and tablets.

If worst comes to worst, you can always just follow along with the live stats on GameTracker.

Follow UMass beat writer @Daniel_Malone on Twitter or reach him via email.

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