Carrier Classic to be televised nationally

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by Evan Fitzgerald

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- NBC Sports Network will televise nationally the Carrier Classic preseason college basketball event being held next month on the South Carolina coast.

The event is being played on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant.

Organizers said Monday the men's game between Ohio State and Marquette will be aired live on the network at 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

The women's game between Ohio State and last year's national runner-up Notre Dame will be shown in a delayed telecast at 11 p.m.

Event organizers said earlier this year they would like to make the classic a permanent event in South Carolina.

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