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  • DUKE, CAROLINA EMERGE AS MASTERS OF TV DOMAIN THIS SEASON

              THE DAILY tracked regular season men's college
         basketball telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN and ESPN2,
         starting with ESPN's November 4 Georgia-NC State game and
         ending with CBS's March 1 broadcasts of UCLA-Washington and
         Purdue-Michigan State.  The chart below lists schools ranked
         in either the AP or USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 poll on March 2,
         according to their number of appearances on one of the five
         networks.  Duke and North Carolina, with 19 appearances
         each, topped our rankings, followed by Kansas with 18 and
         Kentucky with 14.  Figuring an average telecast length of
         two hours per game, those four teams logged more TV hours
         this season than one season's worth of 22 original half-hour
         episodes of "Seinfeld" and "Friends" combined (THE DAILY).
              BREAKDOWN: CBS aired 46 games featuring 47 different
         teams.  Indiana, Georgetown and Louisville were among
         unranked teams featured prominently, appearing four times
         each.  ABC aired 28 games with 33 different teams, with Wake
         Forest the only unranked team broadcast more than twice. 
         NBC aired four Big East games with seven different teams. 
         ESPN/ESPN2 carried a total of 216 games.  Schedules were
         obtained from each network.  (^) = schools which
         participated in preseason tournaments, which add to
         regularly scheduled TV appearances (THE DAILY).
    
                                    
    APPEARANCES ON NETWORK
     
    TEAM
    ABC
    CBS
    NBC
    ESPN
    ESPN2
    TOTAL
    1)
    DUKE^
    4
    2
    0
    10
    3
    19
    UNC^
    3
    2
    0
    9
    5
    19
    3)
    KANSAS^
    3
    3
    0
    12
    0
    18
    4)
    KENTUCKY
    1
    5
    0
    8
    0
    14
    5)
    UCONN^
    0
    3
    0
    7
    2
    12
    6)
    SYRACUSE
    0
    3
    1
    4
    3
    11
    7)
    ARIZONA^
    2
    3
    0
    4
    3
    10
    UMASS
    2
    0
    0
    5
    3
    10
    PURDUE
    0
    3
    0
    6
    1
    10
    10)
    UCLA^
    4
    3
    0
    2
    0
    9
    MARYLAND
    2
    0
    0
    6
    1
    9
    12)
    CINCINNATI
    1
    2
    0
    3
    2
    8
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    0
    3
    0
    5
    0
    8
    TEMPLE
    1
    0
    0
    3
    4
    8
    14)
    ILLINOIS
    0
    3
    0
    4
    0
    7
    MICHIGAN
    0
    4
    0
    3
    0
    7
    UTAH
    1
    1
    0
    3
    2
    7
    18)
    WEST VIRGINIA
    0
    1
    1
    3
    1
    6
    19)
    ARKANSAS
    0
    2
    0
    3
    0
    5
    XAVIER
    1
    0
    0
    2
    2
    5
    21)
    NEW MEXICO
    0
    1
    0
    3
    0
    4
    MICHIGAN ST
    0
    1
    0
    3
    0
    4
    OKLAHOMA ST
    1
    0
    0
    2
    1
    4
    PRINCETON
    0
    0
    0
    3
    1
    4
    TCU
    0
    0
    0
    3
    1
    4
    26)
    STANFORD
    0
    3
    0
    0
    0
    3
    27)
    MISSISSIPPI
    0
    1
    0
    1
    0
    2

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