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Patriots to be Featured on ESPN+ as NJCAA Game of the Week on February 14

Patriots to be Featured on ESPN+ as NJCAA Game of the Week on February 14

MARTINSVILLE, VA - The Patrick & Henry Community College men's basketball squad will battle Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, NC on Tuesday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN+.

The contest was selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as its Game of the Week, and marks the first time the Patriots men's basketball program has been featured on ESPN outlets.

The NJCAA and ESPN reached a multi-year media rights agreement in early 2023 that includes nationally-televised championship games for NJCAA Division I football, Division I men's basketball and Division I women's basketball.

The men's basketball contest between P&HCC and CVCC is one of 24 men's basketball games being streamed on ESPN+ this year. There were also 13 NJCAA football games, five NJCAA women's basketball games, 20 NJCAA baseball games and 20 NJCAA softball games streamed exclusively on ESPN+ as part of the agreement between the two organizations earlier this year.

P&HCC, fresh off a thrilling 81-79 road victory over Bryant & Stratton College on Sunday, holds a 10-10 record and 8-10 mark in conference play. The Patriots knocked off CVCC earlier in the season on February 1 at home, 77-75. In the game, redshirt freshman Jaylen Faber led the way for the Patriots, finishing with a team-high 20 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore forward Amir Poat, a Rashat, Iran native, finished with an impressive 11 boards and is ranked ninth in total rebounds per game in NJCAA Region 10 DII with an average of 8.8

Live stats will also be available to view during the game by clicking here.

For more information on the NJCAA and ESPN+ partnership, click here.