The good news is that it will be televised on ESPN2.
The bad news is that it will only be televised in its entirety on ESPN2 in Milwaukee and Dayton.
Here’s the official ESPN television coverage map.
The silver areas on the map are the only areas that get the game from tip to horn, and as you can see, it’s only going to be that way in the Milwaukee and Dayton areas. If you live in Texas, a chunk of Iowa, all of Tennessee and North Carolina, and a chunk of Virginia, you’re not going to see the Marquette game at all. If you live somewhere else, you’re going to have to depend on ESPN’s shifting whip-around coverage to bring you back to the action in Louisville.
There is, however, a solution. The game is going to be streamed on WatchESPN, so you’ll be able to get the full game if you use a mobile device or take advantage of the ESPN app on your Xbox or perhaps your smart TV.
Tip off against Dayton is scheduled for 1:30pm Central time on Friday, but it will have to wait for 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Louisville/Boise State game, which tips off at 11am.