Santa Cruz to Lead the Way with Four Appearances
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – ESPNU will televise 12 NBA Development League (NBA D-League) regular-season games in 2016. The defending NBA D-League Champion Santa Cruz Warriors will lead the way with four appearances on the ESPNU schedule, starting on Friday, Jan. 22, when they host the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 8 p.m. PST. All NBA D-League telecasts on ESPNU will also be streamed via WatchESPN.
The Jan. 22 game will be highlighted by the 2nd annual “Pajama Night” where fans are encouraged to wear pajamas to the game as well as bring a new pair to donate to Project Pajamas. The project aims to bring a sense of comfort to children in a time of crisis for those in homeless shelters, transitional housing, or other ‘out of home’ settings in Santa Cruz. Some of the organizations that benefit from Project Pajamas are the Pajaro Valley Shelter, Sienna House, Haven of Hope and Rebele Family Homeless Shelter.
The full schedule is below:
NBA D-League on ESPNU/WatchESPN
|Fri, Jan. 15||4 p.m.||Canton Charge at Maine Red Claws|
|Mon, Jan. 18||8 p.m.||Idaho Stampede at Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|Fri, Jan. 22||8 p.m.||Rio Grande Valley Vipers at Santa Cruz Warriors- Pajama Night|
|Tue, Feb. 9||8 p.m.||Reno Bighorns at Santa Cruz Warriors|
|Fri, Feb. 26||8 p.m.||Reno Bighorns at Santa Cruz Warriors|
|Thu, March 3||8 p.m.||Bakersfield Jam at Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|Tue, March 8||6 p.m.||Idaho Stampede at Texas Legends|
|Mon, March 21||6 p.m.||Erie BayHawks at Iowa Energy|
|Wed, March 23||5 p.m.||Delaware 87ers at Canton Charge|
|Thu, March 24||5 p.m.||Texas Legends at Austin Spurs|
|Thu, March 24||7 p.m.||Idaho Stampede at Santa Cruz Warriors|
|Tue, March 29||6 p.m.||Rio Grande Valley Vipers at Oklahoma City Blue|
ESPNU will also be home to NBA D-League Conference Finals and Finals games this April. More information, including schedule and start times, will be available in the coming weeks.
For more information on Pajama Night, please visit: www.santacruzbasketball.com/pajamas