College Basketball Roundup: Final Four games going to cable

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For the first time in NCAA Tournament history, Final Four games will be shown only on cable television, with the national championship game airing two days later on CBS.

The national semifinal games played on "Final Four Saturday" will be aired only on TBS in 2014 and 2015. CBS will televise the title game on Monday.

In 2016, all three games at the Final Four in Houston will be the first exclusively broadcast on cable (TBS). That year begins a cycle in which TBS will get the final two rounds of the tournament in even-numbered years and CBS in odd-numbered years.

The NCAA Tournament has been jointly produced by CBS Sports and Turner Sports since 2011 with coverage across multiple channels, including CBS, TNT, truTV and TBS.

--University of Tennessee point guard Trae Golden is transferring after three years with the Volunteers.

"I had a great three years here at Tennessee, but I plan to play my senior year somewhere else," said Golden, who averaged 12.1 points and 3.9 assists last season.

CBS Sports cited a source Tuesday that "academic issues" caused the split.

--Davidson will be announced as the newest member of the Atlantic 10 on Wednesday according to multiple reports.

Xavier and Butler defected to the new Big East prior to the 2013-14 season and after the upcoming season, Temple (American Athletic Conference) and Charlotte (Conference USA) are leaving the league.

Davidson joins George Mason as the A-10 newcomers. The Patriots are joining the A-10 for the 2013-14 season.

--Guard Tony Chennault decided to stay at Villanova after he said last month that he would be leaving the program after one season.

The school announced Tuesday that Chennault changed his mind and will return for his senior season. The Philadelphia native played in all 34 games for the Wildcats this past season as a reserve and averaged 3.6 points.

--Oakland University is the latest school to change conferences, announcing Tuesday that it will move from the Summit League to the Horizon League.

Oakland will officially join the Horizon League on July 1 and begin play this coming season. The Golden Grizzlies had been a member of the Summit League, formerly the Mid-Continent Conference, since 1999.
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