McALLEN -- The defending NBA Development League champion and third-seeded Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced Tuesday that game one of the NBA Development League Quarterfinals against the sixth-seeded Bakersfield Jam at the Jam Events Center on Friday will be televised on VERSUS, presented by Turbo Tax, on tape-delay starting at 10:30 p.m.
VERSUS can be found on Time Warner Cable channel 314 (SD)/1314 (HD), Dish Network channel 151 and DirecTV channel 603.
The game begins at 9:00 p.m. Fans can catch the action live by tuning into Jack FM (104.9 FM throughout most of the Valley, 95.3 FM on South Padre Island) with pre-game coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m.
The Vipers are 3-0 in televised games this season, including a 2-0 mark when the game is on VERSUS. The Vipers beat the Texas Legends at State Farm Arena on November 18 and the Erie BayHawks during the NBA Development League Showcase at the South Padre Island Convention Centre on January 12 on VERSUS. The Vipers are 1-0 this season when being televised on the road, defeating the Austin Toros on Fox Sports Southwest on February 10.
The Vipers are 8-1 all-time when playing on VERSUS, including a 3-1 mark during last year’s playoffs. The Vipers are 2-0 when playing on VERSUS on the road, with victories over the Toros and the Tulsa 66ers during the Semifinals and Finals of last year’s playoffs, respectively.
The Vipers have never before played the Jam in a game on VERSUS.