Behind the scenes of UNITE’s first basketball game: Iona at Manhattan

Last Friday, Feb. 15, hosts Danny Kanell, Reese Waters and Marianela Pereyra traveled from their Bristol-based UNITE studio to the Big Apple to call their first basketball game, Iona at Manhattan, on ESPNU.

The MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) contest lived up to its ESPN Rivalry Week designation. Manhattan outlasted Iona 74-73 in double overtime.

Rookie basketball analysts Kanell and Waters and sideline reporter Marianela were helped by veteran play-by-play voice Doug Sherman.

The pictures above capture some of the UNITE team’s behind-the-scenes preparation and on-air presentation.

Front Row talked with Kanell, also known for his role as an ESPN college football analyst, prior to the game.

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