NCAA Women’s Tournament TV schedule beginning March 23 on ESPN networks includes every game airing on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, WatchESPN or ESPN FULL COURT.
All four No. 1 seeds from the 2012 tournament are back as No. 1 seeds this year, with Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Stanford topping the bracket. Baylor defeated Notre Dame 80-61 in the championship game last year.
The Final Four at New Orleans Arena is Sunday, April 7, and the championship game is Tuesday, April 9, all on ESPN and ESPN3.
Note on ESPN and ESPN2 coverage: The first two rounds on ESPN and ESPN2 are presented in whip-around format. ESPN3 and ESPN FULL COURT will air first- and second-round games in their entirety. The final 15 games, beginning with the Regional Semifinals, have national telecast windows on ESPN or ESPN2. More details available on ESPN’s press release.
2013 Women’s NCAA Tournament on ESPN networks
(All times Eastern)
NCAA Division I Women’s Final Four Schedule (subject to change)
|Date||Time (ET)||Shows & Games/Commentators||Networks|
|Sun, Apr 7||6 p.m.||NCAA Women’s Final Four Special Presented by Capital OneKevin Negandhi, Kara Lawson & Carolyn Peck||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|6:30 p.m.||National Semifinal Game 1 (New Orleans, La.): No. 5 Louisville vs. No. 2 CaliforniaDave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Rebecca Lobo & Holly Rowe||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||National Semifinal Game 2 (New Orleans, La.): No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 1 Notre Dame||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Tue, Apr 9||4 p.m.||Crunch Time: NCAA Women’s Championship||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|5 p.m.||The Experts: NCAA Women’s ChampionshipKevin Negandhi, Kara Lawson, Carolyn Peck, Doris Burke & Rebecca Lobo||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|6 p.m.||College Basketball Live: NCAA Women’s ChampionshipMatt Schick, Nell Fortner & Brooke Weisbrod||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|7:30 p.m.||NCAA Women’s Championship Special Presented by Capital OneKevin Negandhi, Kara Lawson & Carolyn Peck||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||National Final (New Orleans, La.):Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Rebecca Lobo & Holly Rowe||ESPN / WatchESPN|
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