The Quest for 100: UConn Women’s Basketball Could Make History on ESPN’s Big Monday

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The Quest for 100: UConn Women’s Basketball Could Make History on ESPN’s Big Monday

ESPN’s Big Monday presented by eBay will be a little bit bigger this Monday when top-ranked UConn faces No. 6 South Carolina (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2) from Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. The Huskies could potentially reach an incredible feat should they defeat SMU on Saturday and the Gamecocks next week to achieve 100 consecutive wins. Dave O’Brien will be joined on air by analysts Doris Burke and Kara Lawson, as well as reporter Holly Rowe.

ESPN will provide cross-platform coverage throughout the day, including special programming on ESPNU and ESPN Classic.

Coverage highlights:

  • SportsCenter’s Dianna Russini will be live from Storrs throughout the day
  • Reporter Jen Lada will visit several Storrs Elementary Schools as the students celebrate the number 100 and their 100th day of the academic year, all while decked out in UConn gear
  • SportsCenter anchor Kevin Neghandi spent time with Geno Auriemma for a sit-down interview
  • Big Monday studio crew will be live from Gampel Pavilion – Maria Taylor, Andy Landers and Rebecca Lobo
  • Lobo will be a guest on ESPN Radio’s 6:30 p.m. pregame show ahead of the men’s Big Monday matchup between Louisville and Syracuse
  • Illustrative video depicting the significance of UConn’s quest for 100 straight wins in the context of all sports’ consecutive wins, voiced by college basketball analyst Jay Bilas
  • SEC Network’s The Paul Finebaum Show will have live interviews with various guests between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Relive the best moments of UConn’s potential 99-game winning streak: ESPNU and ESPN Classic will re-air some of the best games, as well as The Geno Auriemma Project
  • SportsCenter (11 p.m.) will be live from the court postgame with Steve Levy, as well as Burke, Lawson and other guests
  • espnW’s Mechelle Voepel and Graham Hays will also be on-site for the matchup

Studio coverage begins Sunday, Feb. 12, with a slate of 22 matchups across ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network +, ACC Network Extra and ESPN3, including several Rivalry Week games. A complete schedule is available here.

Games on ESPN Classic, as well as The Geno Auriemma Project, will be available for replay on WatchESPN.


Time (ET)
Noon UConn’s loss to Stanford (Nov. 17, 2014)
2 p.m. UConn’s win against Florida State (Nov. 14, 2016)
4 p.m. UConn’s win against Maryland (Dec. 29, 2016)
5:30 p.m. “The Geno Auriemma Project: Together” *
6 p.m. “The Geno Auriemma Project: The Program” *
6:30 p.m. “The Geno Auriemma Project: Method to the Madness” *

ESPN Classic
(top five games from the 98-0 winning streak)

Time (ET)
11 a.m. 2015 NCAA Women’s Championship – Semifinal*
UConn vs. Maryland (Apr. 5, 2015)
1 p.m. 2015 NCAA Women’s Championship – Title game*
UConn vs. Notre Dame (Apr. 7, 2015)
3 p.m. 2015 Jimmy V Women’s Classic*
UConn vs. Notre Dame (Dec. 5, 2015)
5 p.m. Big Monday*
UConn vs. South Carolina (Feb. 8, 2016)
7 p.m. 2016 NCAA Women’s Championship – Title game*
UConn vs. Syracuse (April 5, 2016)

* – Will be available for replay on WatchESPN



Anna Negron

It was always a dream of mine to work at ESPN, and here I am! I joined the College Sports PR team in March 2016. Hailing from the great Garden State, I graduated from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in sport management, where I not only sang the National Anthem at games, but was also a member of the Seton Hall Sapphires Dance Team and a student reporter for Pirate Sports Network. Before joining ESPN, I served as a Public Relations Associate for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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