The Tournament Road Starts Here: ESPN to Present 27 Women’s College Basketball Conference Championships During Champ Week

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The Tournament Road Starts Here: ESPN to Present 27 Women’s College Basketball Conference Championships During Champ Week

ESPN will present 27 women’s college basketball conference championships as part of Champ Week Presented by Principal, which begins Monday, March 4. ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network Extra, ESPN3 and ESPN+ will air nearly 200 matchups through Sunday, March 17, as teams look to punch their ticket to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship.

Highlights

  • A total of 26 Division I teams will earn their bids to the NCAA Women’s Tournament with wins in their conference championship title games
  • Sunday, March 10, will include a lineup of several title games: ACC (noon, ESPN2), Atlantic 10 (noon, ESPNU), SEC (2 p.m., ESPN2), Big Ten (6 p.m., ESPN2) and Pac-12 (8 p.m., ESPN2)
  • ESPN+ to carry games from the A10, America East, ASUN, Big South, Conference USA, Horizon, MAC, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, SoCon, Southland, Summit, Sun Belt and WAC conference championships
  • Maria Taylor will host studio coverage on Sunday, March 10, with analysts Rebecca Lobo and Andy Landers. Taylor and Landers will be joined by Nell Fortner on Monday, March 11


Conference Network Coverage

  • SEC Network will televise the first, second and quarterfinal rounds of the tournament; SEC Network+ will carry all postgame press conferences
    • Courtney Lyle and Tamika Catchings will call the first round, two second round and two quarterfinal games; Pam Ward and Carolyn Peck will call evening games during the week, as well as the semifinals and championship game. Former Florida standout Steffi Sorensen will serve as the sideline reporter for all 13 games of the tournament.
  • Technology: Supra Cam will be used during the SEC Women’s Tournament – aerial camera which has the capability to go horizontally & vertically from one end of the arena to the other
  • SEC Now, hosted by Alyssa Lang, will be courtside from Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. Analysts Nell Fortner, Andy Landers and A’ja Wilson will provide pre-game, halftime and post-game insights throughout the week.
  • ACC Network Extra will carry all ACC Women’s Tournament games through the quarterfinals, as well as all postgame press conferences from Greensboro, N.C.

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  • Daily Bracketology updates from Charlie Creme throughout Championship Week, leading into Selection Monday
  • On-site coverage: Mechelle Voepel (ACC) and Charlie Creme (SEC)
  • Tracking of automatic NCAA bids for all 32 conference tournaments as they are won

NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee’s final top-16 seed reveal will occur during halftime of the UConn-USF matchup on Monday, March 4 (7 p.m., ESPN2).

Teams playing in the championship will be revealed during ESPN’s Selection Special Presented by Capital One on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Maria Taylor, Rebecca Lobo and Andy Landers will unveil the bracket during the one-hour special, discussing the matchups, regions and overall bracket.

The exclusive presentation of the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Presented by Capital One begins Friday, March 22, on ESPN, ESPN2 and the ESPN App, and continues through the Women’s Final Four (April 5-7).

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators Network
Mon, Mar 4 8 p.m. Heart of America Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship
Culver-Stockton vs William Penn
ESPN3
Tue, Mar 5 Noon A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
UMass at George Mason
ESPN+
  3 p.m. A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
George Washington at Saint Joseph’s
ESPN+
5:30 p.m. Horizon League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Oakland at Wright State
ESPN+
  7 p.m. Horizon League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Northern Kentucky at IUPUI
ESPN+
  A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Rhode Island at Duquesne
ESPN+
  A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
St. Bonaventure at Davidson
ESPN+
  A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
La Salle at Dayton
ESPN+
  A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Richmond at Saint Louis
ESPN+
Wed, Mar 6 11 a.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Florida vs Ole Miss
Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  1 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Vanderbilt vs Alabama
Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
Boston College vs Virginia
ACC Network Extra
  2 p.m. OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Southeast Missouri vs Belmont
ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
Wake Forest vs Virginia Tech
ACC Network Extra
  4 p.m. OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
Jacksonville State vs Morehead State
ESPN+
  6:30p ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
Pittsburgh vs. Duke
ACC Network Extra
  7 p.m. America East Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Binghamton at Albany
ESPN+
  America East Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Vermont at Stony Brook
ESPN+
  Horizon League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Milwaukee at Youngstown State
ESPN+
  America East Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
New Hampshire at Maine
ESPN+
  America East Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
UMBC at Hartford
ESPN+
  8 p.m. Horizon League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Cleveland State at Green Bay
ESPN+
Thu, Mar 7 9:30 a.m. Metro Atlantic Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
Fairfield vs Niagara
ESPN3
  11 a.m. SoCon Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Western Carolina vs. Mercer
ESPN+
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
ACC Network Extra
  11:30 a.m. Metro Atlantic Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
Iona vs. Siena
ESPN3
  Noon SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
LSU vs. Tennessee
Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  1:15 p.m. SoCon Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Wofford vs. ETSU
ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
Saint Peter’s vs. Manhattan
ESPN3
  2 p.m. OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
Austin Peay vs. Tennessee Tech
ESPN+
  SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
LSU vs. Tennessee
Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina
ACC Network Extra
  3:30 p.m. SoCon Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Samford vs. Furman
ESPN+
  4 p.m. OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round
Murray State vs. UT Martin
ESPN+
  5:45 p.m. SoCon Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal
UNCG vs. Chattanooga
ESPN+
  6 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Second Round
Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
ACC Network Extra
  8 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
ACC Network Extra
Fri, Mar 8 11 a.m. A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  SoCon Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal ESPN+
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #1
ACC Network Extra
  Noon SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #1
Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round, Game 1
Sam Gore, Blair Schaefer
ESPN3
  1 p.m. Metro Atlantic Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN3
  1:15 p.m. SoCon Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal ESPN+
  2 p.m. A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal ESPN+
  American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round, Game 2
Sam Gore, Blair Schaefer
ESPN3
  SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #2 SEC Network
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #2
ACC Network Extra
  3:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN3
  4 p.m. OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  6 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #3
Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round, Game 3
Eric Frede, Christy Thomaskutty
ESPN3
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #3
ACC Network Extra
  7 p.m. A10 Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  ASUN Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  ASUN Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  ASUN Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  ASUN Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  8 p.m. American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round, Game 4
Eric Frede, Christy Thomaskutty
ESPN3
  SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #4
Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #4
ACC Network Extra
Sat, Mar 9 Noon American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #1
Sam Gore, Blair Schaefer
ESPN3
  Metro Atlantic Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN3
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #1
Beth Mowins, Debbie Antonelli, Courtney Lyle
ESPNU
  1 p.m. Summit League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  2 p.m. American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #2
Sam Gore, Blair Schaefer
ESPN3
  ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal #2
Beth Mowins, Debbie Antonelli, Courtney Lyle
ESPNU
  2:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
Canisius vs. Monmouth
ESPN3
  3 p.m. OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. Summit League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  5 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #1
Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck, Steffi Sorensen
ESPNU
  6 p.m. American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #3
Eric Frede, Christy Thomaskutty
ESPN3
  7 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #2
Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck, Steffi Sorensen
ESPNU
  8 p.m. American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #4
Eric Frede, Christy Thomaskutty
ESPN3
Sun, Mar 10 11 a.m. Metro Atlantic Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
Paul Sunderland, Julianne Viani
ESPN3
  Noon ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Championship
Beth Mowins, Debbie Antonelli, Courtney Lyle
ESPN2
  Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship
Title Game
Melissa Lee, Andraya Carter
ESPNU
  SoCon Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship ESPN+
  1 p.m. America East Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  Summit League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
Paul Sunderland, Julianne Viani
ESPN3
  2 p.m. SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Championship
Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck, Steffi Sorensen
ESPN2
  2 p.m. America East Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. Summit League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  4 p.m. American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #1
Eric Frede, Christy Thomaskutty
ESPN2
  6 p.m. Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship
Tiffany Greene, LaChina Robinson, Christy Winters-Scott
ESPN2
  6:30 p.m. American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship
Semifinal #2
Eric Frede, Christy Thomaskutty
ESPNU
  8 p.m. Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship
Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, Elise Woodward
ESPN2
Mon, Mar 11 12:05 p.m. Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
  Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
  1 p.m. Horizon League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  Summit League Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball
Championship
Paul Sunderland, Julianne Viani
ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. Horizon League Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal ESPN+
  Summit League Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal ESPN+
  7 p.m. American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
Championship
Adam Amin, Rebecca Lobo
ESPN2
  MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round ESPN+
  MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round ESPN+
  MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
  MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
Tue, Mar 12 Noon Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship
Title Game
Roy Philpott, Carolyn Peck
ESPNU
  2 p.m. Summit League Women’s Basketball Championship
Title Game
Clay Matvick, Julianne Viani
ESPNU
  4 p.m. West Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Championship
Title Game
Elise Woodward, Dan Hughes
ESPNU
  7 p.m. Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN3
  Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN3
  Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN3
  9 p.m. Big West Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round, Game 1
ESPN3
  11:30 p.m. Big West Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round, Game 2
ESPN3
Wed, Mar 13 Noon MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round ESPN+
  12:30 p.m. Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round ESPN+
  3 p.m. Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
ESPN+
  WAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  5 p.m. MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  5:30 p.m. WAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  7 p.m. ASUN Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal ESPN+
  ASUN Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  9 p.m. WAC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  Big West Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #1
ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
  11:30 p.m. WAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  Big West Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal #2
ESPN3
Thu, Mar 14 Noon Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
  12:30 p.m. Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
  3 p.m. Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. MVC Tournament Preview Show ESPN+
  5 p.m. MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
  6 p.m. Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #1 ESPN3
  Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #2 ESPN3
  7 p.m. Northeast Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #1
ESPN3
  Northeast Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #2
ESPN3
  8 p.m. MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round
ESPN+
  Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #3 ESPN3
  Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal #4 ESPN3
Fri, Mar 15 11 a.m. MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal ESPN+
  Noon Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
ESPN+
  1 p.m. MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament
Second Round
ESPN+
  3 p.m. WAC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #1
ESPN+
  Big West Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #1
ESPN3
  Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  5 p.m. America East Conference Women’s Basketball Championship
Title Game
Eric Frede, Christy Thomaskutty
ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. WAC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #2
ESPN+
  Big West Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal #2
ESPN3
  6 p.m. Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  7 p.m. MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
  8 p.m. Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  9:30 p.m. MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Quarterfinal
ESPN+
Sat, Mar 16 Noon Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship

Rich Hollenberg, Christy Winters-Scott

ESPN3
2 p.m. Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship
Title Game
Dave LaMont, Debbie Antonelli
ESPN3^
  3:30 p.m. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship
Title Game
Roy Philpott, Blair Schaefer
ESPN3*
  4:30 p.m. Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  5 p.m. MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Semifinal
ESPN+
  WAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship
Paul Sunderland, Dan Hughes
ESPN3
  6 p.m. Ivy League Women’s Basketball Championship
Semifinal #1
Brenda VanLengen, Andraya Carter
ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Big West Women’s Basketball Tournament
Championship
ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Ivy League Women’s Basketball Championship
Semifinal #2
Brenda VanLengen, Andraya Carter
ESPN3
Sun, Mar 17 2 p.m. Northeast Conference Women’s Basketball Championship
Title Game
Melissa Lee, Mike Thibault
ESPNU
  Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament
Championship
ESPN+
  3 p.m. ASUN Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship ESPN+
  MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship ESPN+
  4 p.m. Ivy League Women’s Basketball Championship
Title Game
Brenda VanLengen, Andraya Carter
ESPNU

* – will air on ESPNU at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 17
^ – will air on ESPNU at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17

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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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