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ESPN's Coverage of NCAA Women's Basketball Tips Off 11/14

PN will carry 140 women's basketball matchups across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Longhorn Network and SEC Network during the 2016-2017 regular season, culminating with the 30th anniversary of ESPN's coverage of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship.

The addition of ESPN3, SEC Network+ and ACC Network Extra exclusive games will be included in future releases, resulting in a record number of games.

This season's schedule opens on Monday, Nov. 14, with four-time defending champion UConn at Florida State as part of the annual Tip-Off Marathon (6 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Following that game, Stanford takes on Texas as marathon coverage continues. Every team on espnW's way-too-early preseason top 25 rankings will play on one of ESPN's networks throughout the season.

Highlights

ESPN - features defending champion UConn in two Sunday matchups, facing LSU as part of Feast Week presented by Lowe's, and Texas in the Jimmy V Women's Classic presented by Corona and hosted by the Basketball Hall of Fame

ESPN2 - will air a total of 43 games, with two netflex options in January and February; also serves as the home of Big Monday

ESPNU - coverage will feature 22 women's basketball matchups, including a Sunday slate of We Back Pat games on Sunday, Jan. 22

Longhorn Network - the 24-hour network devoted to the University of Texas will see 11 home matchups, including Big-12 conference play

SEC Network - more than 70 games on ESPN's network dedicated to the Southeastern Conference, highlighted by key in-conference matchups, as well as early rounds of the SEC Tournament


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