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Women's Hoops to Find Out Postseason Fate

Women's Hoops to Find Out Postseason Fate

CORALGABLES, Fla. – After months ofwaiting, Miami’s women’s basketball program will find out its postseasondestination.

TheHurricanes will be watching as ESPN will unveil the 64-team NCAA Division IWomen’s Basketball Championship field exclusively during the NCAA Women’sBasketball Selection Special Presented by Capital One on Monday, March 18,at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. First-year host Kevin Negandhi will joinveteran analysts Kara Lawson, Carolyn Peck, Doris Burke and Rebecca Lobo instudio.

Thediscussion will continue at 8 p.m. on ESPNU with the NCAA Women’s BasketballSelection Special Extended Coverage Presented by Capital One when Negandhi,Lawson, Peck and Lobo are joined by espnW writer Mechelle Voepel. The ESPNUshow will include an exclusive interview with Carolayne Henry, the chair of theNCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee.

The twohours of programming on Selection Monday will tip off ESPN’scomprehensive coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball ChampionshipMarch 23-April 9, on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPN FULL COURT.In addition, ESPN will provide additional NCAA Championship content across itsplatforms, including SportsCenter, espnW, ESPN.com, ESPNEWS and ESPNInternational.

ShowHighlights:

  • The shows willinclude insight into the bracket with analysis of each region, teams, plus theplayers to watch as they vie for a Final Four spot in New Orleans.
  • Live look-ins at”3 to See” schools – as the teams await seeding for the championship, plusinterviews with Brittney Griner of Baylor, Elena Delle Donne of Delaware andSkylar Diggins of Notre Dame.
  • An exclusiveinterview with NCAA Chair Henry.
  • Voepel joins thecrew to provide her thoughts on the placement of the teams in the bracket.

CollegeBasketball Live: NCAA Women’s Special

Hosts Beth Mowins and Cara Capuano,along with analysts Debbie Antonelli, Maria Taylor and Brooke Weisbrod, willtake part in the revamped four-hour ESPNU special on Tuesday, March 19, at 1p.m. that will focus not only on interviews, but also in-depth analysis of thebracket. Capuano will focus on interviews with players and coaches from the64-team bracket. The rest of the crew will conduct an expert-style panel with acomplete bracket breakdown and big-picture topics.

All 63games of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship will air onESPN networks for the eighth consecutive year. ESPN and ESPN2 will present itstelecasts in a whip-around format with home market protection through the firsttwo rounds. ESPN3 will offer first- and second-round games in its entirety as asupplement to ESPN and ESPN’s coverage. ESPN FULL COURT, the pay-per-viewpackage, will offer first- and second-round games in its entirety as asupplement to ESPN and ESPN2’s coverage. The final 15 games, beginning with theRegional Semifinals, will have national telecast windows on ESPN or ESPN2.