via press release:
ESPN Networks to Present Entire NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship
Undefeated Connecticut and Notre Dame First-Round Games to Air in Full National Windows on ESPN
The entire NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship Presented by Capital One will air across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPN FULL COURT beginning with first-round action on Saturday, March 22. Play culminates with the NCAA Women’s National Championship game on Tuesday, April 8, at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN in Nashville, Tenn.
Undefeated and top-seeded Notre Dame’s and Connecticut’s “Pursuit of Perfection” will be on display with their first-round games airing in full national windows on ESPN and WatchESPN. No. 1 seed Notre Dame will play No. 16 seed Robert Morris from Toledo, Ohio, on Saturday, March 22, at 1:30 p.m., while UConn will play at home against No. 16 Prairie View A&M on Sunday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
Most of the first- and second-round tournament games will be televised on ESPN2 – with the exception of the Sunday 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. windows – within 12 telecast windows in a regionalized format with home market protection. ESPN3 and ESPN FULL COURT, the pay-per-view package, will offer complete games as a supplement to the regionalized coverage. The final 15 games, beginning with the Regional Semifinals, will have national telecast windows on ESPN or ESPN2, as well as WatchESPN.
WatchESPN is available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
Additional NCAA Championship content will be available across multiple platforms, including espnW.com, SportsCenter, ESPNEWS and ESPN International.
First and Second Round – Regionalized & Home Market Protection
First and Second Round Schedule
Final Four Schedule
Thoughts from Selection Monday