via press release:
ESPN Releases Jam-Packed 2012 Women’s Big Monday Schedule
Schedule includes three 2011 Final Four participants
ESPN2’s Big Monday Presented by Bud Light primetime Game of the Week women’s basketball series, in its sixth season, features seven consecutive weeks, 11 games and four doubleheaders in February. The ESPN2 series showcases the best programs in Division I women’s basketball and tips off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan 16, at 7 p.m. ET with North Carolina at Connecticut.
For the first time the schedule will include includes an afternoon game on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 20, a BIG EAST tilt featuring Notre Dame at Louisville at 2 p.m. on ESPN. All games on ESPN and ESPN2 will be simulcast on ESPN3.com.
- The month of February features four straight weeks of doubleheaders at 7 & 9 p.m., beginning on February 6 with North Carolina at Duke
- All 14 teams in the Big Monday schedule are 2011 NCAA Championship participants
- 12 teams are ranked in an early preseason poll by ESPN.com columnist Charlie Creme
- ACC, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC programs will makeup this year’s schedule
- The schedule highlights Final Four teams Connecticut and Notre Dame, along with NCAA Champion Texas A&M
- Connecticut has the most appearances with four, followed by Notre Dame with three
- Three SEC teams – Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, combine for five appearances
ESPN Women’s Basketball Big Monday Presented by Bud Light Schedule (Schedule subject to change; all times are Eastern)
|Jan 16||7 p.m.||North Carolina at Connecticut||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Jan 23||7 p.m.||Tennessee at Notre Dame||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Jan 30||7 p.m.||Connecticut at Duke||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Feb 6||7 p.m.||North Carolina at Duke||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Oklahoma at Baylor||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Feb 13||7 p.m.||Play 4 Kay: Kentucky at Tennessee||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Play 4 Kay: Connecticut at Oklahoma||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Feb 20||2 p.m.||Notre Dame at Louisville||ESPN / ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Ohio State at Penn State||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Feb 27||7 p.m.||Baylor at Texas A&M||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Notre Dame at Connecticut||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
For full coverage, video highlights and live updates, go to espnW.com and ESPN.com’s women’s basketball site.
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU & ESPN3.com’s regular-season basketball schedule will be announced at a later date.