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

Schedule Highlights

  • 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 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)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Jan 16 7 p.m. North Carolina at Connecticut ESPN2 /
Jan 23 7 p.m. Tennessee at Notre Dame ESPN2 /
Jan 30 7 p.m. Connecticut at Duke ESPN2 /
Feb 6 7 p.m. North Carolina at Duke ESPN2 /
9 p.m. Oklahoma at Baylor ESPN2 /
Feb 13 7 p.m. Play 4 Kay: Kentucky at Tennessee ESPN2 /
9 p.m. Play 4 Kay: Connecticut at Oklahoma ESPN2 /
Feb 20 2 p.m. Notre Dame at Louisville ESPN /
7 p.m. Ohio State at Penn State ESPN2 /
9 p.m. Vanderbilt at Kentucky ESPN2 /
Feb 27 7 p.m. Baylor at Texas A&M ESPN2 /
9 p.m. Notre Dame at Connecticut ESPN2 /

For full coverage, video highlights and live updates, go to and’s women’s basketball site.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU &’s regular-season basketball schedule will be announced at a later date.

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