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2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four and Championship TV and Announcer Schedule

There will be eight Regional Semifinal tournament games played on March 23-24. Unlike the tournament’s early round games, each game will air in its entirety nationwide on ESPN or ESPN2, beginning on March 23.

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  • The Final Four semifinal and national championship title games will be held at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Friday Mar. 30 and Sunday Apr. 1 — all three games will air on ESPN.

    The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change), locations and respective networks for tournament action:

    Regional Semifinals: Friday, March 23, 2018

    7:00 p.m. on ESPN: Kansas City Region
    (#1) Mississippi State vs. (#4) NC State
    Location: Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO)
    Announcers: Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors, Courtney Lyle

    7:00 p.m. on ESPN2: Lexington Region
    (#2) Baylor vs. (#6) Oregon State
    Location: Rupp Arena (Louisville, Ky.)
    Announcers: Beth Mowins, Deb Antonelli, Allison Williams

    Approx. 9:00 p.m. on ESPN: Lexington Region
    (#1) Louisville vs. (#4) Tennessee
    Location: Rupp Arena (Louisville, Ky.)
    Announcers: Beth Mowins, Deb Antonelli, Allison Williams

    Approx. 9:00 p.m. on ESPN2: Kansas City Region
    (#2) Texas vs. (#3) UCLA
    Location: Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO)
    Announcers: Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors, Courtney Lyle

    Regional Semifinals: Saturday, March 24, 2018

    11:30 a.m. on ESPN: Albany Region
    (#2) South Carolina vs. (#11) Buffalo
    Location: Times Union Center (Albany, NY)
    Announcers: Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe

    Approx. 1:30 p.m. on ESPN: Albany Region
    (#1) UConn vs. (#5) Duke
    Location: Times Union Center (Albany, NY)
    Announcers: Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe

    4:00 p.m. on ESPN: Spokane Region
    (#1) Notre Dame vs. (#4) Texas A&M
    Location: Veterans Memorial Arena (Spokane, Wash.)
    Announcers: Dave Pasch, LaChina Robinson, Molly McGrath

    Approx. 6:00 p.m. on ESPN: Spokane Region
    (#2) Oregon vs. (#11) Central Michigan
    Location: Veterans Memorial Arena (Spokane, Wash.)
    Announcers: Dave Pasch, LaChina Robinson, Molly McGrath

    Regional Finals: Sunday, March 25, 2018

    12:00 p.m. on ESPN: Lexington Region
    (#1) Louisville vs. (#6) Oregon State
    Location: Rupp Arena (Louisville, Ky.)
    Announcers: Beth Mowins, Deb Antonelli, Allison Williams

    7:30 p.m. on ESPN: Kansas City Region
    (#1) Mississippi State vs. (#3) UCLA
    Location: Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO)
    Announcers: Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors, Courtney Lyle

    Regional Finals: Monday, March 26, 2018

    7:00 p.m. on ESPN: Albany Region
    (#1) UConn vs. (#2) South Carolina
    Location: Times Union Center (Albany, NY)
    Announcers: Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe(#1) Notre Dame vs. (#2) Oregon
    Location: Veterans Memorial Arena (Spokane, Wash.)
    Announcers: Dave Pasch, LaChina Robinson, Molly McGrath

    Final Four: Friday, March 30, 2018

    7:00 p.m. on ESPN2: Final Four Semifinal No. 1
    Mississippi State vs. Louisville
    Location: Nationwide Arena (Columbus, Ohio)
    ESPN TV announcers: Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe
    Westwood One radio announcers: John Sadak, Debbie Antonelli, Krista Blunk

    Approx. 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2: Final Four Semifinal No. 2
    UConn vs. Notre Dame
    Location: Nationwide Arena (Columbus, Ohio)
    ESPN TV announcers: Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe
    Westwood One radio announcers: John Sadak, Debbie Antonelli, Krista Blunk

    Championship Final: Sunday, April 1, 2018

    6:00 p.m. on ESPN: National Championship
    Notre Dame vs. Mississippi State
    Location: Nationwide Arena (Columbus, Ohio)
    ESPN TV announcers: Adam Amin, Kara Lawson, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe
    Westwood One radio announcers: John Sadak, Debbie Antonelli, Krista Blunk

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