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2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament Second Round TV and Announcer Schedule

The quest to determine women’s national champion in Division I basketball continues with the second round of tournament action on the networks of ESPN. These early round games will air regionally, according to its suitable television market. Out-of-market games are available on ESPN3 in the ESPN app.

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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 the first two rounds of tournament action:

    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    12:00 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Lexington Region
    (#1) Louisville vs. (#8) Marquette
    Location: Louisville, Ky.
    Announcers: Beth Mowins, Nell Fortner

    2:00 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Spokane Region
    (#4) Texas A&M vs. (#5) DePaul
    Location: College Station, Tex.
    Announcers: Lowell Galindo, Andraya Carter

    2:00 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Kansas City Region
    (#4) NC State vs. (#5) Maryland
    Location: Raleigh, NC
    Announcers: John Brickley, Mike Thibault

    2:00 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Lexington Region
    (#3) Tennessee vs. (#6) Oregon State
    Location: Knoxville, Tenn.
    Announcers: Brenda VanLengen, Carol Ross

    7:00 p.m. on ESPN: Spokane Region
    (#1) Notre Dame vs. (#9) Villanova
    Location: Notre Dame, Ind.
    Announcers: Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod

    8:30 p.m. on ESPN2: Lexington Region
    (#2) Baylor vs. (#7) Michigan
    Location: Waco, Tex.
    Announcers: Eric Frede, Christy Thomaskutty

    9:00 p.m. on ESPN: Albany Region
    (#2) South Carolina vs. (#10) Virginia
    Location: Columbia, S.C.
    Announcers: Paul Sunderland, Steffi Sorensen

    10:30 p.m. on ESPN2: Spokane Region
    (#2) Oregon vs. (#10) Minnesota
    Location: Eugene, Ore.
    Announcers: Dave Pasch, LaChina Robinson

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    6:30 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Albany Region
    (#1) UConn vs. (#9) Quinnipiac
    Location: Storrs, Conn.
    Announcers: Adam Amin, Kara Lawson

    6:30 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Albany Region
    (#3) Florida State vs. (#11) Buffalo
    Location: Tallahassee, Fla.
    Announcers: Clay Matvick, Katie Smith

    6:30 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Albany Region
    (#4) Georgia vs. (#5) Duke
    Location: Athens, Ga.
    Announcers: Melissa Lee, Amanda Butler

    6:30 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Spokane Region
    (#3) Ohio State vs. (#11) Central Michigan
    Location: Columbus, Ohio
    Announcers: Sam Gore, Christy Winters-Scott

    9:00 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Kansas City Region
    (#1) Mississippi State vs. (#9) Oklahoma State
    Location: Starkville, Miss.
    Announcers: Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings

    9:00 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Lexington Region
    (#4) Stanford vs. (#12) Florida Gulf Coast
    Location: Stanford, Calif.
    Announcers: Elise Woodward, Dan Hughes

    9:00 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Kansas City Region
    (#3) UCLA vs. (#11) Creighton
    Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
    Announcers: Tiffany Greene, Chiney Ogwumike

    9:00 p.m. on ESPN2/ESPN3: Kansas City Region
    (#2) Texas vs. (#7) Arizona State
    Location: Austin, Tex.
    Announcers: Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors

    Written by Douglas Pucci

    Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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