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The final event of the college basketball season is set for Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m. ET, when ESPN2 televises the College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s live from The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles. During the one-hour show, winners will be named for: John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s (Player of the Year – Men), John R. Wooden Award (Player of the Year – Women), John R. Wooden Award (Legends of Coaching), Bob Cousy Award presented by College of the Holy Cross (Point Guard of the Year), Jerry West Award (Shooting Guard of the Year), Julius Erving Award presented by UMass (Small Forward of the Year) , Karl Malone Award presented by cConnects (Power Forward of the Year) and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (Center of the Year).
Top-Seeded UConn Faces No. 4 seed Syracuse Tuesday on ESPN in NCAA Women’s National Championship Game
Played from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the game will be called by Beth Mowins and Doris Burke on ESPN and WatchESPN.
The NCAA Women’s Final Four National Final between top-seeded UConn and No. 2 seed Oregon State – played Sunday, April 3, from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis – delivered a 1.7 overnight rating on ESPN, up 31 percent from last year’s first semifinal tilt between South Carolina and Notre Dame (1.3).
Beth Mowins makes her television debut at the Women’s Final Four as the play-by-play announcer, and is joined by analyst Doris Burke and reporter Holly Rowe
ESPN Audio will offer its first long-form podcasts, “Dunkumentaries,” a five-part series celebrating basketball’s most powerful shot by examining its history, memorable moments, impact and future. To The project is a collaboration between ESPN Audio and ESPN Films, and is sponsored by Seat Geek. All five episodes will be published Tuesday, April 5; they range in length from 12 to 20 minutes. They will be available on the ESPN app, iTunes, and other podcast platforms/apps, as well as on the web, including ESPN.com and espnW.com.