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ESPN’s ninth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon will feature 13 men’s and women’s college basketball games beginning on Monday, Nov. 14 and continuing Tuesday, Nov. 15, across ESPN and ESPN2, bringing more than 24 hours of game action to mark the start of the 2016-17 season.
The University of Connecticut and the University of Texas will play in the 2016 Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona and hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 4. The annual event, in its 15th year, will be televised from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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).