Press Release

Posted by Rachel Margolis on March 30, 2012

All Four No. 1 Seeds Advance to Women’s Final Four in Denver

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The Women’s Final Four is set as all four No. 1 seeds advanced to the championship weekend in Denver. The games tipoff with the semifinals Sunday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and concludes with the national title game Tuesday, April 3, at 8:30 p.m.  All games will be televised on ESPN and simulcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.  Highlights:

  • BIG EAST rivals Notre Dame and Connecticut meet for the second straight year in a national semifinal at 6:30 p.m.
  • The top overall seed, Baylor, returns to the Final Four after a one-year absence, and faces Stanford, making its fifth straight Final Four appearance, at 8:30 p.m.
  • Trey Wingo, Kara Lawson and Carolyn Peck will have all the studio coverage from a set in the Pepsi Center.
  • Dave O’Brien will call play-by-play, joined by veteran analyst Doris Burke
  • Rebecca Lobo returns this year with added responsibilities: working as an on-court analyst reporting on special aspects of each game, as well as conducting on-court interviews with players and coaches and joining the studio coverage with Wingo, Lawson and Peck.
  • Holly Rowe returns as a sideline reporter and Bob Holtzman will provide updates for SportsCenter and ESPNEWS live from Denver.

More Final Four Facts  

DateTime (ET)TelecastNetworks
Sun, Apr 16 p.m.NCAA Women’s Final Four Special Presented by Capital OneESPN / ESPN3
 6:30 p.m.National Semifinal:
No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 1 Notre Dame
 8:30 p.m.National Semifinal:
No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 1 Baylor
Tue, Apr 33 p.m.Crunch Time: Women’s Tournament ESPNU
 5 p.m.The Experts:
NCAA Women’s 
Tournament Special
 6 p.m.College Basketball Live:
Women’s National Championship Special
 College Basketball Live:
Women’s National Championship Special
 7:30 p.m.NCAA Women’s Championship Special Presented by Capital One ESPN / ESPN3
 8:30 p.m.National ChampionshipESPN / ESPN3