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Women’s College Basketball: Sunday’s Slate Features Rivalry Week Matchups; UConn Could Reach 100 Consecutive Wins on Big Monday

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UConn continues to be the top-ranked women’s college basketball team this season, and will chase a milestone that no other team has ever reached—100 consecutive wins. The No. 1 Huskies have not lost a game since 2014, and currently have 97 consecutive wins, with matchups against Cincinnati and SMU this week. Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Kara Lawson and Holly Rowe will be on the call as UConn faces No. 6 South Carolina on Feb. 13 (9 p.m., ESPN2) as part of Big Monday presented by eBay, which could be a historical night for the UConn Huskies. The Big Monday studio crew — Maria Taylor, Andy Landers and Rebecca Lobo — will also be live from Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn.

Sunday’s slate will include several matchups as part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s, including Tulane at No. 22 USF, Dayton at George Washington, No. 3 Maryland at Michigan State and Texas A&M at No. 24 Tennessee.

WNBA Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault will serve as a guest analyst for the Dayton/George Washington matchup, which tips off at noon on ESPNU. Former UConn and WNBA star Sue Bird will also serve as a guest analyst, and will be on the call for the Tulane/USF game (noon, ESPN2).

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This week’s content includes:

  • Charlie Creme Bracketology and column
  • With Morgan Tuck, Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson gone, the Huskies weren’t the overwhelming favorites to win a championship. But here they are, riding an NCAA-record win streak. Players like Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier have stepped up statistically, but Kia Nurse – a three-year starter – has helped fill the leadership void. (Katie Barnes)
  • espnW Voices: How growing up around female athletes built her to be a feminist (Alyssa Auriemma)
  • Game-by-game recap of UConn’s win streak
  • A’ja Wilson’s journey to South Carolina: Signature athlete and societal change (Mechelle Voepel, with video from Lynn Olszowy)

Weekly Schedule (Wed-Tue)

Weekly Women’s Basketball Key Matchups (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Wed, Feb 8 7 p.m. No. 22 USF at East Carolina ESPN3
Thu, Feb 9  7 p.m. Missouri at No. 24 Tennessee
Paul Sunderland, Gail Goestenkors, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  Wake Forest at No. 5 Florida State ACC Network Extra
  Virginia at No. 16 Miami (Fla.) ACC Network Extra
  No. 12 Louisville at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  No. 17 NC State at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra
  Auburn at No. 6 South Carolina SEC Network +
  9 p.m. Vanderbilt at No. 4 Mississippi State
Courtney Lyle, Deb Antonelli
SEC Network
Fri, Feb 10 7 p.m. No. 20 Syracuse at No. 14 Duke ACC Network Extra
Sat, Feb 11 2:30 p.m. Kansas at No. 11 Texas
Lowell Galindo, Nell Fortner, Ahmad Brooks
Longhorn Network
Sun, Feb 12 Noon Tulane at No. 22 USF
Jenn Hildreth, Sue Bird
ESPN2
  Dayton at George Washington
Fran Harris, Mike Thibault
ESPNU
  2 p.m. No. 3 Maryland at Michigan State
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors
ESPN2
  Texas A&M at No. 24 Tennessee
Paul Sunderland, Nell Fortner
ESPNU
  Florida at Alabama
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
SEC Network
  Clemson at No. 16 Miami ACC Network Extra
  Virginia Tech at No. 17 NC State ACC Network Extra
  Pittsburgh at No. 14 Duke ACC Network Extra
  4 p.m. No. 2 Baylor at TCU
Brenda VanLengen, Katie Smith
ESPN2
  No. 4 Mississippi State at Ole Miss
Bob Picozzi, Dan Hughes
SEC Network
  6 p.m. Arkansas at Missouri
Melissa Lee, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
Mon, Feb 13 7 p.m. Big Monday presented by eBay
Texas at No. 5 Florida State
Beth Mowins, Deb Antonelli
ESPN2
  LSU at Vanderbilt
Brenda VanLengen, Carol Ross
SEC Network
  9 p.m. Big Monday presented by eBay
No. 6 South Carolina at No. 1 UConn
Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Kara Lawson, Holly Rowe
ESPN2
Tue, Feb 14 7 p.m. UCF at No. 22 USF ESPN3

 

Weekly Women’s College Basketball Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Wed, Feb 8 7 p.m. No. 22 USF at East Carolina ESPN3
  Akron at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Jacksonville at Stetson ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at NJIT ESPN3
  North Florida at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Lipscomb at USC Upstate ESPN3
  Toledo at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Indiana Wesleyan at Taylor ESPN3
  8 p.m. Central Michigan at Northern Illinois ESPN3
Thu, Feb 9 4 p.m. Valparaiso at Wright State ESPN3
  5 p.m. Marist at Quinnipiac ESPN3
  UIC at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Boston College at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  6 p.m. Northwood at Grand Valley State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Sam Houston State at Lamar ESPN3
  7 p.m. Missouri at No. 24 Tennessee
Paul Sunderland, Gail Goestenkors, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  Wake Forest at No. 5 Florida State ACC Network Extra
  Virginia at No. 16 Miami (Fla.) ACC Network Extra
  No. 12 Louisville at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  No. 17 NC State at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra
  Arkansas at Florida SEC Network +
  LSU at Ole Miss SEC Network +
  Kentucky at Georgia SEC Network +
  Auburn at No. 6 South Carolina SEC Network +
  Western Carolina at Mercer ESPN3
  UNC Greensboro at Samford ESPN3
  Binghamton at Albany ESPN3
  UMBC at Hartford ESPN3
  UMass Lowell at Maine ESPN3
  Vermont at New Hampshire ESPN3
  Georgia Southern at Appalachian State ESPN3
  UAB at Charlotte ESPN3
  8 p.m. Alabama at Texas A&M SEC Network +
  Memphis at Tulane ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Green Bay ESPN3
  Youngstown State at Milwaukee ESPN3
  9 p.m. Vanderbilt at No. 4 Mississippi State
Courtney Lyle, Deb Antonelli
SEC Network
Fri, Feb 10 5:30 p.m. Niagara at Canisius ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 20 Syracuse at No. 14 Duke ACC Network Extra
  Chattanooga at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Brown at Harvard ESPN3
  Rider at Iona ESPN3
  8 p.m. Illinois State at Drake ESPN3
  Evansville at Wichita State ESPN3
  Bradley at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  Southern Illinois at Missouri State ESPN3
Sat, Feb 11 1 p.m. Western Michigan at Central Michigan ESPN3
  NJIT at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Stetson ESPN3
  USC Upstate at North Florida ESPN3
  Valparaiso at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  Lake Superior State at Grand Valley State ESPN3
  University of St. Francis at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Georgia State at Appalachian State ESPN3
  2 p.m. Wofford at Furman ESPN3
  UNC Greensboro at Mercer ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Buffalo ESPN3
  Youngstown State at Green Bay ESPN3
  UMBC at Vermont ESPN3
  Kent State at Akron ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Kansas at No. 11 Texas
Lowell Galindo, Nell Fortner, Ahmad Brooks
Longhorn Network
  Miami (Ohio) at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  3 p.m. Western Carolina at Samford ESPN3
  Lamar at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Milwaukee ESPN3
  Angelo State at Tarleton State ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Ohio at Ball State ESPN3
  4 p.m. New Orleans at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  UAB at Old Dominion ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. UIC at Wright State ESPN3
  5 p.m. Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Yale at Harvard ESPN3
  Troy at UL Lafayette ESPN3
  7 p.m. Bowling Green at Toledo ESPN3
  Middle Tennessee at Charlotte ESPN3
  UMKC at Seattle ESPN3
  8 p.m. Cal Poly at Cal State Fullerton ESPN3
Sun, Feb 12 Noon Tulane at No. 22 USF
Jenn Hildreth, Sue Bird
ESPN2
  Dayton at George Washington
Fran Harris, Mike Thibault
ESPNU
  1 p.m. Binghamton at New Hampshire ESPN3
  Stony Brook at Maine ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 3 Maryland at Michigan State
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors
ESPN2
  Texas A&M at No. 24 Tennessee
Paul Sunderland, Nell Fortner
ESPNU
  Florida at Alabama
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
SEC Network
  Clemson at No. 16 Miami ACC Network Extra
  Wake Forest at Virginia ACC Network Extra
  Virginia Tech at No. 17 NC State ACC Network Extra
  Pittsburgh at No. 14 Duke ACC Network Extra
  Loyola-Chicago at Indiana State ESPN3
  Hartford at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  Iona at Monmouth ESPN3
  3 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network +
  Bradley at Drake ESPN3
  Southern Illinois at Wichita State ESPN3
  Illinois State at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 2 Baylor at TCU
Brenda VanLengen, Katie Smith
ESPN2
  No. 4 Mississippi State at Ole Miss
Bob Picozzi, Dan Hughes
SEC Network
  6 p.m. Arkansas at Missouri
Melissa Lee, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  8 p.m. Evansville at Missouri State ESPN3
Mon, Feb 13 7 p.m. Big Monday presented by eBay
Texas at No. 5 Florida State
Beth Mowins, Deb Antonelli
ESPN2
  LSU at Vanderbilt
Brenda VanLengen, Carol Ross
SEC Network
  USC Upstate at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Stetson ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  NJIT at North Florida ESPN3
  9 p.m. Big Monday presented by eBay
No. 6 South Carolina at No. 1 UConn
Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Kara Lawson, Holly Rowe
ESPN2
Tue, Feb 14 7 p.m. UCF at No. 22 USF ESPN3

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