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Women’s College Basketball: New Thursday Night Showcase Tips off with a Top-5 Matchup, No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 3 Louisville on ESPN


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ESPN’s new prime-time window for women’s college basketball makes its debut this week with a top-5 matchup, as No. 2 Notre Dame visits No. 3 Louisville in the first Thursday Night Showcase game (7 p.m. ET, ESPN). The lead crew of Adam Amin, Rebecca Lobo and Kara Lawson will be on the call. Thursday’s slate also includes a top-20 matchup with No. 6 Tennessee at No. 17 Texas A&M (7 p.m., SEC Network). The 2018 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame finalists will also be exclusively revealed on ESPN this Thursday in-studio.

The first Big Monday matchup of the season has No. 1 UConn traveling to No. 7 Texas on January 15, at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

A total of 13 ranked teams will appear across ESPN networks this week, which includes the aforementioned teams, as well as No. 4 Mississippi State, No. 6 Tennessee, No. 9 South Carolina, No. 12 Missouri, No. 13 Florida State, No. 15 West Virginia, No. Duke, No. 17 Texas A&M and No. 25 Green Bay.

Around the Rim Podcast with LaChina Robinson

ESPN college basketball and WNBA analyst LaChina Robinson covers the hottest topics in women’s basketball on her podcast Around the Rim. Listen here.

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Wed, Jan 10 11 a.m. Maine at UMBC ESPN3
  6 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Wingate ESPN3
  7 p.m. Georgia Tech at NC State ACC Network Extra
  South Florida at Temple ESPN3
  Albany at Stony Brook ESPN3
  Hartford at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  New Hampshire at Binghamton ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Ohio at Toledo ESPN3
  Ball State at Akron ESPN3
  Bowling Green at Central Michigan ESPN3
  Eastern Michigan at Kent State ESPN3
  Miami at Buffalo ESPN3
  8 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston ESPN3
  No. 15 West Virginia at Kansas ESPN3
Thu, Jan 11 10 a.m. Marist at Quinnipiac
Eric Frede, Christy Thomaskutty
  noon Cleveland State at Milwaukee ESPN3
  7 p.m. Thursday Night Showcase
No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 3 Louisville
Adam Amin, Rebecca Lobo/Kara Lawson
  No. 6 Tennessee at No. 17 Texas A&M
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  Miami at No. 13 Florida State ACC Network Extra
  Virginia at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  Clemson at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  No. 16 Duke at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  Kentucky at Florida SEC Network +
  Arkansas at Georgia SEC Network +
  Manhattan at Canisius ESPN3
  Detroit at IUPUI ESPN3
  Furman at Western Carolina ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 12 Missouri at Vanderbilt SEC Network +
  LSU at Alabama SEC Network +
  Grand Canyon at New Mexico State ESPN3
  Youngstown State at No. 25 Green Bay ESPN3
  Oakland at UIC ESPN3
  9 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 4 Mississippi State
Paul Sunderland, Debbie Antonelli
SEC Network
Fri, Jan 12 7 p.m. Chattanooga at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  8 p.m. Missouri State at Illinois State ESPN3
  Southern Illinois at Bradley ESPN3
  Indiana State at Drake ESPN3
  Loyola-Chicago at Valparaiso ESPN3
  Evansville at Northern Iowa ESPN3
Sat, Jan 13 1 p.m. UMass Lowell at UMBC ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Jacksonville ESPN3
  South Carolina Upstate at Stetson ESPN3
  St. Francis (Ind.) at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Saint Peter’s at Quinnipiac ESPN3
  Monmouth at Iona ESPN3
  Wright State at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. Georgia State at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
  2 p.m. Kansas at No. 7 Texas
Alex Loeb, Fran Harris
Longhorn Network
  Maine at Albany ESPN3
  Vermont at Stony Brook ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at North Florida ESPN3
  Carson-Newman at Wingate ESPN3
  Siena at Canisius ESPN3
  Cleveland State at No. 25 Green Bay ESPN3
  Ohio at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Toledo ESPN3
  Eastern Michigan at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Buffalo at Ball State ESPN3
  3 p.m. Connecticut at Houston ESPN3
  Oakland at IUPUI ESPN3
  Youngstown State at Milwaukee ESPN3
  Mercer at Samford ESPN3
  4 p.m. Hartford at Binghamton ESPN3
  NJIT at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  CSU Bakersfield at New Mexico State ESPN3
  Fairfield at Marist ESPN3
  Detroit at UIC ESPN3
  Furman at UNC Greensboro ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Incarnate Word at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  5 p.m. Hawaii Pacific at Point Loma ESPN3
  Wofford at Western Carolina ESPN3
  Bowling Green at Akron ESPN3
Sun, Jan 14 noon UCF at USF
Cara Capuano, Christy Thomaskutty
  12:30 p.m. North Carolina at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  1 p.m. No. 6 Tennessee at No. 9 South Carolina
Beth Mowins, Debbie Antonelli, Steffi Sorensen
  LSU at Florida
Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings
SEC Network
  Boston College at No. 2 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  2 p.m. Saint Louis at Dayton
Jenn Hildreth, Angel Gray
  Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  Miami at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  Syracuse at NC State ACC Network Extra
  2:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 13 Florida State ACC Network Extra
  3 p.m. Georgia at No. 17 Texas A&M
Eric Frede, Carol Ross
SEC Network
  Virginia at No. 16 Duke
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors
  Missouri State at Bradley ESPN3
  Southern Illinois at Illinois State ESPN3
  Evansville at Drake ESPN3
  Indiana State at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  4 p.m. Alabama at No. 4 Mississippi State
Tiffany Greene, LaChina Robinson
  5 p.m. Arkansas at Auburn
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
SEC Network
Mon, Jan 15 1 p.m. UMBC at Hartford ESPN3
  UMass Lowell at New Hampshire ESPN3
  Vermont at Maine ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Jacksonville ESPN3
  NJIT at Stetson ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. Youngstown State at Wright State ESPN3
  2 p.m. Binghamton at Albany ESPN3
  Milwaukee at UIC ESPN3
  5 p.m. Cleveland State at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  6 p.m. Rider at Quinnipiac ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Arkansas Tech at Harding ESPN3
  7 p.m. Big Monday Presented by Jos. A. Bank

No. 1 UConn at No. 7 Texas
Adam Amin, Rebecca Lobo/Kara Lawson

  Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Brenda VanLengen, Carol Ross
SEC Network
  South Carolina Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Lipscomb at North Florida ESPN3
  No. 25 Green Bay at IUPUI ESPN3
Tue, Jan 16 7 p.m. Houston at Temple ESPN3
  Radford at Longwood ESPN3