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2014 NCAA women's basketball tournament TV schedule on ESPN and ESPN2

Here's the complete schedule of games, tip times and broadcasters for this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament.

2014 NCAA women's basketball tournament TV schedule on ESPN and ESPN2

Geno Auriemma, who grew up in Norristown, coached Connecticut to a perfect record in the regular season. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
Geno Auriemma, who grew up in Norristown, coached Connecticut to a perfect record in the regular season. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)

Here's the complete schedule of games, tip times and broadcasters for this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament.

All games will be shown on ESPN or ESPN2, as well as online via WatchESPN.com. Subregional and regional take place Saturday through Tuesday for the first two weeks of the tournament. The Final Four will take place in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, April 6, with the national championship game set for Tuesday, April 8.

The NCAA women's tournament does not use the same East-South-Midwest-West convention for region that the men's tournament does. This year's regional sites are South Bend, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Stanford, Calif. Because those sites can be reasonably equated with the same geographical regions as the men, I will use the following designation to note the region in which each team is playing:

East: South Bend, Ind.
South: Louisville, Ky.
Midwest: Lincoln, Neb.
West: Stanford, Calif.

Although the host institutions are set in advance, when a host institution makes the field of 64, it is automatically placed at its home venue.

All times listed are Eastern. Games involving Philadelphia teams are noted in bold. 

First Round

In the first and second rounds, four games are played simultaneously in a given time slot. All of the Saturday, Monday and Tuesday broadcasts are on ESPN2. On Sunday, time slots are split across ESPN2 and ESPN. 

Broadcasts in the first round will be regionalized. Most of the time, you'll get the best game in a given slot, with switching around to other action as warranted. However, if a team in your local market is playing, you'll see that game in its entirety. Coverage will not switch away from a local team's game during live action.

In addition to ESPN2's broadcasts on the opening Saturday, ESPN will carry in full the first-round games of the two teams that finished the regular season undefeated, Notre Dame and Connecticut. In those windows, there will be games on two channels at the same time, with ESPN2 carrying other action.

Saturday, March 22

11:00 a.m.: E8. Arizona State vs. E9. Vanderbilt at Toledo, Ohio (ESPN2/Beth Mowins and Stephanie White)
11:00 a.m.:
 MW2. Duke vs. MW15. Winthrop at Durham, N.C. (ESPN2/Mark Jones and LaChina Robinson)
11:00 a.m.: E3. Kentucky vs. E14. Wright State at Lexington, Ky. (ESPN2/Mark Kestecher and Brooke Weisbrod)
11:00 a.m.: 
E5. Oklahoma State vs. E12. Florida Gulf Coast at West Lafayette, Ind. (Melissa Lee and Jimmy Dykes)

1:30 p.m.: E1. Notre Dame vs. E16. Robert Morris at Toledo, Ohio (ESPN/Beth Mowins and Stephanie White)
1:30 p.m.: MW7. DePaul vs. MW10. Oklahoma at Durham, N.C. (ESPN2/Mark Jones and LaChina Robinson)
1:30 p.m.: E6. Syracuse vs. E11. Tennessee-Chattanooga at Lexington, Ky. (ESPN2/Mark Kestecher and Brooke Weisbrod)
1:30 p.m.: E4. Purdue vs. E13. Akron at West Lafayette, Ind. (Melissa Lee and Jimmy Dykes)

4:00 p.m.: S1. Tennessee vs. S16. Northwestern State at Knoxville, Tenn. (ESPN2/Joe Davis and Maria Taylor)
4:00 p.m.:
 W7. Iowa State vs. W10. Florida State at Ames, Iowa (ESPN2/Clay Matvick and Fran Fraschilla)
4:00 p.m.: MW4. Nebraska vs. MW13. Fresno State at Los Angeles, Calif. (ESPN2/Dave Pasch and Doris Burke) 
4:00 p.m.: E7. California vs. E10. Fordham at Waco, Texas (ESPN2/Pam Ward and Carolyn Peck)

6:30 p.m.: S8. St. John's vs. S9. Southern California at Knoxville, Tenn. (ESPN2/Joe Davis and Maria Taylor)
6:30 p.m.: W2. Stanford vs. W15. South Dakota at Ames, Iowa (ESPN2/Clay Matvick and Fran Fraschilla)
6:30 p.m.: MW5. North Carolina State vs. MW12. Brigham Young at Los Angeles, Calif. (ESPN2/Dave Pasch and Doris Burke) 
6:30 p.m.: E2. Baylor vs. E15. Western Kentucky at Waco, Texas (ESPN2/Pam Ward and Carolyn Peck)

Sunday, March 23

12:30 p.m.: W3. Penn State vs. W14. Wichita State at University Park, Pa. (ESPN2/Bob Picozzi and Krista Blunk)
12:30 p.m.:
 S7. Louisiana State vs. S10. Georgia Tech at Baton Rouge, La. (ESPN2/Cara Capuano and Nell Fortner)
12:30 p.m.: W5. Michigan State vs. W12. Hampton at Chapel Hill, N.C. (ESPN2/Tom Hart and Mary Murphy)
12:30 p.m.: S4. Maryland vs. S13. Army at College Park, Md. (ESPN2/Bob Wischusen and Christy Winters-Scott)

3:00 p.m.: W6. Dayton vs. W11. Florida at University Park, Pa. (ESPN/Bob Picozzi and Krista Blunk)
3:00 p.m.: S2. West Virginia vs. S15. Albany at Baton Rouge, La. (ESPN/Cara Capuano and Nell Fortner)
3:00 p.m.: W4. North Carolina vs. W13. Tennessee-Martin at Chapel Hill, N.C. (ESPN2/Tom Hart and Mary Murphy)
3:00 p.m.: S5. Texas vs. S12. Penn at College Park, Md. (ESPN/Bob Wischusen and Christy Winters-Scott)

5:30 p.m.: MW8. Georgia vs. MW9. Saint Joseph's at Storrs, Conn. (ESPN/Dave O'Brien and Debbie Antonelli)
5:30 p.m.: 
S3. Louisville vs. S14. Idaho at Iowa City, Iowa (ESPN/Holly Rowe and Brenda VanLengen)
5:30 p.m.: MW6. Gonzaga vs. MW11. James Madison at College Station, Texas (ESPN/Carter Blackburn and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude)
5:30 p.m.: W1. South Carolina vs. W16. Cal State-Northridge at Seattle. Wash. (ESPN/Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham)

8:00 p.m.: MW1. Connecticut vs. MW16. Prairie View A&M at Storrs, Conn. (ESPN/Dave O'Brien and Debbie Antonelli)
8:00 p.m.: S6. Iowa vs. S11. Marist at Iowa City, Iowa (ESPN2/Holly Rowe and Brenda VanLengen)
8:00 p.m.: MW3. Texas A&M vs. MW14. North Dakota at College Station, Texas (ESPN2/Carter Blackburn and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude)
8:00 p.m.: W8. Middle Tennessee State vs. W9. Oregon State at Seattle. Wash. (ESPN2/Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham)

Second Round

Monday, March 24

6:30 p.m.: MW2. Duke vs. MW7. TBA at Durham, N.C. (ESPN2/Mark Jones and LaChina Robinson)
6:30 p.m.: 
E3. Kentucky vs. E6. Syracuse at Lexington, Ky. (ESPN2/Mark Kestecher and Brooke Weisbrod)
6:30 p.m.: E1. Notre Dame vs. E9. Arizona State at Toledo, Ohio (ESPN2/Beth Mowins and Stephanie White)
6:30 p.m.: W2. Stanford vs. W10. Florida State at Ames, Iowa (ESPN2/Clay Matvick and Fran Fraschilla)

9:00 p.m.: E4. Purdue vs. E5. Oklahoma State at West Lafayette, Ind. (ESPN2/Melissa Lee and Jimmy Dykes)
9:00 p.m.: S1. Tennessee vs. S8. St. John's at Knoxville, Tenn. (ESPN2/Joe Davis and Maria Taylor)
9:00 p.m.: MW4. Nebraska vs. MW12. Brigham Young at Los Angeles, Calif. (ESPN2/Dave Pasch and Doris Burke) 
9:00 p.m.: E2. Baylor vs. E7. California at Waco, Texas (ESPN2/Pam Ward and Carolyn Peck)

Tuesday, March 25

7:00 p.m.: MW1. Connecticut vs. MW9. Saint Joseph's at Storrs, Conn. (ESPN2/Dave O'Brien and Debbie Antonelli)
7:00 p.m.: 
W3. Penn State vs. W11. Florida at University Park, Pa. (ESPN2/Bob Picozzi and Krista Blunk)
7:00 p.m.: S4. Maryland vs. S5. Texas at College Park, Md. (ESPN2/Bob Wischusen and Christy Winters-Scott)
7:00 p.m.: 
W4. North Carolina vs. W5. Michigan State at Chapel Hill, N.C. (ESPN2/Tom Hart and Mary Murphy) 

9:30 p.m.: S2. West Virginia vs. S7. Louisiana State at Baton Rouge, La. (ESPN2/Cara Capuano and Nell Fortner)
9:30 p.m.: 
MW3. Texas A&M vs. MW11. James Madison at College Station, Texas (ESPN2/Carter Blackburn and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude)
9:30 p.m.: 
S3. Louisville vs. S6. Iowa at Iowa City, Iowa (ESPN2/Holly Rowe and Brenda VanLengen)
9:30 p.m.: 
W1. South Carolina vs. W9. Oregon State at Seattle. Wash. (ESPN2/Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham)

Regional Semifinals

Saturday, March 29

12:00 p.m.: E2. Baylor vs. E3. Kentucky at South Bend, Ind. (ESPN/Beth Mowins, Stephanie White and Maria Taylor)
2:30 p.m.: E1. Notre Dame vs. E5. Oklahoma State at South Bend, Ind. (ESPN/Beth Mowins, Stephanie White and Maria Taylor)

4:30 p.m.: MW1. Connecticut vs. MW12. Brigham Young at Lincoln, Neb. (ESPN/Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck and LaChina Robinson)
7:00 p.m.: MW3. Texas A&M vs. MW7. DePaul at Lincoln, Neb. (ESPN/Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck and LaChina Robinson)

Sunday, March 30

12:00 p.m.: S1. Tennessee vs. S4. Maryland at Louisville, Ky. (ESPN/Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke and Holly Rowe)
2:30 p.m.: S3. Louisville vs. S7. Louisiana State at Louisville, Ky. (ESPN2/Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke and Holly Rowe)

4:30 p.m.: W2. Stanford vs. W3. Penn State at Stanford, Calif. (ESPN2/Dave Pasch, Debbie Antonelli and Brooke Weisbrod)
7:00 p.m.: W4. North Carolina vs. W1. South Carolina at Stanford, Calif. (ESPN2/Dave Pasch, Debbie Antonelli and Brooke Weisbrod)

Regional Finals

Monday, March 31

7:30 p.m.: E1. Notre Dame vs. E2. Baylor at South Bend, Ind. (ESPN/Beth Mowins, Stephanie White and Maria Taylor)

9:30 p.m.: MW1. Connecticut vs. MW3. Texas A&M at Lincoln, Neb. (ESPN/Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck and LaChina Robinson)

Tuesday, April 1

7:00 p.m.: S3. Louisville vs. S4. Maryland at Louisville, Ky. (ESPN/Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke and Holly Rowe)

9:00 p.m.: W2. Stanford vs. W4. North Carolina at Stanford, Calif. (ESPN/Dave Pasch, Debbie Antonelli and Brooke Weisbrod)

National Semifinals

Sunday, April 6

Pregame coverage starts on ESPN at 6:00 p.m. Temple alumnus Kevin Neghandi hosts on site with analysts Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo.

6:30 p.m.: E1. Notre Dame vs. S4. Maryland at Nashville, Tenn. (ESPN/Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke and Holly Rowe)
9:00 p.m.: MW1. Connecticut vs. W2. Stanford at Nashville, Tenn. (ESPN/Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke and Holly Rowe)

National Finals

Tuesday, April 8

Pregame coverage starts with studio shows on ESPNU from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Coverage moves to ESPN after that, with Neghandi, Lawson and Lobo on site.

8:30 p.m.: MW1. Connecticut vs. E1. Notre Dame at Nashville, Tenn. (ESPN/Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke and Holly Rowe)

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