Lineup includes Final Four trio
ESPN2's Big Monday series, which features a weekly prime-time women's basketball game, will tip off Jan. 16 between North Carolina and Connecticut.
This year's Big Monday schedule, released Wednesday, includes three 2011 Final Four participants throughout the course of the seven-week, 11-game series.
All 14 teams in the Big Monday lineup competed in last season's NCAA tournament. Texas A&M, last season's NCAA champion, hosts Baylor on Feb. 27. Two other Final Four teams -- Connecticut (four) and Notre Dame (three) -- make the most appearances in the Big Monday schedule. SEC teams Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt combine for five appearances.
In February, Big Monday will feature four consecutive weeks of doubleheaders. For the first time, Big Monday includes an afternoon game on Presidents Day.
BIG MONDAY SCHEDULE
All games on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. Tipoffs are ET.
|Jan. 16||North Carolina at Connecticut, 7 p.m.|
|Jan. 23||Tennessee at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.|
|Jan. 30||Connecticut at Duke, 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 6||North Carolina at Duke, 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 6||Oklahoma at Baylor, 9 p.m.|
|Feb. 13||Kentucky at Tennessee (Play 4 Kay), 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 13||Connecticut at Oklahoma (Play 4 Kay), 9 p.m.|
|Feb. 20||Notre Dame at Louisville, 2 p.m.|
|Feb. 20||Ohio State at Penn State, 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 20||Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 9 p.m.|
|Feb. 27||Baylor at Texas A&M, 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 27||Notre Dame at Connecticut, 9 p.m.|
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