Lincoln - The Nebraska women's basketball team will gather as a team with invited guests at the Hendricks Complex to learn its NCAA Tournament destination on Monday.
ESPN will unveil the 64-team NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship field Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN and WatchESPN. First-year host Kevin Negandhi will join veteran analysts Kara Lawson, Carolyn Peck, Doris Burke and Rebecca Lobo in studio.
The 64-team tournament begins at 16 pre-determined sites, with eight sites hosting first- and second-round action March 23-25, and eight sites featuring games March 24-26. The 16 first- and second-round sites include Boulder, Colo., College Park, Md., College Station, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Knoxville, Tenn., Lubbock, Texas, Spokane, Wash., Storrs, Conn., Baton Rouge, La., Durham, N.C., Iowa City, Iowa, Louisville, Ky., Newark, Del., Queens, N.Y., Stanford, Calif. and Waco, Texas.
The winners of the 16 sub-regional sites will advance to one of four regional sites, including Spokane, Wash. and Trenton, N.J. (March 30-April 1) and Norfolk, Va., and Oklahoma City, Okla. (March 31-April 2). The tournament will culminate with the 2013 NCAA Women's Final Four at New Orleans Arena in Louisiana, April 7-9.
Following the announcement of the bracket ESPNU will continue the coverage, as espnW writer Mechelle Voepel joins the discussion. The ESPNU show will include an exclusive interview with Carolayne Henry, the chair of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee.
The two hours of programming on Selection Monday will tip off ESPN's comprehensive coverage of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship March 23-April 9, on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPN FULL COURT. In addition, ESPN will provide additional NCAA Championship content across its platforms, including SportsCenter, espnW, ESPN.com, ESPNEWS and ESPN International.