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Friday, February 10, 2017

ESPN announces coverage plans for Monday's historic game

ESPN can't be accused of underplaying UConn's quest for win No. 100 in a row on Monday against South Carolina (assuming a victory over SMU tomorrow).

Here are some of the highlights from a release ESPN put together

SportsCenter’s Dianna Russini will be live from Storrs throughout the day

Reporter Jen Lada will visit several Storrs Elementary Schools as the students celebrate the number 100 and their 100th day of the academic year, all while decked out in UConn gear
SportsCenter anchor Kevin Neghandi spent time with Geno Auriemma for a sit-down interview
Big Monday studio crew will be live from Gampel Pavilion – Maria Taylor, Andy Landers and Rebecca Lobo
Lobo will be a guest on ESPN Radio’s 6:30 p.m. pregame show ahead of the men’s Big Monday matchup between Louisville and Syracuse
Illustrative video depicting the significance of UConn’s quest for 100 straight wins in the context of all sports’ consecutive wins, voiced by college basketball analyst Jay Bilas
SEC Network’s The Paul Finebaum Show will have live interviews with various guests between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Relive the best moments of UConn’s potential 99-game winning streak: ESPNU and ESPN Classic will re-air some of the best games, as well as The Geno Auriemma Project
SportsCenter (11 p.m.) will be live from the court postgame with Steve Levy, as well as Burke, Lawson and other guests

espnW’s Mechelle Voepel and Graham Hays will also be on-site for the matchup
Studio coverage begins Sunday, Feb. 12, with a slate of 22 matchups across ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network +, ACC Network Extra and ESPN3, including several Rivalry Week games.

Monday's schedule on ESPNU will feature UConn women's basketball coverage from noon-7 p.m. with similar coverage starting on ESPN Classic at 11 a.m.

Noon UConn’s loss to Stanford (Nov. 17, 2014)
2 p.m. UConn’s win against Florida State (Nov. 14, 2016)
4 p.m. UConn’s win against Maryland (Dec. 29, 2016)
5:30 p.m. “The Geno Auriemma Project: Together” *
6 p.m. “The Geno Auriemma Project: The Program” *
6:30 p.m. “The Geno Auriemma Project: Method to the Madness” *

ESPN Classic (top five games from the 98-0 winning streak)
11 a.m. 2015 NCAA Women’s Championship – Semifinal*
UConn vs. Maryland (Apr. 5, 2015)
1 p.m. 2015 NCAA Women’s Championship – Title game*
UConn vs. Notre Dame (Apr. 7, 2015)
3 p.m. 2015 Jimmy V Women’s Classic*
UConn vs. Notre Dame (Dec. 5, 2015)
5 p.m. Big Monday*
UConn vs. South Carolina (Feb. 8, 2016)
7 p.m. 2016 NCAA Women’s Championship – Title game*
UConn vs. Syracuse (April 5, 2016)

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