Join Blue Demons for NCAA Tournament Selection Show
March 10, 2017
CHICAGO - Come join the No. 17/17 DePaul women's basketball team on Monday for the NCAA Women's Basketball Selection Special presented by Capital One.
Coach Doug Bruno and his team will gather at McGrath-Phillips Arena to watch the unveiling of the NCAA tournament brackets on ESPN on DePaul's big screen. The event is open to the public and doors open at 5 p.m. with the ESPN telecast beginning at 6 p.m.
Admission is free to the selection show party which includes food and soda. Parking is available next door to the Sullivan Athletic Center at the 2335 N. Sheffield parking facility.
Ranked No. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 national poll and No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll, the Blue Demons come in with a 17 RPI. DePaul (26-7) claimed its fourth consecutive BIG EAST regular-season title with a record of 16-2 and was runner-up at the BIG EAST tournament.
DePaul is No. 4 in the country in three-point attempts, No. 5 in assists and assists per game, No. 6 in three-pointers, No. 7 in rebounds and three-pointers per game, No. 8 in assist-turnover ratio and No. 10 in scoring offense.
ESPN Selection Show/Tournament Coverage
The 64-team NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship field will be announced at 6 p.m. CT exclusively on ESPN during the NCAA Women's Basketball Selection Special Presented by Capital One.
Host Maria Taylor will be joined by analysts Andy Landers, Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo as well as women's bracketologist and espnW reporter Charlie Creme via satellite, as they reveal the 64 teams that will compete for the chance to become national champion.
Interviews and live look-ins will occur throughout the two-hour special including Terry Gawlik, chair of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee chair, in the 7 p.m. hour as part of extended coverage that will air on ESPNU.
ESPN will once again be the home of the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Presented by Capital One, beginning with the first round on Friday, March 17. Coverage will continue through the second round and regional finals, culminating with the Women's Final Four from American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of ESPN's coverage of the women's championship.
ESPN and ESPN2 will present regionalized telecasts with home market protection through the first two rounds. ESPN3 and ESPN College Extra will offer first and second-round games in their entirety as a supplement to ESPN and ESPN2's coverage. The final 15 games, beginning with the Regional Semifinals, will have national telecast windows on ESPN or ESPN2.
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