The Southeastern Conference unveiled the 2011-12 women’s basketball television schedule this afternoon and the Tennessee Lady Vols will have 22 television appearances. In the third year of its agreement with ESPN, a total of 57 SEC games will be televised live.
Once again, Lady Vol fans will see every SEC game televised both at home and on the road. Additionally, out of conference, Tennessee has television dates on ESPN with Baylor (2 p.m., Nov. 27); ESPN2 with Miami [Fla.] (6 p.m., Nov. 15), at Notre Dame (7 p.m., Jan. 23); ESPNU versus DePaul at the Maggie Dixon Classic (1:30 p.m., Dec. 11), at Rutgers (7 p.m., Dec. 13) and on Comcast Sports Net at Stanford (7 p.m. PT, Dec. 20).
Additional TV games may be added with seven opportunities still open on the Lady Vol non-conference schedule.
Fifteen games that involve an SEC team will be distributed nationally with ESPN or ESPN2 televising eight contests and ESPNU also showing eight.
Regionally-syndicated games will be televised on the SEC Network as part of ESPN Regional Television (ERT). The SEC Network will televise eight intra-conference games while Fox Sports Net (games shown on SportSouth, FS Southwest and Sun Sports) and Comcast Sports Southeast will show 16 games each. The majority of games not televised nationally will be available as a part of ESPN Full Court, the pay subscription college basketball out-of-market service, and on ESPN3.com.
The 2012 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament will once again enjoy national television coverage. FSN continues its dedication to SEC events by televising all first and second round games. The semifinals will be aired on ESPNU for the third consecutive year, while the championship game will again be televised on ESPN2.