By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – The American Athletic Conference will have 44 women’s basketball appearances on national television this upcoming season and four of those contests with feature the Bulls.
Fans across the country can tune in to ESPNU on Jan. 12 to watch head coach Jose Fernandez’s squad play host to national runner-up Louisville at 3 p.m. The second game in the series takes place Feb. 2 at Louisville and can be seen on CBS Sports Network starting at 2 p.m.
The Bulls make their season debut on CBS Sports Network on Jan. 26, when face defending national champion UConn in Hartford at noon. Fans are encouraged to pack the Sun Dome on Feb. 16 when the Huskies visit the Sun Dome with CBS Sports Network handling coverage at 4 p.m.
The first American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship is set for March 7-10 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The semifinals take place March 9 and both contests will be televised on ESPNU. ESPN or ESPN2 will air the tournament championship March 10 at 7 p.m.
Take a look at The American’s complete national TV schedule below, or check out the Bulls' full schedule here:
Nov.11 Stanford at UConn, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Nov. 15 UConn at Maryland, TBA (ESPNU)
Dec. 1 UConn vs. Ohio State (Hall of Fame Classic), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Dec. 17 UConn at Duke (Jimmy V Classic), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Dec. 22 Cal vs. UConn (Maggie Dixon Classic), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Dec. 29 Cincinnati at UConn, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
Dec. 29 SMU at Louisville, 3 p.m. (ESPNU)
Jan.12 Louisville at USF, 3 p.m. (ESPNU)
Jan. 13 UConn at Baylor (Big Monday), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Jan. 19 UConn at Rutgers, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
Jan. 19 Louisville at SMU, 1:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Jan. 26 Memphis at Louisville, TBA (ESPNU)
Feb. 9 Louisville at UConn, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Feb. 9 Memphis at Temple, 1:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Feb. 16 Louisville at Memphis, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Feb. 23 Rutgers at Louisville, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
March 3 UConn at Louisville (Big Monday), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)(
March 9 American Championship Semifinal, 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
March 9 American Championship Semifinal, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
March 10 American Championship Final, 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2)
American-CBS College Sports Network (CBS SN) Schedule
Jan. 26 USF at UConn, noon
Jan. 28 Louisville at Rutgers, 9 p.m.
Feb. 2 USF at Louisville, 2 p.m.
Feb. 16 UConn at USF, 4 p.m.
March 1 Rutgers at UConn, 4 p.m.