Stringer will provide in-studio analysis for the three nationally-televised games. In the opener, No. 17/16 Penn State will play at No. 2/3 Louisiana State at 12:00 p.m., followed by No. 5/5 Tennessee at No. 3/2 Connecticut at 2:00 p.m. and No. 7/6 Purdue at No. 12/12 Notre Dame at 4:00 p.m.
Stringer, the third women’s coach to win 650 career games, is a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The only coach, men’s or women’s, to lead three different schools to the Final Four (Cheyney in 1982, Iowa in 1993 and Rutgers in 2000), she is a three-time National Coach of the Year, owning a career record of 658-221 (.749) in 31 seasons and a 138-86 (.616) mark in her eighth season at Rutgers. While “On the Banks,” she has led the Scarlet Knights to four NCAA Tournament berths, including the 2000 Final Four, and has established RU as one of the nation’s prominent programs.
The Scarlet Knights (5-2) are next in action Sunday, Dec. 29, when they host George Washington (4-3) at 2:00 p.m. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports New York, and can be heard on WCTC 1450 AM and WRSU 88.7 FM.