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NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – Special – Womens NCAA Selection Sunday – Road To The Final Four


This 1985 CBS Sports special hosted by legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger features the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Sunday…..where 32 teams were chosen to be a part of The Big Dance….which would culminate with the Final Four on March 29 -31, 1985. at the Erwin Center….known around Austin,Texas as The Drum.

The Final Four consisted of Old Dominion, Northeast Louisiana, Western Kentucky, and Georgia….with Old Dominion defeating Georgia by a score of 70–65 in the championship game…..with Old Dominion’s Tracy Claxton being named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.   

1985 was the first year ESPN began televising some of the Tournament games….as they televised two of the four Regional Finals (East and West Regional)…..as well as the two national semifinals at The Final Four. The Georgia vs Western Kentucky match up was shown live, while the Old Dominion vs. Northeast Louisiana game was shown tape-delayed….while the Championship game was broadcast by CBS.

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