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NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Pregame Special – NCAA Womens Finals – USC Vs Texas


This 1986 NCAA Women’s Basketball Finals Pregame Show….ESPN featured Leandra Reilly and Mimi Griffin….who were two of the pioneers of women’s basketball broadcasting….as the program starts off with Leandra Reilly interviewing the Lady Horns star player Clarissa Davis….who would eventually win the MVP of the Final Four.  This interview is followed by Mimi Griffin joining Reilly to review highlights of the semifinal games leading up to the finals…..then comes a piece of the Lady Longhorns of Texas and their undefeated season at the # 1 team in the country that is led by Head Coach Jody Conradt. 

In the middle of this video on a commercial break is a Public Service Announcement on literacy in America….followed by an ad for The Intercept Program, a rehab center for alcoholism….then comes a promo for CBS’ All in the Family comedy sitcom….followed by a switch to CBS Sports coverage of the actual women’s final game….with lead broadcaster Gary Bender….who gives analysis and highlight coverage of the regional finals and semifinal games leading to the start of the finals.

For any NCAA women’s basketball fan….this is dang near MUST SEE TV!!! 

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