Front & Center: Kevin Negandhi

ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)

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ESPN SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi will join ESPN’s studio coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, replacing seven-year host Trey Wingo. Negandhi, along with veteran analysts Kara Lawson and Carolyn Peck, will be in ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studio for first- and second-round and regional action, as well as on-site in New Orleans for ESPN’s Final Four coverage.

Negandhi, Lawson and Peck will take to the air this Sunday as part of ESPN’s Play 4Kay initiative. On Monday, the trio will move from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios to the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., site of No. 3 Baylor at No. 1 Connecticut (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2), part of Big Monday Presented by Bud Light.

In the Front & Center podcast above, Negandhi talks about his dream of being a SportsCenter anchor; the prospect of playing pick-up basketball with Peck and Lawson; ESPN’s role in the growth of women’s basketball and more.