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ESPN Releases Statement On Women's Bracket Mistake

UConn's mascot interacting with the fans.

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 31: Jonathan the Husky, mascot for the Connecticut Huskies, performs before the game against the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs during the semifinal round of the 2017 NCAA Women's Final Four at American Airlines Center on March 31, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

The 2019 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament bracket is being revealed right now on ESPN2. Originally, the selection show was set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

However, that was before ESPN accidentally aired the bracket this afternoon during a re-run of a bracketology show for the men's tournament. The full 68-team field was unveiled.

That mistake forced the Worldwide Leader to alter its plans for airing the bracket show. It also led to a statement acknowledging the error.

Here's what ESPN had to say:

“In working with the NCAA to prepare for tonight’s Women’s Selection Special we received the bracket, similar to years past. In the midst of our preparation, the bracket was mistakenly posted on ESPNU. We deeply regret the error and extend our apology to the NCAA and the women’s basketball community. We will conduct a thorough review of our process to ensure it doesn’t happen in the future. We will now broadcast the full bracket at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2, and the regularly-scheduled show on ESPN at 7 p.m.”

Right now, you can see the women's bracket reveal on ESPN2.

In the future, you can bet ESPN will try to make sure this never happens again.