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Two more teams will punch their ticket to the Final Four tonight. Up first, No. 1 Iowa takes on No. 3 LSU at 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN, followed by No. 1 USC against No. 3 UConn at 9:15 p.m. ET on ESPN

Stars of the women’s game will be on the display in both games, with Caitlin Clark leading Iowa against Angel Reese and the defending champions, and former player of the year Paige Buekers of UConn going up against USC’s freshman star JuJu Watkins. 

Tonight’s quartet of teams will look to join No. 1 South Carolina and No. 3 NC State in the Final Four. The Gamecocks won on Sunday to advance to the Final Four and keep their perfect season alive. In yesterday’s second game, the Wolfpack upset No. 1 Texas to reach the Final Four for the second time in program history.

Read more: How to Watch the Men’s March Madness Tournament Without Cable

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the women’s March Madness tournament, from tonight’s Elite Eight games to the Final Four and the National Championship game.

Caitlin Clark of Iowa celebrates another made basket

Caitlin Clark and No. 1 Iowa face No. 3 LSU in the Elite Eight tonight on ESPN.

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When does Iowa and Caitlin Clark play next?

The Hawkeyes take on the defending champs in LSU tonight at 7:15 p.m. ET (4:15 p.m. PT) on ESPN.

Catch me up, who is Caitlin Clark?

Caitlin Clark is the best story in college basketball if not all of basketball. The sensational Iowa guard leads the nation in points and assists and broke scoring records seemingly every other week of the season. Clark now reigns as the NCAA Division 1’s all-time leading scorer — men’s or women’s — and has led the Hawkeyes to a top seed for March Madness.

As spectacular as Clark has been, she’s not the only reason to tune into the women’s tournament this year. The state of women’s college basketball has never been stronger. Paige Bueckers was Caitlin Clark before Caitlin Clark. She was named the national player of the year as a freshman and is now back to full strength for UConn after missing her sophomore season last year due to a knee injury.

Meanwhile, several supremely talented freshmen have made impacts this season and ensure that the sport will continue to grow after Clark leaves for the WNBA. JuJu Watkins is averaging 27 points per game for USC — second only to Clark — while MiLaysia Fulwiley has helped lead a balanced South Carolina team to an undefeated regular season. Then there are the defending champs in LSU, led by juniors Angel Reese and Aneesah Morrow and freshman guard Mikaylah Williams.

What’s the women’s tournament schedule for the Elite Eight?

Here’s the full schedule for today (all times ET).

Monday, April 1

  • No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 3 LSU, 7:15 p.m. on ESPN
  • No. 1 USC vs. No. 3 UConn, 9:15 p.m. on ESPN

What is the women’s March Madness tournament schedule?

Here’s the remaining schedule, round by round:

  • Elite Eight: March 31 to April 1
  • Final Four: Friday, April 5
  • NCAA championship game: Sunday, April 7

Tonight’s Elite Eight games will be played in Albany, New York, and Portland, Oregon. The Final Four and national championship will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (home of the Cleveland Cavaliers) in Cleveland, Ohio.

What does the Women’s NCAA tournament bracket look like?

You can check out the official bracket to see all the matchups and figure out who might make it to the Final Four. 

South Carolina hasn’t lost since meeting Iowa in last year’s Final Four. The two schools find themselves on opposite sides of the bracket this year, which means they could meet in the national championship. Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes must first get past the defending champs in No. 3 LSU, so their path back to the Final Four is far from assured. 

How can I watch the women’s March Madness tournament?

The rest of the tournament will be shown on ESPN and ABC. 

Games will also be streamed live on ESPN Plus, but not until the Final Four. Only the two semifinal games and the national championship will be shown on ESPN Plus.

What are my women’s March Madness streaming options?

The best live TV streaming service for watching the women’s tournament is YouTube TV. It offers ESPN and ABC in its base plan, which costs $73 a month. Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Stream and Fubo each carry ESPN and ABC but cost more per month than YouTubeTV. Sling TV is a poor choice for the women’s tournament for most people because it offers ABC in only a handful of markets.

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YouTube TV costs $73 a month and includes both channels needed for the rest of the tournament. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.

Read our YouTube TV review.


Hulu with Live TV costs $77 a month and includes the two channels needed for the rest of the women’s tournament. Click the “View channels in your area” link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

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Fubo’s basic $80-per-month Pro package includes ESPN and ABC, but Fubo charges an RSN fee (either $12 per month if you get one RSN or $15 per month if you have two or more in your area) that raises the monthly charge to $92 or $95. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels you get.

Read our Fubo review.

End-of-tournament streaming option

If you only care about watching the last three games of the tournament, you can spend just $11 for a month of ESPN Plus for the Final Four and national championship.

ESPN’s stand-alone streaming service costs $11 a month or $100 a year and will show both Final Four games and the National Championship game.

Read our ESPN Plus review.

Each of the live TV streaming services above allows you to cancel anytime and requires a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.


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