The University of South Carolina and Iowa 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Game is scheduled

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The University of Iowa won a thrilling Final Four match against the University of Connecticut, guaranteeing the squad and star player Caitlin Clark two trips to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Game.

 

A thrilling March Madness tournament for NCAA women’s basketball comes to an end in the championship game, where players like Angel Reese of LSU and Clark have taken center stage. South Carolina has a 37-0 record and is undefeated going into the championship. As the highest-scoring male or female NCAA basketball player in association history, Clark has become a star of the next generation.

Clark led her Hawkeyes team to victory with a score of 71-69. In the final seconds of the game, Iowa led 70-69 and the game was down to a one-point margin.

The University of South Carolina upset North Carolina State 78-59 earlier in the day to guarantee a spot in the national championship, which will take place on Sunday night in Cleveland, Ohio’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Arena.

This year, the activity in the men’s brackets has been greatly overshadowed by the tremendous national attention that the NCAA women’s basketball tournament has garnered.

The enormous number of talents competing in this year’s tournament—from LSU’s Angel Reese to UConn’s Paige Bueckers, USC’s top freshman JuJu Watkins, and the University of South Carolina’s Kamilla Cardoso—was brought to light by Clark’s record-breaking run during the previous year. Reese, Cardoso, and Clark—who last month made history as the highest-scoring basketball player in NCAA history—have all stated that they plan to compete in the 2025 WNBA draft.

12.3 million people watched the LSU-Iowa Elite 8 game on April 1 on ESPN, setting a new record for women’s college basketball TV. The game moved Iowa to the Final Four. Since it was a rematch of the NCAA championship game from the previous year, which LSU won 102-85, there was extra pressure on that game. It also suggests that a large audience will watch the Final Four games on Friday and the championship game on Sunday. Watch the ESPN+ or DirecTV stream of Iowa vs. South Carolina here.