Final Four Field Set: South Carolina, Stanford, Louisville, UConn
Friday, April 1
- TV: ESPN
- Audio: Westwood One (also available via the Varsity Network, TuneIn, and Alexa)
#1 Louisville (29-4) vs. #1 South Carolina (33-2)
7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET
No. 1 seed Louisville took down No. 12 Michigan 62-50 in the Wichita Region final Monday night for a place in the Final Four. Sophomore guard Hailey Van Lith led Louisville with 22 points for the win while graduate student guard Chelsie Hall and senior guard Kianna Smith also scored in double figures with 15 and 11, respectively.
South Carolina, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, took down March Madness Cinderella team, No. 10 Creighton, in dominant fashion 80-50 on Sunday in the Greensboro Region final. With 19 points and seven rebounds from Aliyah Boston along with three other players in double figures, the Gamecocks raced past the Bluejays to return to the Final Four for the second consecutive season.
#2 UConn (29-5) vs. #1 Stanford (32-3)
9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. ET
No. 2 seeded UConn survived a Monday night double-overtime thriller against No. 1 NC State in the Bridgeport Region final 91-87. Sophomore guard Paige Bueckers put the Huskies on her back to score 15 of her 27 points in the overtime periods. Senior guard Christyn Williams contributed 21 points, Freshman guard Azzi Fudd put up 19, and sophomore forward Aaliyah Edwards added 10 plus six rebounds.
No. 1 seed Stanford Cardinal (32-3) punched a ticket to the Final Four for the second straight season behind a 59-50 victory against the No. 2 seed Texas Longhorns in the Spokane Region final. Senior guard Lexie Hull led Stanford with 20 points and teammate junior guard Haley Jones earned a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore forward Cameron Brink had a block party for the Cardinal with six swats along with ten points and six rebounds.