DALLAS — As you know by now, unless you live under a rock (we kid, we kid), March Madness has come to North Texas as Dallas prepares to host the Women’s Final Four and Division II and Division III Championships this weekend.
The four teams -- Iowa, LSU, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech -- have landed downtown to battle it out on the hardwood for the NCAA Division I National Championship at the American Airlines Center (AAC).
Division II and Division III games
Both games will be Saturday, April 1, at the AAC, with the Division III championship game tipping at 11 a.m. CT, followed by the Division II title game at 2:30 p.m. CT. Both games will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
Both Final Four games tip off Friday
On Friday, March 31, the newcomers of the group are up first. The Virginia Tech Hokies are not only making their national semifinals debut but their coach, Kenny Brooks, has also etched his name in history for becoming the third Black male coach to take a team to the Women’s Final Four in basketball history.
The No. 1 seed Hokies will face off against coach Kim Mulkey, who is returning to the big show in her role as head coach of the LSU Tigers. This is LSU’s first appearance in the semifinal since 2008.
The game tips off inside the AAC at 6 p.m. CT.
Then, following that game, the highly anticipated matchup between the undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks versus the high-scoring, walking double-double Caitlin Clark.
That game is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m., but it depends on the end of LSU vs. Virginia Tech.
If you didn’t snag tickets to watch at the AAC, you can watch both games live on ESPN and ESPNU, or live stream on ESPN, ESPN+ and the ESPN app.
Players to watch
Forward, Angel Reese
The sophomore averages 23.2 points, 15.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
Guard, Alexis Morris
The senior averages 14.9 points, 4.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
Center, Elizabeth Kitley
The senior averages 18.2 points, 10 rebound and 2.3 blocks per game.
Guard, Geogia Amoore
The junior average 16.3 points and 5 assists per game.
Forward, Aliyah Boston
The senior averages 13.2 points, 9.8 rebound and 2.0 blocks per game.
Guard, Zia Cooke
The senior averages 15.1 points, 2.0 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game.
Guard, Caitlin Clark
The junior averages 27.3 points, 8.6 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game.
Forward/Center, Monika Czinano
The fifth year averages 17.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
The winners of each game with fight for the Division I national title trophy on Sunday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m. CT. It will be broadcast live on ABC for the first time.