Here’s everything to know about the women’s tournament in 2024.

It’s time for some madness.

Selection Sunday revealed how the men’s tournament will play out, with the women’s tournament following shortly after.


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South Carolina, at 32-0, will be one of the programs to watch. Caitlin Clark and Iowa, Cameron Brink and Stanford and Aaliyah Edwards and UConn should also be competing at the top since they all boast potential WNBA stars.

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LSU, last year’s champion, will have to do so again as a No. 3 seed. Elsewhere, Texas and USC claimed No. 1 seeds while Stanford and UCLA settled for No. 2.

Here’s everything to know for the women’s 2024 NCAA tournament:

What is the women’s 2024 NCAA tournament bracket?

Here’s a region-by-region breakdown of all the first-round matchups in the women’s tournament:


No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 16 Sacred Heart/Presbyterian
No. 8 UNC vs. No. 9 Michigan State

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 Fairfield
No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast
No. 3 Oregon State vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington
No. 6 Nebraska vs. No. 11 Texas A&M
No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Kent State

No. 7 Ole Miss vs. No. 10 Marquette


No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 16 Holy Cross/UT Martin
No. 8 West Virginia vs. No. 9 Princeton
No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 Portland
No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Drake
No. 3 LSU vs. No. 14 Rice
No. 6 Louisville vs. No. 11 Middle Tennessee
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 15 Cal Baptist
No. 7 Creighton vs. No. 10 UNLV


No. 1 USC vs. No. 16 Texas A&M Corpus-Christi
No. 8 Kansas vs. No. 9 Michigan
No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 Marshall
No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 Vanderbilt/Columbia
No. 3 UConn vs. No. 14 Jackson State
No. 6 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Auburn/Arizona
No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Maine
No. 7 Duke vs. No. 10 Richmond


No. 1 Texas vs. No. 16 Drexel
No. 8 Alabama vs. No. 9 Florida State
No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 13 UC Irvine
No. 5 Utah vs. No. 12 South Dakota State
No. 3 NC State vs. No. 14 Chattanooga
No. 6 Tennessee vs. No. 11 Green Bay
No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 15 Norfolk State
No. 7 Iowa State vs. No. 10 Maryland

When does the women’s 2024 NCAA tournament start?

The women’s tournament will begin on Wednesday, March 20, with the First Four games. The first round then begins on Friday, March 22.

What is the women’s 2024 NCAA tournament schedule?

Mark these dates for when the women’s tournament will be played:

First Four: Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21
First round: Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23
Second round: Sunday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25

Sweet 16: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30
Elite Eight: Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1
Final Four: Friday, April 5 (ESPN)
NCAA championship game: Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. ET (ABC)

Who won the women’s 2023 NCAA tournament?

In 2023, No. 3 LSU beat No. 2 Iowa 102-85 in the final. It marked the program’s first ever championship in the tournament.