After an exciting conclusion to the Sweet 16 round, the women’s NCAA Tournament moves into the Elite Eight on Sunday with a pair of afternoon games pitting two No. 1 seeds against the No. 3 seeded teams in their region. (In fact, the other two Elite Eight games on Monday will also feature a No. 1 seed vs. a No. 3 seed.)

Undefeated South Carolina (35-0) gets the action started from Albany, New York, when the Gamecocks take on Oregon State (27-7). Afterwards in Portland, Oregon, Texas (33-4) faces N.C. State (30-6).

Today’s Women’s March Madness games are airing on ABC and streaming on ESPN+. USA TODAY Sports will provide the latest news, scores, analysis and more all day. Follow along. 

The women’s NCAA Tournament capped off the Sweet 16 with four contests on the schedule Saturday.

The day began with defending champion LSU facing a tough UCLA team. But Angel Reese and Flau’jae Johnson did just enough to lift the third-seeded Tigers past the No. 2 seeded Bruins and send Kim Mulkey‘s squad back to the Elite Eight. Caitlin Clark and Iowa made sure the tournament would have the rematch everyone craved when the No. 1 seeded Hawkeyes rolled past Colorado in the next game to set up Iowa vs. LSU round two on Monday night.

The third game of the day nearly saw the first top seed go down, but JuJu Watkins and No. 1 Southern California held off a determined Baylor, the fifth seed in the region, in a nail-biter. In the night cap, Paige Bueckers and No. 3 seed UConn took down No. 7 seed Duke.

Women’s March Madness players to watch today

  • South Carolina G Raven Johnson (8.2 ppg, 4.9 apg, 35.3% 3pt), hit all three of her 3-point attempts in the regional semifinal win over Indiana, including a crucial one in the game’s final minute.
  • Oregon State F Timea Gardiner (11.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg), the Beavers’ leading scorer with 21 points in the win over Notre Dame, she also pulled down 11 rebounds and handed out four assists. She’s upped her scoring average to 16.7 points per game in the tournament.
  • Texas G Madison Booker (16.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.0 apg), the talented freshman was held to just 6 points against Gonzaga while battling foul trouble.
  • N.C. State G Aziaha James (16.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg), the junior came up big in an upset of Stanford by scoring a game-high 29 points, including 10-of-11 from the free throw line.

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