No. 2 UConn meets No. 7 Baylor on Monday March 20th at 9pm. The game will be televised via ESPN. Fans can also watch basketball games for free by signing up for a fuboTV trial.
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The all-time record between the two teams is 5-4, with UConn having the advantage. The Huskies come into play after a dominating performance against Vermont, while Baylor completed the comeback against No. 10 Alabama to progress.
How To Watch UConn vs. Baylor (Women’s NCAA March Madness 2023)
What time does the game start? What TV channel is it airing on? – Monday’s game begins at 9pm EST at the Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut. The game will be televised in English via ESPN. Viewers without cable can watch on ESPN and fuboTV.
Information about the live stream – WatchESPN | fuboTV | noose | DirecTV – Cable fans can use their TV provider’s credentials to watch through WatchESPN or the ESPN app. Fans who don’t have cable can also stream the games via a la carte streaming services like fuboTV, which have free trials.
More women’s basketball coverage via Associated Press:
March Madness is racing towards the Sweet 16! Here’s what you need to know about the women’s NCAA tournament as teams compete for spots in the Regionals:
The tournament’s top four seeds went to South Carolina, Indiana, Virginia Tech and Stanford – and the Cardinal was the first to bow out.
SOUTH CAROLINA: The undefeated defending champions are No. 1 overall and they look like a juggernaut advancing into the Greenville I regional league without serious challenge. The region includes two teams in Maryland, No. 2, and UCLA, No. 4, who lost to the Gamecocks earlier this season. South Carolina is packed with two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year Aliyah Boston and top scorer Zia Cooke.
INDIANA: The Hoosiers landed at the top of the Greenville II region, winning their opener by 30 points. Mackenzie Holmes, who leads Indiana with 22.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, didn’t even play but was expected to return for the second round. Top challengers include No. 2 seed Utah, No. 3 seed LSU and No. 4 seed Villanova, led by scoring sensation Maddy Siegrist. She had 35 points in Nova’s first-round win.
VIRGINIA TECH: The ACC tournament champions Hokies are leading the Seattle 3 region and they’ll bring a 13-game winning streak into the Sweet 16 behind star center Elizabeth Kitley. Virginia Tech might then have to navigate through Tennessee, No. 4 and UConn, No. 2, or Ohio State, No. 3.
STANFORD: The committee has relied on Stanford’s consistency for most of the season, giving him the top spot in the Seattle 4 area. But the Cardinal instead became the first No. 1 to trail the Sweet 16 since 2009, edged out 54-49 by Ole Miss and his stingy defense. That leaves the region wide open to the likes of Iowa, number 2, Duke, number 3, Texas, number 4, and Louisville, number 5.
GAMES TO WATCH
No. 4 UCLA (26-9) vs. No. 5 Oklahoma (26-6), Monday 10 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Perhaps the best freshman league in women’s football meets a far more experienced group. The Bruins have the youth, and the Sooners have three players with at least 1,500 career points. UCLA has the advantage of playing at home and has earned a 67-45 win over Sacramento State in the opening round. The Sooners, the nation’s No. 2 goalscorer, beat Portland 85-63.
No. 2 seed Connecticut (30-5) vs. No. 7 seed Baylor (20-12), Monday 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Two longtime rivals meet again. Two years ago, the Huskies won a regional final 69-67 after a potential foul on last possession was disallowed. Four players who were on the pitch for the 2021 game are expected to play: UConn’s Aaliyah Edwards and Aubrey Griffin, and Baylor’s Caitlin Bickle and Sarah Andrews. The Bears are targeting their 13th trip to the Sweet 16 in 14 years. UConn has made 28 straight seasons of regional finals and is targeting its 15th consecutive Final Four appearance and 12th appearance at the national championship.
No. 4 seed Texas (26-9) vs. No. 5 seed Louisville (24-11), Monday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
It will be a rematch from a fall matchup in the Bahamas, but this time there’s an offer from Sweet 16 at stake and it’ll be played on Texas’ home court. Louisville won the early matchup 71-63. Texas has made the Elite Eight two years in a row. The Cardinals have advanced to the Elite Eight or Final Four in each of the past four seasons.
No. 4 seed Tennessee (24-11) vs. No. 12 seed Toledo (29-4), Monday, 6 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
The Mid-American Conference Rockets might do well not to look up as they try to get into the Sweet 16 at Tennessee’s home turf for the first time. Playing under its eight national championship banners, Tennessee is attempting to advance to the tournament’s second weekend in consecutive years for the first time since 2015-16 but 36th time overall.
PLAYER TO SEE
The women’s tournament field is full of stars, including South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston, last season’s AP Player of the Year, who has returned to win her second straight national title and won more than 80 doubles doubles in her incredible career has. She will have plenty of competition for the honor this year, including live-shooting Iowa star Caitlin Clark.
There’s also Indiana’s center Mackenzie Holmes with the top placings, and the AP All-America team is also a good place to test some of the game’s best players. The Cavinder twins, gymnast rats who are hugely popular on social media, made their first tournament — and helped their team win the opener — after moving to Miami from Fresno State.
The field is also characterized by the high number of international players, a growing trend in women’s basketball.
Outstanding achievements abound.
Grace Stone nailed her fifth 3-pointer of the game with 4.7 seconds left to lead 10th-seeded Princeton to a 64-63 win over North Carolina State. Alissa Pili had a career-high 33 points, eight rebounds and a career-high eight assists to lead No. 2-seeded Utah ahead of Gardner-Webb.
Power forward Angel Reese had 34 points and 15 rebounds as the 3-seed LSU beat Hawaii while fellow All-American Caitlin Clark had 48 points and added 24 assists in two wins to help Iowa make the Sweet 16 to reach.
Gun violence has claimed lives and disrupted collegiate sports all season, touching some of college basketball’s top programs. Coaches have been pushed into unsafe and undesirable roles to steer the issue – as well as the fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
On a lighter note, the Big Ten is loaded and eager to get back in the title game. And if you think you know the women’s tournament, try this 25-question quiz from AP.
Want to hear from the athletes themselves? UCLA freshman Kiki Rice and injured UConn star Paige Bueckers have each written diaries for AP about their “tournament travel.”
The title game will be featured on a national network – ABC – for the first time since 1996, which is good news for the game. ABC plans to air at least half a dozen other games as well.
Additionally, every game of the Women’s Tournament will be available on ESPN’s networks or streaming, with fans encouraged to navigate to the Watch tab on ESPN’s websites. The NCAA will have an AT&T women’s basketball March Madness app.
There are several websites that list game times and other details, including the NCAA website.
Who will be state champion? Last week’s betting favorites to reach the Final Four are (in order): South Carolina, Indiana, UConn, Stanford, LSU and Iowa, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The Gamecocks are big favorites to become the first repeat winner in the women’s tournament since UConn won the last of four straight titles in 2016.
MARCH MADNESS CALENDAR
Selection Sunday set the brackets for the First Four, first-round, and second-round games through Monday at campuses across the country.
This year’s Sweet 16 weekend brings a twist for the women’s teams: there will be two regional locations instead of four, with Greenville, South Carolina and Seattle each hosting eight teams.
Where is the women’s final four? In Dallas, where the semifinals will be held on March 31st and the league game on April 2nd. Coincidentally, the men’s Final Four is a four-hour drive away in Houston that same weekend.