Women’s Final Four 2022 live: South Carolina and Louisville, UConn and Stanford facing off in Minneapolis

After collecting four NCAA Tournament wins apiece, South Carolina, Louisville, UConn and Stanford are the only teams left hunting for a national championship. The hunt will continue in Minneapolis, the host of Friday’s Final Four and the championship game on April 3.

South Carolina, the AP’s wire-to-wire No. 1 team, will open the Final Four at the Target Center with a 7 pm game against No. 1 seed Louisville. It’s a true clash of giants, as both teams have won all but one of their tournament games by double-digits.

The national championship matchup will be set after UConn and Stanford play at 9:30 pm Stanford, the reigning national champion, will face a UConn squad coming off a thrilling 91-87 double-overtime victory against No. 1 seed NC State.

Here’s some background for each Final Four matchup.

  • The top-seeded Gamecocks slammed the door on No. 10 seed Creighton’s Cinderella Run in the Elite Eight, winning 80-50 behind a 19-point, seven-rebound performance from Naismith Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Aliyah Boston. Naismith Coach of the Year Dawn Staley will need a plan to contain Louisville guard Hailey Van Lith, who scored a team-high 22 in Louisville’s 62-50 win over Michigan in the Elite Eight.
  • After missing 19 games with a knee injury this season, UConn star Paige Bueckers returned to her Naismith Player of the Year form by scoring 27 points – on 10-of-15 shooting – in a thrilling double-overtime win over NC State in the Elite Eight. Up next for Bueckers and UConn is a Stanford team that controlled the paint against Texas in the Elite Eight, blocking 11 shots and beyondbounding the Longhorns by 17 in a 59-50 victory. The Cardinal are two wins away from becoming just the fourth women’s program to win back-to-back Division I NCAA Tournaments.

2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament TV schedule, scores

All times Eastern | NCAA Tournament schedule

(1) Louisville vs. (1) South Carolina 7 pm | ESPN
(2) UConn vs. (1) Stanford 9:30 pm | ESPN

All of the 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament Final Four games will air on ESPN, and you can stream every game on fuboTV (try for free).

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