When is Women’s March Madness 2023? Dates, TV schedule, locations, odds & more for the NCAA Tournament

Back-to-back action-packed days of men’s and women’s basketball. It’s like Christmas in March! The gift is multiple games on multiple different stations at once, with different matchups bringing different intensities of competition. The only disappointment is probably the performance of your mount when all is said and done.

Last year, Dawn Staley and her South Carolina team managed to snatch the crown from the longtime queens at UConn. That year, the Gamecocks went through the regular season and the conference tournament untouched, a perfect 32-0 record with the tournament’s top set as their first win in March. If they win it all, they will become the fifth school to have an entirely undefeated season. The only other schools that do this are UConn, six times (1994-95, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-2010, 2013-14, 2015-16); and Tennessee (1997-98), Baylor (2011-12), and Texas (1985-86) all once.

Which powerhouse program will be the winner this year? Who will depose who for a shocking stride towards fame?

Sporting News has you covered on how to catch everything in 2023 including start and end dates, TV schedule, streaming options, venues, updated betting odds and more.

Women’s March Madness Bracket 2023

The March Madness bracket is scheduled on March 12th during the Selection Sunday show on ESPN. 32 teams already have automatic bids awarded to win their conference tournament, and 36 others will receive an invitation or open bid once they have proven their lineage meets the committee’s standards for the competition.

2023 Women's March Madness bracket blank

2023 NCAA Women’s Tournament Schedule

  • Start date: Wednesday 15-16 March (First Four)
  • Deadline: Sunday, April 2nd (National Championship)

2023 NCAA Women’s Tournament Compromised by First Four; rounds 1 and 2; sweet 16; Elite Eight; Final Four and the national championship games. The First Four begin Wednesday, March 15th. The national championship game will take place on Sunday April 2nd.

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Here is the full schedule for the Women’s March Madness 2023:

Round Date
First Four 15-16 March
round 1 17-18 March
round 2 19-20 March
sweet 16 24-25 March
Elite Eight 26-27 March
last four March 31
National Championship 2nd of April

When is the First Four?

The 2023 NCAA tournament begins with the First Four games taking place over two days: Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16.

A field of eight teams consisting of the four lowest seeded automatic and free bidders will participate in the first four games. The teams that emerge victorious will receive an offer with access to the actual 64-man field of the tournament. The At-Larges are battling for two 11 seeds and the Automatics are battling for two 16 seeds.

When is the Final Four?

The 2023 NCAA tournament concludes with the Final Four and a championship game, which will also take place over two days: Friday, March 31 and Sunday, April 2.

**More detailed information will be published after selection Sunday.

First Four

Wednesday March 15th

Game time (ET) TV
open 19 o’clock open
open 21 clock open

Thursday March 16th

Game time (ET) TV
open 19 o’clock open
open 21 clock open

round 1

Friday March 17th

Game time (ET) TV
open 11:30 a.m ESPN2
open Midday ESPN
open 1:30 p.m ESPN2
open 14 o’clock ESPN
open 2.30 ESPNews
open 3 pm ESPNU
open 3:30 p.m ESPN2
open 4 p.m ESPN
open 17:30 ESPN2
open 17:30 ESPNU
open 6 p.m ESPNews
open 19:30 o’clock ESPN2
open 19:30 o’clock ESPNU
open 8 p.m ESPNews
open 22 O `clock ESPN2
open 22 O `clock ESPNU

Saturday March 18th

Game time (ET) TV
open 11:30 a.m ESPN2
open 13 o’clock ABC
open 1:30 p.m ESPN2
open 14 o’clock ESPN
open 2.30 ESPNU
open 3 pm ABC
open 3:30 p.m ESPN2
open 4 p.m ESPN
open 17 o’clock ESPNU
open 17:30 ESPN2
open 19 o’clock ESPNews
open 19:30 o’clock ESPN2
open 21 clock ESPNU
open 9:30 p.m ESPN2
open 22 O `clock ESPN
open 11:30 p.m ESPN2
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round 2

Sunday March 19th

Game time (ET) TV
open 13 o’clock ABC
open 3 pm ABC
open 3:30 p.m ESPN
open 17 o’clock ESPN2
open 17:30 ESPN
open 19 o’clock ESPN2
open 19:30 o’clock ESPN
open 9:30 p.m ESPN

Monday, March 20th

Game time (ET) TV
open 4 p.m ESPN2
open 6 p.m ESPN2
open 19 o’clock ESPN
open 19 o’clock ESPNU
open 8 p.m ESPN2
open 21 clock ESPN
open 21 clock ESPNU
open 22 O `clock ESPN2

sweet 16

Friday March 24th

Game time (ET) TV
open 2.30 ESPN
open 17 o’clock ESPN
open 19:30 o’clock ESPN
open 22 O `clock ESPN

Saturday March 25th

Game time (ET) TV
open 11:30 a.m ESPN
open 14 o’clock ABC
open 4 p.m ESPN2
open 6:30 p.m ESPN2

Elite Eight

Sunday March 26th

Game time (ET) TV
open 19 o’clock ESPN
open 21 clock ESPN

Monday, March 27th

Game time (ET) TV
open 19 o’clock ESPN
open 21 clock ESPN

last four

Friday March 31st

Game time (ET) TV
open 19 o’clock ESPN
open 9:30 p.m ESPN

National Championship

Sunday April 2nd

Game time (ET) TV
open 3:30 p.m ABC

How to watch Women’s March Madness games in 2023

The ESPN family of networks (ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNews) will split coverage of the 2023 NCAA Women’s Tournament.

Round TV channel
First Four ESPNU, ESPN2
round 1 ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ABC
sweet 16 ESPN, ESPN2, ABC
Elite Eight ESPN
last four ESPN
National Championship ABC

Here are the NCAA regional weekend announcer teams:

The rest of the announcer teams in alphabetical order:

The 2023 NCAA Women’s Tournament is available to stream via SlingTV.

MORE: Watch NCAA Women’s Tournament games live with SlingTV

Where is March Madness 2023?

The 2023 NCAA women’s tournament is more remote than the men’s team in terms of travel.

The first four, first round and second round will be hosted by the top 16 seeded teams in their home arenas.

The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight are held in two cities on opposite ends of the country; and the Final Four and national championship game will be played at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.

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Below is a full breakdown of the NCAA Women’s Tournament Venues and Venues:

Round Location Property
First Four Top 16 seed host open
round 1 Top 16 seed host open
round 2 Top 16 seed host open
Sweet 16/Elite Eight Greenville, South Carolina Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Seattle, Washington Climate Pledge Arena
last four Dallas, Texas American Airlines Arena

Odds of winning the Women’s March Madness 2023

Below are the teams most likely to win the 2023 NCAA Women’s Tournament as of Friday 10th March via BetMGM:

  • South Carolina (-145)
  • Stanford (+700)
  • UConn (+700)
  • Indiana (+1000)
  • LSU (+2000)
  • Iowa (+2500)
  • Maryland (+2500)
  • North Carolina (+3000)
  • State of Ohio (+3000)
  • Texas (+4000)
  • Utah (+4000)
  • Notre-Dame (+5000)
  • Louisville (+6000)
  • Michigan (+6000)
  • Arizona (+8000)
  • NC state (+8000)
  • Oregon (+8000)
  • Baylor (+10000)
  • State of Iowa (+10000)
  • Tennessee (+10000)
  • Arkansas (+10000)
  • Creighton (+12500)
  • Oklahoma (+15000)
  • Kansas (+20000)
  • Miami, FL) (+20000)
  • Florida (+25000)
  • State of Mississippi (+25000)
  • State of Florida (+100000)
  • UCF (+100000)
  • U.S.C (+100000)

Future Women’s March Madness Locations, Final Four Venues

Below are the venues for future Women’s Final Fours in the following seasons:

Year City Final Four Host Site
2024 Cleveland Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
2025 Tampa Bay Amalie Arena
2026 Phoenix footprint center
2027 Columbus (OH) Nationwide arena
2028 Indianapolis Gainbridge field house
2029 San Antonio Alamodome
2030 Portland (OR) Moda center
2031 Dallas American Airlines Arena

Tickets for the 2023 NCAA Women’s Tournament

You can purchase tickets for regional tournament sessions through resale markets such as Ticketsmarter.

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2023 Final Four ticket prices

Starting Friday, March 10, Final Four tickets will cost at least $185.

More Women’s March Madness news from The Sporting News

Here are more features from Women’s March Madness, courtesy of The Sporting News, leading up to the 2023 NCAA Women’s Tournament:

Most NCAA Women’s Tournament Winners

South Carolina won the 2022 NCAA Women’s Tournament and secured its second win in program history with a 64-49 win over UConn.

There are only three schools in history to win back-to-back championships, and South Carolina is heavily favored to finish fourth of this round, joining the elite with UConn, who won back-to-back championships in 2002-04. Tennessee, who won consecutively from 1996 to 1998; and USC, who won back-to-back in 1983 and 1984.

UConn leads the charge with 11 national championships. Below is a full list of how many titles each school has held since the tournament opened in 1982.

School National Titles Latest
UConn 11 2016
Tennessee 8th 2008
Baylor 3 2019
Stanford 3 2021
Louisiana Tech 2 1988
Notre-Dame 2 2018
South Carolina 2 2022
U.S.C 2 1984
Maryland 1 2006
North Carolina 1 1994
Old rule 1 1985
Purdue 1 1999
Texas 1 1986
Texas A&M 1 2011
texas tech 1 1993

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