‘March Madness,’ or the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will feature the South Carolina Gamecocks as the defending champion. Can they defend their crown? Or will another team crash the final dance?
The selections for the 68-team field will be on Sunday, March 12.
The 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will start on March 15 and 16 with the First Four games. First-round games are set for March 17-18, while second-round games will be March 19-20.
Beginning in 2023, the Sweet 16/Elite Eight will be held at two sites per year, with eight teams competing at each site.
The Sweet 16 is set for March 24-25, while the Elite Eight will be on March 26-27.
The Final Four will be at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Final Four is set for 7 and 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 31 on ESPN. The national championship game is set for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 2 on ABC.
What do you need to know to get ready? Heartland College Sports has all the details so you can prepare to plan to attend the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, or at the least watch it on television.
2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Schedule
(all games are on the ESPN family of networks)
Selection Show: Sunday, March 12, time TBA
First Four Games
First Four game sites, times and dates will be announced during the selection show.
First and Second Round Games
First-round (March 17-18) and second-round (March 19-20) sites, times and dates will be announced during the selection show.
Sweet 16 and Elite Eight
Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C., time and dates TBA
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, Wash., time and dates TBA
March 31 and April 2
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Future Final Four Dates, Locations
April 5 and 7, 2024: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
April 4 and 6, 2025: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.
April 3 and 5, 2026: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Ariz.
All-Time NCAA Tournament Champions
2022 South Carolina
2020 No Tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic
2018 Notre Dame
2017 South Carolina
2011 Texas A&M
2001 Notre Dame
1994 North Carolina
1993 Texas Tech
1988 Louisiana Tech
1985 Old Dominion
1982 Louisiana Tech