March Madness 2023: How to watch the Sweet 16 women’s matches today

March Madness 2023: How to watch the Sweet 16 women’s matches today

March Madness 2023: How to watch the Sweet 16 women's matches today

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament had its share of madness in the first two rounds. Two No. 1 seeds — Indiana and Stanford — failed to qualify for the second weekend, but all four No. 2 seeds and three No. 3 seeds are in the Sweet 16 The team to beat remains the most important seed South Carolina, which is the defending champion and has yet to drop a game this year. The Gamecocks are led by Aliyah Boston, the reigning Naismith Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the NCAA Women’s Tournament on ABC and a host of ESPN channels without cable (and here’s how to watch the men’s tournament).

Aliyah Boston and No. 1 South Carolina take on No. 4 UCLA in the Sweet 16 on Saturday.

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What is the NCAAW tournament schedule?

The schedule and channels for all eight Sweet 16 games are listed below (all times ET).

Friday March 24

  • No. 4 Villanova vs. No. 9 Miami, 2:30 p.m. on ESPN
  • No. 2 Utah vs. No. 3 LSU, 5 p.m. on ESPN
  • No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 6 Colorado, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
  • No. 5 Louisville vs. No. 8 Ole Miss, 10 p.m. on ESPN

Saturday March 25

  • No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 3 Notre Dame, 11:30 a.m. on ESPN
  • No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 4 UCLA, 2 p.m. on ESPN
  • No. 2 UConn vs. No. 3 Ohio State, 4 p.m. on ABC
  • No. 1 Virginia Tech vs. No. 4 Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2

Here is the remaining program, turn by turn:

  • Elite Eight: March 26-27
  • Final square: March, 31st
  • NCAA Women’s Championship Game: April 2

How can I watch the women’s tournament?

The rest of the tournament will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2.

Can I stream March Madness for free?

Go to the NCAA’s March Madness Live site or use its March Madness Live app and you can watch games for free. You can watch March Madness Live on iOS and Android devices with Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Xbox. The app also supports AirPlay and Chromecast.

As with most free things, there is a catch. Without proving you’re a pay-TV subscriber, you only get a three-hour preview, after which you’ll need to log in to continue watching.

What are my other streaming options?

You can use a live TV streaming service to watch the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The top five live TV streaming services offer the channels needed to watch every game, but keep in mind that not all services carry all local networks, so check each one using the links below to make sure it broadcasts ABC in your area.


Hulu with Live TV costs $70 per month and includes ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. Click the “See channels in your area” link on its homepage to see which local channels are offered in your postcode. Read our Hulu review with Live TV.

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YouTube TV now costs $73 per month and includes ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. Plug your zip code into its home page to see what local networks are available in your area. Read our YouTube TV review.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel at any time, and require a strong internet connection. Looking for more information? Discover our guide to live tv streaming services.


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