Who is in the Women’s Final Four? Teams, odds and more to know for 2024 March Madness semifinal games

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament was assured to deliver plenty of thrills with more star power than ever before. It has more than lived up to the hype so far.

College basketball fans have been treated to showdowns between stars like Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese in the Elite Eight and tight battles throughout the tournament to date.

But heading into the Final Four, the same question is on everyone’s mind: can anyone beat South Carolina? The Gamecocks have kept their undefeated run going and are now headed to the Final Four eyeing the third national championship of the Dawn Staley era.

Who are the teams still vying to win the national championship? Here’s what you need to know.

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Who is in the Women’s Final Four in 2024?

  • South Carolina (Regional 1)
  • Iowa (Regional 2)
  • UConn (Regional 3)
  • NC State (Regional 4)

The Gamecocks went all regular season without a loss. That hasn’t changed so far in the playoffs. South Carolina has won three of four NCAA Tournament games by double-digits and is back in the Final Four looking to complete the undefeated season.

Clark continues to do her best to will the Hawkeyes to a title. She dropped 41 points against LSU to win in the Elite Eight and advance to the Final Four for a second straight season. 

The top-ranked Trojans were stunned by the Huskies in the Elite Eight as Paige Bueckers and company ended the thrilling run of JuJu Watkins. But this dangerous UConn team is experienced and poised to deliver a showdown against Clark.

The Wolfpack might not be as much of a surprise as the men’s team was coming out of the No. 11 seed, but the No. 3-seeded NC State still needed to get past No. 1 Texas to reach the Final Four. 

Women’s Final Four odds, lines, spreads

Below are the odds for each of the Final Four games for the 2024 NCAA Tournament, according to BetMGM.

South Carolina (No. 1, Regional 1) vs. NC State (No. 3, Regional 4)

  • Spread: South Carolina -11.5
  • Over/under: 139.5
  • Moneyline: South Carolina -900, NC State +600

Iowa (No. 1, Regional 2) vs. UConn (No. 3, Regional 4)

  • Spread: TBD
  • Over/under: TBD
  • Moneyline: TBD

When and where is the Women’s Final Four?

The 2023-24 season will come to an end at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Here is all the information you need to watch the Final Four, which will be carried by ESPN.

  • Date: Friday, April 5
  • Time: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Sling

Here is the full TV schedule for the Final Four:

Date Time (ET) Game
April 5 7 p.m. TBD
April 5 9:30 p.m. TBD

In Canada, TSN is the home of the NCAA Tournament.

MORE: Watch Final Four games live with Sling

How many times has South Carolina been to the Final Four?

The Gamecocks will be playing in their sixth Final Four overall. It is also the fourth straight for Staley’s team.

South Carolina has been a No. 1 seed in each of the past four tournaments, but has lost in two of the three previous Final Four appearances, though it won the national championship in 2022. Under Staley, the Gamecocks have won two national championships. Before her arrival, South Carolina had reached the Elite Eight only once. 

Year Final Four result National championship
2017 No. 1 South Carolina 62, No. 2 Stanford 53 No. 1 South Carolina 67, No. 2 Mississippi State 55
2021 No. 1 Stanford 66, No. 1 South Carolina 65 NA
2022 No. 1 South Carolina 72, No. 1 Louisville 59 No. 1 South Carolina 64, No. 2 UConn 49
2023 No. 2 Iowa 77, No. 1 South Carolina 73 NA
2024 TBD TBD

How many times has Iowa been to the Final Four?

The Hawkeyes will be making their third trip to the Final Four and their second appearance in as many seasons. Iowa lost the national championship against LSU in 2023, but avenged the defeat in the Elite Eight behind a 41-point performance from Clark.

Before 2023, Iowa had not been to the Final Four since 1993, when the Hawkeyes lost in the national semifinal to No. 1 Ohio State.

Year Final Four result National championship
1993 No. 1 Ohio State 73, No. 2 Iowa 72 NA
2023 No. 2 Iowa 77, No. 1 South Carolina 73 No. 3 LSU 102, No. 2 Iowa 85
2024 TBD TBD

How many times has UConn been to the Final Four?

The Huskies are headed to their 23rd Final Four. UConn’s storied program has 11 NCAA national championships, more than any other college basketball program in the country.

All that success has come under Geno Auriemma, who has coached for 39 seasons with an astounding 1,213-161 record.

Year Final Four result National championship
1991 No. 1 Virginia 61, No. 3 UConn 55 NA
1995 No. 1 UConn 87, No. 2 Stanford 60 No. 1 UConn 70, No. 1 Tennessee 64
1996 No. 1 Tennessee 88, No. 1 UConn 83 NA
2000 No. 1 UConn 89, No. 2 Penn State 67 No. 1 UConn 71, No. 1 Tennessee 52
2001 No. 1 Notre Dame 90, No. 1 UConn 75 NA
2002 No. 1 UConn 79, No. 2 Tennessee 56 No. 1 UConn 82, No. 1 Oklahoma 70
2003 No. 1 UConn 71, No. 2 Texas 69 No. 1 UConn 73, No. 1 Tennessee 68
2004 No. 2 UConn 67, No. 7 Minnesota 58 No. 2 UConn, No. 1 Tennessee 61
2008 No. 2 Stanford 82, No. 1 UConn 73 NA
2009 No. 1 UConn 83, No. 2 Stanford 64 No. 1 UConn 76, No. 3 Louisville 54
2010 No. 1 UConn 70, No. 4 Baylor 50 No. 1 UConn 53, No. 1 Stanford 47
2011 No. 2 Notre Dame 72, No. 1 UConn 63 NA
2012 No. 1 Notre Dame 83, No. 1 UConn 75 NA
2013 No. 1 UConn 83, No. 1 Notre Dame 65 No. 1 UConn 93, No. 5 Louisville 60
2014 No. 1 UConn 75, No. 2 Stanford 56 No. 1 UConn 79, No. 1 Notre Dame 58
2015 No. 1 UConn 81, No. 1 Maryland 58 No. 1 UConn 63, No. 1 Notre Dame 53
2016 No. 1 UConn 80, No. 2 Oregon State 51 No. 1 UConn 82, No. 4 Syracuse 51
2017 No. 2 Mississippi State 66, No. 1 UConn 64 NA
2018 No. 1 Notre Dame 91, No. 1 UConn 89 NA
2019 No. 1 Notre Dame 81, No. 2 UConn 76 NA
2021 No. 3 Arizona 69, No. 1 UConn 59 NA
2022 No. 2 UConn 63, No. 1 Stanford 58 No. 1 South Carolina 64, No. 2 UConn 49

How many times has NC State been to the Final Four?

This year’s Final Four appearance marks the second time the Wolfpack have reached the Final Four. Previously, NC State had only been to the Final Four in 1998, when it lost to Louisiana Tech.

The Wolfpack have an all-time NCAA Tournament record of 33-28, but have reached the Sweet 16 or better five times in the 11-year tenure of Wes Moore leading the program.

Year Final Four result National championship
1998 No. 3 Louisiana Tech 84, No. 4 NC State 65 NA
2024 TBD TBD

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