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The Iowa Hawkeyes, led by Caitlin Clark, will face the UConn Huskies, led by Paige Bueckers, in the Final Four round of the women's NCAA Tournament at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 2024 .

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Here's what you need to know:

What: 2024 NCAA Women's Tournament

WHO: Iowa vs. UConn

When: April 5, 2024

Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Time: 21 clock


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Here's an AP story on the women's NCAA tournament:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Caitlin Clark and Iowa are back in the Final Four. This also applies to Dawn Staley and undefeated South Carolina.

The world of women's basketball will descend on Cleveland for the national semifinals on Friday and the championship game two days later.

Clark took her team to the Final Four for the second straight year, scoring 41 points to beat defending champion LSU 94-87 on Monday night. The Tigers eliminated the Hawkeyes in the title game last year. Now the Hawkeyes are just two wins away from their first national championship.

“That is of course our goal. That’s where we want to be,” Clark said. “But you have to win one at a time. There are two more to get. That's what makes the Final Four so entertaining. Anyone can take it. Anyone can win it.”

Next up for Iowa is UConn, the team that knocked them out of the tournament in Clark's freshman season. The Huskies defeated Southern California 80-73 in the other regional final on Monday night.

Staley's team will face North Carolina State, which is in the Final Four for the first time since 1998.

A lot of attention will be on Clark, which doesn't bother Staley because it means her undefeated team is flying a bit under the radar. It's the second straight year South Carolina has reached the Final Four undefeated and the fourth straight year the team has at least gotten that far.

Most of the conversation this season has focused on star players across the country like Clark, USC's JuJu Watkins, UConn's Paige Bueckers and Notre Dame's Hannah Hidalgo.

The Gamecocks, who have an entirely new starting lineup this year, are not just one player. In terms of attention, they have faded into the background.

“I like that. I really do. Just keep going, take the spotlight and put it somewhere else,” Staley said. “Let this team continue to thrive in the space it's been given. Hopefully, I hope that on At the end of the day, this time next week, give a lot of people a lot to talk about.”

Like South Carolina, there weren't high expectations for the Wolfpack to make it to the Final Four. They were unranked at the start of the season, making NC State the first unranked team in the preseason poll to reach the Final Four since Washington in 2016. Wins over UConn and Colorado before December showed that the Wolfpack was a really good team.

NC State was one win away from reaching the national semifinals two years ago before losing to UConn in double overtime in the Elite Eight.

“I think of Kay Yow – 34 years at NC State and took that program to the Final Four in 1998,” Wolfpack coach Wes Moore said. “I think of the players two years ago who were just one double overtime away from being in this exact position. So I think of her. And then I think again about those players who overcame all the doubts and questions and just – Final Four, y’all.”

Moore knows his team has a tall task ahead of them against the Gamecocks.

“They are a great, great team. Obviously the best team in the country. But you don't play a four-out-of-seven series. “You play a game, okay?” he said. “So we have to find a way to win a game against them and that will be a big challenge.”

UConn is back in the Final Four after its 14-year streak ended with a loss to Ohio State last season. Now the Huskies have to find a way to slow down Clark, who has been almost unstoppable the last two years.


(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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