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2023 NCAA Women’s Tournament Elite Eight live: South Carolina rides 41-game win streak into Maryland matchup

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The field for the 2023 Women’s NCAA Tournament Final Four will officially be set today with two marquee games marking the conclusion of the Elite Eight. No. 1 seeds South Carolina and Virginia Tech are hoping to punch their tickets to Dallas, but fellow top seeds Stanford and Indiana have proven no path is certain by falling faster than virtually anyone could’ve predicted this tournament. 

In the opening game, South Carolina will test its 41-game winning streak against No. 2 seed Maryland in the Greenville 1 Regional. The Terrapins have rolled this tournament, winning all three of their games by 13 or more points, including a 76-59 blowout of Notre Dame in the Sweet 16. To the surprise of no one, however, the defending champion Gamecocks have been even better. Aside from struggling in the first half against South Florida in the second round, South Carolina has looked like the clear-cut best team in the nation, and Aliyah Boston’s defensive presence is a big reason why. The Gamecocks topped UCLA 59-43 in the Sweet 16, and Boston controlled the paint with 14 rebounds and two blocks to go along with eight points. 

Virginia Tech and No. 3 seed Ohio State will meet in the final Elite Eight game. The Hokies are coming off a 73-64 victory over No. 4 seed Tennessee, a game in which Georgia Amoore exploded for 29 points to extend her 20-point game streak to five. Ohio State, meanwhile, upset No. 2 seed UConn, 73-61, in the Sweet 16 and is hoping to play spoiler once again. Ohio State is hoping to reach its first Final Four since 1993, and Virginia Tech has already made history by reaching its first ever Elite Eight. 

Here is how to tune into all of the women’s Elite Eight action today.

How to watch 2023 Women’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight

(All times eastern)
Date: Monday, March 27 | Time: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Location:  Greenville, S.C. | Seattle, Wash.
TV: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)

(2) Maryland vs. (1) South Carolina
7 p.m. | ESPN | Greenville 1 
(3) Ohio State vs. (1) Virginia Tech
9 p.m. | ESPN | Seattle 3  

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