March 17, 2024 

2024 NCAA Women’s Division I Tournament bracket unveiled

Find out which 68 teams made the Big Dance and where they're playing

The 68 teams going dancing found out their NCAA Tournament seeds and placements on the Selection Sunday show on ESPN. 

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Thirty-two teams knew they were dancing, thanks to clinching their conferences’ automatic qualifying bids. Many of the 36 at-large teams knew their fates, but the women’s basketball selection committee still had plenty of tough calls to make.

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To the surprise of absolutely no one, South Carolina was chosen as the No. 1 team in the nation, thanks to its second consecutive undefeated regular season. The Gamecocks will host the first two rounds in Columbia, S.C., before heading to the Albany 1 region.

Schedule-wise, there will be two First Four games on both Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21. Eight of the 16 host sites will host on Friday, March 22 and Sunday, March 24 while the other eight are on Saturday, March 23 and Monday, March 25.

Here is the rest of the field of 68, with each team’s seed as well as the locations for the first two rounds. The specific dates of each first round host site was not available at the time of publication.

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Regional 1 — Albany

Location: Columbia, S.C.

No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 16 First Four winner: Sacred Heart vs. Presbyterian

No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Michigan State

Location: Bloomington, Ind.

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 Fairfield

No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast

Location: Corvallis, Ore.

No. 3 Oregon State vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington

No. 6 Nebraska vs. No. 11 Texas A&M

Location: South Bend, Ind.

No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Kent State

No. 7 Mississippi vs. No. 10 Marquette

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Regional 2 — Albany

Location: Iowa City, Iowa 

No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 16 First Four winner: Holy Cross vs. UT Martin

No. 8 West Virginia vs. No. 9 Princeton

Location: Manhattan, Kan.

No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 Portland

No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Drake

Location: Baton Rouge, La.

No. 3 LSU vs. No. 14 Rice

No. 6 Louisville vs. No. 11 Middle Tennessee

Location: Los Angeles

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 15 Cal Baptist

No. 7 Creighton vs. No. 10 UNLV

Regional 3 — Portland

Location: Los Angeles 

No. 1 USC vs. No. 16 Texas A&M Corpus Christi

No. 8 Kansas vs. No. 9 Michigan

Location: Blacksburg, Va.

No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 Marshall

No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 First Four winner: Vanderbilt vs. Columbia

Location: Storrs, Conn.

No. 3 UConn vs. No. 14 Jackson State

No. 6 Syracuse vs. No. 11 First Four winner: Auburn vs. Arizona

Location: Columbus, Ohio

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Maine

No. 7 Duke vs. No. 10 Richmond

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Regional 4 — Portland

Location: Austin, Texas 

No. 1 Texas vs. No. 16 Drexel

No. 8 Alabama vs. No. 9 Florida State

Location: Spokane, Wash.

No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 13 UC Irvine

No. 5 Utah vs. No. 12 South Dakota State

Location: Raleigh, N.C.

No. 3 NC State vs. No. 14 Chattanooga

No. 6 Tennessee vs. No. 11 Green Bay

Location: Stanford, Calif.

No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 15 Norfolk State

No. 7 Iowa State vs. No. 10 Maryland

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The Next will have coverage previewing the tournament this week, including breakdowns by region and for major conferences. We will also have coverage of other women’s college basketball postseason action.

Editor’s note (March 18 at 1:10 p.m. ET): An earlier version of this story misstated the No. 4 seed playing Marshall in Regional 3. It is Virginia Tech, not Virginia.

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