As the end of the regular season in women’s college basketball nears, the UConn Huskies are still favored to repeat as champions, but a string of injuries and illnesses have made their short bench even shorter. Fatigue and/or foul trouble are potential vulnerabilities for Connecticut, though, Breanna Stewart’s unmatched abilities notwithstanding, and Notre Dame, Louisville, Stanford, and South Carolina, among others, all hope to take advantage of any crack in the defending champion’s armor. If you’re a fan of team basketball (and why wouldn’t you be?), you should start making plans now to catch the 2014 version of Women’s March Madness in all its glory.
Below are the sites, dates, and host colleges of all six rounds of the 2014 Division I women’s college basketball tournament.
Preliminary Rounds (first- and second-round games)
Ames, Iowa, March 22 and 24; Iowa State
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 23 and 25; LSU
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 23 and 25; North Carolina
College Park, Maryland, March 23 and 25; Maryland
College Station, Texas, March 23 and 25; Texas A&M
Durham, North Carolina, March 22 and 24; Duke
Iowa City, Iowa, March 23 and 25; Iowa
Knoxville, Tennessee, March 22 and 24; Tennessee
Lexington, Kentucky, March 22 and 24; Kentucky
Los Angeles, California, March 22 and 24; UCLA
Seattle, Washington, March 23 and 25; Washington
Storrs, Connecticut, March 23 and 25; UConn
Toledo, Ohio March 22 and 24; Toledo
University Park, Pennsylvania, March 23 and 25; Penn State
Waco, Texas, March 22 and 24; Baylor
West Lafayette, Indiana, March 22 and 24; Purdue
Regionals (Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games)
Lincoln, Nebraska, March 29 and 31; Nebraska
Louisville, Kentucky, March 30 and April 1; Louisville
Notre Dame, Indiana, March 29 and 31; Notre Dame
Stanford, California, March 30 and April 1; Stanford
Final Four and Championship Game
Nashville, Tennessee, April 6 and 8; Bridgestone Arena
The 2014 version of Women’s March Madness will highlight the next generation of female basketball stars. In addition to Breanna Stewart of UConn and her teammates Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, Kayla McBride (Notre Dame), Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford), Alyssa Thomas (Maryland), and Odyssey Sims (Baylor) all have a chance to shine.
You can purchase tickets to any round of the 2014 women’s college basketball tournament here. Tickets to the Final Four and championship game are available here. If you miss out on tickets to the Final Four and/or championship games, the NCAA has arranged a variety of events that weekend in Nashville, including youth clinics; a 4Kay Run in honor of Kay Yow, the late NC State women’s basketball coach; open practices for the Final Four teams; the Broadway Bounce, showcasing thousands of kids dribbling through the city; and free concerts.
Be sure to earn 5% cash back on your Women’s March Madness flight, hotel, and rental-car reservations through Travel Plus — and get rebates on all sorts of travel perks while you’re at it! Tell us in Comments which team you’ll be rooting for this year.