Mar 28, 2023 - Sports

Women's hoops: Four teams remain

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The women's Final Four is set, and it features three teams seeking their first national championship.

  • Virginia Tech is making its Final Four debut.
  • Iowa is back for the first time since its lone appearance in 1993.
  • LSU is back for the first time in 15 years.

And then there's South Carolina, which hoisted the 2022 trophy and has won 42 games in a row.

Between the lines: Three of the four Naismith Trophy finalists (player of the year) are in the Final Four, and all three are coming off huge Elite Eight performances.

  • Elizabeth Kitley (Virginia Tech) became the fourth Atlantic Coast Conference player this century with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks in an NCAA Tournament game.
  • Aliyah Boston (South Carolina) had her first career game with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • Caitlin Clark (Iowa) had the first 40-point triple-double in men's or women's NCAA Tournament history.

The intrigue: Friday's Iowa-South Carolina game could break women's college basketball viewership records. Clark vs Boston. Offense vs. defense. It's the matchup fans have been craving all year.

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