Mar 19, 2024 - News

🏀 Women's March Madness

U of M's Laila Phelia dribbles against Ohio State in Columbus last month.

U of M's Laila Phelia dribbles against Ohio State in Columbus last month. Photo: Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Spartans and Wolverines both earned a spot in one of the most-hyped women's NCAA Tournaments in recent memory.

The big picture: Women's basketball is surging in popularity. Record-breaking audiences are tuning in for Caitlin Clark's sharpshooting and intense rivalries, like last week's South Carolina-LSU battle.

State of play: U of M and Michigan State are each No. 9 seeds in different regions of the bracket.

The bottom line: The road to the Final Four is treacherous for both schools.

  • The No. 1 seeds — South Carolina for MSU and USC for Michigan — likely await if either team wins in the first round.
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