Record-breaking viewership as USC, UConn, South Carolina and NC State vie for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship!

Iowa-LSU Elite Eight Match-Up Sets New ESPN Ratings Record During March Madness

The NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament has reached its climax with South Carolina, Iowa, UConn, and NC State headlining the Final Four. Tony Anderson analyzes the major storylines surrounding this star-studded event.

In a thrilling Elite Eight matchup between Iowa and LSU, 12.3 million viewers tuned in to watch the game, breaking the previous record for women’s college basketball. This was also the highest-rated college basketball game on ESPN platforms. Iowa emerged victorious with a score of 94-87, denying LSU a chance to defend their national championship title.

The Elite Eight games were a huge success in terms of viewership, with Iowa-LSU leading the pack with its record-breaking numbers. USC-UConn, Oregon State-South Carolina, and NC State-Texas also drew millions of viewers. This year’s Elite Eight was the most-watched on record.

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark had an outstanding performance in the Elite Eight, scoring 41 points, 12 assists, and seven rebounds. She was named the Albany 2 Regional Most Outstanding Player and broke records for career 3-pointers and NCAA Tournament assists. The Hawkeyes are set to face off against UConn in the Final Four as they look for revenge against their Sweet 16 loss to the Huskies in 2021.

With high stakes and talented teams in play at this year’s Final Four tournament promises to be an exciting showdown between some of the best women’s college basketball teams out there!

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