Photos: 2023 NCAA March Madness women’s basketball open practice

Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Photojournalist

Division I women’s basketball teams held open practices and press conferences at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, March 16, 2023. All four teams will play on Friday, March 17 for the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Seventh-seeded Florida State will play against tenth-seeded Georgia, and second-seeded Iowa will play against fifteenth-seeded Southeastern Louisiana.

Iowa hopes to get past the first and second round after losing to the Creighton Blue Jays last year. “I think, obviously, our early exit last year will always provide that fire for us,” junior guard Caitlin Clark said. “No matter what point we’re at in the tournament, whether we make it out of this weekend and move on to the next, we still feel like we have a lot to prove, and we believe we’re one of the best teams in America.”

The Hawkeyes will play against the Lions on Friday at 3 pm.