Iowa women’s basketball to play Louisville in Elite Eight

Fifth-seeded Louisville took down eighth-seeded Ole Miss to advance to the Elite Eight on Friday night.


Daniel McGregor-Huyer

Louisville guard Hailey Van Lith celebrates with teammates after a victory over No.8 Ole Miss at a 2023 NCAA Sweet Sixteen women’s basketball game at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA on Friday, March 24, 2023. The Louisville Cardinal will face the two-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor

The second-seeded Iowa women’s basketball team will match up against fifth-seeded Louisville on Sunday at Climate Pledge Arena for a spot in the NCAA Tournament Final Four.

The Hawkeyes won their way to the Elite Eight on Friday with an 87-77 victory over sixth-seeded Colorado. In the subsequent game, Louisville took down eighth-seeded Ole Miss, 72-62.

Iowa will be playing its its fifth Elite Eight in program history — second since 2019. And the Hawkeyes have the chance to break a 30-year Final Four drought on Sunday — Iowa last made the Final Four in 1993 under former head coach C. Vivian Stringer.

The Hawkeyes and Cardinals will tip off at 8 p.m. on Sunday.