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Where to watch Iowa women’s basketball take on South Carolina in the national championship

Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. CDT on ABC.
Ayrton Breckenridge
The Iowa women’s basketball team huddles up during a NCAA Tournament Final Four game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 UConn at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

CLEVELAND — Iowa women’s basketball is back in the national championship for the second straight year. This time around, it’s against South Carolina, whom Iowa upset 77-73 in last year’s Final Four.

The Gamecocks are undefeated with a program-high 37 wins and favored by 6.5 points over the Hawkeyes. South Carolina’s last title came in 2022.

Scheduled game time: Sunday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. CDT

TV: ABC (regular broadcast), ESPN (The Bird & Taurasi Show)

Announcers: Ryan Ruocco (play-by-play), Rebecca Lobo (color analyst), Holly Rowe (sideline reporter)

Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network  and Sirius XM (CH 84)

Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio

The 19,000-seat arena is home to the Cleveland Cavaliers and right next door to the Cleveland Guardians baseball stadium.

Parking: According to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the Gateway East Garage and JACK Cleveland Casino Garage are two on-site garages that accommodate 3,300 cars. Both garages are accessible and have multiple passenger elevators to access the venue at ground level, while the Gateway East Garage has a connecting bridge that leads directly into the facility. Other parking options include a variety of surface lots located within a five- to ten-minute walk of the arena.

Red Carpet Arrival

(Times are approximate)

12:05 p.m. – South Carolina team arrival

12:25 p.m. – Iowa team arrival

Doors: Arena doors will open to ticketed fans at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

Party on the Plaza presented by Buick: Gateway Plaza Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, 10-2 p.m. CDT

“Join us at this free event, open to the public, taking place outside of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse,” wrote the NCAA. “Celebrate the Women’s Final Four teams while enjoying this outdoor pre-game event that features food & beverage, merchandise sales, music, games, photo opportunities, and much more!”

Tourney Town presented by Capital One: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT  at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

“Tourney Town is a FREE festival jam-packed with special appearances, interactive games, giveaways, historical and Women’s Final Four team displays, photo opportunities, basketball contests, food, licensed merchandise, and more!” wrote the NCAA.

Tickets: Prices for Sunday’s game are around $332 on StubHub.

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About the Contributors
Kenna Roering
Kenna Roering, Sports Editor
Kenna Roering is The Daily Iowan's sports editor. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism with a minor in sports and recreation management. Kenna previously worked as a sports reporter for men's wrestling and volleyball and was the summer sports editor in 2023. This is her second year with the DI.
Ayrton Breckenridge
Ayrton Breckenridge, Managing Visuals Editor
Ayrton Breckenridge is the Managing Visuals Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema. This is his fourth year working for the DI.