basketball-women-d1 flag

NCAA | April 4, 2022

2022 NCAA women's basketball bracket: Printable tournament .PDF

South Carolina vs. UConn - Women’s national championship highlights

Here is the official and printable NCAA bracket for the 2021-22 NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament.

The 2022 Women's Final Four was April 1 and 3 in Minneapolis. Tournament games started with the First Four on March 16-17. South Carolina defeated UConn to win the program's second national championship.

Click or tap here for a printable bracket.

Here is the 2022 NCAA women's tournament bracket

2022 NCAA women's basketball tournament dates, schedule

GAMES TIME (ET) TV CITY
National Championship — Sunday, April 3
No. 1 South Carolina 64, No. 2 UConn 49 8 p.m. ESPN Minneapolis, Minnesota
RESULTS TIME NETWORK LOCATION
First Four — Wednesday, March 16
No. 16 Howard 55, No. 16 Incarnate Word 53 7 p.m. ESPNU Columbia, South Carolina
No. 11 Dayton 88, No. 11 DePaul 57 9 p.m. ESPNU Ames, Iowa
First Four — Thursday, March 17
No. 16 Longwood 74, No. 16 Mount St. Mary's 70 7 p.m. ESPN2 Raleigh, North Carolina
No. 11 Missouri State 61, No. 11 Florida State 50 9 p.m. ESPN2 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
First Round — Friday, March 18
No. 8 Miami (FL) 78, No. 9 South Florida 66 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Columbia, South Carolina
No. 10 South Dakota 75, No. 7 Ole Miss 61 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 Waco, Texas
No. 10 Creighton 84, No. 7 Colorado 74 1:30 p.m. ESPNN Iowa City, Iowa
No. 1 South Carolina 79, No. 16 Howard 21 2 p.m. ESPN Columbia, South Carolina
No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast 84, No. 5 Virginia Tech 81 2:30 p.m. ESPNU College Park, Maryland
No. 9 Gonzaga 68, No. 8 Nebraska 55 3:30 p.m. ESPNN Louisville, Kentucky
No. 2 Baylor 89, No. 15 Hawai'i 49 4 p.m. ESPN2 Waco, Texas
No. 2 Iowa 98, No. 15 Illinois State 58 4 p.m. ESPN Iowa City, Iowa
No. 4 Maryland 102, No. 13 Delaware 71 5 p.m. ESPNU College Park, Maryland
No. 7 Utah 92, No. 10 Arkansas 69 5:30 p.m. ESPNN Austin, Texas
No. 1 Louisville 83, No. 16 Albany 51 6 p.m. ESPN2 Louisville, Kentucky
No. 8 Kansas 77, No. 9 Georgia Tech 58 7:30 p.m. ESPNU Stanford, California
No. 6 Georgia 70, No. 11 Dayton 54 7:30 p.m. ESPNN Ames, Iowa
No. 2 Texas 70, No. 15 Fairfield 52 8 p.m. ESPN2 Austin, Texas
No. 1 Stanford 78, No. 16 Montana State 37 10 p.m. ESPN2 Stanford, California
No. 3 Iowa State 78, No. 14 UT Arlington 71 10 p.m. ESPNU Ames, Iowa
First Round — Saturday, March 19
No. 9 Kansas State 50, No. 8 Washington State 40 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Raleigh, North Carolina
No. 2 UConn 83, No. 15 Mercer 38 1 p.m. ABC Storrs, Connecticut
No. 11 Villanova 61, No. 6 BYU 57 1 p.m. ESPNN Ann Arbor, Michigan
No. 3 Indiana 85, No. 14 Charlotte 51 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 Bloomington, Indiana
No. 1 NC State 96, No. 16 Longwood 68 2 p.m. ESPN Raleigh, North Carolina
No. 6 Ohio State 63, No. 11 Missouri State 56 2:30 p.m. ESPNU Baton Rouge, Louisiana
No. 4 Tennessee 80, No. 13 Buffalo 67 3 p.m. ABC Knoxville, Tennessee
No. 3 Michigan 74, No. 14 American 39 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Ann Arbor, Michigan
No. 7 UCF 69, No. 10 Florida 52 3:30 p.m. ESPNN Storrs, Connecticut
No. 11 Princeton 69, No. 6 Kentucky 62 4 p.m. ESPN Bloomington, Indiana
No. 3 LSU 83, No. 14 Jackson State 77 5 p.m. ESPNU Baton Rouge, Louisiana
No. 12 Belmont 73, No. 5 Oregon 70 (2OT) 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 Knoxville, Tennessee
No. 5 North Carolina 79, No. 12 Stephen F. Austin 66 7:30 p.m. ESPNN Tucson, Arizona
No. 5 Notre Dame 89, No. 12 UMass 78 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 Norman, Oklahoma
No. 4 Arizona 72, No. 13 UNLV 67 10 p.m. ESPN2 Tucson, Arizona
No. 4 Oklahoma 78, No. 13 IUPUI 72 10 p.m. ESPNU Norman, Oklahoma
Second Round — Sunday, March 20
No. 10 Creighton 64, No. 2 Iowa 62 1 p.m. ABC Iowa City, Iowa
No. 4 Maryland 89, No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast 65 3 p.m. ESPN College Park, Maryland
No. 1 South Carolina 49, No. 8 Miami (Fla.) 33 3 p.m. ABC Columbia, South Carolina
No. 2 Texas 78, No. 7 Utah 56 5 p.m. ESPN Austin, Texas
No. 10 South Dakota 61, No. 2 Baylor 47 6 p.m. ESPN2 Waco, Texas
No. 1 Louisville 68, No. 9 Gonzaga 59 7 p.m. ESPN Louisville, Kentucky
No. 3 Iowa State 67, No. 6 Georgia 44 8 p.m. ESPN2 Ames, Iowa
No. 1 Stanford 91, No. 8 Kansas 65 9 p.m. ESPN Stanford, California
Second Round — Monday, March 21
No. 1 NC State 89, No. 9 Kansas State 57 4 p.m. ESPN Raleigh, North Carolina
No. 3 Michigan 64, No. 11 Villanova 49 6 p.m. ESPNU Ann Arbor, Michigan
No. 5 Notre Dame 108, No. 4 Oklahoma 64 6 p.m. ESPN2 Norman, Oklahoma
No. 4 Tennessee 70, No. 12 Belmont 67 7 p.m. ESPN Knoxville, Tennessee
No. 3 Indiana 56, No. 11 Princeton 55 8 p.m. ESPNU Bloomington, Indiana
No. 6 Ohio State 79, No. 3 LSU 64 8 p.m. ESPN2 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
No. 2 UConn 52, No. 7 UCF 47 9 p.m. ESPN Storrs, Connecticut
No. 5 North Carolina 63, No. 4 Arizona 45 10 p.m. ESPN2 Tucson, Arizona
Sweet 16 — Friday, March 25
No. 1 South Carolina 69, No. 5 North Carolina 61 7 p.m. ESPN Greensboro, North Carolina
No. 2 Texas 66, No. 6 Ohio State 63 7 p.m. ESPN2 Spokane, Washington
No. 1 Stanford 72, No. 4 Maryland  66 9:30 p.m. ESPN Spokane, Washington
No. 10 Creighton 76, No. 3 Iowa State 68 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 Greensboro, North Carolina
Sweet 16 — Saturday, March 26
No. 1 NC State 66, No. 5 Notre Dame 63 11:30 a.m. ESPN Bridgeport, Connecticut
No. 2 UConn 75, No. 3 Indiana 58 2 p.m. ESPN Bridgeport, Connecticut
No. 1 Louisville 76, No. 4 Tennessee 64 4 p.m. ESPN2 Wichita, Kansas
No. 3 Michigan 52, No. 10 South Dakota 49 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Wichita, Kansas
Elite Eight — Sunday, March 27
No. 1 South Carolina 80, No. 10 Creighton 50 7 p.m. ESPN Greensboro, North Carolina
No. 1 Stanford 59, No. 2 Texas 50 9 p.m. ESPN Spokane, Wash.
Elite Eight — Monday, March 28
No. 2 UConn 91, No. 1 NC State 87 (2OT) 7 p.m. ESPN Bridgeport, Connecticut
No. 1 Louisville 62, No. 3 Michigan 50 9 p.m. ESPN Ames, Iowa
Final Four — Friday, April 1
No. 1 South Carolina 72, No. 1 Louisville 59 7 p.m. ESPN Minneapolis, Minnesota
No. 2 UConn 63, No. 1 Stanford 58 9:30 p.m. ESPN Minneapolis, Minnesota
WOMEN'S 2022 MARCH MADNESS SCHEDULE
Round City Venue Dates Host
Selections N/A ESPN broadcast Sunday March 13 N/A
First Four TBD TBD March 16-17 N/A
First TBD TBD March 18-19 TBD
Second TBD TBD March 20-21 TBD
Regional Bridgeport, Conn. Webster Bank Arena March 25 - 28 UConn / Fairfield
Regional Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro Coliseum March 25 - 28 ACC
Regional Spokane, Wash. Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena March 25 - 28 Idaho
Regional Wichita, Kan. Intrust Bank Arena March 25 - 28 Wichita State
National Semifinals Minneapolis, Minn. Target Center April 1 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Sports Minneapolis
Championship game Minneapolis, Minn. Target Center April 3 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Sports Minneapolis

How are NCAA women's basketball tournament teams selected?

There are 68 teams in the single-elimination tournament. Of those, 32 qualify automatically as conference champions by winning conference tournaments. The rest were selected as at-large teams by the Division I Women's Basketball Championship Sport Committee.

How much do seeds matter in the NCAA women's basketball tournament?

Since 1982, at least one No. 1 seed has reached the national semifinals each season. In 2021, three No. 1 seeds reached the national semifinals.

UConn has the most national titles, winning 11. Tennessee is second with eight and Baylor has three.

NCAA women's basketball tournament: Future sites

WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR      
Year Site Venue Dates
2023 Dallas American Airlines Arena March 31 and April 2
2024 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena April 5 and 7
2025 Tampa, Fla. Amalie Arena April 4 and 6
2026 Phoenix Footprint Center April 3 and 5

Who are some NCAA women's basketball Cinderellas?

The biggest Cinderella is Harvard, which which was a No. 16 seed when it shocked No. 1 Stanford 71-67 in 1998. That's 20 years before the men's tournament had its first 16-over-1 stunner: UMBC against No. 1 Virginia.

However, no No. 15 or No. 14 seed has won a game. There have been six No. 13 seeds to beat a No. 4. Three 13 seeds have also advanced to the Sweet 16 (2007 Marist; 2005 Liberty; 1994 Texas A&M). Gonzaga, a No. 11 seed in 2011, is the lowest seed to reach an Elite Eight. No double-digit seed has made the Women's Final Four.

NCAA women's basketball tournament: Champions, history

YEAR CHAMPION (RECORD) COACH SCORE RUNNER-UP SITE
2022 South Carolina (35-2) Dawn Staley 64-49 UConn Minneapolis, Minn.
2021 Stanford (31-2) Tara VanDerveer 54-53 Arizona San Antonio, Texas
2019 Baylor (37-1) Kim Mulkey 82-81 Notre Dame Tampa, Fla.
2018 Notre Dame (34-3) Muffet McGraw 61-58 Mississippi State Columbus, Ohio
2017 South Carolina (33-4) Dawn Staley 67-55 Mississippi State Dallas, Texas
2016 Connecticut (38-0) Geno Auriemma 82-51 Syracuse Indianapolis, Ind.
2015 Connecticut (38-1) Geno Auriemma 63-53 Notre Dame Tampa, Fla.
2014 Connecticut (40-0) Geno Auriemma 79-58 Notre Dame Nashville, Tenn.
2013 Connecticut (35-4) Geno Auriemma 93-60 Louisville New Orleans, La.
2012 Baylor (40-0) Kim Mulkey 80-61 Notre Dame Denver, Colo.
2011 Texas A&M (33-5) Gary Blair 76-70 Notre Dame Indianapolis, Ind.
2010 Connecticut (39-0) Geno Auriemma 53-47 Stanford San Antonio, Texas
2009 Connecticut (39-0) Geno Auriemma 76-54 Louisville St. Louis, Mo.
2008 Tennessee (36-2) Pat Summitt 64-48 Stanford Tampa, Fla.
2007 Tennessee (34-3) Pat Summitt 59-46 Rutgers Cleveland, Ohio
2006 Maryland (34-4) Brenda Frese 78-75 (OT) Duke Boston, Mass.
2005 Baylor (33-3) Kim Mulkey 84-62 Michigan State Indianapolis, Ind.
2004 Connecticut (31-4) Geno Auriemma 70-61 Tennessee New Orleans, La.
2003 Connecticut (37-1) Geno Auriemma 73-68 Tennessee Atlanta, Ga.
2002 Connecticut (39-0) Geno Auriemma 82-70 Oklahoma San Antonio, Texas
2001 Notre Dame (34-2) Muffet McGraw 68-66 Purdue St. Louis, Mo.
2000 Connecticut (36-1) Geno Auriemma 71-52 Tennessee Philadelphia, Pa.
1999 Purdue (34-1) Carolyn Peck 62-45 Duke San Jose, Calif.
1998 Tennessee (39-0) Pat Summitt 93-75 Louisiana Tech Kansas City, Mo.
1997 Tennessee (29-10) Pat Summitt 68-59 Old Dominion Cincinnati, Ohio
1996 Tennessee (32-4) Pat Summitt 83-65 Georgia Charlotte, N.C.
1995 Connecticut (35-0) Geno Auriemma 70-64 Tennessee Minneapolis, Minn.
1994 North Carolina (33-2) Sylvia Hatchell 60-59 Louisiana Tech Richmond, Va.
1993 Texas Tech (31-3) Marsha Sharp 84-82 Ohio State Atlanta, Ga.
1992 Stanford (30-3) Tara VanDerveer 78-62 Western Kentucky Los Angeles, Calif.
1991 Tennessee (30-5) Pat Summitt 70-67 (OT) Virginia New Orleans, La.
1990 Stanford (32-1) Tara VanDerveer 88-81 Auburn Knoxville, Tenn.
1989 Tennessee (35-2) Pat Summitt 76-60 Auburn Tacoma, Wash.
1988 Louisiana Tech (32-2) Leon Barmore 56-54 Auburn Tacoma, Wash.
1987 Tennessee (28-6) Pat Summitt 67-44 Louisiana Tech Austin, Texas
1986 Texas (34-0) Jody Conradt 97-81 Southern California Lexington, Ky.
1985 Old Dominion (31-3) Marianne Stanley 70-65 Georgia Austin, Texas
1984 Southern California (29-4) Linda Sharp 72-61 Tennessee Los Angeles, Calif.
1983 Southern California (31-2) Linda Sharp 69-67 Louisiana Tech Norfolk, Va.
1982 Louisiana Tech (35-1) Sonja Hogg 76-62 Cheyney Norfolk, Va.

Texas women’s basketball mourns the passing of Tiffany Jackson

The University of Texas women's basketball program is mourning the loss of Longhorn legend and former Texas Women's Basketball All-American Tiffany Jackson, who passed away on Monday from cancer. She was 37-years old.
READ MORE

On sale dates for 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four and Women’s Basketball Championship regional tickets announced

Tickets to the 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four will go on sale to the public on Sept. 30, while championship regional tickets will be available for purchase on Oct. 20.
READ MORE

Breaking down the college careers of the 12 U.S. players in the women's FIBA World Cup

Team USA won its fourth consecutive and 12th overall women's FIBA World Cup gold medal, and we broke down each of the 12 players college careers.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners