NCAA women’s basketball bracket: Dates, times, TV schedule, live stream for 2019 tournament

The NCAA women’s bracket has been released and it came with one big shock. Most surprisingly, the UConn huskies aren’t a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2006. The Huskies have been upset in the Final Four the the last two years. Still, UConn received a No. 2 seed this year and fall under No. 1 Louisville’s region of the bracket.

The other No. 1 seeds are Mississippi State, Notre Dame and Baylor, the No. 1 overall seed. Mississippi State has been to back-to-back national championships, but have yet to finish with the title, falling to Notre Dame in 2018 and South Carolina in 2017.

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The Tennessee Vols entered the tournament with an at-large big to extend their tournament appearance streak to 38 consecutive seasons. UCF and South Dakota, also at-large entries, are making their first appearence.

Here’s everything to know about the 2019 NCAA women’s basketball tournament, including a full schedule plus how to watch games live on TV and stream online.

NCAA women’s tournament: How to watch, live stream

The 2019 NCAA women’s tournament will be broadcast primarily on ESPN2 (full schedule below) with the national championship game airing on ESPN on April 7. You can watch a live stream of games online with the WatchESPN app.

2019 NCAA women’s basketball bracket

Upper left bracket

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Abilene Christian
No. 8 California vs. No. 9 North Carolina
No. 5 Florida State vs. No. 12 Bucknell
No. 4 South Carolina vs. No. 13 Belmont
No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Princeton
No. 3 NC State vs. No. 14 Maine
No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Drake
No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 Mercer

Lower left bracket

No. 1 Mississippi State vs. No. 16 Southern University
No. 8 South Dakota vs. No. 9 Clemson
No. 5 Arizona State vs. No. 12 Central Florida
No. 4 Miami (FL) vs. No. 13 Florida Gulf Coast
No. 6 South Dakota State vs. No. 11 Quinnipiac
No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Fordham
No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Indiana
No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 15 Portland State

Upper right bracket

No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 Bethune-Cookman
No. 8 Central Michigan vs. No. 9 Michigan State
No. 5 Marquette vs. No. 12 Rice
No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 13 Wright State
No. 6 DePaul vs. No. 11 Missouri State
No. 3 Iowa State vs. No. 14 New Mexico State
No. 7 BYU vs. No. 10 Auburn
No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 15 UC Davis

Lower right bracket

No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 16 Robert Morris
No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 9 Kansas State
No. 5 Gonzaga vs. No. 12 Little Rock
No. 4 Oregon State vs. No. 13 Boise State
No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 Tennessee
No. 3 Maryland vs. No. 14 Radford
No. 7 Rutgers vs. No 10 Buffalo
No. 2 UConn vs. No. 15 Towson

2019 NCAA women’s tournament schedule

(All times Eastern)

Round Site Dates
First Round Campus sites March 22-23
Second Round Campus sites March 24-25
Sweet 16/Elite Eight Albany, N.Y. March 29-April 1
Sweet 16/Elite Eight Chicago March 29-April 1
Sweet 16/Elite Eight Greensboro, N.C. March 29-April 1
Sweet 16/Elite Eight Portland, Ore. March 29-April 1
Final Four Tampa, Fla. April 5
Championship Tampa, Fla. April 7

First Round

Friday, March 22

Matchup
No. 1 Louisville 69, No. 16 Robert Morris 34
No. 4 South Carolina 74, No. 13 Belmont 52
No. 2 Iowa 66, No. 15 Mercer 61
No. 5 Marquette 58, No. 12 Rice 54 (OT)
No. 8 Michigan 84, No. 9 Kansas State 54
No. 5 Florida State 70, No. 12 Bucknell 67
No. 7 Missouri 77, No. 10 Drake 76
No. 4 Texas A&M 84, No. 13 Wright State 61
No. 10 Buffalo 82, No. 7 Rutgers 71 
No. 9 Clemson 79,  No. 8 South Dakota 66 
No. 5 Arizona State 60, No. 12 Central Florida 45
No. 2 UConn 110, No. 15 Towson 61
No. 10 Indiana 69,  No. 7 Texas 65 
No. 4 Miami (FL) 69, No. 13 Florida Gulf Coast 62
No. 1 Mississippi State 103, No. 16 Southern University 46
No. 2 Oregon 78, No. 15 Portland State 40

Saturday, March 23

Matchup    
No. 1 Notre Dame 92, No. 16 Bethune-Cookman 50    
No. 6 Kentucky 82, No. 11 Princeton 77    
No. 6 South Dakota State 76, No. 11 Quinnipiac 65    
No. 3 Maryland 73, No. 14 Radford 51    
No. 3 NC State 63, No. 14 Maine 51    
No. 9 Michigan State 88,  No. 8 Central Michigan 87    
No. 6 UCLA 89, No. 11 Tennessee 77    
No. 3 Syracuse 70, No. 14 Fordham 49    
No. 5 Gonzaga 68, No. 12 Little Rock 51    
No. 11 Missouri State 89, No. 6 DePaul 78    
No. 8 California 92, No. 9 North Carolina 72    
No. 7 BYU 73, No. 10 Auburn 64    
No. 1 Baylor 95, No. 16 Abilene Christian 38    
No. 2 Stanford 79, No. 15 UC Davis 54    
No. 4 Oregon State 80, No. 13 Boise State 75 (OT)    
No. 3 Iowa State 97, No. 14 New Mexico State 61    

Second Round

Sunday, March 24 

Matchup
No. 1 Louisville 71, No. 8 Michigan 50
No. 2 Iowa 68, Missouri 52
No. 4 South Carolina 72, No. 5 Florida State 64
No. 4 Texas A&M 78, No. 5 Marquette 76
No. 2 UConn 84, No. 10 Buffalo 72
No. 5 Arizona State 57, No. 4 Miami (Fla) 55
No. 2 Oregon 91, No. 10 Indiana 68
No. 1 Mississippi State 85, No. 9 Clemson 61

Monday, March 25 

Matchup
No. 1 Notre Dame 91, No. 9 Michigan State 63
No. 3 NC State 72, No. 6 Kentucky 57
No. 6 South Dakota State 75, No. 3 Syracuse 64
No. 6 UCLA 85, No. 3 Maryland 80
No. 1 Baylor 102, No. 8 California 63
No. 11 Missouri State 69, No. 3 Iowa State 60
No. 4 Oregon State 76, No. Gonzaga 70
No. 2 Stanford 72, No. 7 BYU 63

Sweet 16

Friday, March 29

Matchup    
No. 2 UConn 69, No. 6 UCLA 61    
No. 1 Mississippi 76, No. 5 Arizona State 53    
No. 1 Louisville 61, No. 4 Oregon State 44    
No. 2 Oregon 63, No. South Dakota St. 53    

Saturday, March 30

Matchup    
No. 2 Iowa 79, No. 3 NC State 61    
No. 1 Baylor 93, No. 4 South Carolina 68    
No. 1 Notre Dame 87, No. 4 Texas A&M 80    
No. 2 Stanford 55, No. 11 Missouri State 46    

Elite Eight

Sunday, March 31 

Matchup    
No. 2 UConn 80, No. 1 Louisville 73     
No. 2 Oregon 88, No. 1 Mississippi State 84     

Monday, April 1 

Matchup    
No. 1 Baylor 85, No. 2 Iowa 53    
No. 1 Notre Dame 84, No. 2 Stanford 68    

Final Four

Friday, April 5 

Matchup Time Channel
No. 1 Baylor 72, No. 2 Oregon 67 7 p.m. ESPN2
No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 UConn 9 p.m. ESPN2

Championship

Sunday, April 7, 6 p.m., ESPN

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