The LSU Tigers are playing in the first college basketball national title game in school history. Here’s a rundown of when, where, and how fans can tune in.
The LSU Tigers women’s basketball team has captured the country’s attention following an incredible NCAA Tournament run. Fans expect the Bayou Bengals to continue playing like a team with everything to prove. However, on the other side of the court, the Iowa Hawkeyes are fueled by Naismith College Player of the Year, Caitlin Clark.
Indeed, LSU vs. Iowa is a contest between some of women’s college basketball’s most entertaining players. Fans wondering where to tune into the action must continue reading.
No. 3 LSU Tigers (33-2) vs. No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes (31-6)
Game time: Sunday, April 2, 2:30 pm CST
TV broadcast: ABC
Streaming: ESPN+ (Requires cable or satellite subscription)
Radio broadcast: 100.7 FM / LSUSports.net/Live
Betting odds: Caesars Sportsbook favors Iowa -3.5; the over/under is 160.
Unlike LSU’s previous women’s NCAA Tournament games, the National Championship Game will tip off on ABC. Such broadcast allows fans to tune in without pricey cable or satellite TV subscriptions. Instead, all one requires is an over-the-air HD antenna.
Sunday is the first women’s NCAA Tournament game in which the LSU Tigers are underdogs. It is obvious the sports books like Iowa by 3.5 points because of Clark. The junior guard is coming off back-to-back tournament games scoring 40 or more points. But, perhaps, the most interesting is the over/under.
An over/under of 160 tells us that betting sites expect a high-scoring game. That indicates low expectations for the LSU Tigers’ defense. Such is interesting, considering how the Bayou Bengals clamped down on Virginia Tech’s offense in the second half of their Final Four clash. At one point, the Tigers’ defense contributed to a 22-3 run that erased a nine-point Hokies lead and pulled momentum back in LSU’s favor.
Regardless, LSU’s game plan is simple. The Tigers must slow down Clark, control the boards, and feed Alexis Morris the ball.