The NCAA Women's Tournament will feature a major change for the second straight season after expanding to 68 teams last year. This year, the four regional sites have been trimmed to two, Seattle and Greenville. The NCAA Women's Tournament field was set with the selection show on Sunday, and the First Four games will take place on March 15 and 16. Dallas will play host to the NCAA Women's Final Four on March 31 and the national title game on April 2, giving fans multiple weeks to follow their picks. CBS Sports is offering you the chance to play along with the CBS Sports Women's Bracket Challenge.
There are CBS Sports NCAA Bracket Challenges for the men's and women's tournaments this year and there's a trip to the 2024 Final Four on the line in both challenges. It's easy to qualify for those epic trips. Simply click this link, click the "Join Now" button and enter.* Fill out your bracket after it is revealed on Sunday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ET, and a winner will be chosen from among the entrants.
Anyone who enters both the Men's and Women's CBS Sports Bracket Challenges will also be entered for a chance to win a brand new Nissan ARIYA electric crossover SUV. The men's bracket deadline is scheduled for March 16 at Noon ET, while the women's bracket deadline is on March 17 at Noon ET.
To be eligible, simply follow the steps above to join the Women's Challenge and then join the Men's Challenge here. All you have to do to be eligible to win the Ariya is join both, even if your brackets get completely busted.
2023 Women's NCAA Tournament key dates, info
- 2023 Women's NCAA Tournament bracket reveal: Sunday, March 12
- 2023 Women's NCAA Tournament First Four dates: Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16
- 2023 Women's NCAA Tournament First Round: Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18
- 2023 Women's NCAA Tournament Final Four: Friday, March 31 (Dallas)
- 2023 Women's NCAA Tournament National Championship Game: Sunday, April 2 (Dallas)
2023 Women's College Basketball Teams To Watch
South Carolina Gamecocks: The defending national champions went 29-0 in the regular season and Dawn Staley's squad is ranked No. 1 in the AP Top 25. They won 24 of those games by double-digits and led the nation in average margin of victory (31.0 points). Zia Cooke averaged 15.5 points per game in her fourth season as a starter while fellow four-year starter Aliyah Boston averaged 13.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.
Utah Utes: The Utes jumped five spots to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 after beating then-No. 3 Stanford in their final game of the regular season. They proceeded to get bounced by Washington State in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament despite being 9.5-point favorites. Utah is still expected to be one of the top contenders in the Big Dance, led by junior forward Alissa Pili's 20.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Gianna Kneepkens (15.4) and sophomore forward Jenna Johnson (11.7) are both double-digit scorers for head coach Lynne Roberts, who led the program to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2011 last year and was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year this season.
Stanford Cardinal: The Cardinal suffered just their fourth loss of the season when they fell to Utah last Saturday to close out the regular season, but they had won 10 of their previous 11 games. They took South Carolina to overtime in November, giving the Gamecocks one of their biggest scares of the campaign. Stanford's balanced lineup features a trio of double-digit scorers in Cameron Brink (14.5), Haley Jones (13.5) and Hannah Jump (11.6).
How to enter the 2023 CBS Sports Women's Bracket Challenge
The contest is completely free to enter and all brackets must be finalized before the noon ET deadline on Friday, March 17. The winner will receive a trip to the 2024 NCAA Women's Final Four in Cleveland. You can also enter the 2023 CBS Sports Men's Bracket Challenge for free any time between Selection Sunday on March 12 and the Thursday, March 16 deadline at noon ET with a trip to the 2024 Men's Final Four in Phoenix on the line.
Players who enter both CBS Sports Bracket Challenges will also be entered automatically for a chance to win a brand new Nissan ARIYA electric crossover SUV. You can play Bracket Games on the CBS Sports app and you can also run or join a Men's or Women's Bracket Pool with friends. Join now here.
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