The 2017 Women’s Final Four begins on Friday night when No. 1 seed South Carolina faces off against No. 2 seed Stanford.
The Gamecocks advanced to the Final Four by beating Florida State in the Elite Eight. Stanford squeaked by Notre Dame 76-75 to move on.
Below find information on the game time, television channel, live updates and a preview.
2017 Women’s Final Four: South Carolina-Stanford game time
The game tips at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be played in Dallas. It will be followed by Mississippi State versus Connecticut. All games are at the American Airlines Center.
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2017 Women’s Final Four: South Carolina-Stanford TV channel
ESPN2 will air the game. Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke and Kara Lawson will be providing play-by-lay and commentary. Holly Rowe will provide sideline updates.
2017 Women’s Final Four: South Carolina women’s basketball and Stanford women’s basketball updates
2017 Women’s Final Four: South Carolina-Stanford preview
• The Gamecocks and Cardinal both won their conferences — South Carolina the SEC, Stanford the Pac-12. Neither team was in the Final Four last season. Stanford lost in the Elite Eight, South Carolina in the Sweet 16.
• The Gamecocks are led by A’ja Wilson who averages 17.9 points per game. Like Connecticut, the Gamecocks feature four players who average at least 10 points per game. Alania Coates, who averages 12.9 points per game, also has 10.7 rebounds per game but has not played in the NCAA Tournament due to an injury. Her status for the game is in doubt.
• Stanford is led by three double-digit scorers with Erica McCall leading the way with 14.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. The Cardinal also have sharpshooter Karlie Samuelson who is a 49 percent 3-point shooter and the older sister of Connecticut’s Katie Lou Samuelson. The sisters could play against each other in the championship game. Stanford and Connecticut did not play this season. South Carolina lost 66-55 to the Huskies.
• Mississippi State and Connecticut play following the conclusion of Stanford and South Carolina. Friday’s winners meet on Sunday in the women’s national championship game.
American Airlines Center seats 19,200 for basketball. It is home for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and NHL’s Dallas Stars.