Iowa Hawkeyes vs. LSU Tigers: TV, stream, broadcast details for the 2023 national championship
It all comes down to this! The one for all the marbles.
It’s the Iowa Hawkeyes (31-6, 15-3 Big Ten) and the LSU Tigers (33-2, 15-1 SEC) playing for the national championship. Each has advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s national title stage for the first time in their respective programs’ histories.
That means somebody gets to walk out of Dallas with its first championship coronation.
Headlined by the Hawkeyes’ Caitlin Clark, there will be plenty of star power on display in the national title bout.
“Absolutely. I think I view matchups that people get really excited about as a really good thing for this game. I think that’s what excites people and gets them to the TV. When they turn the TV on, they understand it’s not an individual game. It wasn’t Caitlin versus Aliyah. We weren’t even matched up against each other at all. It’s not going to be Caitlin versus Angel. That’s not going to win a national championship, but that’s what gets them excited about watching the game.
“I think more than anything people are starting to understand women can play with excitement and a passion and a fire about themselves. That’s what’s fun. That’s what people want to see.
“But you leave it on the court. When you step off the court, you’re friends. You support one another. You love the game. You love getting to watch them. I’ve loved watching LSU this year. They’ve been tremendous. And what Kim Mulkey has been able to build there in her short time is nothing short of remarkable.
“So I have all the respect in the world for them, and I think it’s going to be a tremendous game,” Clark said of the upcoming battle with LSU.
It figures to be a heavyweight and perhaps classic championship fight. Here’s how fans can watch, stream and listen to the Hawkeyes versus the Tigers in the national championship game. Plus, a peek at the key players, series history and more.
How to watch
Date: Sunday, April 2
Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
Hawkeye Radio Network: Listen
Hawkeye Radio Network: Rob Brooks, play-by-play; Jaime Cavey Lang, color commentary
ABC: Ryan Ruocco; Andraya Carter; Rebecca Lobo; Holly Rowe
G Caitlin Clark: 27.7 points, 8.6 assists, 7.2 rebounds
G Kate Martin: 7.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists
F/C Monika Czinano: 17.2 points, 6.6 rebounds
G Gabbie Marshall: 6.1 points, 1.6 assists, 1.6 steals
G/F McKenna Warnock: 10.9 points, 5.9 rebounds
F Angel Reese: 23.3 points, 15.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.6 blocks
G Alexis Morris: 15.2 points, 4.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.9 steals
G Flau’jae Johnson: 11.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals
F LaDazhia Williams: 9.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.1 steals
G Jasmine Carson: 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
This will be the fourth all-time meeting between the two programs. Iowa leads the all-time series, 2-1.
1985-86: at LSU, L 56-57
1986-87: at Iowa, W 68-59
1990-91: at Iowa, W 73-65
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Caitlin Clark is from another basketball planet right now. She recently registered the first-ever 40-point triple-double in men’s or women’s NCAA Tournament history in the Elite Eight win over Louisville. Then, she became the first player in women’s tourney history to record back-to-back 40-point games after she dropped 41 against South Carolina.
Deservedly so, Caitlin Clark has been reeling in the national awards left and right. Clark was just named the repeat winner of the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year award.
Clark has also been recognized as the 2023 Naismith Trophy winner, the Associated Press National Player of the Year, the Wade Trophy recipient, the Ann Meyers Drysdale award winner and The Athletic National Player of the Year.
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Iowa advanced to just the program’s second all-time Final Four appearance. The last time the Hawkeyes last went was 30 years ago in 1993. Iowa also routed Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, 105-72, to repeat as league tourney champs.
Now, after the win over South Carolina, Iowa has recorded the most wins in a single season in Iowa history.
Scouting the Tigers
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LSU is off to the national championship for the first time in program history and in just the second season under the guidance of head coach Kim Mulkey.
The Tigers are fierce on the glass. LSU ranks third nationally in both total and offensive rebounds, reeling in on average 46.6 rebounds and 17.1 offensive boards per game. LSU ranks second nationally in rebound margin, pulling in 16 more than its opponents this season.
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