The countdown to March Madness is on, as the country’s best female basketball players head toward this year’s tournament at the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland.
The LSU Tigers are the defending national champions, after taking down the Iowa Hawkeyes in last year’s tournament. Both teams are still ranked in the AP’s Top Ten as of this writing, though South Carolina, UCLA and Colorado sit atop the list.
Want to watch the 2024 NCAA women’s basketball season? Here’s what you need to know.
How to Watch NCAA Women’s College Basketball on TV
The 2023-24 NCAA women’s basketball season airs across a number of TV channels, including ESPNU, ESPN3, FSN, Pac-12 Network, Big Ten Network (BTN), ACC Network and SEC Network. Select games will also be broadcast on TV on CBS.
If you have cable, you can watch women’s college basketball on TV on any of the channels above. Don’t have cable? There are a few ways to stream NCAA Division I women’s basketball online as well.
How to Stream NCAA Women’s College Basketball Online
The 2023-24 NCAA women’s basketball season is available to stream on a number of streaming services, which let you watch the games online without cable. A few of the streamers are offering free trials right now as well. Here’s what you need to know.
OFFICIAL STREAMING PARTNER
The best way to stream NCAA women’s basketball online is through ESPN+, which has a live feed of almost every game this season. An ESPN+ subscription costs just $10.99/month and lets you livestream women’s college basketball without cable.
ESPN+ is home to a number of other live sports offerings, including football, soccer, hockey, tennis and more. You also have hours of on-demand content, from documentaries to sporting highlights and replays.
LIVE TV OPTION
One of the best ways to stream women’s college basketball live online is through DirecTV Stream. The live TV streaming service has ESPN, Fox Sports, BTN, ACC Network and SEC Network as part of its channel lineup, and you can stream a live feed of each channel on your phone, laptop, tablet or TV.
The best part: DirecTV Stream has a five-day free trial that you use to test out the service without commitment. Use it to watch this week’s NCAA women’s basketball games online free, then continue on from $69.99/month or cancel without being charged.
BEST SPORTS STREAMER
The best sports streaming service in our opinion is Fubo, which offers 180+ live TV channels, including all the channels you need to watch NCAA Division 1 women’s basketball online.
Fubo’s current channel lineup includes ESPN, ESPNU, Pac-12, ACCN, SEC Network and more, plus 1000 hours of free DVR. What that means: Fubo lets you watch a women’s college basketball live feed online or record the games to watch a replay back on-demand later.
2023-24 Women’s College Basketball Season: Teams, Odds, Predictions
There are a number of schools with decent odds to make it to the Final Four this year, including South Carolina, UCLA, Colorado, Kansas State, Iowa and Stanford.
Stanford is led by coach Tara Vanderveer, who recently became the winningest coach in college basketball history, with her 1,203rd win with the Cardinal. Now into her 38th season at Stanford, VanDerveer broke the record of former Duke men’s head coach, Mike Krzyzewski.
The country’s best female college basketball player, meantime, is arguably Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, who led the Hawkeyes to the Big Dance last year. Iowa was ultimately defeated by Angel Reese and Louisiana State in the finals, and Reese is back for her junior season with the team.
Other top players to watch include Stanford’s Cameron Brink; Colorado’s Jaylyn Sherrod; two-time reigning ACC player of the year, Elizabeth Kitley; 2023 Pac-12 player of the year Alissa Pili; and UConn’s Paige Bueckers, who is poised to once again top the scoreboards as she returns from injury.