Breaking the Barriers: The Most-Viewed Women’s College Basketball Game Ever and Impressive Performances in the Elite Eight Stage of the NCAA Tournament

ESPN’s broadcast of the Elite Eight matchup between Iowa and LSU breaks records for March Madness ratings.

The Women’s NCAA tournament has reached its Final Four stage, featuring South Carolina, Iowa, UConn, and NC State. As we look forward to the upcoming games, Tony Anderson analyzes the major storylines surrounding the tournament.

The highly anticipated Elite Eight matchup between Iowa and LSU drew in an impressive 12.3 million viewers, making it the most-viewed women’s college basketball game on record and the most-watched college basketball game ever on ESPN platforms. Despite LSU’s impressive performance last year with a score of 102-85 over Iowa, this year’s game peaked at 16.1 million viewers, marking the second-highest audience for any basketball game on ESPN since 2012.

ESPN reported that this year’s Women’s Elite Eight games were the most-watched on record. In addition to the Iowa-LSU matchup, USC-UConn, Oregon State-South Carolina, and NC State-Texas also drew impressive viewership numbers.

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark had a standout performance in the Elite Eight game, scoring 41 points with 12 assists and seven rebounds. She was named the Albany 2 Regional Most Outstanding Player and set records for career 3-pointers and NCAA Tournament all-time assists. Clark’s nine 3-pointers in the game tied a single-game tournament record.

In conclusion, as we move towards the Final Four stage of the Women’s NCAA tournament featuring South Carolina, Iowa, UConn

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