2021 NCAA Women’s Tournament bracket, scores: Schedule, Elite Eight dates, tip times, live stream, TV channels


SAN ANTONIO — Arizona asks Aari McDonald to do just about everything for the Wildcats. And just about every game, she delivers all she’s got. 

 McDonald scored 33 points in a dizzying display of razzle-dazzle shot making and gutsy leadership in crunch time, carrying the No. 3 seed Wildcats to a 66-53 win over No. 4 seed Indiana on Monday night, sending Arizona to its first Final Four in women’s NCAA Tournament history. 

 “Just being a little player, I always play with a chip on my shoulder,” said McDonald, who stands just 5-foot-6 but used her small frame size to slip under and around Indiana defenders or shake them off the dribble. “A lot of people say I’m too small. I’ll never do this, I’ll never do that. That drives me,” she said. 

 The Pac-12 player of the year controlled just about every Arizona possession, hitting the Hoosiers with slashing drives, timely rebounds and even a banked-in 3-pointer. 

 She briefly left the game with a twisted left ankle late in the fourth quarter, but had it taped up and limped back on the court to score six more points. Her three-point play with 34 seconds left put the exclamation point on the victory. 

 Arizona (20-5) advanced to Friday’s national semifinal against top-seeded UConn, which reached its 13th straight Final Four when it beat No. 2 seed Baylor 69-67 earlier Monday.

2021 NCAA Tournament schedule, scores

Live updating bracket on NCAA.com

Elite Eight

Alamodome, San Antonio   

Monday, March 29

  • (2) UConn 69, (2) Baylor 67
  • (3) Arizona 66, (4) Indiana 53

Tuesday, March 30 

  • (6) Texas vs. (1) South Carolina — 7 p.m. ET | ESPN
  • (2) Louisville vs. (1) Stanford — 9 p.m. ET | ESPN

Final Four

Friday, April 2 — 6 p.m. start (ESPN)
Alamodome, San Antonio

National championship

Sunday, April 4 — 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Alamodome, San Antonio

First round

Sunday, March 21 — Alamodome, Bill Greehey Arena, Frank Erwin Center, University Events Center, UTSA Convocation Center

  • (5) Iowa 87, (12) Central Michigan 72
  • (7) Virginia Tech 70, (10) Marquette 63
  • (8) Oklahoma State 84 (9) Wake Forest 61
  • (4) Kentucky 71, (13) Idaho State 63
  • (3) Tennessee 87, (14) Middle Tennessee 62
  • (6) Michigan 87, (11) Florida Gulf Coast 66
  • (1) NC State 79, (16) North Carolina A&T 58
  • (2) Baylor 101, (15) Jackson State 52
  • (5) Georgia Tech 54, (12) Stephen F. Austin 52 (OT)
  • (8) Syracuse 72, (9) South Dakota State 55
  • (1) South Carolina 79, (16) Mercer 53
  • (8) Oregon State 83, (9) Florida State 59
  • (1) UConn 102, No. 16 High Point 59
  • (4) West Virginia 77, (13) Lehigh 53
  • (8) South Florida 57, (9) Washington State 53
  • (1) Stanford 87, (16) Utah Valley 44

Monday, March 22 — Alamodome, Bill Greehey Arena, Frank Erwin Center, University Events Center, UTSA Convocation Center

  • (3) Georgia 67, (14) Drexel 53
  • (11) BYU 69, (6) Rutgers 66
  • (7) Alabama 80, (10) North Carolina 71
  • (4) Indiana 63, (13) VCU 32
  • (3) Arizona 79, (14) Stony Brook 44
  • (13) Wright State 66, (4) Arkansas 62
  • (12) Belmont 64, (5) Gonzaga 59
  • (2) Maryland 98, (15) Mount St. Mary’s 45
  • (7) Northwestern 62, (10) UCF 51
  • (7) Iowa State 79, (10) Michigan State 75
  • (2) Texas A&M 84, (15) Troy 80
  • (5) Missouri State 70, (12) UC Davis 51
  • (6) Texas 81, (11) Bradley 62
  • (2) Louisville 74, (15) Marist 43
  • (6) Oregon 67, (11) South Dakota 47
  • (3) UCLA 69, (14) Wyoming 48

Second round

Tuesday, March 23

  • (1) NC State 79, (8) South Florida 67
  • (5) Iowa 86, (4) Kentucky 72
  • (6) Michigan 70, (3) Tennessee 55
  • (5) Georgia Tech 73, (4) West Virginia 56
  • (2) Baylor 90, (7) Virginia Tech 48
  • (1) South Carolina 59, (8) Oregon State 42
  • (1) UConn 83, (8) Syracuse 47
  • (1) Stanford 73, (8) Oklahoma State 62

Wednesday, March 24 
Alamodome, Bill Greehey Arena, UTSA Convocation Center 

  • (2) Maryland 100, (7) Alabama 64
  • (6) Oregon 57, (3) Georgia 50
  • (5) Missouri State 64, (13) Wright State 39
  • (2) Louisville 62, (7) Northwestern 53
  • (4) Indiana 70, (12) Belmont 48
  • (2) Texas A&M 84, (7) Iowa State 82 (OT)
  • (3) Arizona 52, (11) BYU 46
  • (6) Texas 71, (3) UCLA 62

Sweet 16

Alamodome, San Antonio

Saturday, March 27 

  • (1) UConn 92, (5) Iowa 72
  • (2) Baylor 78, (6) Michigan 75 (OT)
  • (4) Indiana 73, (1) NC State 70
  • (3) Arizona 74, (2) Texas A&M 59

Sunday, March 28 

  • (1) South Carolina 76, (5) Georgia Tech 65
  • (1) Stanford 89, (5) Missouri State 62 
  • (2) Louisville 60, (6) Oregon 42
  • (6) Texas  64,  (2) Maryland 61



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