Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Southeastern Louisiana: TV, stream, broadcast details for Friday
It’s been nearly two weeks since Iowa captured back-to-back Big Ten Tournament championships by dismantling Ohio State, 105-72.
Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes were magical, racing away from the Buckeyes in front of a rowdy Iowa traveling party inside the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Clark tracked down her fourth triple-double of the season, pouring in 30 points, dishing out 17 assists and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead the rout.
Monika Czinano had a big day as well, scoring 26 points and reeling in seven rebounds. Kate Martin also added 13 points in Iowa’s conference title victory.
While Iowa (26-6, 15-3 Big Ten) was perceived as one of the top teams in the running for a No. 1 seed, the Hawkeyes instead were awarded a No. 2 seed in the Seattle 4 Region of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Stanford earned the final No. 1 seed and the Hawkeyes will be on a collision course if the bracket goes according to plan.
It all starts this afternoon against No. 15 seed Southeastern Louisiana (21-9, 14-4 Southland Conference). The Lions enter the tournament after rallying back to top Lamar in the Southland Conference championship game, 66-57.
The Lions’ Taylor Bell scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half as Southeastern Louisiana outscored Lamar, 39-21, after halftime.
After a terrific regular season and championship run throughout the Big Ten Tournament, Iowa earns the right to open the NCAA Tournament inside its home arena. It’s the second year in a row that the Hawkeyes have begun the tournament inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Naturally, it didn’t take long for Hawkeye fans to scoop up tickets and turn this postseason affair into a sellout. In fact, it took just 53 minutes after tickets went on sell for the contest to become a sellout.
It should be a splendid environment for Iowa this afternoon. Here’s how Hawkeye fans can watch, stream and listen to this afternoon’s game against Southeastern Louisiana.
How to watch
Date: Friday, March 17
Time: 3 p.m. CT
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
Hawkeye Radio Network: Listen
ESPN: Dave O’Brien, play-by-play; Christy Winters Scott, color analyst
Hawkeye Radio Network: Rob Brooks, play-by-play; Jaime Cavey Lang, color analyst
G Caitlin Clark: 27.0 points, 8.1 assists, 7.5 rebounds
G Kate Martin: 7.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists
F/C Monika Czinano: 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 67.4% FG
G Gabbie Marshall: 5.8 points, 1.4 steals, 37.1% 3-point FG
G/F McKenna Warnock: 11.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 39.2% 3-point FG
G Hailey Giaratano: 12.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals
F Natalie Kelly: 4.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.0 steals
G Alexius Horne: 12.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals
G Cierria Cunningham: 7.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists
G Chrissy Brown: 6.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists
G Jalencia Pierre: 7.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists
(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
This is the first-ever meeting between Iowa and Southeastern Louisiana. It’s also the first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance for Southeastern Louisiana after the Lions captured the Southland Conference championship.
2-seed history for the Hawks
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Iowa enters the NCAA Tournament as a 2-seed for the fifth time in program history. The Hawkeyes have also been selected as a No. 2 seed in 1993, 1996, 2019 and 2022.
Iowa’s lone Final Four appearance came during that 1993 tournament and the Hawkeyes also made an Elite Eight run in 2019 as a No. 2 seed.
Big Ten Tournament champs
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Clark became the first player in Big Ten Tournament championship game history to register a triple-double. She finished with 30 points, 17 assists and 10 rebounds.
Clark was named the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Tournament after averaging 24.7 points, 10.0 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game. Gabbie Marshall and Monika Czinano were also named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team.
It’s the first time in program history that the Hawkeyes have captured back-to-back Big Ten Tournament titles. The conference championship game appearance was Iowa’s fourth in the last five seasons.
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