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Women's March Madness 2024: How to Watch, Stream Iowa vs. South Carolina Today

Caitlin Clark and Iowa take on undefeated South Carolina this afternoon for the national championship.

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It's No. 1 Iowa against No. 1 South Carolina for the women's college basketball national championship. The game pits the offensive brilliance of Iowa's Caitlin Clark against the imposing South Carolina defense led by defensive player of the year Kamilla Cardoso. 

The game also represents a chance for redemption for each school. For Iowa, it's a second shot at a championship after losing in the final last year to LSU. For South Carolina, it's an opportunity to avenge last season's Final Four loss to Iowa. In fact, South Carolina hasn't lost since last year's semifinal against Iowa; its tournament run has pushed its record to a perfect 37-0 on the year.

Iowa and South Carolina tip off today at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on ABC and ESPN Plus

Read more: How to Watch the Men's March Madness Tournament Without Cable

Here's everything you need to know to watch the women's NCAA championship game this afternoon without cable.

Caitlin Clark of Iowa celebrates another made basket

Caitlin Clark and No. 1 Iowa face No. 1 South Carolina on Sunday for the national championship.

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Catch me up, who is Caitlin Clark?

Caitlin Clark is the best story in college basketball, if not all of basketball. The sensational Iowa guard leads the nation in points and assists, and broke scoring records seemingly every other week of the season. Clark now reigns as the NCAA Division 1's all-time leading scorer -- men's or women's -- and has led the Hawkeyes to the national championship for a second consecutive year.

How can I watch the women's March Madness tournament?

The final game of the tournament will be broadcast on ABC. It will also be streamed live on ESPN Plus.

ESPN's stand-alone streaming service costs $11 a month or $100 a year and will simulcast the ABC broadcast. It's the most affordable option for watching the national championship game between Iowa and South Carolina.

Read our ESPN Plus review.

What are my other streaming options for the championship?

The best live TV streaming service for watching the final game of women's tournament is YouTube TV. It offers ABC in its base plan, which costs $73 a month. Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Stream and Fubo each carry ABC but cost more per month than YouTubeTV. Sling TV is a poor choice for the women's tournament for most people because it offers ABC in only a handful of markets.

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YouTube TV costs $73 a month and includes ABC for the national championship game. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.

Read our YouTube TV review.


Hulu with Live TV costs $77 a month and includes ABC. Click the "View channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

Directv stream

DirecTV Stream's basic $80-per-month plan includes ABC. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live. 

Read our DirecTV Stream review.


Fubo's basic $80-per-month Pro package includes ABC, but Fubo charges an RSN fee (either $12 per month if you get one RSN or $15 per month if you have two or more in your area) that raises the monthly charge to $92 or $95. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels you get.

Read our Fubo review.

Each of the live TV streaming services above allows you to cancel anytime and requires a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.