How to watch today’s NC State vs. South Carolina women’s March Madness Final Four basketball game


Raven Johnson #25 of the South Carolina Gamecocks cuts down the net after beating the Oregon State Beavers 70-58 in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at MVP Arena on March 31, 2024 in Albany, New York. 

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While NC State may not have been at the top of most fans’ brackets this season, the Wolfpack has proven worthy adversaries in both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments. Today, the women’s Wolfpack faces Dawn Staley’s South Carolina Gamecocks, who are undefeated this season. 

NC State has shown they can handle the toughest of teams throughout the 2024 NCAA tournament, but they’ll have to pull out all the stops to stop South Carolina from adding another win to their record. Keep reading for how and when to watch today’s NC State vs. South Carolina March Madness 2024 Final Four game.

How and when to watch the NC State vs. South Carolina game

The NCAA March Madness women’s Final Four basketball game between the NC State Wolfpack and South Carolina Gamecocks will be played on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT). The game will be broadcast on ESPN and stream on ESPN+.

The winner of this game will play in the women’s 2024 NCAA championship game, which will be played on Sunday, April 7, 2024 (time TBD). That game will also air on ESPN.

How to watch the NC State vs. South Carolina game without cable

If you’ve given up your cable subscription, or your cable provider doesn’t include the channels carrying March Madness this year, you can subscribe to one of the streaming or live TV platforms featured below to watch today’s game.

Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ bundle: Watch the Final Four and championship games

You can watch March Madness 2024, including the Final Four, with the Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ bundle. The bundle features 95 channels, including ESPN, ABC and CBS, and includes ESPN+, so you’ll be able to watch every game of both tournaments. The women’s Final Four will also be broadcast live on ESPN+. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch every remaining March Madness game on every network this year with Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ bundle.

Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+. It’s priced at $77.

Watch the NC State vs. South Carolina game free with Fubo

If you’re new to streaming sports, you should know about Fubo. Fubo is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to every March Madness game airing on network and cable TV, plus your local TV affiliates, hundreds of cable TV channels and 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage. Another great reason to love Fubo is its lookback feature, which lets you watch sporting events up to 72 hours after they air live. 

Start watching NCAA basketball on Fubo and also get access to network-aired NFL games next season, NBA and MLB games by starting a seven-day free trial of Fubo. You can begin watching immediately on your TV, phone, tablet or computer. After your free trial, Fubo starts at $80 per month for the Pro tier, which includes 190 channels.

Note: Because Fubo doesn’t carry TruTV, TBS or TNT, you won’t be able to watch every game of the men’s tournament with a FuboTV subscription. If you want one streaming platform to watch the entire tournament, you’ll need a subscription to Hulu + Live TV.

What you’ll get with Fubo Pro Tier:

  • There are no contracts with Fubo — you can cancel at any time.
  • The Pro tier includes 190 channels, so there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Fubo includes most of the channels you’ll need to watch college and pro sports, including CBS and ESPN.
  • In addition to March Madness, Fubo offers NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games. 
  • All Fubo tiers come with 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR recording.
  • Stream on your TV, phone and mobile devices.

Sling TV: The most cost-effective way to stream the NC State vs. South Carolina game

If you don’t have cable TV that includes ESPN, one of the most cost-effective ways to stream the March Madness tournament this year is through a subscription to Sling TV.

You can watch today’s game with the Sling TV Orange tier. To watch both men’s and women’s games, including the women’s championship game airing on ABC, you’ll want to subscribe to the Orange + Blue tier for $60 per month. Sling TV Orange is $40 per month, though you can get four months of Orange for $120 when you prepay (save $40). Sling TV is also offering 50% off the first month of any pricing tier. Offers may vary.

Top features of Sling TV Orange + Blue tier:

  • There are 46 channels to watch in total, including ESPN, TNT, TBS and ABC. (where available).
  • You get access to most local NFL games and nationally broadcast games next season at the lowest price.
  • All subscription tiers include 50 hours of cloud-based DVR storage.

ESPN+: How to watch the women’s Final Four

ESPN+ is ESPN’s subscription streaming platform. It offers exclusive live events, original studio shows and top-tier series that aren’t accessible on the ESPN networks. To watch the women’s Final Four, simply sign into the ESPN app. You’ll watch college basketball at no extra charge. You can stream ESPN+ through the ESPN app on your favorite mobile device and It’s also available as an app through major smart TV streaming platforms and gaming consoles such as the PS5.

Keep in mind there are some blackouts prohibiting you from watching certain in-market games with ESPN+, even if they’re nationally televised. If you’re looking to avoid those blackouts, we suggest subscribing to the Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ bundle featured above.

It is important to note that ESPN+ does not include access to the ESPN network. It is a separate sports-centric service, with separate sports programming.

An ESPN+ subscription costs $10.99 per month, or save 15% when you pay annually ($110).  ESPN+ is also currently offering a cost-saving bundle. Get ESPN+ (with ads), Disney+ (with ads) and Hulu (with ads) for $14.99 per month.

Watch the women’s NCAA championship game live with a digital HDTV antenna



Looking ahead, you can watch the women’s 2024 national championship game airing on ABC on TV with an affordable indoor antenna, which pulls in local over-the-air HDTV channels. Here’s the kicker: There’s no monthly charge.

For anyone living in a partially blocked-off area (those near mountains or first-floor apartments), a digital TV antenna may not pick up a good signal — or any signal at all. But for many homes, a digital TV antenna provides a seriously inexpensive way to watch March Madness without paying a cable company. Indoor TV antennas can also provide some much-needed TV backup if a storm knocks out your cable.

This amplified digital antenna with a 50-mile range can receive hundreds of HD TV channels, including NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, Univision and more (depending on your location) and can filter out cellular and FM signals. It delivers a high-quality picture in 1080p HDTV and top-tier sound. It comes with a 10-foot digital coax cable.

When is March Madness 2024?

  • Selection Sunday was on March 17, 2024. 
  • The women’s tournament will be played March 20, 2024 – April 7, 2024.
  • The men’s tournament will be played March 19, 2024 – April 8, 2024.

When was Selection Sunday?

No. 22 Iowa Huskies star Caitlin Clark vs. No. 5 UConn star Paige Bueckers.

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The day when the tournament’s brackets and seeds are released is known as Selection Sunday. For the 2023-24 NCAA college basketball season, Selection Sunday was held on Sunday, March 17, 2024.  

Key dates in the women’s March Madness tournament

The NCAA tournament is single elimination, which means only one of NC State or South Carolina will advance to the national championship game to face the winner of the UConn vs. Iowa game. Below are the dates for the 2024 NCAA women’s March Madness tournament.

  • First Four: Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • First round: Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 
  • Second round: Sunday, March 24 and Monday, March 25
  • Sweet 16: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30
  • Elite Eight: Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1
  • Final Four: Friday, April 5 (ESPN/ESPN+)
  • National championship: Sunday, April 7 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC)


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