Womens Champ Week: Conference tournament schedules, auto bids

Championship Week and March Madness are here. Starting with the Horizon and Sun Belt tournaments tipping off on Feb. 28, and culminating with five berths on the line on Selection Sunday, teams across the country will be battling for one of 32 automatic bids to the 2023 women’s NCAA tournament.

Which Division I basketball teams will be crowned conference champions? We will be tracking all the action as we update which teams cut down the nets.

Conference tournaments are listed in order of when each ticket will be punched; conference brackets will be added as they are set. The women’s NCAA tournament bracket will be unveiled March 12 (8 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App).

Until then, check out Charlie Creme’s updated Bracketology analysis. And sign up for ESPN’s Women’s Tournament Challenge.

Ohio Valley: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

Record: 22-9
Title-clincher: 54-46 over Little Rock
Leading scorer: Maaliya Owens (14.7 points per game)
Tournament history: 11th appearance, first since 2000

SoCon: Chattanooga Mocs

Record: 20-12
Title-clincher: 63-53 over Wofford
Leading scorer: Yazz Wazeerud-Din (15.9 points per game)
Tournament history: 16th appearance

Atlantic 10: Saint Louis Billikens

Record: 17-17
Title-clincher: 91-85 (OT) over UMass
Leading scorer: Kyla McMakin (17.4 points per game)
Tournament history: First appearance

ACC: Virginia Tech Hokies

Record: 27-4
Title-clincher: 75-67 over Louisville
Leading scorer: Elizabeth Kitley (18.6 points per game)
Tournament history: 12th appearance, third consecutive

SEC: South Carolina Gamecocks

Record: 32-0
Title-clincher: 74-88 over Tennessee
Leading scorer: Zia Cooke (15.3 points per game)
Tournament history: 19th appearance, 11th consecutive

Big Ten: Iowa Hawkeyes

Record: 26-6
Title-clincher: 105-72 over Ohio State
Leading scorer: Caitlin Clark (27.0 points per game
Tournament history: 29th appearance

Pac-12: Washington State Cougars

Record: 23-10
Title-clincher: 65-61 over UCLA
Leading scorer: Charlisse Leger-Walker (18.1 points per game)
Tournament history: Fourth appearance, third consecutive

Big South: Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs

Record: 29-4
Title-clincher: 74-61 over High Point
Leading scorer: Jhessyka Williams (19.8 points per game)
Tournament history: Second appearance

Sun Belt: James Madison Dukes

Record: 26-7
Title-clincher: 81-51 over Texas State
Leading scorer:Kiki Jefferson (18.3 points per game)
Tournament history: 13th appearance, first since 2016

Big East: UConn Huskies

Record: 29-5
Title-clincher: 67-56 over Villanova
Leading scorer: Aaliyah Edwards (16.6 points per game)
Tournament history: 34th appearance

Horizon: Cleveland State Vikings

Record: 30-4
Title-clincher: 73-61 over Green Bay
Leading scorer: Destiny Leo (17.9 points per game)
Tournament history: Third appearance, first since 2010

Summit: South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Record: 28-5
Title-clincher: 93-51 over Omaha
Leading scorer: Myah Selland (15.9 points per game)
Tournament history: 11th appearance

West Coast: Portland Pilots

Record: 23-8
Title-clincher: 64-60 over Gonzaga
Leading scorer: Alex Fowler (17.9 points per game)
Tournament history: Fifth appearance, first since 1997

Big Sky

March 4-8
Idaho Central Arena (Boise, Idaho)

Mountain West

March 5-8
Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas)


March 6-9
Legacy Center (Lake Charles, Louisiana)


March 6-9
Dickies Arena (Fort Worth, Texas)

America East

March 1, 5, 10
Campus sites


March 8, 10-11
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (Cleveland)


March 8-11
Bartow Arena (Birmingham, Alabama)


March 7-11
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City, New Jersey)


March 8-11
Norfolk Scope Arena (Norfolk, Virginia)


March 10-11
Jadwin Gymnasium (Princeton, New Jersey)

Conference USA

March 8-11
Ford Center at the Star (Frisco, Texas)

Big West

March 7-8, 10-11
Dollar Loan Center (Henderson, Nevada)


March 6, 8, 10-11
Michelob Ultra Arena/Orleans Arena (Las Vegas)


March 4-5, 8, 11
Campus sites


March 6, 9, 12
Campus sites

Patriot League

March 4, 6, 9, 12
Campus sites

Big 12

March 9-12
Municipal Auditorium (Kansas City)


March 8-12
SECU Arena (Towson, Maryland)

Missouri Valley

March 9-12
Vibrant Arena at the Mark (Moline, Illinois)

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