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How, what to watch for South Carolina vs. Stanford in the Final Four of 2021 NCAA women’s basketball tournament

We break down everything you need to know for Saturday’s Women’s Final Four NCAA Tournament matchup between Stanford and South Carolina. We’ve got a best bet, how to watch, and key stats for the game.

South Carolina Gamecocks guard Destanni Henderson dribbles the ball during the first quarter against the Texas Longhorns at Alamodome. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Three of the No. 1 seeds have held serve so far, and two of them will advance to play each other on Friday night as the Stanford Cardinal take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first game of the 2021 Women’s Final Four.

Once the full odds from DraftKings Sportsbook are made available for this game, we’ll add that information below.

Game date: Friday, April 2nd
Game time: 6:00 p.m.
TV channel: ESPN
Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

March Madness Odds

Point spread: Stanford -3
Point total:

No. 1 South Carolina 26-4 (14-2 SEC)

First Round: Defeated No. 16 Mercer 79-53
Second Round: Defeated No. 8 Oregon State 59-42
Third Round: Defeated No. 5 Georgia Tech 76-65
Fourth Round: Defeated No. 6 Texas 62-34
Leading scorer: Zia Cooke (15.6 ppg)
Key stat of tournament: The Gamecocks have won every game in the NCAA Tournament by double digits, the only team to do so thus far.

The stifling USCe defense continues to frustrate opponents, holding the Texas Longhorns to just 34 points on 14-61 shooting. They outrebounded UT 46-33, and Zia Cooke was the leading scorer with 16 points.

After dropping two of their last four games during the regular season, the SEC champs look as dangerous as they have all year as they enter postseason play. USC gets back to the Final Four for the first time since 2017, when they cut down the nets behind A’ja Wilson to win the national championship.

No. 1 Stanford 29-2 (19-2 Pac-12)

First Round: Defeated No. 16 Utah Valley 86-44
Second Round: Defeated No. 8 Oklahoma State 73-62
Third Round: Defeated No. 5 Missouri State 89-62
Fourth Round: Defeated No. 2 Louisville 78-63
Leading scorer: Kiana Williams (14.5 ppg)
Key stat: The Cardinal haven’t lost since back-to-back Pac-12 losses on January 22nd.

The No. 1 team in the country for most of the season now has their Final Four berth for a 14th time under Tara VanDerveer. Louisville attempted just four free throws, and only made one of them while the Cardinal were 11-17 from the charity stripe.