LSU and Iowa in Albany: The Rematch

If you have tickets for Monday night's Elite 8 matchup between Iowa and LSU at the MVP Arena in Albany, congratulations!

Regardless of what you paid - some tickets are expected to sell for $600 or higher - you are about to witness history in a game expected to get all-time TV ratings.

Not only does the matchup feature two of college basketball's most prolific stars in Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark, but tonight's game is also a rematch of last year's title game, won by LSU 102-85.

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A Rivalry is Born


It's a compelling matchup, "must-watch TV,"  while trending toward being the most-watched women's college game ever when the two teams square off at 7 PM on ESPN.

All-Time Rating Record

Last year, the 2023 national championship game between LSU and Iowa was the most-watched women's college basketball game...ever.

According to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports, last year's title game averaged 9.9M viewers, and viewership peaked at 12.6M, and experts say that this year's rematch may come close to or surpass this figure.

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The Caitlin Clark Effect

Attendance in Albany over the weekend was fantastic, and much of that had to do with the arrival of Caitlin Clark.  The NCAA's all-time scoring leader is a ratings monster, and when she suits up, she moves the needle.

According to, the women's basketball games on Saturday averaged 10.8 million viewers across CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV,  making it the most-watched first day of the second round of all time.

It's been an incredible start to the tournament, and the momentum is building as two of the sport's most intriguing teams, featuring the most exciting players, square off in tonight's rematch of the most-watched women's game ever.

Get yer popcorn ready!


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