It’s not just the men (and their fans) who get to enjoy the action during March Madness. The NCAA holds the same 64-team college basketball tournament for the women’s championship.
If you are looking for a printable 2017 Women’s NCAA Tournament Bracket, then we have you covered. The games are scheduled to kick off on Friday, March 17th. The 2017 edition of Women’s March Madness will be the first to host the Final Four in Dallas, and it will also be the first time since 2002 that the women’s Final Four will be played on both Friday and Sunday instead of Sunday and Tuesday.
2017 Women’s NCAA Tournament Bracket
Much like the last several years, it’s all about the UConn Lady Huskies. Seeded #1 in their region again; they’ll go up against 16-seeded Albany. UConn is vying for their fifth consecutive championship after Breanna Stewart spent her entire four-year college career celebrating and smiling at the end of the championship game. UConn is going in as the favorite, but don’t underestimate the anyone-can-beat-anyone competition in women’s basketball, so says Sports Illustrated in their bracket preview:
While women’s basketball critics complain about Connecticut’s dominance (the undefeated Huskies are favored to win their fifth consecutive title), Kieger believes parity is growing every year. “Yes, UConn is the top dog right now,” she said. ‘But the fact that teams (seeded overall) #2–30 could beat each other on any night, people don’t give that enough attention.’
The other number one seeds in the tournament aren’t invulnerable either. Notre Dame, Baylor and South Carolina hope to make it through their respective rounds and tough path for a shot at what is a assumed would be a semi-finals or championship match vs. University of Connecticut. But March Madness isn’t predictable as per the name, this could be the year that UConn falters before then. The last time UConn wasn’t in the Final Four was ten years ago; in the 2007 Elite Eight when #3 LSU smashed them 73-50 — UConn was the #1 seed then too.
As it’s been with the last four tournaments — it won’t be easy even if Stewart isn’t around anymore. Connecticut has a two-headed monster in Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier both averaged over 20 points during the regular season.
If you are looking for a quality bracket or would like to check out the latest NCAA Women’s NCAA Tournament Schedule, we have you covered below.
2017 Women’s NCAA Tournament Bracket First and Second Rounds
|Xfinity Center||College Park||Maryland||University of Maryland|
|Humphrey Coliseum||Mississippi State||Mississippi||Mississippi State University|
|Edmund P. Joyce Center||Notre Dame||Indiana||University of Notre Dame|
|Memorial Coliseum||Lexington||Kentucky||University of Kentucky|
|Frank Erwin Center||Austin||Texas||University of Texas at Austin|
|Colonial Life Arena||Columbia||South Carolina||University of South Carolina|
|Donald L. Tucker Civic Center||Tallahassee||Florida||Florida State University|
|Gill Coliseum||Corvallis||Oregon||Oregon State University|
|Watsco Center||Coral Gables||Florida||University of Miami|
|Harry A. Gampel Pavilion||Storrs||Connecticut||University of Connecticut|
|Pauley Pavilion||Los Angeles||California||University of California-Los Angeles|
|Cameron Indoor Stadium||Durham||North Carolina||Duke University|
|Ferrell Center||Waco||Texas||Baylor University|
|KFC Yum! Center||Louisville||Kentucky||University of Louisville|
|Hec Edmundson Pavilion||Seattle||Washington||University of Washington|
|Bramlage Coliseum||Manhattan||Kansas||Kansas State University|
2017 Women’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight
|Bridgeport||Webster Bank Arena||Bridgeport||Connecticut||Fairfield University and University of Connecticut|
|Oklahoma City Regional||Chesapeake Energy Arena||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma||University of Oklahoma|
|Lexington||Rupp Arena||Lexington||Kentucky||University of Kentucky|
|Stockton||Stockton Arena||Stockton||California||University of the Pacific|
2017 Women’s NCAA Tournament Basketball Final Four and Championship Game
|American Airlines Center||Dallas||Texas||Big 12 Conference|
Printable 2017 Women’s NCAA Tournament Bracket
We have the 2017 Women’s NCAA Tournament Bracket available for you to download and print in both PDF and Excel formats. Even in the years that they haven’t won championships, the UConn Huskies has dominated women’s college basketball for many years now. Will UConn come out on top of the bracket again this year or will they be upset along the way?