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March Madness: Everything you need to know about the women’s NCAA tournament as it kicks off in Louisiana LSU

The women’s NCAA March Madness tournament began Friday with several games to follow in Baton Rouge.

Kim Mulkey’s No. 3-seed LSU Tigers play from 4:30 p.m

Here’s everything you need to know about the games in Baton Rouge and LSU’s approach.

Friday games at Baton Rouge

  • No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 UNLV: 2 p.m. on ESPNU
  • #14 Hawaii at #3 LSU: 4:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2

The winners of the two games play against each other on Sunday.

See more game details.

How to get tickets for the PMAC, where to park

Tickets can be purchased through the LSU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 960-8587 or (225) 578-2184 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are also available at

Reserved parking permits are available for $20 and are valid for both round one and round two games. Parking spaces 101, 104, 105 and 201 are reserved for parking ticket recipients.

More ticket and parking information can be found here.

The LSU women’s team doesn’t “sleep” in Hawaii

The LSU women’s basketball team is the third-biggest favorite in the first round of the NCAA tournament with 29 points against Hawaii.

But playing in the program’s second consecutive tournament means more than just winning the first game. So much was accomplished in last season’s inaugural year under coach Kim Mulkey

Read the full game preview here

Jay Bilas selected the LSU women to reach the Final Four

While not many observers see LSU going deep into the tournament, ESPN’s Jay Bilas picked the Tigers to make the Final Four alongside South Carolina, Stanford and UConn.

As Bilas took the time to break down each of his picks, his explanation for LSU’s inclusion was simple.

Bilas shared his statement here.

NCAA Tournament: Download Full Brackets for 2023

It may be too late to enter official bracket competitions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enter.

Download and print both the men’s and women’s brackets here.