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Iowa guard Caitlin Clark reacts to the crowd before cutting a piece of the net after Iowa defeated LSU in the Elite Eight on Monday in Albany, New York (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark reacts to the crowd before cutting a piece of the net after Iowa defeated LSU in the Elite Eight on Monday in Albany, New York (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

The women’s Final Four field is ready.

Caitlin Clark’s sensational performance led Iowa past LSU in a thrilling Elite Eight matchup and UConn edged out USC in the final game to secure the final spot in the Final Four field.

Iowa and UConn will now meet in the national semifinal on Friday, and South Carolina and NC State will meet in the other semifinal in Cleveland.

Monday’s Elite Eight results

No. 1 Iowa 94, No. 3 LSU 87

No. 3 UConn 80, No. 1 USC 73

Live68 updates

  • Women’s Final Four Field Set

  • This is UConn’s 23rd Final Four appearance under Geno Auriemma. WOW

  • The loss ends one of USC’s best seasons in decades.

  • Final: UConn 80, USC 73

    No. 3 UConn beats No. 1 USC to advance to the Final Four, where it will face Iowa. Paige Bueckers once again led the way for the Huskies, scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds.

  • UConn has taken full control. Now up 76-67 with 55 seconds left. The Huskies went on an 11-0 run to regain the lead.

  • Paige Bueckers is starting to take control in critical times for UConn. She hit consecutive shots to put the Huskies up 70-64. She has 26 points. 2:53 to play with a spot in the Final Four at stake

  • We have a tied game in Portland! USC’s McKenzie Forbes hits a three-pointer to tie the score at 59-59 with 7:32 left. Forbes has 21 points.

  • End of 3rd: UConn 55, USC 51

    Kayla Padilla scored her first bucket of the night just as the USC buzzer sounded. That cut UConn’s lead, which briefly reached 12 points in the third, to just four points with 10 minutes left.

    Looks like we’ll have a good ending in Portland.

  • Aaliyah Edwards seems to be having trouble with her mask. She took it off early in the third quarter before putting it back on, and then took it off briefly before making a pair of free throws.

    UConn leads 47-40 midway through the third.

  • UConn just came out of halftime on an 8-0 run with a huge 3-pointer from Nika Mühl to take a 41-33 lead early in the third.

  • Halftime: UConn 33, USC 33

    USC went on a quick 6-0 burst to tie the game at halftime. Paige Bueckers has 15 points and JuJu Watkins has 13 at halftime.

  • Paige Bueckers with a deep, contested three-pointer for the Huskies. They now maintain a slight lead at the end of the second quarter.

  • It’s almost halftime in Portland and Caitlin Clark is still signing autographs and meeting fans in Albany.

  • JuJu Watkins just scored his 899th point of the season, setting a new NCAA Division I freshman record. She passed Tina Hutchinson of San Diego State, who set the mark in the 1983-84 campaign.

  • UConn took a 24-19 lead thanks to an 8-0 run capped by a Qadence Samuels 3

  • End of 1st: USC 17, UConn 15

    USC leads UConn 17-15 after the first quarter.

    Paige Bueckers has seven points for the Huskies and McKenzie has eight for USC.

  • USC jumped out 15-6 in the first, but they haven’t scored since. Aaliyah Edwards just tied it again for UConn with a great reverse layup late in the quarter.

  • Fixed 3-point lines in the Moda Center. It is very clear at one end of the court, where there is a huge space between the line and the white paint of the court.

  • Now let’s head west to the Moda Center in Portland, where UConn and USC will battle for the final spot in the Final Four.

  • Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes beat LSU in a rematch of last year’s title game. They head to the Final Four in Cleveland later this week.

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