Iowa State and LSU women's teams compete for a spot in the Final Four

Two of the biggest names in women's basketball met Monday night in Albany, New York, with a spot in the Final Four on the line.

This year's matchup between Iowa State's Caitlin Clark and LSU's Angel Reese will take place earlier than last year, when they competed for the national championship.

LSU won the tournament, and Clark had been aiming for the title ever since his record-setting senior year.

If the University of Iowa loses, it will be Clark, an All-Star, his last game as a college athlete. Enter WNBA Draft.

As the Elite Eight game kicked off at MVP Arena, the University of Iowa took an early lead, but Reese and LSU responded and took the lead entering the second quarter.

Reese was injured in the second quarter with what appeared to be an ankle injury. Reese was seen limping courtside, but he quickly returned to the game with just over six minutes remaining.

On Monday night, Iowa State guard Kaitlin Clark had a car confrontation with LSU guard Haley Van Lith.Hans Pennink/AP

The winner will face either the USC Trojans or the Connecticut Huskies. That game begins Monday at 9pm ET.

The third-seeded Huskies are expected to win the final spot in the Final Four by a narrow margin. action network They are a three-point favorite to win against No. 1 seed USC.

Undefeated No. 1 seed South Carolina State and No. 3 seed North Carolina State have already clinched their tickets to the semifinal round on Sunday and will meet on Friday at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.

The women's NCAA Championship Game will be held Sunday at 7 p.m., also at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, and will feature the winner of each Final Four matchup. Iowa State and LSU women's teams compete for a spot in the Final Four

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