Women's College Basketball Week 9: Schedule, how watch and bet


Author: Matt EllentuckPublished: 01/03/23
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Welcome to Week 9 of the women's college basketball season. Five top-25 teams are undefeated, Notre Dame joined the 1-seed line, UConn is returning to form, and Duke joined the party.

Let's catch you up on everything you need to know for Week 9 (1/4-1/8):

What are the key games this week in women's college basketball?

There aren't many matchups between top-25 teams during the week, but Sunday could be a huge day. Here's a comprehensive list of when ranked teams play:

Wednesday, January 4

No. 24 St. John's vs. Seton Hall at 7 pm ET (not televised)

No. 25 Creighton vs. Providence at 7 pm ET (not televised)

No. 11 Iowa State vs. West Virginia at 7:30 pm ET on Big 12 Network/ESPN+

No. 21 Kansas vs. Texas Tech at 8 pm ET on Big 12 Network/ESPN+

Thursday, January 5

No. 19 Duke vs. Wake Forest at 6 pm ET on ACC Network Extra

No. 22 North Carolina vs. Miami at 6 pm ET on ACC Network Extra

No. 1 South Carolina vs. Auburn at 7 pm ET on SEC Network+

No. 5 UConn vs. Xavier at 7 pm ET (not televised)

No. 9 Virginia Tech vs. Virginia at 7 pm ET on ACC Network Extra

No. 10 NC State vs. Boston College at 7 pm ET on ACC Network Extra

No. 3 Ohio State vs. Minnesota at 8 pm ET (not televised)

No. 7 LSU vs. Texas A&M at 9 pm ET on SEC Network

No. 20 Gonzaga vs. San Francisco at 9 pm ET (not televised)

Friday, January 6

No. 18 Oregon vs. Arizona State at 8 pm ET (not televised)

No. 8 Utah vs. Colorado at 9 pm ET on Pac 12 Network

No. 15 Arizona vs. Oregon State at 10 pm ET (not televised)

Saturday, January 7

No. 13 Maryland vs. Michigan State at 1 pm ET (not televised)

No. 14 Michigan vs. No. 16 Iowa at 4:30 pm ET on Fox

No. 20 Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara at 5 pm ET (not televised)

No. 21 Kansas vs. No. 23 Baylor at 5 pm ET on Big 12 Network/ESPN+

Sunday January 8

No. 1 South Carolina vs. Mississippi State at 1 pm ET on ESPN2

No. 3 Ohio State vs. Illinois at 1 pm ET (not televised)

No. 9 Virginia Tech vs. Miami at 1 pm ET on ACC Network Extra

No. 5 UConn vs. DePaul at 1:30 pm ET (not televised)

No. 7 LSU vs. Kentucky at 2 pm ET on SEC Network+

No. 24 St. John's vs. Xavier at 2 pm ET (not televised)

No. 6 Indiana vs. Northwestern at 3 pm ET (not televised)

No. 10 NC State vs. Virginia at 3 pm ET on ACC Network Extra

No. 11 Iowa State vs. No. 17 Oklahoma at 3 pm ET on ESPN2

No. 4 Notre Dame vs. No. 22 North Carolina at 4 pm ET on ACC Network

No. 25 Creighton vs. Marquette at 4 pm ET on CBS Sports Network

No. 12 UCLA vs. USC at 5 pm ET on Pac 12 Network

No. 2 Stanford vs. California at 7 pm ET on Pac 12 Network

No. 15 Arizona vs. No. 18 Oregon at 7 pm ET on ESPN2

What's the marquee game of the week?

There are a couple of big ones, but attention should be on Sunday afternoon's Iowa State-Oklahoma game. Potential lottery pick Ashley Joens is in action for the Cyclones against Sooners forward Madi Williams as Iowa State looks for its first big statement win of the season.

Who would be the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament today?

South Carolina is the unquestionable No. 1 overall side, and Stanford, with just one loss to South Carolina, is the second No. 1. The undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes, with wins over four ranked teams and no losses should the be the third No. 1. And now Olivia Miles and Notre Dame have joined the party, with just one loss at the buzzer to Maryland.

Which teams are in the top-25 of women's college basketball?

1. South Carolina, 2. Stanford, 3. Ohio State, 4. Notre Dame, 5. UConn, 6. Indiana, 7. LSU, 8. Utah, 9. Virginia Tech, 10. NC State, 11. Iowa State, 12. UCLA, 13. Maryland, 14. Michigan, 15. Arizona, 16. Iowa, 17. Oklahoma, 18. Oregon, 19. Duke, 20. Gonzaga, 21. Kansas, 22. North Carolina, 23. Baylor, 24. St. John's, 25. Creighton

(Arkansas dropped from the top-25)

What's the latest news in women's college basketball?

No team is safe! Per the AP, there were 22 losses in the top 10 before the new year, which tied for the most in 23 years by that point in the season. Seven were at the hands of an unranked team!

Which players should I watch in college for the WNBA Draft?

Per Aneela Khan's December mock draft:

1. Aliyah Boston, South Carolina

2. Haley Jones, Stanford

3. Jordan Horston, Tennessee

4. Diamond Miller, Maryland

5. Rickea Jackson, Tennessee

6. Zia Cooke, South Carolina

Where can I bet on women's college basketball?

FanDuel typically offers spread, moneyline and point total bets on the games. If you're new to sports betting, The Betting Academy can catch you up on everything you need to know!

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