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How to Watch: Ohio State women vs. UConn in Sweet Sixteen

Here are ways to watch and listen, plus some sites you can check out if you plan on making the trek west.

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The Ohio State women’s basketball team is back in the Sweet Sixteen of March Madness for the second straight season. This time, it’s no small task going up against the champions of the Big East, and perennial top team in the UConn Huskies.

You can watch every women’s March Madness game with Sling TV. Here’s where you’ll find the games including channels, times and more.

How to Watch

Time: 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT
Television: ABC
Streaming: ESPN3 on the ESPN app
Radio: 97.1 The Fan, Columbus

Head coach Kevin McGuff’s side takes on coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies on ABC, giving the Buckeyes their first game on network television this season. The closest Ohio State came to a network game this season was Monday, in the 71-68 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels, airing on ESPN.

In last season’s Sweet Sixteen berth for the Buckeyes, they played the Texas Longhorns on ESPN2. With UConn facing the Scarlet & Gray this season, the added notoriety is the likely cause of the bump up to the big network ABC.

The added availability of the channel, and higher stakes, makes Saturday afternoon’s game a good candidate for the most watched Buckeyes game of the season.

If You’re in Seattle

Obviously, the best way to go is if you can watch live. Even if it’s not the shortest trip from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus to Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, the city has a lot to do before and after the game, and maybe games should the Buckeyes move on.

The first site to see is where Ohio State is playing. Climate Pledge Arena has gone through multiple renovations and after being the home of the former NBA franchise, the Seattle Supersonics, its not home to the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and NHL’s Seattle Kraken.

WNBA: New York Liberty at Seattle Storm
Former Buckeye Jantel Lavender playing at Climate Pledge Arena in 2022 for the Seattle Storm
Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

Something you can’t miss as you get to the arena is an iconic piece of Seattle construction, the Seattle Space Needle. Built on the site of the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle is 605 feet tall, offering a 360 degree view of downtown, Elliott Bay and a glimpse into the Olympic National Park.

Also, if coffee’s your thing, a small local place called Starbucks is from Seattle, but don’t let it distract you from other local shops competing for a share of the caffeine market.

Food-wise, and flying fish-wise, the Pike Place Market is another spot anyone who goes to the city needs to visit. Watch as people throw and catch fish, while also stopping to buy food, drink and any assortment of things from local vendors.

Lastly, the greatest guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix, is from the area. That means you can bask in all Hendrix’s glory at his statute in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of check out websites like this one that gives you all the locations of his upbringing.

The Jimi Hendrix statue in Capitol Hill. Photographed June 14, 2017. (Genna Martin, Photo by GENNA MARTIN/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images