Women's College Basketball

The Numbers: The statistical story of the women's Final Four

April 2

The stars are out in Texas.

The NCAA Women's Tournament is down to its Final Four in San Antonio, with three 1-seeds reaching the summit and a 3-seed breaking up the run of chalk to the national semifinals.

Each team sports an AP All-American — Aliyah Boston for South Carolina, Paige Bueckers for UConn, Aari McDonald for Arizona and Kiana Williams for Stanford ⁠—  so there's plenty to keep an eye out for.

The action starts with Stanford vs. South Carolina at 6 p.m. ET, followed by Connecticut vs. Arizona at 9:30. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN.

Heading into the weekend, here are The Numbers on each of the teams in the Women's Final Four:

STANFORD CARDINAL (No. 1 seed, 29-2 record) 

14: This is Stanford’s 14th Final Four appearance, third-most in Division I women’s history, behind only UConn and Tennessee.

7: Stanford is one of seven women’s programs that have won multiple national championships. If Stanford wins it all, the Cardinal will become just the fourth women’s program to win three-plus championships, joining UConn, Tennessee and Baylor.

18: The length of Stanford’s current winning streak.

78.9: Points per game scored by Stanford this season, 13th in the nation.

2.63: Blocks per game for Cameron Brink this season, the highest average by any player in this Final Four.

81: 3-pointers made by Kiana Williams this season, the highest total for any player in this Final Four.

32.9%: Opponents’ field-goal percentage against Stanford this season, second in the nation behind Baylor.

53.4: Points per game allowed by Stanford this season, eighth in the nation.

38.3%: Stanford’s 3-point shooting percentage this season, best of any team in the Final Four and seventh in the nation.

UCONN HUSKIES (No. 1 seed, 28-1 record) 

11: National championships won by the UConn women, the most in women’s Division I history and tied with UCLA's men’s team for the most in Division I college basketball.

0: Losses by Geno Auriemma in the national championship game. Auriemma has a perfect 11-0 record in championships.

18: The length of UConn’s current winning streak.

3: Consecutive Final Four semifinal losses for UConn.

21: Final Four appearances for UConn (including 2021), which is the most Final Four appearances by any men’s or women’s program.

5: Years since UConn’s most recent title, marking the Huskies' longest drought since a five-year gap between their 2004 and 2009 titles.

2: The number of true freshmen who have led a national championship team in scoring in women’s Division I history (1982-83 Cheryl Miller for USC, 1995-96 Chamique Holdsclaw for Tennessee). Paige Bueckers (20.1 PPG) leads UConn in scoring as a true freshman.

90: Points scored by Paige Bueckers through her first four NCAA Tournament games, which is more than that of UConn legends Breanna Stewart (81 points through first four tournament games) and Maya Moore (73 points through first four tournament games).

1: Paige Bueckers became the first freshman ever to win the AP’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Year award.

82.7: Points scored per game by UConn this season, fourth in the nation.

52.0: Points allowed per game by UConn this season, tied for fourth in the nation.

20.8: Assists per game for UConn this season, the most in the nation.

51.6%: UConn’s field-goal percentage this season, best in the nation.

30.7: UConn’s average margin of victory this season, best in the nation.

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS (No. 1 seed, 26-4 record)

11.4: Rebounds per game for Aliyah Boston this season, the highest average by any player in the Final Four (15th in the nation).

20.5: South Carolina’s average margin of victory in this NCAA Tournament (through four games).

7: The length of South Carolina’s current winning streak.

12: The number of times South Carolina has held its opponent below 55 points this season.

34.2%: The combined field-goal percentage of South Carolina’s four NCAA Tournament opponents.

7.1: Blocks per game for South Carolina this season, the highest average in the nation.

16.1: Offensive rebounds per game for South Carolina this season, the highest average of any team in this Final Four and ninth in the nation.

14.8: South Carolina’s rebounding margin, the highest average of any team in this Final Four and third in the nation.

ARIZONA WILDCATS (No. 3 seed, 20-5 record) 

17.25: Arizona’s average margin of victory in this NCAA Tournament (through four games).

266: Steals for Arizona this season, 16th in the country.

0: Not only have the Wildcat women never won a national championship, but also no Arizona school has won a women’s national championship.

3: Coming into the NCAA Tournament, Arizona had lost three of its previous four games.

1: This is Arizona’s first Final Four appearance in the history of its women’s program. Previously, the furthest the Arizona women advanced in the NCAA Tournament was the Sweet 16 in 1998.

20.3: Points per game scored by Aari McDonald this season, the highest average by any player in this Final Four (26th in the nation).

12.4: Turnovers per game for Arizona this season, the lowest average of any team in this Final Four and 19th in the nation.

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