Women’s college basketball powerhouses Iowa, Virginia Tech to convene in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — When the NCAA women’s basketball championship game attracted a record 10 million viewers in April, Charlotte Sports Foundation executive Danny Morrison and his staff started wondering how they could bring a major women’s game to the Spectrum Center.

Later, after Morrison mentioned the idea at a sports foundation board meeting, Ally Financial Inc. CEO Jeffrey Brown, who serves on the foundation’s board, asked Morrison for a heads-up if a women’s game could be recruited.

Soon enough, the Ally Tipoff — unveiled today — was born.

And what is the Ally Tipoff, you ask? A newly created regular season matchup coming to Charlotte on Nov. 9 featuring 2022-23 Women’s Final Four teams Iowa and Virginia Tech.

Tickets will go on sale later this summer. Fans can sign up for presale information at AllyTipoff.com.

Both teams are expected to be Top 10 programs in 2023-24. Caitlin Clark, who led the nation in three-pointers while winning the AP and Naismith Player of the Year Awards last season, is back for the Hawkeyes, who reached the championship game in April.

Virginia Tech’s top returning starter is Elizabeth Kitley, the two-time reigning ACC Player of the Year. The Hokies lost in the Women’s Final Four semifinals to eventual champions LSU.

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