Tonight in New Orleans, a Cinderella (Louisville), an emerging program no longer in the shadow of its rival (California), one of the best programs in women’s basketball history (Connecticut), and a team that is making its third straight Final Four appearance behind one of the nation’s top players (Notre Dame) will meet in the NCAA Women’s Final Four.
In a season where the nation’s top six or seven teams appeared to have set themselves apart from the other 338 or 339, few expected any of the top seeds to be ousted in the round of 16. But in the second half of Saturday night’s Georgia-Stanford game, conventional wisdom failed.
Here is the Sweet 16 schedule, along with television information, for today and tomorrow.
Second round games are tonight and tomorrow. Tonight’s line-up includes a pair of intriguing 4-5 games: Maryland-Michigan State at 6:20 Central and Georgia-Iowa State at 8:50. Tomorrow will see All-American Elena Delle Donne and Delaware take on coach Sylvia Hatchell’s third-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels.
If you’re like me and have already discarded your men’s NCAA Tournament Bracket (I had Wisconsin and Georgetown in the Final Four), you’ll welcome the beginning of the women’s NCAA Tournament and the opportunity to start with a fresh bracket.
When the 2012-2013 basketball season begins, for the first time since 1974, Pat Summitt will not be on the sidelines for the University of Tennessee. In honor of Pat Summitt’s 38 years as a head coach, here are 38 facts about her extraordinary career.
Travis Mays, an ex-Longhorn and NBA player, doing something not many younger-generation males who are also former players have done: pursuing a career in women’s college hoops coaching.
Earlier this week Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw said of 6-8 Baylor center Brittney Griner, “I think she’s like a guy playing with women.” Josh Tinley gives McGraw the benefit of the doubt that it was meant as a compliment but explains why it is a meaningless and lazy statement.
Nearly two weeks have passed since we’ve seen an upset in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, so it’s fitting that Baylor, the number one overall seed, and Notre Dame, the number two overall seed, both prevailed in the Final Four and will face each other tonight for the national championship.
For the first time since 2008, the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Elite Eight consisted entirely of 1 and 2 seeds. And for the first time since 1989, all four of the top seeds advanced to the Final Four. After two rounds full of mismatches and blowouts, tomorrow’s games should provide a good deal more drama than last weekend’s offerings.
This weekend we learned that the men’s teams from Louisville, Ohio State, Kentucky, and Kansas are headed to New Orleans for the Final Four. During the next two evenings we’ll find out which four women’s teams will be headed to the women’s Final Four in Denver.
The women will be playing their Regional Semifinal—Sweet Sixteen—NCAA Tournament games today and tomorrow. Here’s a quick recap of what’s happened already and a look forward to the Sweet Sixteen.
The second round of the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament begins tonight at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. In this post, I’ll quickly recap what happened in the first round and look ahead to the second round.
The NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament starts this weekend. Here’s a look at the tournament’s favorites, storylines and the schedule for the First Round games
Had the officials noticed Louisiana-Lafayette’s extra player last night, the penalty would have been a technical foul. In nearly all forms of basketball today, playing with six players is illegal. But there was a time when 6-player basketball was common.