Is it Saturday yet?
Contemplating day one match ups:
Kentucky vs. Baylor
Oklahoma State vs. Notre Dame
BYU vs. Connecticut
DePaul vs. Texas A&M;
I’m most intrigued by DePaul-TAMU. DePaul is rising, and TAMU is back. It should be a good game.
Second up is Kentucky-Baylor. The last time these two teams saw each other, last Dec. 6, the Wildcats beat the Bears 133-130 in the highest-scoring game in NCAA history. What to do for an encore? Hopefully this game will be just as close as the last one.
Maryland vs. Tennessee
LSU vs. Louisville
Penn State vs. Stanford
North Carolina vs. South Carolina
NC-SC is interesting first because they don’t even get to have a rivalry due to being in different conferences. The youth and athleticism of both teams makes for a great match up across the board, which should translate into an intense, physical game.
Penn State and Stanford also seem to match up well, and both have hungry senior stars in Maggie Lucas and Chiney Ogwumike, respectively. Ah, to be in Palo Alto.
NCAA Tournament news:
Nebraska coach Connie Yori wants fans to pack the arena in Lincoln, Neb.
Connecticut’s dominance starts on the defensive end.
Tar Heel coach Sylvia Hatchell said she could return to coaching if the team reaches the Final Four.
Stanford’s Mikaela Ruef is used to juggling multiple roles.
The SEC is showing its depth in the Tournament.
The NCAA talks stars and surprises.
Washington 62, San Diego 55
South Florida 74, George Washington 59
Indiana 66, Northwestern 65
Rutgers 91, Seton Hall 79 2OT
Bowling Green 63, Michigan 53
South Dakota State 70, Minnesota 62
Mississippi State 59, Auburn 54
The Storm have acquired Charde’ Houston from the Mercury in exchange for the rights to Ewelina Kobryn.