Saturday, March 25, 2017

And then there were eight

Today's Elite 8 competition began with an upset:

Oregon took down Maryland, 77-63. Only three double-digit seeds have reached that round in tournament history, and Duck coach Kelly Graves coached two of them.

Then:

Connecticut struggled to a win against UCLA, 86-71. The Huskies have won 110 straight.

South Carolina ended Quinnipiac's magical run with a 100-58 rout.

Florida State staged a comeback to beat Oregon State, 66-53.

Tomorrow's schedule sees Stanford vs. Notre Dame and Baylor vs. Mississippi State.

Elite 8 previews and story lines:

Finding the perfect mix of players will be key for Mississippi State and Baylor.

Notre Dame and Stanford will meet again, with a Final Four trip on the line.

The Irish are set for a chess game with the Cardinal.

Upset-minded Oregon now sets their sights on UConn.

NCAA Tournament team news:

The glass is half full for Notre Dame.

What's next for Washington - reset or reload?

Photos from last night's Washington-Mississippi State game.

Quinnipiac's run helped boost the school.

The Lady Vols have a lot to think about before next season.

NCAA Tournament player news:

After delivering the joyride of a season, the Washington seniors won't be forgotten.

UCLA's Jordin Canada is the archetype for UConn's Crystal Dangerfield.

The Samuelson sisters keep in touch through their games.

Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson are at the forefront of UConn's quest for another title.

Can Erin Boley deliver big for Notre Dame again?

Will Kelsey Mitchell leave Ohio State early for the WNBA draft, or will she stay?

She hasn't made a decision, but Tennessee's Mercedes Russell has, and she's staying.

College player news:

Precious Hall ends her career at James Madison as a legend.

Emily Thomas is leaving UNCW.

Recruiting news:

Oregon State's got a 6-9 signee.

WNIT:

Results and schedule for tomorrow.

1 comment:

Scamp said...

"She was a big tough woman, the first to come along
That showed me being female meant you still could be strong
And though graduation meant that we had to part
She'll always be a player on the ballfield of my heart..."

I keep singing Meg Christian's classic "Ode to a Gym Teacher," anticipating Baylor's 6'7" Kalani Brown vs. Mississippi State's 6'7" Teaira McCowan!