Now reduced to only eight teams vying for the title, the women’s NCAA basketball tournament features the bracket’s top seeds. In each region of the tourney, the number one seed will face number two, fighting for a trip to Denver and the Final Four.
The selection committee has done a bang up job again this year because for the first time since 2008, the regional finals will feature only one and two seeds.
To witness the greatness of the top teams, look no further than the scores of all of the first round matchups. In the games that had the lowly 16-seed battling the mammoth number ones, the smallest deficit of victory was 22. Baylor won their game by 41.
But there’s also been some nail biters. Two-seed Tennessee was down 14 points in Saturday’s matchup against Kansas, before some clutch bench play got the Lady Vols back on top. The tournament’s been pretty one sided throughout, however, with only seven games being decided by four points or less.
Undisputably the biggest story so far has been Baylor superstar Brittany Griner. The 6-feet 8 center has helped the Bears crush the hopes of team after team with her unbreakable inside presence and powerful dunks.
Griner and her team will have their hands full Monday night as they take on Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Volunteers at 7. You can catch all the action right here on WRUF Sportsradio 850 starting Monday night at 6:45 PM. Right after, the Stanford Cardinal will square off against the Blue Devils of Duke.
Tuesday night’s matchups will decide the last two Final Four teams. Notre Dame will take on Maryland, as Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face Kentucky.