The Vegas Favorite for the Title — Duke Blue Devils

  • The Vegas Favorite for the Title — Duke Blue Devils

The Vegas Favorite for the Title — Duke Blue Devils

Terry Gawlik, chairman of the Division I Women's Basketball Committee, said the Texas losses to UConn during regional play in the last two tournaments did influence the committee to keep the keep the Longhorns out of the same region as the Huskies. "We just have to get ready and try to play the best we can in the NIT". "And yet, we have three weekends to prove that we're as good as everyone says we are".

The east region features defending champion Villanova and Duke as the two top seeds.

Overall, North Carolina can not be upset with the draw it's been given in the NCAA tournament.

OR is the third seed in the Midwest. While they certainly aren't invincible, a team will need to figure out how to step the Core Four of Napheesa Collier, Katie Lou Samuelson, Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams to pull the upset.

Louisville, meanwhile, received the No. 4 seed in the region. The Mustangs are 30-4 on the year and could make some noise if they get by Providence or USC in the opening round. But the excellent Syracuse Orange women's team will discover their own path to return to the Final Four on Monday night.

Gonzaga enters this year tournament as the number one seed for the second time in school history.

The Wildcats should reach the Elite Eight easily with only Florida State as a potential obstacle in the Sweet Sixteen. After losing three of their last four games to end the regular season, the team gained a ton of momentum heading into March Madness with a historic performance in the ACC Tournament.

One, the Blue Devils, with a Hall of Fame coach and a storied tradition filled with national championships and Final Four appearances, needed no introduction. That's especially true when the regional semifinals and final will be played in the state of CT.

With the falter in Brooklyn and all of the backlash surrounding North Carolina's seeding, you would think people are starting to write the 'Heels off. Duke won the ACC Tournament.

Further down we have Kentucky and UCLA. "We always heard how we lost Stewie, Tuck and Mo". So no one should be favored or projected to beat them. She sat out last season, per NCAA transfer rules. Regardless, the Jayhawks are likely the team to come out of the Midwest. "You have to go after the best teams and also put yourself in position to do that".

That's because Stanford is the host this weekend for the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships.