Mar 16

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2018: Day 1, Round of 64, Afternoon

Look, the Women’s game is just superior if you care about Basketball at all. Sure UConn is dominant and part of it is that they play from the Tip straight through because of their conditioning but it’s not like they’re bullies in the Paint- this is not Hockey. They rebound with authority at both ends because they move without the Ball and don’t just stand around. Same for their Passing Game. They hustle in Transition and Shoot with accuracy from distance or under the Hoop.

If they played in the Men’s Tournament they’d be a Sweet Sixteen every single year.

Now you may say well, without Geno… he’s been more than willing to share everything he knows and more and more ladies who have come up through his system are Head Coaches on their own. Perhaps one of them will succeed him, maybe not. It’s not the man, it’s the system.

And if you don’t think this is effecting the sport as a whole in a positive way you are not paying attention to the teams that aren’t UConn who are elevating their game every year.

Just UConn is elevating it more.

So yeah, bring it on. Women’s College Basketball is the best Basketball there is.

Today’s Games

Time Network Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
12:00 pm ESPN 2 5 Maryland 25 – 7 12 Princeton 24 – 5 Mid West
12:00 pm ESPN 2 5 DePaul 26 – 7 12 Oklahoma 16 – 14 West
12:00 pm ESPN 2 1 Louisville 32 – 2 16 Boise State 23 – 9 South
12:00 pm ESPN 2 6 Oregon St. 27 – 3 11 Western Ky. 24 – 8 South
2:30 pm ESPN 2 4 NC State 24 – 8 13 Elon 25 – 7 Mid West
2:30 pm ESPN 2 4 Texas A&M 24 – 9 13 Drake 26 – 7 West
2:30 pm ESPN 2 8 Marquette 23 – 9 9 Dayton 23 – 6 South
2:30 pm ESPN 2 3 Tennessee 24 – 7 14 Liberty 24 – 9 South