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Women's Hoops

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March 30, 2009 at 7:50 AM

NCAA tourney: Elite Eight roundup

ReadingImage.jpgSeedings immediately knock any conspiracy theories out, but is it odd to anyone else that overall No. 1 Connecticut could potentially defeat the Pac-10’s top three teams sequentially en route to winning a title?
Of course, Stanford has to win today against Iowa State for that to happen. And the Cardinals are the last team to defeat the Huskies, doing so 82-73 in the semifinal round to reach the championship against Tennessee. In a repeated storyline in the tournament, solid post play could guide the Cardinal to a second consecutive Final Four where they could have a redo, this time spoiling an undefeated season.
Some are giving No. 6 Arizona State a chance against UConn because of depth and scoring. If they had a healthy Dymond Simon (knee), I’d agree. The Elite Eight is probably as far as this talented team can go without her. (But remember Michigan State in the men’s tourney — anything can happen)
Seattle’s subregional winner, No. 4 Pitt, is out after strong play by No. 1 Oklahoma, which played in its home state. Guard play was superb for the Sooners in the game, the inside-out punch should advance Oklahoma to the Final Four and keep senior Courtney Paris about $65,000 richer.
The game of the tournament could be No. 3 Louisville against No. 1 Maryland tonight on ESPN simply because of Angel McCoughtry and Marissa Coleman, who scored 42 points in a come-from-behind win against No. 4 Vanderbilt. They’re both dynamic players who don’t want their college careers to end just yet.
For more links, you can always try WomensBasketballOnline.com

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