#1 Seed Final Four

The Final Four in Denver will consist of all #1 seeds of the tournament. I expected a few games to come down to the wire. The UConn-Uk games was tight there in the first half, but UConn was able to pull away in the second half and get the win. Everyone can see Baylor and Notre Dame are out for blood, and easily getting it, and most of the spotlight is on them. UConn and Stanford are dominating in their games as well. To be honest, I expected a little more excitement than Brittney Griner dunking and Skylar Diggins getting a triple-double last night. But I must say, the way Baylor and Notre Dame are dominating their opponents is exciting in and of itself. Most people want to see these two teams matched up in the Championship game, myself included. If that happens, it will be one heck of a game for both teams. For now in the Final Four, let’s see if Notre Dame can continue its success against UConn and Baylor can be a dominant force against Stanford.

Stiff Competition in Elite 8

With the field set for the Elite 8, the upcoming games may go down to the wire. The teams include Baylor, Notre Dame, UConn, Maryland, University of Kentucky, Tennessee, Stanford and Duke. Maryland ousted defending champs Texas A&M, Griner dunked again and Notre Dame blew by St. Bonaventure. Sad to see Georgia Tech go. I think they are one of the best defensive teams I have seen, but they couldn’t stop Baylor. Texas A&M had a lot of chances to win the game, but give Maryland credit for fighting back and overcoming 2 double digit deficits to get into the Elite 8. Expect these teams to be stingy with points and some games to have thrilling finishes.

Brittney Griner on Her Dunk Against Florida

Here is what went though Brittney Griner’s mind when she dunked against Florida in the second round:

“…I caught it, I palmed…I just went up and threw it in.”

Simple as that.

Sweet 16 is Set

Baylor, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech, Stanford, Connecticut, Maryland, Texas A&M and Tennessee all make the Sweet 16. A couple of upsets in this round #11 Kansas beat #3 Delaware and #11 Gonzaga beat #3 Miami(FL). I am sad to see Delaware go. I was hoping, as I am a lot of people were, that they would advance further in the tournament. They have a good program, and I hope to see them back in the tournament next year. I was a little surprised to see Notre Dame tied with California at half time. I know Skylar Diggins was not happy with that. I’m glad to see they pulled themselves together and got the win. Now on to the Sweet 16. This is the sticky part where some teams, even if you like them a lot, have to go. I’m looking forward to the scene that unfolds.

A Little Shaken but not Stirred

I can’t say the same for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. Everyone’s bracket has to have collapsed by now 😀

With the first round in the books for the 2012 NCAA Women’s basketball tournament, things are going relatively as expected. All the #1 seeds remain in the tournament getting big wins over their opponents. A few upsets include #13 Marist beating #4 Georgia, #11 Gonzaga beating #6 Rutgers, and #11 Kansas beating #6 Nebraska. Nothing too surprising though. Florida, not being happy with its #9 seed, was able to get past #8 Ohio State. Delle Donne scored 39 points in #3 Delaware’s win over #14 Ar-Little Rock and #4 Georgia Tech won their game against #13 Sacred Heart. I can’t wait to see what happens in the second round.

#1 Seeds and Player Blogs to Follow

2012 NCAA Tournament #1 Seeds All rights go to ESPN

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One team that didn’t make it, and I’m sad about this, is UNC. I love UNC.

One team that did is Georgia Tech. I enjoy watching them play, and I hope they do well in the tournament.


Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame) –


Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford) –


Elena Delle Donne (Delaware) –


Chelsea Gray (Duke) –


Samantha Prahalis (Ohio State) –