The final four days of college basketball are like a little tournament in its own right. There were eight games left yesterday morning; there are four left now, after tonight we'll have two to go, and tomorrow's men's championship game will leave us with just one final evening of squeak. Yesterday, we saw Siena capture the CBI title and Rutgers claiming the WNIT crown... and then we saw chaos. Let's face it, UConn and Kentucky were sandbagging it the whole season, weren't they? I'm convinced. This is your open thread.
|NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT - FINAL FOUR|
|5:30pm CT: (LVL4) Maryland vs (NDM1) Notre Dame|
|7:30pm CT*: (STN2) Stanford vs (LNC1) Connecticut|
|ESPN||Dave O'Brien||Doris Burke||Holly Rowe|
|Dave Ryan||Debbie Antonelli
|* - time approximate; starts 30 minutes after end of previous game|
Tonight is important historically because there's a really good chance we're going to end up having two undefeated teams facing off for the national championship on Tuesday. Although there have been matchups of undefeated teams in the D-II, D-III, and NAIA championship games in the past, it's never happened in Division I. So while I, personally, am normally inclined on a nearly genetic level to root for the underdog, tonight is an exception; I've got no love for Maryland or Stanford anyway, and the prospect of seeing history is worth it.