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Final Four is set; March 28 NCAAW, CBI, Vegas 16, WNIT schedules, Sunday's results

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When is a 10-seed not a Cinderella? Right now.

The Huskies have a very real chance to be the team sacrificed to the... umm... Huskies
The Huskies have a very real chance to be the team sacrificed to the... umm... Huskies
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

(Ed. note: there is absolutely no K-State news at this writing, so this doubles as your Slate for the day.)

Regardless of how today's Elite Eight games played out for the men, it was going to be a shrug at best. Four ACC teams fighting over two spots in the Final Four is nobody's idea of fun -- if they're being honest, not even for fans of ACC teams unless they've completely chugged the conference Kool-Aid. And now we get to spend a week listening to a breathless media -- approximately 283% of whom are Syracuse graduates -- gushing over Cinderella Orange.

I may need a prescription for promethazine before this is all over, especially after another week of Jim Blowheim.

Last night, Virginia allowed Syracuse to go on a ridiculous 25-4 run, squandering a 16-point halftime lead and sending the Orange on to Houston. North Carolina, on the other hand, did their job. The Irish kept it close for a half, just like everyone else seems to against the Tar Heels. Then UNC blew the Irish out in the final 20.

The CIT, which to date had been pretty exciting, was a dud last night as well. Both Columbia and UC-Irvine dominated on their way to Tuesday's final in New York. To be fair, though, Irvine got a gift Saturday when Coastal Carolina's point guard, Shivaughn Williams, got himself arrested for assault and missed the game as a result. Mamadou Ndiaye, who missed UCI's quarterfinal win, returned last night. That's good news for Tuesday's viewers.

The women's bracket, meanwhile, has a relatively true Cinderella heading for the Final Four. Although a seven-seed wouldn't even cause a raised eyebrow in the men's tournament, Washington's advance to the women's Final Four -- their first -- is stunning. Syracuse's advance to the Elite Eight was stunning, but having gotten their it would have been an upset if they didn't advance. Unlike the annoyance the men's presence causes, this is also the Orange's first trip to the women's Final Four, so that's okay.

The charmed existence of the state of South Dakota continues; the Coyotes easily dispatched Western Kentucky to advance to the WNIT semifinals.

There are now 29 (or 30) college basketball games remaining before the season ends. Last night's results:

NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
MIDWEST FINAL (10) Syracuse 68, (1) Virginia 62 Malachi Richardson (SYR), 23
EAST FINAL (1) North Carolina 88, (6) Notre Dame 74 Demetrius Jackson (UNC), 26
NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
LEX FINAL (7) Washington 85, (4) Stanford 76 Kelsey Plum (WASH), 26
SXF FINAL (4) Syracuse 89, (7) Tennessee 67 Alexis Peterson (SYR), 29
COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF Columbia 80, New Jersey Tech 65 Moado Lo (COL), 29
SF Cal-Irvine 66, Coastal Carolina 47 Colton Ray-St. Cyr (CCU), 16
WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF South Dakota 68, Western Kentucky 54 Kendall Noble (WKU), 21

Today's Schedule

The marquee is the final two games of the women's Elite Eight. Well, one of them, anyway. I mean, the other one may as well already be decided. The remaining three WNIT quarterfinals are also on tap. The first game of the best-of-three CBI championship series is tonight, and the Vegas 16 finally gets underway, albeit eight teams short of the plan. As a result of all that, this is the busiest remaining day on the calendar; indeed, one-third of the games remaining to be played this season take place tonight.

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
BRP FINAL 6:00pm (2) Texas (1) Connecticut Bridgeport CT ESPN
DAL FINAL 8:00pm (2) Oregon State (1) Baylor Dallas TX
COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
GAME 1 7:30pm Nevada at Morehead State Morehead KY ESPNU
VEGAS 16
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 2:00pm Tennessee Tech Old Dominion Las Vegas NV CBSSN
QF 4:30pm Cal-Santa Barbara Northern Illinois
QF 8:00pm Oakland Towson
QF 10:30pm Louisiana Tech East Tennessee State
WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 6:00pm Hofstra at Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers FL ESPN3
QF 6:00pm Temple at Michigan Ann Arbor MI MGoBlue
QF 8:00pm Oregon at Texas-El Paso El Paso TX MinerTV