NCAA field no longer sees UConn as invincible

Aubrey Yates
March 13, 2018

The women's NCAA Tournament field of 64 teams has been revealed, meaning it's time to fill out those brackets.

Kevin Ollie was recently fired as head coach of the Huskies' men's basketball team with the program now being investigated by the NCAA for possible rule violations.

“We spent nearly seven hours on that decision of who those last four teams in and first four out were, ” NCAA womens basketball committee chair Rhonda Bennett said. 'Notre Dame did have the top strength of schedule in the country and they did have the best strength of schedule in the country and they had nine more top-50 wins than Baylor and those were the reason that the committee put Notre Dame on that one line and Baylor on that two line'.

Aside from the favorite to win it all, the Huskies, 63 other teams will try to do what the SC did previous year and cut the nets down in Columbus.

The Ducks could stay out west and play in Spokane, where coach Kelly Graves spent many years as Gonzagas coach.

Dayton and Buffalo both made the tournament as at-large teams from mid-major conferences. If were in the position where we have to play them, were going to play them.

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The first round of the women's tournament begins on Saturday.

Geno Smith has shot down any potential rumors about him one day coaching the UConn men's basketball team.

Where a school is located played a role in where they were sent for their first games and that may have hurt some in the tournament.

Oklahoma got in with a 16-14 record - the fewest wins for an at-large team since 2005.

"Our fans will travel very well, because it's right up the road", said QU coach Tricia Fabbri.

Irish faithful know - without a doubt - that head coach and USA Today Coach of the Year Muffet McGraw will have the girls read yot make a run at the title. The Albany regional will likely be the most stacked of the bunch, and the fact that either SC or UConn will be out heading into the Final Four is an interesting wrinkle-and allows for better odds that a new team might take home the title this year. “We saw that previous year.

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