NCAA reveals final 8 teams considered for women's tourney

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Heading into Sunday's final day of conference tournament championship games, Louisville was on the bubble with other Power Five squads such as Arizona State, Syracuse and Oklahoma, all of whom received NCAA bids ahead of the Cardinals. This year is very much in between. "It's so hard covering your alma mater because you're trying to hold your emotions in check, but once they do win, you can kind of take that sigh of relief and nearly celebrate with them". That's where the Cornhuskers stand on Selection Sunday.

Trevon BluiettBluiett was instrumental in helping Xavier get to the Elite Eight previous year in the NCAA Tournament, providing an efficient scoring touch. All 68 tournament teams will be revealed within the first 10 minutes of the two-hour show, eliminating any drama about who is left on the bubble, and the full regional brackets will be shown over the next half-hour.

"I think we've done what we're supposed to do".

"So I don't think that it will affect our ratings. We've just got to wait and see".

OU is still confident because of its schedule, one of the most hard in the country. NCAA data show that at these universities 79 percent of head basketball coaches and 71 percent of athletic directors are white men.

Notre Dame, which played 15 games without star Bonzie Colson and five without lead guard Matt Farrell because of injuries, made somewhat of a case by winning two games in the ACC Tournament.

After all, there's really nothing more he or his team can do now. Alabama is the only other exception, but the Crimson Tide are still in contention for an at-large bid.

The Big Ten has not won a national championship since No. 3 Michigan State won in 2000.

But the committee goes beyond just the RPI rankings. Especially this year, with the new way teams are being evaluated.

Michigan's resume did take a small hit this week, as Penn State fell out of the top 75 in the RPI, moving them from a quadrant 1 win to quadrant 2.

ยท Quadrant 4: Home 161-plus; Neutral 201-plus; Road 241-plus.

Both teams have bad nonconference strength of schedules, but MI had a much tougher road in the Big Ten, and finished with the 53rd-toughest overall schedule, while MSU finished 99th. Then there are always the heavy favorites that, for whatever reason, aren't ready to play and make an unexpected early exit during the first weekend of the tournament.

Of the last six NCAA champions, four have been No. 1 seeds. In the last reveal on February 19, UConn, Mississippi State, Louisville and Notre Dame were projected as No. 1 seeds.

Maybe both teams will get No. 3 seeds, and none of this will matter. If two hours of selecting teams for the tournament isn't enough, you can tune into four hours of what the NCAA is calling a Social Madness social media pre-show. In its schedule, OU has a major advantage, and it's clinging to that tightly as Selection Sunday arrives.

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