Grace Stone’s heroics highlighted the second half of play on Friday and sent the Princeton Tigers to the second round for the second consecutive season and third time ever. Can the Tigers defeat the Utah Utes and advance to their first-ever Sweet Sixteen?
While the FGCU Eagles, the No. 12 seed in the Greenville 2 Region, are our favorite potential Cinderella, here are five other intriguing underdogs who could upset their favored foes in the first round, and maybe beyond.
Have you looked at the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket yet? There are some familiar faces at the top, but there are also a few programs riding historical highs as the tournament begins. We analyze each of the tournament’s No. 1 seeds and discuss what makes each of them a championship contender.
A star-studded Fenerbahçe Alagöz Holding roster that includes Breanna Stewart, Courtney Vandersloot and Emma Meesseman enters the 2023 EuroLeague Women postseason as the favorite to win the competition championship. Can defending champion Sopron Basket use its defense and experience to upset Fenerbahçe in the first round?
A No. 4 seed has never won the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. This year it seems like all the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 seeds have a shot, and maybe even some of the fours. It’s the era of parity in the NCAAW!
Ashley Joens didn’t miss a beat after joining the 3,000-point club, scoring 28 points to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals as her Iowa State Cyclones took down the No. 1 seed Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 Tournament championship game.
If you enjoy positionless basketball, the Stanford Cardinal and their star senior Haley Jones are required viewing. Jones’ unique skillset makes her one of college basketball’s best players, and she’ll soon be drafted to the WNBA.
More often than not, the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament championship is won by a school in Texas. Can Iowa State, Oklahoma, Kansas or another competitor buck the trend, or will Texas or Baylor come out on top once again?
The UConn Huskies have a shot at winning the national championship in April because they have Azzi Fudd back in the mix. On Monday they defeated the No. 10 Villanova Wildcats in the Big East championship game.
Behind 24 points from Zia Cooke and 18 points from Aliyah Boston, No. 1 seed South Carolina steadily pulled away from No. 4 seed Tennessee to secure the program’s seventh SEC Tournament championship. The Gamecocks, winners of 38 straight games, remain undefeated.