Louisville did not turn out to be the challenge I had feared, UCLA was a much tougher opponent.
In fact, if there isn’t a fluke rising by a second tier program, it’s very hard to see anyone standing between UConn and another National Championship except Baylor.
Thus tonight’s games, except for the Baylor one, are a matter of supreme indifference. You could argue that a Stanford Team that can pull out a victory against Muffy might be a threat but for me it’s simply a question of lose now or lose later for both of them. If Baylor sticks around we’ll see them in the Finals, no earlier than that, and they gave us a 9 point drubbing on January 3rd, the same margin as Louisville’s victory. Having Mississippi State out of the mix clarifies things a good deal.
So, Go Huskies!
|2||Iowa||29 – 6||79||3||North Carolina State||28 – 6||61||South|
|1||Baylor||33 – 1||93||4||South Carolina||24 – 10||66||South|
|1||Notre Dame||32 – 3||87||4||Texas A&M||26 – 7||80||Midwest|
|2||Stanford||31 – 4||55||11||Missouri State||25 – 10||46||Midwest|
|7:00 pm||ESPN2||2||Iowa||29 – 6||1||Baylor||33 – 1||South|
|9:00 pm||ESPN2||1||Notre Dame||32 – 3||2||Stanford||31 – 4||Midwest|