(Sporting Alert) — The following are the NCAA College Women’s National Tournament Games for Saturday, March, 22, as the journey for this year’s title begins.
No. 1 seeded Tennessee (27-5, 13-3 SEC), who have been on good winning form this season, take a seven game-winning streaking into their clash with (16) Northwestern State (21-12, 11-7 Southland), hoping to avoid an upset on day 1 of the tournament.
The Lady Volunteers, who started the season with an impressive 10 game-winning streak, have also won 13 of their last 14 games overall and will be looking to keep pushing on.
Second-seeded Stanford (29-3, 17-1 Pac-12) will be hoping to bounce back from losing to USC in the Pac-12 tournament semi-finals when they take on (15) South Dakota.
Defeat in that games cost the Cardinal a No. 1 seed in this year’s national tournament, but head coach Tara VanDerveer believes its probably a good thing.
“I think it will be good for our team. The 1 seed didn’t help us last year,” VanDerveer said. “The seeding doesn’t really matter to me honestly.
“We’ve got to play well. If this is a slap in the face that you won the Pac-12 but you didn’t win the tournament … let it be a chip on people’s shoulder. I think it can all be good for us.”
Also in action on Saturday’s first day are No. 1-seeded Notre Dame, who match up against the 16th-seeded Robert Morris, No. 2-seeded Baylor versus 15th-seeded Western Kentucky, as well the second-seeded Duke against (15) Winthrop.
NCAA Tournament Games
TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV
11:00 AM (15) Winthrop vs. (2) Duke* ESPN2, WatchESPN
11:00 AM (14) Wright State vs. (3) Kentucky* ESPN2, WatchESPN
11:00 AM (12) FGCU vs. (5) Oklahoma State* ESPN2, WatchESPN
11:00 AM (9) Arizona State vs. (8) Vanderbilt* ESPN2, WatchESPN
1:30 PM (16) Robert Morris vs. (1) Notre Dame* ESPN, WatchESPN
1:30 PM (13) Akron vs. (4) Purdue* ESPN2, WatchESPN
1:30 PM (10) Oklahoma vs. (7) DePaul* ESPN2, WatchESPN
1:30 PM (11) Chattanooga vs. (6) Syracuse* ESPN2, WatchESPN
4:00 PM (16) Northwestern State vs. (1) Tennessee* ESPN2, WatchESPN
4:00 PM (13) Fresno State vs. (4) Nebraska* ESPN2, WatchESPN
4:00 PM (10) Fordham vs. (7) California* ESPN2, WatchESPN
4:00 PM (10) Florida State vs. (7) Iowa State* ESPN2, WatchESPN
6:30 PM (15) Western Kentucky vs. (2) Baylor* ESPN2, WatchESPN
6:30 PM (15) South Dakota vs. (2) Stanford* ESPN2, WatchESPN
6:30 PM (12) Brigham Young vs. (5) North Carolina State* ESPN2, WatchESPN
6:30 PM (9) USC vs. (8) St. John’s* ESPN2, WatchESPN