On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, CBOT Kevin wrote:
> If the 4th-seeded Lady Lions manage to get past Holy
> Cross and South Carolina or UT-Chattanooga, they'll
> play AT Tennessee in the Mideast Regional Semi-Final.
It's not only a bad draw, Penn State's 3rd leading scorer (Jess Brungo) is
injured and questionable for next weekend's games. In the latest AP poll,
Penn State is ranked #15 and South Carolina is ranked #16. It will be
awfully difficult, even at home, to beat South Carolina without Brungo.
Let alone Tennessee.
> Tennesse isn't the only school who can sleep in their
> own beds all the way to the Final Four. 3rd-seeded
> Stanford and 6th-seeded New Mexico could also
> potentially host four games.
They could, but they won't. The West is loaded this year with four top
10 ranked teams among the top five seeds. Stanford, even at home, was
given a very difficult task. Tennessee seems to have a mild bracket,
given that there are no other top 10 ranked teams in their bracket and
that the 2-3-4-5 seeds have all had one or more games where they lost by
19+ points on the road against a top 10 team this year.
The perecption of women's basketball is that it's Tennessee, Connecticut
and everyone else. The selection committee did nothing to change that
perception in giving UConn and Tennessee easier paths than all of the
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