At least fans trying to follow the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament on television won’t be at the mercy of ESPN’s “whip-around” coverage this weekend, as the actual translation of “whip-around” is “ignore the close games while focusing on routs by the top seeds.”
All eight games will be shown Saturday and Sunday, neatly sandwiched, for the most part, around the men’s Elite Eight, and three of those games will feature ESPN’s rightly hyped “Three to See” stars: Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins and Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne.
WACO, Tex. -- It’s hard to imagine what more anyone could have asked of Brittney Griner than what she poured out in front of a crowd of 9,652 mostly Baylor fans, including former president George W. Bush, on Tuesday night in her final home game.
Baylor wins, 85-47, to advance to its fifth-straight Sweet 16
Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) - Kayla McBride poured in a career-high 28 points as the top-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish took down the ninth-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes, 74-57, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Carver- Hawkeye Arena.
Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Adrienne Webb led all scorers with a career-high 29 points as the sixth-seeded LSU Lady Tigers used a second-half surge to bring down the third-seeded Penn State Lady Lions, 71-66, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Maravich Center.
Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Brittney Griner tallied 33 points and a career- high 22 rebounds as the top-seeded Baylor Lady Bears closed out their home building for the season by breezing by the eighth-seeded Florida State Seminoles, 85-47, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Ferrell Center.
Stanford, CA (Sports Network) - Joslyn Tinkle led all scorers with 21 points as the top-seeded Stanford Cardinal made easy work of the eighth-seeded Michigan Wolverines, 73-40, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Maples Pavilion.
Queens, NY (Sports Network) - A'dia Mathies scored a career-high 34 points as the second-seed Kentucky Wildcats defeated the seventh-seed Dayton Flyers, 84-70, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Carnesecca Arena.
Newark, DE (Sports Network) - Behind a home-crowd Elena Delle Donne poured in 33 points as the sixth-seed Delaware Blue Hens earned their first trip to the Sweet 16 with a 78-69 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Bob Carpenter Center.