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  • '14 WBB NCAA Tournament

    Selections will be announced on Monday, March 17th at 7 pm on ESPN. ND has locked up a #1 Seed.

    Bracketology - Women's College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN
    Last edited by BGIF; 03-11-2014, 12:32 AM.

  • #2
    SUBREGIONALS - March 22, 23, 24 and 25
    Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa, Host: Iowa State
    Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, La., Host: LSU
    Carmichael Arena, Chapel Hill, N.C., Host: North Carolina
    Comcast Center, College Park, MD, Host: Maryland
    Reed Arena, College Station, Texas, Host: Texas A&M
    Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC, Host: Duke
    Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa, Host: Iowa
    Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn., Host: Tennessee
    Memorial Coliseum, Lexington, Ky., Host: Kentucky
    Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, Host: UCLA
    Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, Host: Washington
    Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT, Host: Connecticut
    Savage Arena, Toledo, Ohio, Host: Toledo
    Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa., Host: Penn State
    Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas, Host: Baylor
    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN, Host: Purdue

    REGIONALS: March 29, 30, 31, April 1
    Lincoln Regional, Pinnacle Bank Arena,Lincoln, Neb. Host: Nebraska
    Louisville Regional, KFC Yum! Center,Louisville, Ky. Host: Louisville
    Notre Dame Regional, Joyce Center,Notre Dame, Ind. Host: Notre Dame
    Stanford Regional, Maples Pavilion,Stanford, Calif. Host: Stanford

    FINAL FOUR: April 6 & 8
    Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee


    • #3
      Women's college basketball - Connecticut Huskies take perfect mark into NCAA tournament - ESPN

      By Mechelle Voepel | 3/10/14

      The theoretical -- and highly probable -- has become the actual: There will be two undefeated teams entering the women's NCAA tournament.

      Connecticut won the American Athletic Conference tournament title with a 72-52 victory over Louisville on Monday, and the Huskies will start the defense of their national championship with a 34-0 record. On Sunday night in Greensboro, N.C., Notre Dame won the ACC title over Duke, and it will go into NCAA play at 32-0.

      I got the chance to see both games in person. How good are the Huskies and Fighting Irish? Whew -- incredibly good. Which team is better? Well, that's what the Big Dance is for, right?


      "I gotta say it: I've enjoyed watching them play this year," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said of former Big East foe Notre Dame. "I watched them play the other night, and they seem like they are playing with a little chip on their shoulder. They've got an incredibly high energy level. And there may not be two better players in the country on the same team than Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd."

      Stick it, Geno!


      • #4
        Charlie Creme Still Has ND Opening in Baton Rouge

        ... as of 3/16/14 at 7:15 pm.

        Bracketology - Women's College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN

        Women's college basketball - One last look at Bracketology's biggest questions heading into Selection Monday - ESPN


        • #5
          NCAA WBB tournament bracket will be unveiled on ESPN/WatchESPN at 7 ET Monday, 3/17/14.


          • #6
            ND #1 NCAA RPI as of 3/17/14

            NCAA Women's Basketball RPI |

            1 1 ND ACC 32-0 13-0 4- 0 15-0 0-0
            2 2 UConn AAC 34-0 13-0 5- 0 16-0 0-0


            • #7
              ND plays Robert Morris Saturday in Toledo.


              • #8
                ND v Robert Morris

                1:30 Toledo


                • #9
                  2014 women's NCAA tournament -- UConn Huskies No. 1 in Lincoln Region; Stanford Cardinal draw No. 2 - ESPN

                  Connecticut has landed in the Lincoln Region as the top seed for the women's NCAA tournament, which begins Saturday.

                  The Huskies (34-0) will be trying for a record ninth NCAA title, which would break a tie with Tennessee for most all-time.

                  Fellow unbeaten Notre Dame also picked up a No. 1 seed as host of the Notre Dame Region, with Tennessee drawing the top seed in the Louisville Region and South Carolina getting the No. 1 seed in the Stanford Region.

                  Notre Dame plays against Robert Morris on Saturday. UConn opens Sunday against No. 16 Prarie View.

                  The Irish are the only No. 1 seed that potentially wouldn't have to play an opponent on its home floor to advance to the Final Four. They have made the Final Four the past three seasons, advancing to the championship game in 2011 and 2012.

                  Baylor is the No. 2 seed, Kentucky is the three seed and Purdue the four in the Notre Dame Regional.

                  The Cardinal drew the No. 2 seed in their host region and will face No. 15 seeded South Dakota. Duke also was seeded No. 2, landing in the Lincoln Region and playing their opener against No. 15 Winthrop.



                  • #10
                    According to Sagarin as of 3/15/14

                    ND would be a slightly less than 5 pt dog to UCon.

                    ND has 3rd Toughest Schedule with UCon 19th.

                    ND has beaten 18-0 Top 50 opponents
                    Tennessee 15-5
                    UCon 14-0
                    Duke 14-6

                    ND has beaten 11-0 Top 10 opponents
                    Baylor 11-3
                    WVU 9-3
                    UCon 8-0
                    UNC 8-5
                    Duke 7-6 (3 Losses to ND)


                    • #11


                      • #12
                        Notre Dame Region

                        (1) Notre Dame (32-0) v
                        (16) Robert Morris (21-11)
                        (8) Vanderbilt (18-12) v
                        (9) Arizona State (22-9)

                        West Lafayette
                        (5) Oklahoma State (23-8)
                        (12) Florida Gulf Coast (26-7)
                        (4) Purdue (21-8)
                        (13) Akron (23-9)

                        (6) Syracuse (22-9)
                        (11) Chattanooga (29-3)
                        (3) Kentucky (24-8)
                        (14) Wright State (26-8)

                        (7) California (21-9)
                        (10) Fordham (25-7)
                        (2) Baylor (29-4)
                        (15) Western Kentucky (24-8)


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BGIF View Post
                          (1) Notre Dame (32-0) v
                          (16) Robert Morris (21-11)
                          (8) Vanderbilt (18-12) v
                          (9) Arizona State (22-9)

                          West Lafayette
                          (5) Oklahoma State (23-8)
                          (12) Florida Gulf Coast (26-7)
                          (4) Purdue (21-8)
                          (13) Akron (23-9)

                          (6) Syracuse (22-9)
                          (11) Chattanooga (29-3)
                          (3) Kentucky (24-8)
                          (14) Wright State (26-8)

                          (7) California (21-9)
                          (10) Fordham (25-7)
                          (2) Baylor (29-4)
                          (15) Western Kentucky (24-8)

                          Except for Syracuse, mostly teams we haven't seen before. I like it. Toledo, nice. Baton Rouge would have made no sense at all. ND and Uconn both have the toughest brackets IMO, but it shouldn't matter.
                          Last edited by aubeirish; 03-17-2014, 07:35 PM.


                          • #14
                            Women's NCAA Tournament 2014 -- Winners and losers of this year's women's bracket - ESPN

                            By Michelle Smith |



                            Arizona State: The Sun Devils were in danger of not making this bracket after losing six of eight games down the stretch. But thanks to a strong non-conference performance, including wins against North Carolina and Syracuse, ASU ends up with the No. 9 seed.


                            Kentucky: The Wildcats are a strong No. 3 seed, earning a spot in the field for a school-record fifth straight season, and they will host first- and second-round games in Lexington for the first time in the program's history.


                            Vanderbilt: Having lost nine of the last 11 games of the season, the Commodores apparently built enough goodwill early to earn an eighth seed and game against an also-struggling Arizona State squad.
                            ASU opens with Vandy and would face ND in the Second Round. That's winning?



                            Baylor: A fourth-straight Big 12 title gets the Bears a No. 2 seed and a spot in the same region as Notre Dame, which means that Odyssey Sims & Co. will have to beat the Irish on their home floor in the regional final to reach the final four.

                            Last edited by BGIF; 03-17-2014, 07:58 PM.


                            • #15
                              Louisville Region

                              Knoxville March 24
                              (1) Tennessee (27-5)
                              (16) Northwestern State (21-12)
                              (8) St. Johnís (NY) (22-10)
                              (9) Southern California (22-12)

                              College Park March 25
                              (5) Texas (21-11)
                              (12) Pennsylvania (22-6)
                              (4) Maryland (24-6)
                              (13) Army (25-7)

                              Iowa City March 25
                              (6) Iowa (26-8)
                              (11) Marist (27-6)
                              (3) Louisville (30-4)
                              (14) Idaho (25-8)

                              Baton Rouge March 25
                              (7) LSU (19-12)
                              (10) Georgia Tech (20-11)
                              (2) West Virginia (29-4)
                              (15) Albany (NY) (28-4)


                              • #16
                                Notre Dame Earns 19th Consecutive NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Berth - UND.COM - University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site

                                For the 19th consecutive season, and the 21st time in school history, Notre Dame has earned a berth in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship, having received the Atlantic Coast Conference's automatic berth into this year's field by winning its first ACC Championship title last week. The Fighting Irish are the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championship's Notre Dame Region -- the third consecutive year and fourth time in program history they have earned a top seed -- and will play 16th-seeded Robert Morris (the Northeast Conference champion) at 1:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio.

                                The game will be televised by ESPN as part of that network's "whiparound coverage," while viewers in the South Bend market, as well as those watching on the Internet through the WatchESPN platform, will see the game in its entirety. However, the majority of ESPN viewers nationwide will be shuttled between all four games in that time slot, including the Notre Dame-Robert Morris contest. All Fighting Irish games also can be heard live on the radio in the Michiana area on Pulse FM (96.9/92.1), as well as worldwide on the Internet through the official Notre Dame athletics multimedia platform, WatchND (, with veteran broadcaster Bob Nagle on the call.


                                • #17
                                  Robert Morris?


                                  Based in Moon Township, Pa. (just outside of Pittsburgh), Robert Morris (21-11, 14-4 NEC) is making its third NCAA Championship appearance, and first since back-to-back trips in 2007 and 2008. The Colonials come into this weekend's NCAA first-round contest against Notre Dame having won four in a row and 16 of their last 19, with road losses to conference foes Wagner (67-51 on Feb. 3), St. Francis Brooklyn (93-82 in overtime on Feb. 24) and Saint Francis (Pa.) (78-73 on March 1) marring their resume down the stretch.

                                  RMU won the Northeast Conference regular season title by one game over Mount St. Mary's, then claimed the conference tournament championship with victories over LIU-Brooklyn (65-49), Bryant (72-67) and Saint Francis (Pa.) (78-64) to earn the NEC's automatic berth into the NCAA Championship.

                                  The Colonials, who reached the 20-win mark for the sixth time in 11 seasons under NEC Coach of the Year Sal Buscaglia, are led by versatile senior forward Artemis Spanou, a member of the Greek National Team. The two-time NEC Player of the Year, Spanou (19.8 ppg., 14.8 rpg.) is one of just seven players in NCAA history with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 blocks in her career, and she also is third in NCAA Division I history with 86 career double-doubles (including an NCAA-best 27 this season). Fellow Greek and All-NEC Rookie Team selection Anna Niki Stamolamprou is second on the squad at 12.5 points per game while sophomore Ashley Ravelli chips in 9.0 points per game.

                                  The Fighting Irish will be facing Robert Morris for the first time on Saturday. Notre Dame is 41-3 (.932) against first-time opponents since the start of the 2000-01 season, including a 10-0 record against new opponents in NCAA Championship play during that time (most recently defeating last year's first-round opponent UT Martin (97-64), and Sweet 16 foe Kansas (93-63), in their initial matchups). Notre Dame also has won its last 17 games against first-time foes, including victories earlier this season over UNC Wilmington (99-50), Oregon State (70-58), South Dakota State (94-51), Clemson (71-51) and Florida State (81-60).

                                  Notre Dame and Robert Morris had two common opponents this season -- Duquesne and Virginia Tech. The Fighting Irish won both games against that pair, defeating Duquesne (100-61) on Dec. 1 in Toronto, and Virginia Tech (74-48) on Jan. 30 at Purcell Pavilion. The Colonials went 0-2 against those common foes, losing at Duquesne (79-63) on Dec. 18 and at Virginia Tech (70-64) on Dec. 29


                                  • #18
                                    #2 Irish Tip Off NCAA Tournament Saturday Against Robert Morris - UND.COM - University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site

                                    2013-14 ND Women's Basketball: Game 33
                                    NCAA Championship -- Notre Dame Region/First Round
                                    #2/2 [#1 seed] Notre Dame Fighting Irish (32-0 / 16-0 ACC) vs. [#16 seed] Robert Morris Colonials (21-11 / 14-4 NEC)
                                    DATE: March 22, 2014
                                    TIME: 1:30 p.m. ET
                                    AT: Toledo, Ohio - Savage Arena (7,300)
                                    SERIES: First meeting
                                    TV: ESPN (full national)/WatchESPN (live) (Beth Mowins, p-b-p / Stephanie White, color)
                                    RADIO: Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND (live) (Bob Nagle, p-b-p)
                                    TOURNAMENT CENTRAL:
                                    LIVE STATS:
                                    TWITTER: @ndwbbsid


                                    • #19
                                      #2 Irish Rout Robert Morris, 93-42 In NCAA Opener - UND.COM - University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site

                                      It was a rout.

                                      ND made 10 of 18 treys and doubled up on RMU's rebs 45-23.

                                      ND shot 57% in the first half and 63% in the second. RMU shot 26.9% for the game.

                                      The starters played 99 minutes; the bench 101. Each group played about a half.

                                      The starters scored 51 pts; the bench 42, the same as Robert Morris did in 2 halves.

                                      The starters committed 2 turnovers; the bench 11. RMU had 17.

                                      ND had 5 players in double figures Mabrey with 16, Ace and Jewel with 15, Cable with 13 and Braker with 10. RMU had one player in double figures.


                                      • #20
                                        All of the higher seeded teams have won their games except for #5 LSU, #5 NCS, #7 ISU, and #8 Vandy.


                                        • #21
                                          Next Game ND v ASU Monday 6:30 pm ET ESPN2 WatchESPN

                                          the Fighting Irish will take on Arizona State in an NCAA second-round game at 6:30 p.m. (ET) Monday at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio.

                                          the game televised live on ESPN2 and the WatchESPN platform, while the Notre Dame Radio Network broadcast can be heard live in Michiana on Pulse FM (96.9/92.1), as well as online through the official Fighting Irish athletics multimedia platform, WatchND, with veteran broadcaster Bob Nagle on the call

                                          fans wishing to purchase tickets for Monday's second-round game in Toledo ($20 lower bowl reserved/$14 adult upper bowl reserved/$7 youth and college student upper bowl reserved) should contact the University of Toledo athletics ticket office -- no tickets will be sold through Notre Dame -- either by calling (419) 530-4653 or going on-line to the Toledo athletics ticketing web site (


                                          • #22
                                            ND's Next Opponent's Opening Game

                                            Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Vanderbilt Commodores - Recap - March 22, 2014 - ESPN

                                            Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Vanderbilt Commodores - Box Score - March 22, 2014 - ESPN

                                            Like ND, ASU substituted liberally and had 4 players score in double figures, 2 starters, 2 off the bench. Also like ND, ASU shot better than 60% in the game and dominated the boards 33-20. Like ND, ASU also had 20 assists (on 29 buckets).

                                            ASU did struggle with 19 turnovers.


                                            • #23

                                              2013-14 ND Women's Basketball: Game 34
                                              NCAA Championship -- Notre Dame Region/Second Round
                                              #2/2 [#1 seed] Notre Dame Fighting Irish (33-0 / 16-0 ACC) vs. [#9 seed] Arizona State Sun Devils (23-9 / 11-7 Pac-12)
                                              DATE: March 24, 2014
                                              TIME: 6:30 p.m. ET
                                              AT: Toledo, Ohio - Savage Arena (7,300)
                                              SERIES: ASU leads 2-1
                                              1ST MTG: ASU 82-57 (1/27/83)
                                              LAST MTG: ASU 70-61 (3/21/05)
                                              TV: ESPN2/WatchESPN (live) (Beth Mowins, p-b-p / Stephanie White, color)
                                              RADIO: Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND (live) (Bob Nagle, p-b-p)
                                              TOURNAMENT CENTRAL:
                                              LIVE STATS:
                                              TWITTER: @ndwbbsid


                                              • #24
                                                ASU opens 0-5 from the floor. ND 8-2.


                                                • #25
                                                  Reimer is aggressive but is foul prone.


                                                  • #26
                                                    ND 4-11 from the floor. ASU 2-1
                                                    ND 0-1 from the arc. ASU 0-3

                                                    Rebs ND 6-5turnovers even at 5


                                                    • #27
                                                      Timely break, ESPN. Just like NBC

                                                      ASU 13-12


                                                      • #28
                                                        Loyd 0 pts
                                                        Braker 0
                                                        Allen 0
                                                        Mabrey 0
                                                        Reimer 0
                                                        Wright 0
                                                        McBride 4
                                                        Achonwa 12

                                                        ND 16-15 over ASU w/7:51 to play in 1st half.


                                                        • #29
                                                          Nice assist.


                                                          • #30
                                                            Both teams have more turnovers than buckets.


                                                            • #31
                                                              ASU has more PFs than buckets.


                                                              • #32
                                                                Loyd attacking On the drive.

                                                                ND by 6.


                                                                • #33
                                                                  McBride goin' to the hoop like a cowboy, not her usual finesse.

                                                                  2-8 from the floor.


                                                                  • #34
                                                                    ND holding 6 pt lead, under 3 to play?


                                                                    • #35
                                                                      McBride 2-9
                                                                      Loyd 2-5


                                                                      • #36
                                                                        Mabray just made her first bucket,.

                                                                        ND's only trey.


                                                                        • #37
                                                                          Not a great first half.

                                                                          Let's hope they make their usual halftime adjustments.


                                                                          • #38
                                                                            Halftime ND 32 ASU 26

                                                                            STAT TOTAL
                                                                            Points 32
                                                                            Field Goals 10-24, 41%
                                                                            Free Throws 11-12 91.7%
                                                                            3-Pointers 1-4 25%
                                                                            Off. Rebounds 5
                                                                            Def. Rebounds 9
                                                                            Total Rebounds 14
                                                                            Assists 7
                                                                            Stl 6
                                                                            Blocks 2
                                                                            P. Fouls 7
                                                                            T. Fouls 0
                                                                            Turnovers 12

                                                                            Points 26
                                                                            Field Goals 10-28, 35.7%
                                                                            Free Throws 4-6, 66.7%
                                                                            3-Pointers 2-9, 22.2%
                                                                            Off. Rebounds 7
                                                                            Def. Rebounds 9
                                                                            Total Rebounds 17
                                                                            Stl 6
                                                                            Assists 1
                                                                            Blocks 0
                                                                            P. Fouls 11
                                                                            T. Fouls 0
                                                                            Turnovers 14


                                                                            • #39

                                                                              Ace 4-5, 12
                                                                              Loyd 2-6, 9
                                                                              KMc 2-9, 6
                                                                              Mabray 1-2, 3
                                                                              Cable 1-1, 2
                                                                              Braker 0-0, 0
                                                                              Allen 0-1, 0
                                                                              Reimer 0-0,0
                                                                              Wright 0-0,0


                                                                              • #40
                                                                                holy whistle happy refs


                                                                                • #41
                                                                                  ASU is in the bonus for the remainder of the game (16mins)


                                                                                  • #42
                                                                                    10:15 left to play, ND by 18.

                                                                                    ND shooting up to 50%.

                                                                                    BOTH teams have 13 offensive boards.


                                                                                    • #43
                                                                                      McBride opened 2-9, 22% then went 6-9, 67%.

                                                                                      22 pts, 8-18 from the floor, 2-3 from the arc, 4-4 from the line, 5 rebs, 7 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, 3 fouls.


                                                                                      • #44
                                                                                        Allen's first bucket of the game.


                                                                                        • #45
                                                                                          Sweet 16 ND 84 ASU 67



                                                                                          • #46
                                                                                            STAT TOTAL
                                                                                            Points 84
                                                                                            Field Goals 28-57, 49.1%
                                                                                            Free Throws 25-32, 78.1%
                                                                                            3-Pointers 3-6, 50.0%
                                                                                            Off. Rebounds 17
                                                                                            Def. Rebounds 21
                                                                                            Total Rebounds 38
                                                                                            Assists 19
                                                                                            Blocks 4
                                                                                            P. Fouls 22
                                                                                            T. Fouls 0
                                                                                            Turnovers 22

                                                                                            Points 66
                                                                                            Field Goals 21-56, 37.5%
                                                                                            Free Throws 21-24, 87.5%
                                                                                            3-Pointers 3-14, 21.4%
                                                                                            Off. Rebounds 13
                                                                                            Def. Rebounds 18
                                                                                            Total Rebounds 31
                                                                                            Assists 5
                                                                                            Blocks 1
                                                                                            P. Fouls 27
                                                                                            T. Fouls 0
                                                                                            Turnovers 22


                                                                                            • #47
                                                                                              Ind Stats

                                                                                              ON THE COURT PTS REB AST PF
                                                                                              Michaela Mabrey 3 1 1 2
                                                                                              Whitney Holloway 0 1 0 0
                                                                                              Kristina Nelson 0 1 0 1
                                                                                              Hannah Huffman 0 1 0 1
                                                                                              Markisha Wright 0 0 0 1
                                                                                              Natalie Achonwa 25 11 1 2
                                                                                              Kayla McBride 22 5 9 3
                                                                                              Jewell Loyd 19 7 1 0
                                                                                              Taya Reimer 5 1 0 4
                                                                                              Lindsay Allen 4 2 2 4
                                                                                              Madison Cable 4 1 1 1
                                                                                              Ariel Braker 2 6 4 3
                                                                                              Diam Thompson 0 0 0 0


                                                                                              • #48
                                                                                                Nice job ladies.


                                                                                                • #49
                                                                                                  A) Natalie Achonwa took way too much physical abuse.

                                                                                                  B) Rarely (believe it or not) do opponent fans irritate me as much as ASU's did. "Air ball!"

                                                                                                  C) What conference were the refs from at this regional site?


                                                                                                  • #50
                                                                                                    Originally posted by Bogtrotter07 View Post
                                                                                                    A) Natalie Achonwa took way too much physical abuse.

                                                                                                    B) Rarely (believe it or not) do opponent fans irritate me as much as ASU's did. "Air ball!"

                                                                                                    C) What conference were the refs from at this regional site?
                                                                                                    All good points. Refs in the women tourney are mostly terrible. Not the best game for the Irish, but this team is so good that it didn't matter. Better play games like these early in the tournament then late. The road to perfection continues haha.