Roundup: Women's basketball postseason set
Five Pac-12 women’s basketball teams are in the NCAA tournament, and Oregon State women’s basketball coach Scott Rueck is happy to host the first two rounds. The third-seeded Beavers get 14th-seeded South Dakota State at 2 p.m. Friday (ESPN2).
Arizona State also earned a No. 3 seed, and the Sun Devils will host Ohio in the first round at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2). Either Texas A&M or Arkansas awaits in the second round should the Forks advance to the round of 32.
The Pac-12 tourney champions, Stanford, got a No. 4 seed will open things up at home against Cal State Northridge (3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2). Notre Dame will be waiting in the Sweet 16 if the seeds hold.
Selection Monday was kind to the Golden Bears as well, because the Cal women will play at Haas Pavilion for the first two rounds as a No. 4 seed. Cal opens up with Wichita State Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2).
Washington is back in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007, and the sixth-seeded Dawgs get No. 11 Miami in Iowa City (9 a.m. Friday, ESPN2). Iowa is the No. 3 seed and most-likely opponent for U-Dub should it get past the ‘Canes.
Two Pac-12 teams made the WNIT, and Washington State is in the WNIT for the second straight season. The Cougs host Eastern Washington Wednesday, with a game time being announced on Tuesday.
Also, UCLA will host CSU Bakersfield in the first round of the WNIT on Thursday (tip time TBD). This is the first WNIT appearance in school history for the Bruins. Additionally, Stewart Mandel relives Tyus Edney’s game-winning shot against Missouri in the 1995 NCAA tournament.
Scott Gleeson of USA Today thinks Arizona is one of the hottest teams in the country entering the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Oregon also makes his list, but Arizona gets the top nod. Additionally, Stanley Johnson was named a USBWA Freshman All-American.
Brian Howell writes that teammates support Askia Booker’s decision to not play in the CBI.
Now it’s time to watch Utah football’s dance-off at spring practice. This video is awesome.
Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota says he’s not concerned with being the No. 1 overall pick. Many people think Jameis Winston will go No. 1 overall to Tampa Bay.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day, y’all, so let’s find out why St. Patrick’s Day is special for USC men’s tennis coach Peter Smith.