COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Gary Blair and his Texas A&M Aggies are the
defending national champions, yet they aren’t even favored to win the Big 12
That’s fine with Blair and his overachieving Aggies. They weren’t expected
to win it all last season, but knocked offBaylor
to get to the Final Four
before beatingNotre Dame
for the title.
“We like staying under that radar,” Blair said.
Blair knows that his team will be a target this year because of what they
accomplished last season.
“If we lose a game this year, before they get to the dressing room, those
assistant coaches will be dialing their recruits (saying) we just knocked off
the national champion,” Blair said.
Saturday, March 26 (All times ET)
At Dayton, Ohio
(4) Ohio State vs. (1) Tennessee, noon
(6) Oklahoma vs. (2) Notre Dame, 2 p.m.
At Spokane, Wash.
(11) Gonzaga vs. (7) Louisville, 9 p.m.
(5) North Carolina vs. (1) Stanford, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27
(5) Georgetown vs. (1) Connecticut, noon
(3) DePaul vs. (2) Duke, 2:30 p.m.
(6) Georgia vs. (2) Texas A&M, 4:30 p.m.
(5) Green Bay vs. (1) Baylor, 6:30 p.
SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. -- They never wore glass slippers - more like well-worn steel-toed work boots - but Shaw remained the Cinderella of this year's NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament until Clayton State knocked them out of the dance by beating the Lady Bears 63-46 in the national semi-final.
Shaw was hamstrung by poor shooting and a plague of turnovers, often when trying to push the ball inside.
"We didn't play well tonight," said Shaw Head Coach Jacques Curtis.
WACO, Texas -- Brittney Griner has already had an impact on women’s
basketball like few players before her.
The 6-foot-8 Griner can dunk, rebound, block shots and alter games with her
imposing presence in the lane. Yet as dominating as she has been in her two
seasons for the Baylor Lady Bears, she isn’t so sure she has lived up to the
“I don’t think I’m as good as what everybody says I am,” Griner said. “I
think I’m alright.”
Forgive her opponents, and even her own teammates, if they disagree.
NEW YORK -- The 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament is scheduled to begin March 19, with its Final Four and championship game set for Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse. The 64-team bracket was unveiled on ESPN's selection special Monday night.
The 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament bracket, complete with schedule, game times, and locations (all times pm and EST):