12/14 Women's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Notre Dame Women's College Basketball

Last Eight In: Gonzaga, Iowa State, South Florida, Washington, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Tulane, Washington State

First Eight Out: Arizona State, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Alabama, Colorado, Kansas State, George Washington, Florida

The parity of women’s college basketball came to light on Wednesday night when Notre Dame took on DePaul. The Blue Demons are often underappreciated on the national level, but they very well could have beaten Notre Dame. DePaul was up six points late in regulation, but missed free-throws ended up costing them the game. It was Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd scoring her 40th and 41st points of the night from the charity stripe in overtime that won the game for the Irish. DePaul is good, but maybe they are even better than we thought. Or maybe Notre Dame is not one of the elite teams in the country. Or maybe the line between the two is not as clear cut as it has been over the last few years.


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ACC: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Syracuse

American: Connecticut, South Florida, Tulane

Big East: DePaul, St. John’s

Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia

Big Ten: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers

Pac-12: California, Oregon State, Stanford, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt

A-10: Dayton

CAA: James Madison

C-USA: Middle Tennessee State, Western Kentucky

Horizon: Wright State

MAC: Bowling Green

MVC: Wichita State

MWC: Colorado State

WCC: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s

America East: Albany

A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast

Big Sky: North Dakota

Big South: Winthrop

Big West: Long Beach State

Ivy League: Penn

MAAC: Marist

MEAC: Hampton

NEC: Robert Morris

OVC: Tennessee-Martin

Patriot: Army

Southern: Chattanooga

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Arkansas State

SWAC: Southern

WAC: CSU Bakersfield


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