3/12 Women's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Notre Dame vs. UConn Women's College Basketball

Last Eight In: West Virginia, Saint Joseph’s, Charlotte, St. John’s, Iowa, Texas Tech, DePaul, Michigan

First Eight Out: Washington, Wyoming, Kansas, Duquesne, Saint Mary’s, SMU, Florida Gulf Coast, Ohio State

Notre Dame and Connecticut gave us yet another thrilling women’s basketball game on Tuesday night. Yet, surprising to many, the Irish pulled off their third win of the year over the Huskies. Now the question is whether or not we will get a fourth showdown between the Big East, for now, rivals. But the bigger question may be if this has any impact on UConn’s seeding in the NCAA Tournament. The answer is probably not. If Duke had a healthy Chelsea Gray, an argument could be made. If California would have won the Pac-12 Tournament, an argument could be made. But even then, Connecticut is one of the top four teams in the country…they just are not as good as Notre Dame.


See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket


ACC: Duke*, North Carolina, Maryland, Florida State, Miami

Big East: Notre Dame*, Connecticut, Louisville, Syracuse, Villanova, South Florida, DePaul, St. John’s

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

Big Ten: Penn State, Nebraska, Michigan State, Purdue*, Michigan, Iowa

Pac-12: Stanford*, California, UCLA, Colorado

SEC: Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas A&M*, Georgia, South Carolina, LSU, Vanderbilt

A-10: Dayton, Fordham, Charlotte, Saint Joseph’s

CAA: Delaware

C-USA: Tulane

Horizon: Green Bay

MAC: Toledo

MVC: Creighton

MWC: San Diego State

WAC: Utah State

WCC: Gonzaga*

America East: Albany

A-Sun: Stetson*

Big Sky: Montana

Big South: Liberty*

Big West: Pacific

Ivy League: Princeton

MAAC: Marist*

MEAC: Hampton

NEC: Quinnipiac

OVC: Tennessee-Martin*

Patriot: Navy

Southern: Chattanooga*

Southland: Oral Roberts

Summit: South Dakota State*

Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee

SWAC: Texas Southern


See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket