S.C., IU, Stanford, Utah projected prime girls’s seeds in last reveal
Two Pac-12 groups at the moment are projected as No. 1 seeds by the NCAA girls’s basketball committee, which launched its second and last prime 16 seeding reveal Thursday evening.
The projections had been made making an allowance for outcomes via Wednesday’s video games. Being within the prime 16 is vital within the NCAA girls’s match, because it permits groups to host early-round video games.
The prime three seeds stayed the identical from the earlier reveal on Feb. 9: No. 1 South Carolina, No. 2 Indiana, and No. 3 Stanford. Now becoming a member of that group are No. 4 Utah. The Cardinal gained in double time beyond regulation at Colorado on Thursday to clinch no less than a share of their twenty sixth regular-season league championship.
The Utes moved up from No. 6 within the final reveal regardless of having misplaced at Arizona on Feb. 17. They beat California on Thursday and can host Stanford on Saturday. With a win, Utah can tie the Cardinal and clinch a share of its first Pac-12 title; the Utes joined the league in 2011 and are looking for their first girls’s Final Four. Ohio State additionally moved up regardless of a loss because the final reveal, though that defeat was to Big Ten champion Indiana. Ohio State went from No. 16 within the first disclose to No. 12 on this one.
The Hoosiers and Buckeyes are amongst 5 Big Ten groups among the many prime 16, probably the most of any convention. The others are No. 6 Maryland, No. 9 Iowa, and No. 16 Michigan.
The ACC has three groups among the many prime 16: No. 8 Virginia Tech, No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 11 Duke. The Pac-12 additionally has three, with No. 15 Arizona becoming a member of Stanford and Utah. Arizona is the one group within the second reveal that was not within the first, changing North Carolina of the ACC. However, Arizona fell at Oregon on Thursday.
The SEC and Big East — No. 7 UConn, which dropped three spots from the primary reveal, and No. 14 Villanova — each have two groups among the many prime 16. The SEC’s different group together with South Carolina is No. 5 LSU, which has only one loss however seems to be held out of the highest 4 by the committee due to a weak nonconference schedule.
The Big 12 simply has one group within the prime 16 in No. 13 Texas. The Longhorns are tied atop the Big 12 at 12-3 with Oklahoma, which can host the Longhorns on Saturday. Oklahoma is 22-4 general and has gained six in a row but nonetheless hasn’t cracked the highest 16.
The NCAA girls’s match choice present is March 12 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The girls can have 68 groups, with the “First Four” video games performed March 15-16 at 4 of the top-16 host websites.
The first- and second-round video games will likely be performed March 17-20 at host websites. This is the primary season for 2 regionals as a substitute of 4; they are going to be held in Greenville, South Carolina and in Seattle, with the semifinals on March 24-25, and the finals March 26-27.
The girls’s Final Four will likely be at American Airlines Center in Dallas on March 31-April 2.