The Stage is Set

UCONN vs NOTRE DAME | STANFORD vs TEXAS A&M

Okay, let’s not discuss that I scored an astounding 1 out of 4 in my picks. That goes without saying that this year’s Elite Eight has nothing been short of entertaining and surprising, even if it lacks that quintessential Cinderella story.

So Vandersloot and the Zags fell to Stanford, right? And that Skylar Diggins and the Fighting Irish upset the Tennessee Lady Vols yesterday. This morning, Maya Moore scored her 3000th point in a 35-point rout of the Duke Blue Devils, and Texas A&M’s Sydney Carter pushed her team over Brittney Griner’s 1st-seeded Baylor Bears and that’s with Danielle Adams struggling.

Texas A&M Aggies : 1st Final Four in school history

Stanford Cardinal : 4th straight Final Four

Notre Dame Fighting Irish : 1st time since 2001

Connecticut Huskies : 12th Final Four

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With that said, I’m pulling for a UCONN – STANFORD final.

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The AP All-America Team was released.

FIRST TEAM

Maya Moore (Connecticut)

Brittney Griner (Baylor)

Jeannette Pohlen (Stanford)

Danielle Adams (Texas A&M)

Jantel Lavender (Ohio State)

SECOND TEAM

Danielle Robinson (Oklahoma)

Amber Harris (Xavier)

Courtney Vandersloot (Gonzaga)

Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Stanford)

Jasmine Thomas (Duke)

THIRD TEAM

Shekinna Stricklen (Tennessee)

Shenise Johnson (Miami)

Victoria Dunlap (Kentucky)

Ta’Shia Phillips (Xavier)

Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame)

FINAL FOUR!

I literally couldn’t breathe when I was listening to the game. The first half was just plain ugly. It sounded like a nightmare for the backcourt. And Maya Moore was nowhere. And Monty was bricking shots. And turnovers were piling up. And Swanier’s speed was working against her. And they were rushing shots.

But thank God for those FREE THROWS. And Charde Houston. And my favorite college backcourt (after Bird and Taurasi) for working so well during the 2nd half. And Maya Moore for that AWESOME THREE! Wooohooooo!

And now, Greensboro Regional Champs. Wahaha. And a date with Stanford in the Final Four.

Final Four Final Four Final Four

– Tennessee Lady Vols versus Louisiana State U Lady Tigers

– UConn Huskies versus Stanford Cardinals

I’m back in the game! Yehey!