Monday, March 17, 2003

XU women's road to the title



First round: UC Santa Barbara (26-4): The Musketeers will have to deal with one of the country's biggest players, 6-feet-8 center Lindsay Taylor and a team with four double-figure scorers.

Second round: Texas Tech (26-5): Watch out for high-scoring forward-center Plenette Pierson and a Raiders team that outscored opponents by more than 500 points.

Sweet 16: Mississippi State (23-7): A one-two scoring punch of LaToya Thomas (25.6) and Tan White (18.0) lead the Lady Bulldogs.

Elite Eight: Duke (31-1): Alana Beard is a two- time ACC player of the year and averages 21.8 points.

Semifinals: Tennessee (28-4): This would be the rematch of the March 24, 2001, game when Xavier upset the Lady Vols 80-65 to advance to the Elite Eight.

Final: UConn (31-1): The Huskies had their 70-game winning streak snapped in the Big East Tournament. The defending national champions went 39-1 in 2001-02 and were led this season by guard Diana Taurasi, the national player of the year.




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UC BASKETBALL
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UC's opponent: Gonzaga
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UC women's opponent: Arkansas
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XAVIER BASKETBALL
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XU's opponent: Troy State
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XU women's opponent: Cal Santa-Barbara
XU women's road to the title

KENTUCKY BASKETBALL
Kentucky No. 1 in Midwest
UK's opponent: IUPUI
UK's road to the title
UK, Louisville can't meet until final
UK wins another SEC title
SEC Notebook: No upset this time

MORE NCAA COVERAGE
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Controversy abounds in this year's tourney
Men's NCAA Overview
East Region Outlook
Midwest Region Outlook
South Region Outlook
West Region Outlook
Women's NCAA Overview

OTHER TOURNAMENT COVERAGE
NIT picks Ohio State, 6 Big East schools
NKU seeks Elite Eight without top forward

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