I got up so excited this morning. Finally, the first day of the NCAA DI tournament.
Here’s the bracket after today’s match ups.
I had wondered why Marist was seeded tenth and Iowa State was seventh, and the Red Foxes proved me right by winning, 74-64. Hey, you don’t get to 30-2 easily.
Gonzaga also “upset” Iowa, 92-86. Courtney Vandersloot was a beast for the Zags, putting up a career-high 34 points. Not to mention that the game was exciting.
And speaking of heart-stoppers, I sure enjoyed that Marquette-Texas game. For whatever reason, I wasn’t at all surprised to see Tatiyiana McMorris pull out that last-second three for the Golden Eagles to pull out the 68-65 victory. I love Coach G, but I just don’t get it. Three years, three first-round exits.
St. John’s pulled off the upset, outlasting Texas Tech for the 55-50 win.
Notre Dame also had to kick it up a few notches to beat Utah, 67-54.
One of the other games I watched today was UCLA-Montana. The Bruins played sloppily, but they managed to pull it off, 55-47.
Mechelle Voepel has a day one wrap up.
And here’s a little about what goes into planning for the NCAA tournament.
Tomorrow’s most intriguing match ups: Houston and West Virginia; Georgia and Middle Tennessee State; Louisiana Tech and Rutgers.