Pertinent questions

NCAA women’s basketball on Facebook has started a nice tradition: they’re counting down the days until tip off with a question. Here they are so far, starting Oct. 16:

Georgia Tech’s Kaela Davis set the ACC’s freshman scoring record last year, and she wasn’t satisfied. What will she do for an encore?

Another Sweet 16 appearance just won’t do for Nikki Caldwell’s Tigers. How far can LSU go?

Can the Fighting Irish return to a fifth straight Final Four?

YES or NO: Can South Carolina knock UConn off its throne?

Fill in the blank: Texas A&M will finish __________ in the SEC standings.

YES or NO: Are you happy to see the NCAA Championship first and second round sites go to the top 16 seeds?

Will a healthy Crystal Bradford return Central Michigan to the NCAA Championship field of 64 in March?

Is Cal Women’s Basketball’s star power enough to topple preseason favorite Stanford Women’s Basketball in the Pac-12?

Alex Harden led Wichita State to a school-record 26 wins and second-straight sweep of the Missouri Valley Conference championships. What can the bracket-busting Shockers do for an encore?

Leading the unanimous favorite from the Atlantic 10, can Andrea Hoover and the Dayton Flyers make a deep run in March?

As a freshman, Aerial Powers led Michigan State to a Big Ten title. Does the sophomore have the ability to lead the Spartans to a Final Four?

Great questions.

Here are some of mine so far:

This is coach Kim Barnes Arico’s third season at Michigan. Is this the year they make a serious run in the playoffs?

Will Kansas rise back up?

How will Stanford replace passion and leadership like this?

Will Tennessee return to super-elite status?

Will Ohio State get it together?

When are Bowling Green, St. John’s, Green Bay and St. Bonaventure going to take the next step?

More Pac-12: How will the Huskies and Bruins look healthy, and how different will the Ducks look with coach Kelly Graves at the helm?

Will West Virginia stay on top?

How different will Kentucky be with a new assistant coaching staff?

Can Louisville be relevant considering what they’ve just lost?

Is coach Marlene Stollings going to be the difference at Minnesota?

What will the Big Ten look like with the new teams?

Is this finally the year for Texas?

Nineteen days til tip off.

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