College WNIT has begun By Sue Favor - March 20, 2019 WNIT first-day results: Morehead State 71, Ohio State 61 Pepperdine 91, Cal Baptist 79 NCAA Tournament news: Tournament TV times, maps and channels. Tourney to Tampa. Chicago regional preview. Albany regional preview. An Illinois professor has created an NCAA Tournament simulator. Team news: Breaking down Mississippi State’s road to their third straight Final Four. No. 6 UCLA is ready for No. 11 Tennessee in the first round. Oregon’s NCAA opener is a chance for them to re-establish momentum. Indiana looks to take down Texas Friday. Towson is ready for their first NCAA Tourney. Louisville wins more than Kentucky but spends much less to recruit. Michigan’s second straight bid shows progress. Is this the best season for women’s basketball ever in Iowa? One fun fact for each of the DII Elite Eight teams. Player news: Rice standout Erica Ogwumike is eager to begin her Tourney experience. Cierra Dillard’s impact at Buffalo extends beyond the winnings. Stanford’s DiJonai Carrington is having a breakout season. The Strautmane sisters of Quinnipiac and Syracuse are reunited at the Tournament. Katie Lou Samuelson’s road to recovery for UConn. An injury hampered Kentucky’s Maci Morris throughout the season. Is she good to go for the Tournament? The handles of Chennedy Carter. Hometown hero Sophie Cunningham’s last hurrah. Coach news: Oregon has extended coach Kelly Graves’ contract through 2025-2026. Bob Boldon reacts to Ohio’s Tournament snub. Becky Martin will retire from McDaniel College to fight cancer. Bonus: Sue Bird is a legend on the court, and her influence is only growing.