First-day NCAA scores: historical context surprises

There aren’t any upsets from today’s results – no higher seeds beating lower seeds (though TCU and Tulane came close, predictably). But when you consider the historical context of women’s basketball, it’s a “wow” day.

Rutgers out in the first round at the hands of Iowa, no less?

Gonzaga beating North Carolina?

Louisiana Tech back in the tourney to get kicked out again?

Georgetown being in the tourney again for the first time in 17 years and winning?

Tennessee and LSU back in form?

St. John’s winning?

WOW!

Does this hurt women’s basketball? Just kidding.

Two great Vols stories, both with the same humorous picture of the women towering over Austin Peay: they’re tall, and they didn’t mess up in the first round this time.