Second round, second day – the games and the flames

Once again, I’m not sure how I’m going to settle down this evening after these games.

#8 Cal scared #1 Notre Dame to death in the first half. Then the Irish turned it on in the second for the 73-62 win. True to form, the Bears never gave up.

During #1 Baylor’s 76-57 route of #9 Florida, Brittney Griner dunked. It was only her first this season.

Newbie in the Sweet 16: #5 St. Bonaventure 66, #13 Marist 63.

At last: #4 Georgia Tech is in, after defeating #5 Georgetown, 76-64.

Tightest game of the night was #3 St. John’s 74-70 victory over #6 Oklahoma.

#4 Penn State and #5 LSU battled closely for most of the game, but it was the Nitany Lions who turned on the gas down the stretch to gain the 90-80 win.

The Elena Delle Donne show is over, thanks to #11 Kansas’ upset of #3 Delaware, 70-64.

#2 Duke smashed #7 Vanderbilt, 96-80.

Final Four predictions:

ESPN thinks it can predict who will be at the Four by counting the number of former McDonald’s All-Americans on the roster. You will have to ignore the obnoxious headline and lead sentence to enjoy this story.

Talent-rich teams.

Coaching change:

Grambling’s Donnita Rogers has been reassigned duties at the University.