The night before round three

OK, enough of the break – let’s get back to the Tournament.

Tomorrow’s schedule:

7 PM (4) North Carolina vs. (1) South Carolina
7:30 PM (3) Iowa vs. (2) Baylor
9:30 PM (3) Arizona St vs. (2) Florida St
10 PM (4) Stanford vs. (1) Notre Dame

Saturday’s schedule:

12 PM (5) Texas vs. (1) Connecticut
2 PM (7) Dayton vs. (3) Louisville
4:30 PM (4) Duke vs. (1) Maryland
6:30 PM (11) Gonzaga vs. (2) Tennessee

Player news:

Baylor’s Niya Johnson and Iowa’s Samantha Logic pass first and ask questions later.

Logic puts it all on the line for the Hawkeyes.

Q&A with Stanford point guard Amber Orrange.

Freshman forward Myisha Hines-Allen leads the way for Louisville.

Duke’s Rebecca Greenwell blogs.

Team news:

Maryland works on their mental game as well as their physical game.

The Terps are fun to watch (I fully agree).

Gonzaga is comfortable and confident in the underdog role.

The Lady Vols are preparing in Spokane.

Florida State is ready for their test against Arizona State.

The Sun Devils will focus on rebounding against the Seminoles.

The battle of the Carolinas is bigger than one game.

Unselfish play is the key to the Gamecocks’ success.

The Tar Heels lost a couple stars, but they still like to run.

Iowa is ready for a race track paced game.

Baylor and coach Kim Mulkey are as confident as ever entering the Sweet 16.

Notre Dame enters the Sweet 16 with smiles.

Stanford is in a rare underdog position.

Coaching news:

Profiling Baylor coach Kim Mulkey.

Sylvia Hatchell and Dawn Staley continue to battle for talent in the state of South Carolina.

Tara VanDerveer and Muffet McGraw face off tomorrow.

Non-tournament news:

Princeton is building a legacy. Coach Courtney Banghart has been named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders.

Pitt is excited for the future.

New Mexico has reasons to be hopeful.

Lafayette coach Dianne Nolan is retiring.

Oregon State season review by the numbers.

Minnesota broke records under first-year coach Marlene Stollings.

Minta Spears and Courtney Vaccher are leaving Texas Tech.

Kenisha Bell, Tia Elbert and Hannah Grim will transfer from Marquette.

Jenny DeGraaf is leaving Penn State.

Tonight’s WNIT results:

Villanova 63, St. John’s 55
Temple 80, NC State 79 OT
Michigan 65, Missouri 55
West Virginia 60, Duquesne 39
Middle Tennessee 82, Ole Miss 70
UCLA 74, Northern Colorado 60
Saint Mary’s 77, Sacramento St 69