Tomorrow’s Sweet 16, day two

On the heels of a night of upsets, we have the other half of the Sweet 16tomorrow:

Mississippi State vs. Connecticut

UCLA vs. Texas

Florida State vs. Baylor

DePaul vs. Oregon State

I will say:

Connecticut (they are too good)

Don’t know (too close to call)

Baylor (they are too good)

Oregon State (they are too good)

Team news:

Baylor’s early loss prepared them as they try to get back to the title game. They have a motto to motivate.

UConn-Mississippi State point guard match up features plenty of speed.

The Bulldogs are well aware of the Huskies’ strengths, and vow to be ready.

UCLA coach Cori Close told her team they’d better be ready to battle against Texas.

DePaul looks to reach unknown territory.

Player news:

True grit: how Oregon State’s Jamie Weisner developed her relentless work ethic and playing style.

Baylor’s freshmen are enjoying the ride.

Napheesa Collier is delivering in a larger role for UConn.

Coach news:

WBCA assistant coaches of the year are…..

• NCAA Division I – Niele Ivey, University of Notre Dame
• NCAA Division II – Jessie Ivey, University of West Florida
• NCAA Division III – Rob Slopek, Stevenson University
• NAIA – Beck Flanagan, Loyola University (New Orleans)
• Junior/Community College – Nakia DeBlanc, Daytona State College
• High School – Daniel Michalak, Platt High School (Meriden, Connecticut)

Virginia Tech is interviewing James Madison coach Kenny Brooks.

Vermont coach Lori Gear McBride has been relieved of duties.

UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey has helped the team establish their greatness.


The Lady Toppers prevailed in overtime…..

Western Kentucky 78, Saint Louis 76 (OT)

WNBA news:

Q&A with Liberty guard Epiphanny Prince.