Sunday, December 2, 2012

NCAA | Sweet Sixteen: Teams set for next week’s Regionals


Four seeded teams go down; Big Ten is dominant

And then there was one. 

Washington's Cassie Strickland watches a Hawai'i block
on her attack go out of bounds for a UW point
-Seattle Times photo by Bettina Hansen
The 2011 National Champion UCLA Bruins are out. So is last year’s Final Four entrant Florida State. The 2011 National runner-up, Illinois, didn’t even qualify for this year’s tournament.

That leaves USC as the only team standing from last season’s Final Four. And we won’t be surprised to see them there again.

#7 UCLA and #9 Florida State join #10 Louisville and #11 Kansas as seeded teams that didn’t advance to this year’s Sweet 16. Make no mistake, this grates on Hawai’i fans, who believe more than ever that their team deserved a Top 16 seed and a chance to host the first two rounds. As it was, the Rainbow Wahine were forced to travel to Seattle, where they were eliminated for the second time in three years by (13) Washington.

The Big 10 is the big winner so far: Ohio State is the only one of its seven tournament teams to be eliminated so far. The Buckeyes were embarrassed by (16) Kentucky, the team that most observers targeted as undeserving of a seed.

Four Pac-12 teams remain, including (13) Washington, (5) Oregon, (6) USC and (2) Stanford. The Omaha regional--where Washington will meet (4) Nebraska--is the only regional where all four seeded teams are still alive.

The Regional matches are December 7 and 8. The Final Four, in Louisville, is December 13 & 15. All matches will be broadcast on one of the ESPN networks.

WEST LAFAYETTE REGIONAL

AUSTIN REGIONAL
University Park

Austin
(1) Penn St def. Bowling Green

(3) Texas def. Texas Tech





Lexington

Gainesville
(16) Kentucky def. Ohio St

(14) Florida def. Col. Charleston





Tallahassee

Lawrence
Purdue def. (9) Florida St

Wichita St def. (11) Kansas





Minneapolis

Los Angeles
(8) Minnesota def. Creighton

(6) USC def. St. Mary’s










OMAHA REGIONAL

BERKELEY REGIONAL
Eugene

Los Angeles
(5) Oregon def. Dayton

Michigan St def. (7) UCLA





Provo

Louisville
(12) BYU def. Oklahoma

Michigan def. (10) Louisville





Seattle

Ames
(13) Washington def. Hawai’i

(15) Iowa St def. North Carolina





Lincoln

Palo Alto
(4) Nebraska def. N. Iowa

(2) Stanford def. Western Kentucky






2 comments:

  1. All the remaining matches will be available on the Internet via ESPN3 (live and replay Friday, replay only for the regional finals, national semi-finals and national final) and WatchESPN (live and replay, all matches). The regional finals will be live on ESPNU and the national semi-finals and national final will be live on ESPN2.

    ESPN3 is available on college campuses and to customers of many cable and satellite TV providers at ESPN3.com. WatchESPN is available to Comcast customers (among others) on WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN mobile app.

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    1. If you have comcast you can also go to http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/ To watch...

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