It's getting real for the ladies, y'all. The NCAA women's Elite Eight kicks off tonight for the Memphis and Sacramento regional championships. Up first:
• No. 2 Duke vs. No. 4 Baylor
One school out of 300+ still has both teams in the tournament, and naturally, it's Duke. The boy Blue Devils made fast work of the He-Bears over the weekend despite a valiant comeback effort; can their female counterparts find an answer for Baylor She-Beast Brittney Griner? We'll find out at 7:03 tonight on ESPN.
• No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 3 Xavier
So far this season, no one's had an answer for the Lady Cardinal save UConn, and that's mercifully a problem they don't have to address just yet. Stanford's lone loss came on December 23 in Storrs, while Xavier struggled early on against lesser luminaries Michigan, Michigan State and LSU. Neither squad has lost since December, but somebody's going home for good tonight. 9:07, ESPN.
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