March Madness continues as the fourth seed Louisiana State University Lady Tigers women’s basketball team hopes to roll into the Sweet 16 tonight as it takes on the fifth seeded Penn State Lady Nittany Lions in their second-round game of the Women’s NCAA Tournament tonight.
You can watch the match up between the Lady Tigers and Lady Nittany Lions live online here.
Here’s a video from earlier in LSU’s season:
And here’s more on the matchup between the two teams:
LSU and Penn State face off tonight with the winner advancing to the Sweet 16 in the hopes of moving on to the Final Four.
The Women’s NCAA Tournament has been won by Connecticut in two of the past three seasons, with Tennessee winning the two titles before that and Texas A+M winning the title last season.
This year, it’s Baylor and Brittany Griner that are favored to win the tournament. The Lady Bears have been the top-ranked team in the country most of the year, with the Lady Huskies struggling uncharacteristically throughout their 2011-12 regular season.
Of course, “struggling uncharacteristically” for UConn means only losing a couple of games, and the Lady Huskies are again a number one seed in the NCAA tournament as they pursue their third title in the last four years.
Here’s more on the Women’s NCAA Tournament from Wikipedia:
A total of 64 teams qualify for the tournament played in March and April. 30 of the 64 teams earn automatic bids by winning their respective conference tournaments. Since the Ivy League does not conduct a post-season tournament, the regular-season conference champion receives an automatic bid. The remaining teams are granted “at-large” bids, which are extended by the NCAA Selection Committee. Dr. Marilyn McNeil, vice president/director of athletics at Monmouth University is the current chairwoman. On March 1, 2011, Bowling Green State University’s director of intercollegiate athletics, Greg Christopher, was appointed chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee during the 2011–12 academic year.