CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, ladies’s faculty basketball, and different faculty sports activities for espnW. Voepel started masking ladies’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.
The groups on the bubble of the ladies’s NCAA match had their standing confirmed by the choice committee on Sunday.
The NCAA launched the names of what is referred to as the “debatable eight,” the final eight groups into account for at-large bids into the match. Solely 4 will make it into the sector. That can be introduced on Monday’s Choice Particular on ESPN (7 p.m. ET).
The eight, in alphabetical order: Arkansas, Auburn, Indiana, Ohio, Princeton, Tennessee, TCU and UCF.
The NCAA launched its last eight groups on the bubble. Charlie Creme says Indiana, UCF, Tennessee and Auburn must be the final 4 within the discipline.
Nonetheless, Princeton locked up an automated NCAA berth on Sunday by successful the Ivy League match shortly after the NCAA launched its debatable eight.
Tennessee, one in all three groups from the SEC, has by no means missed the sector because the NCAA match started in 1982.
Arkansas made it on the energy of the Razorbacks’ run to the SEC match championship sport, which it misplaced to projected No. 1 seed Mississippi State. Tennessee and Auburn misplaced within the SEC match quarterfinals.
Indiana gained the WNIT title final season, and TCU was a WNIT semifinalist. The Hoosiers misplaced within the quarterfinals of the Huge Ten match, and TCU did the identical within the Huge 12 match quarters. TCU has not made the NCAA discipline since 2010.
UCF, in search of its first NCAA match bid since 2011, misplaced 3 times to projected No. 1 seed UConn this season, together with within the American Athletic Convention match title sport.