College tournament basketball. Women’s basketball. While all the hype is focused on the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the women are also playing their tournament, and I have picks for that tournament to share.
The decision to start with the women’s bracket was easy. Women’s college basketball is easier to make picks, due to the fact that there are a few dominant teams and upsets seemed less likely than in the men’s bracket. Thus, the picks came much quicker and easier. Without hesitation, the picks are:
Sweet 16: Connecticut, California, Florida State, Texas A&M, Duke, Tennessee, Ohio State, Stanford, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Baylor, Oklahoma, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Auburn
Elite 8: Connecticut, Texas A&M, Duke, Stanford, Maryland, Baylor, Oklahoma, North Carolina
Final 4: Connecticut, Stanford, Maryland, Oklahoma
Finals: Connecticut vs. Oklahoma
National Champion: Connecticut
The Connecticut team is undefeated entering the tournament and will remain undefeated as National Champion. I like Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris’ “guarantee” that if Oklahoma doesn’t win the National Championship, she will refund her scholarship to University of Oklahoma. As I remarked on Twitter yesterday, Courtney, you better get your checkbook ready. My men’s picks will follow shortly and the games will begin tomorrow at high noon (well, 12:20p EST).