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Monday’s Matchups to Watch in the N.C.A.A. Tournament

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The ultimate eight spots within the spherical of 16 of the N.C.A.A. girls’s basketball match will probably be determined Monday. Observe together with the bracket and reside scores, and take a look at our picks for the video games we don’t wish to miss (groups organized by seed; all occasions Jap):

Ladies’s Match

7 p.m., ESPNU

For the second yr in a row, Florida Gulf Coast entered the N.C.A.A. match as a No. 12 seed, and for the second yr, the Eagles beat a No. 5 seed. This time it was a 74-63 win over Washington State. Sha Carter led Florida Gulf Coast with 24 factors, and Tishara Morehouse added 16 factors. The Eagles held the Cougars’ main scorer, Charlisse Leger-Walker, to five factors on Saturday. They could have a more durable time placing the clamps on Villanova’s star ahead, Maddy Siegrist. In Villanova’s 76-59 first-round win in opposition to Cleveland State, Siegrist scored 35 factors and have become the fifth Division I girls’s participant in N.C.A.A. historical past with not less than 1,000 factors in a single season.

8 p.m., ESPN2

Indiana simply dispatched Tennessee Tech on Saturday in its first N.C.A.A. match sport as a No. 1 seed, led by 19 factors from guard Sydney Parrish. Miami, then again, wanted a 17-point comeback within the second half to beat Oklahoma State. The Hoosiers are enjoying to get to their third consecutive round-of-16 sport, whereas Miami has made the second weekend solely as soon as. The schools met within the second spherical of this yr’s males’s match as effectively.

9 p.m., ESPN

Baylor struggled early on Saturday, falling behind by 18 factors within the first quarter to Tenth-seeded Alabama. However the Bears pulled out the third-largest comeback within the match’s historical past to win, 78-74. UConn confronted no such struggles, racing to a 53-20 halftime lead on the best way to a 95-52 win over Vermont. The final time UConn and Baylor met, within the 2021 match’s spherical of 8, the sport ended on a missed shot from Baylor’s DiJonai Carrington that was tightly contested by two UConn defenders, a play that was loudly decried after the sport for the absence of a foul name. Can we get comparable drama within the rematch?

10 p.m., ESPN2

Oklahoma options the second-ranked offense in Division I, at 84.5 factors per sport. U.C.L.A. has tightened defensively on the finish of the season, holding its opponents to a median of 61 factors over its earlier 10 video games. Within the first spherical, the Bruins allowed solely 45 factors to Sacramento State. Oklahoma scored 85 on Saturday in opposition to Portland; the Sooners obtained double-digit scoring from 5 gamers, led by the 14 factors of Taylor Robertson and Aubrey Joens.

Supply: NY Times

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