After a week full of upsets, the NCAA women's basketball committee revealed its projected top 16 seeds for the final time before selection Monday. UConn, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame would be the top seeds if the season was over. It's the first time that the Irish are a No. 1 seed. "This whole thing is definitely subject to change between now and selection day," women's basketball committee chair Terry Gawlik said in a phone interview Monday. "There are not only a lot of games left, but also a lot of tournaments." Three of the teams in the top 16 were playing Monday night. Maryland, seeded at No. 7, played at Ohio State. Second-seed Baylor visited No. 6 seed Texas, which made the
Maryland womens basketballs 98-87 loss at No. 12 Ohio State was tough for many reasons. It gave the Buckeyes control of the Big Ten race, and was also the last chance the Terps had to make a statement win in the regular season. Whats most concerning is that the loss clearly showed Marylands weaknesses, and possibly a blueprint to beat the Terps in the postseason.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points and No. 12 Ohio State used a sizzling start to upset second-ranked Maryland 98-87 on Monday night. Ohio State (24-5, 14-1 Big Ten) scored 35 points in the first 10 minutes on 14 for 18 shooting, led by nine at the half and held on as Maryland rallied in second half. The Terps were down by two at the start of the fourth quarter and were down by six with 1:29 left, but had to start fouling and couldn't make up the deficit. The loss was only the second for the Terps (26-2, 14-1) this season and their first in the Big Ten. Their last was a six-point setback to No. 1 UConn on Dec. 29. Shayla Cooper had 20 points nine rebounds, and Alexa Hart added