Baylor vs Iowa

Baylor vs Iowa Live : The eyes of Baylor guard Didi Richards grew big in the second quarter of Saturday’s women’s NCAA tournament Sweet 16 rout of South Carolina when she saw Kalani Brown running alone for a fast-break opportunity.She lofted the ball long and high, hoping to give the 6-foot-7 center a chance to run under it for an easy basket.

It’s a different team and different personnel, obviously, than the Baylor challenge. But the Notre Dame drubbing — albeit without then-injured Kathleen Doyle — showcased a flawless product Iowa is trying to match.

It hopes Monday’s attempt goes much better.

“I think we can make a big statement,” all-American senior Megan Gustafson said. “The last time we played a team when we were the underdog, we didn’t play the best. … We’re a different team than we were then. I think some people maybe don’t think that’s true and think we’re the same team.“We’ve been jelling all year long since then, and that was kind of a turning point to be honest — just being like, ‘OK, we need to focus up and keep having that intensity no matter what.’ That’s been really helpful as we’ve kept that going since that game. We’re turning heads, and we’re going to keep doing that (Monday).”

To do so, Gustafson will have to handle her toughest matchup to date. On the other side is 6-foot-7 senior Kalani Brown, a unanimous all-American in her own right. She too is on the last leg of a decorated career, hoping to end it with championship glory. Baylor’s 6-foot-4 Lauren Cox against Hannah Stewart is a solid undercard.

During Sunday’s press conferences, both Brown and Baylor coach Kim Mulkey were understandably asked about the hype-filled matchup down low. There was plenty of respect for Gustafson — but also multiple tongue-and-cheek answers regarding how this showdown might unfold.

Mulkey said she hopes Brown doesn’t “have nightmares all night” about facing Gustafson. Baylor’s standout center sarcastically answered a question about Monday’s challenges by highlighting her “lack of mobility.”

Regardless, two of the sport’s most forceful players will be on full display in primetime. That’s a hard-to-beat storyline in such a pivotal game.

“In order to get (to the Final Four), we have to go through one of the best players in the country,” Gustafson said. “I have no problem trying to do that.”

Neither do the Hawkeyes as a whole. The spread, which currently has Baylor as a 13.5-point favorite, and the national women’s basketball scene aren’t pegging this one as a trendy upset. Iowa knows that.

Does it care? Not so much.

“People can think whatever they want to think about us,” Doyle said. “That’s our mindset. We know what we believe, and if we go out there and show it, that’s all that really matters.

“You start off the tournament, you’re thinking Sweet 16 and Elite Eight. Now that we’re in this Elite Eight, we should probably go to the Final Four too. We just want more.”

An upset Monday would send the women’s college basketball world spinning. Baylor hasn’t lost in 15 weeks and is shooting for its fourth Final Four in 14 years. Iowa is playing in the Elite Eight for the first time in nearly three decades.

The difference in pedigree matters little to the Hawkeyes.

“A lot of people have us as the underdogs, but we’re still so confident in each other,” junior Makenzie Meyer said. “We really believe we’re going to pull this off.”The Baylor vs. Iowa clash in the Greensboro Region final will feature a matchup of two of the nation’s best centers.

Both Baylor’s Kalani Brown and Iowa’s Megan Gustafson are among five finalists for the Lisa Leslie Award, given to the top center in the country.

The showdown between the 6-foot-7 senior Brown and 6-foot-3 senior Gustafson had media members salivating before Baylor had even advanced to the Elite Eight.

“I think everyone in the country would look forward to that matchup,” Gustafson said when she was asked about facing Brown during the Hawkeyes’ postgame press conference.

Lady Bears prove themselves Elite
Likewise, a reporter asked Brown about lining up against Iowa’s accomplished center.

“I’ve played against a lot of great post players, so she will be another one that’s going to challenge me,” Brown said. “We’re both lefties, and kind of seeing her play, we’re kind of alike. That should be interesting. I’m excited to play.”

Gustafson makes up a much larger part of Iowa’s total offense than Brown does for the Lady Bears. The Hawkeyes center averages 27.9 points and 13.5 rebounds, while Baylor’s big lady posts 15.5 points and 8.1 boards per night.

Notre Dame vs Stanford

Notre Dame vs Stanford Live : Being familiar with Notre Dame’s strong lineup is one thing. Stopping it is another matter.Stanford (31-4) will renew its rivalry with Notre Dame (33-3)

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The top-seeded Irish (33-3) remained in the hunt to repeat as national champions, pulling away in the fourth quarter to defeat the Aggies in the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year. Senior guard Arike Ogunbowale led the way with a career-high 34 points, and senior forward Jessica Shepard added 24 points and 14 rebounds for her 16th double-double of the season. The game featured 17 lead changes and 11 ties. Sophomore guard Chennedy Carter made 7 of 12 3-pointers and scored 35 points for Texas A&M (26-8).Star of the game: Ogunbowale, whose previous career high was 32 points, shot 14-for-26 from the field, and her lone 3-pointer was crucial, coming in the fourth quarter to give the Irish the lead for good. She made five of six free-throw attempts in leading Notre Dame to the Elite Eight for the eighth time in nine years.

Turning point: Ogunbowale took over down the stretch, scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter. Her 3-pointer from the right wing gave Notre Dame a 72-69 lead with 6 minutes, 45 seconds left. She then got a steal and made a layup to give the Irish the momentum for good.

The quote: “I was just doing whatever I could to help the team. I really didn’t know how many points I had. I was just trying to score and win.” — Ogunbowale

Up next: Notre Dame plays No. 2 seed Stanford in the regional final at 8 p.m. Monday at Wintrust.

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Stanford 55, Missouri State 46
Summary: The second-seeded Cardinal never trailed en route to ending the 11th-seeded Bears’ Cinderella run. Senior forward Alanna Smith battled foul trouble to finish with a team-high 13 points for Stanford (31-4). Both teams struggled from the floor: Stanford shot 25 percent (17 of 68), Missouri State 25.4 percent (16 for 63). Senior Danielle Gitzen’s 14 points led the Bears (25-10).

Star of the game: Stanford junior guard Anna Wilson came off the bench and scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting. She scored seven points after halftime while her brother — Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson — cheered her on from the stands.

Turning point: Stanford led by three late in the third quarter. Shannon Coffee made a 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining and Dijonai Carrington made a layup with six seconds left as Stanford closed the quarter with a 5-0 run. Missouri State got within five points with two minutes remaining in the game but couldn’t complete the comeback.

The quote: “Alanna is a key part of our offense and our team in general. In that situation, in order for us to keep going and to get to the Elite Eight, all of us had to step up.” — Wilson

Up next: Stanford makes its 20th Elite Eight appearance, facing Notre Dame in the Chicago Region final at 8 p.m. Monday at Wintrust.There are a handful of exceptional women’s basketball programs in America, and they regularly wind up playing each other in a late round of the NCAA tournament.

Such is the case with Stanford and Notre Dame. They play each other here Monday night for a berth in the Final Four, marking the fourth time in the last five years they have met in the Sweet 16 or the Elite Eight.

Stanford won the last meeting in 2017 by a single point to advance to the Final Four. In 2016, Stanford won a Sweet Sixteen game. In 2015, Notre Dame clobbered the Cardinal to advance to Elite Eight.

Last year, the teams gave each other a break, Perhaps not coincidentally, Notre Dame won the championship.

So, it is the No. 1 seeded Irish against the No.2 seeded Cardinal once again, this time for the opportunity to play in yet another Final Four.

The teams enter Monday’s contest coming off of dichotomous Sweet Sixteen games. Notre Dame outlasted Texas A&M, 87-80, a game reminiscent of many of their games this year. Stanford shot 25 percent from the field in their 55-46 win over Missouri State, which shot just as poorly.

But Monday’s game is between two teams that know each other very well. Both teams have multiple players who played against the other in that 2017 Elite Eight matchup. There is only so much scouting that needs to occur when two programs with two long-time coaches who know each other very well play against each other.

Kentucky vs. Auburn: Picks, odds predictions Elite Eight

Kentucky vs Auburn : Picks, predictions for March Madness Elite Eight matchup It may surprise you to learn John Calipari and Bruce Pearl aren’t close. Coaching can be a fraternity of sort,s but these two get along more like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in “Step Brothers”.

Their rivalry goes back to when Pearl arrived at Tennessee in 2005 and chose to challenge Calipari’s ascending Memphis program as a means of elevating his own. It worked, honestly. When the Vols and Tigers played at FedExForum in February 2008, Memphis was ranked No. 1 in the polls and Tennessee was No. 2. The Vols won and rose to the No. 1 ranking.

That was among Pearl’s few successes against the Wildcats. But Calipari’s 11-5 record in the matchup should not be read as significant dominance. On many of those occasions, Pearl was presiding over a developing team trying to establish itself in college basketball’s hierarchy. Calipari hasn’t found himself in a rebuilding season since his first year or two at Memphis all the way back in the early 2000s.

They’ve never played before with so much on the line. Auburn’s blowout of the Vols in the SEC Tournament signaled the Tigers’ advance onto the national stage (and hinted Tennessee might not be long for March). It probably cost the Wildcats a No. 1 seed, but the weird thing is, that probably would have resulted in the Tigers and Wildcats meeting one round sooner. Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.

CBS (live in select markets) is one of 85-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. Also included are TNT, TBS and TruTV, allowing you to watch every NCAA tournament game.

You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game (and other programs) on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.

PS Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages: All four include CBS (live in select markets). Also included are TNT, TBS and TruTV, allowing you to watch every March Madness game.

You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including CBS (live in select markets). Also included are TNT, TBS and TruTV, meaning you can watch every other NCAA tournament game.

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.

Live

Kentucky vs Auburn March Madness 2019: How to watch Kentucky vs. Auburn basketball on TV, stream online The Auburn men’s basketball team takes on Kentucky in the Elite Eight of the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 31.

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The game is scheduled to take place at 1:20 p.m. CT. No. 5-seeded Auburn enters the game after Friday’s 97-80 win over North Carolina in the Sweet 16. No. 2 seed Kentucky reached the Elite Eight by defeating Houston 62-58 on Friday in the Sweet 16.

How to watch Kentucky, Auburn basketballWhen: 1:20 p.m. CT, Sunday, March 31 TV: CBS CBS broadcasters are scheduled to be Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), and Jamie Erdahl (sideline). Online live stream: NCAA.com Online radio broadcast: TuneIn

Watch on your phone: March Madness app — iPhone or AndroidSEC rivals meet in the Midwest Region final in the 2019 NCAA Tournament as No. 2 Kentucky plays No. 5 Auburn on Sunday in Kansas City. CBS will broadcast the game, which starts at 2:20 p.m.

The Wildcats (30-6) got a clutch 3-pointer in the final seconds from Tyler Herro to defeat Houston, 62-58. Chuma Okeye had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help Auburn (29-9) rout North Carolina, 97-80.Eight teams remain in this year’s tournament. These four games on Saturday and Sunday will decide who advances to the Final Four in Minneapolis.

You can find a printable bracket here.

Online streaming options for the game include:

CBS All Access: With CBS All Access you can watch live TV and more than 7,500 on-demand episodes across many devices. The first week of CBS All Access is free.