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Women's hoops: Projecting the field of 65

By Brian Landman, Times Staff Writer
Published February 23, 2008


Projecting the field

Selection Sunday is 22 days away. Here are Times staff writer Brian Landman's best guesses at who will make the field of 65 if the season ended Friday.

Automatic berths (31)

Maryland-Baltimore Co. America East

Xavier Atlantic 10

North Carolina ACC

Belmont Atlantic Sun

Kansas Big 12

Georgetown Big East

Portland State Big Sky

Winthrop Big South

Indiana Big Ten

Cal State Fullerton Big West

VCU Colonial Athletic Assn.

Memphis Conference USA

Butler Horizon League

Cornell Ivy League

Niagara Metro Atlantic

Kent State Mid-American

Morgan State MEAC

Drake Missouri Valley

BYU Mountain West

Robert Morris Northeast

Austin Peay Ohio Valley

UCLA Pac-10

American Patriot

Tennessee SEC

Davidson Southern

Stephen F. Austin Southland

Alabama State Southwestern Athletic

Oral Roberts Summit

South Alabama Sun Belt

Saint Mary's West Coast

Nevada WAC

At-large berths (34)

Atlantic 10 (2): Dayton, UMass

ACC (5): Duke, Clemson, Maryland, Miami, Wake Forest

Big East (7): Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Syracuse, West Virginia

Big 12 (5): Texas, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Baylor

Big Ten (3): Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan State

Missouri Valley (1): Southern Illinois

Mountain West (1): UNLV

Pac-10 (4): Stanford, Washington State, Arizona, USC

SEC (5): Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Florida

West Coast (1): Gonzaga

Last four in

Baylor

Florida

Wake Forest

Southern Illinois

Last four out

Oregon

Ohio State

Saint Joseph's

Rhode Island

Bracket-shaping games

Oregon at No. 6 UCLA, 3:30 today, Ch. 28. The Ducks have lost two straight and desperately need a win.

No. 16 Drake at No. 8 Butler, 5 today, ESPN2. Mid-majors, huh? These teams are vying to be a Top 4 seed.

Brian Landman, Times staff writer

FAST FACTS

Women's Final Four

When: April 6 and 8

Where: St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

Tickets: Sold out

On the Web: For ongoing coverage of women's basketball leading up to the Final Four, go to sports.tampabay.com and click on the link to our special index page.

Men's NCAA Tournament

What: First- and second-round games

When: March 21 and 23

Where: St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

Tickets: $198 for six games. On the Web at sptimesforum.com/ncaa2008 or (813) 301-2500.