The regional finals are set. What can we expect when the Elite Eight in the women’s NCAA tournament tips off?
The regional finals will include all of the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds for the fifth time in women’s tournament history. It happened most recently in 2012.
ESPN’s Charlie Creme, Elizabeth Merrill, Kevin Pelton, LaChina Robinson and Mechelle Voepel make their game-by-game picks and predictions:
No. 2 UConn vs. No. 1 Louisville
ESPN/ESPN App: Noon ET, Sunday
No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 1 Mississippi State
ESPN/ESPN App: 2 p.m. ET, Sunday
Creme: Mississippi State
Voepel: Mississippi State
No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 1 Baylor
ESPN2/ESPN App: 7 p.m. ET, Monday
No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 1 Notre Dame
ESPN2/ESPN App: 9 p.m. ET, Monday
Creme: Notre Dame
Merrill: Notre Dame
Pelton: Notre Dame
Robinson: Notre Dame
Voepel: Notre Dame
Note: LaChina Robinson opted not to predict the winner for the Portland Regional, which she is covering for ESPN.
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